What are so-called “Pink-collar” jobs? They include areas such as nursing, childcare, education, social work or personal and household services. Following the pandemic, this critical work needs to be rewarded with action – not just words – to broaden the appeal of pink-collar jobs for women and men. The current political momentum around the social economy can help – find out how.
Category: Social Economy
The reuse revolution: how social enterprises are leading the way
2023 marked the first-ever International Day of Zero Waste. It provided an opportunity to reflect on our consumption patterns but also on how to support those who are working to reuse, repair, and recycle to prevent waste. In this, social economy enterprises have been leading the way.
Pink collar jobs: new shades for the social economy
The social economy can help boost prospects for women… and men. One of the big problems in tackling gender equality is breaking down gender stereotypes that drive women into what have often been called “pink collar jobs”.
what do you see? by Yasmin Morais
At the OECD Social Economy Summit Yasmin Morais makes the case for a future full of innovation, inspiration and inclusion. A poem for the ages…
Daring to do: Young social entrepreneurs doubling down on business with impact
What do young social entrepreneurs need to do to ensure their ideas and experiences are woven into future social entrepreneurship policies? This article has the answers…
Cogito Video: Why does co-operation matter more than anything for the social economy?
The Social Economy 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.
What can we learn about the circular economy from social entrepreneurs?
Every year the city of Brussels imports over 60 000 tons of wood, when the wood could be sourced from the Sonian Forest just outside the city. Instead, most of the wood sourced from the forest is exported to Asia to be processed and sent back as finished products. The Sonian Wood Coop was launched in 2019 to change this dynamic.
Old tool for the new school: the return of social housing in cities
After decades of favouring market-based solutions, cities are increasingly deploying social housing as a means to address the worldwide urban housing crisis.