Cogito Video: Why does co-operation matter more than anything for the social economy?

Beyond the shockwaves of COVID-19 and the humanitarian, social and economic pressures sparked by Russia’s large scale aggression against Ukraine, broader shifts such as the green transition, digitalisation and demographic change are fundamentally changing the communities where people live, work, create and consume. While these shifts may seem unprecedented, there is one actor who plays an essential role today, and that is the social economy.

It is what has enabled many economies to maintain themselves, particularly during the COVID crisis that we experienced, but it is also a key player, particularly in the reintegration and integration of the most fragile people, those who are far from employment.

Guest: Nicolas Hazard – CEO of INCO

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