What is the Social and Solidarity Economy ?
The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is sometimes just known as the “solidarity economy” or the “economy for common good”.
The Social economy is also known as a third sector among economies between private business and public sectors (government). It includes organisations such as cooperatives, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and charities.
A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to deliver profit to shareholders and owners.
Social enterprise applies an entrepreneurial approach to addressing social issues and creating positive community change.
« I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun. » – Muhammad Yunus