The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is one that is made up of inclusive and impact-focused organizations.
Small businesses inside the Social and Solidarity Economy tend to operate at a local level, impacting local communities. However, as they grow, they scale internationally too. This comes with various challenges. These scaling challenges are further amplified for women-led organizations.
Impact Hub is involved in an initiative by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called Global Action to promote Social and Solidarity Ecosystems, funded by the European Union. It was created specifically to tackle scaling challenges and inequality in the sector.
In a Peer-Learning Partnership (PLP), Impact Hub is bringing together a consortium of 23 leading impact-focused organizations from 11 countries. From the Americas to Southeast Asia – and from policymakers to impact investors – this diverse collective is framing a benchmark. From there, best practices, tangible solutions and a tool for policymaking will be recommended to better support impact-focused businesses in scaling internationally – and in increasing equality.