WASHINGTON and BRUSSELS, Dec. 12, 2020 / — Social Economy Europe (SEE – https://www.socialeconomy.eu.org/) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC – www.asbcouncil.org) today announced a global partnership of over 3.1 million social enterprises and triple bottom-line businesses.

“This strategic partnership is an opportunity to work together in building an economy that works for people and planet,” said SEE President, Juan Antonio Pedreño.  “Social economy enterprises such as cooperatives, mutuals, associations, public interest foundations, social enterprises and sustainable business can do a lot together to tackle some of the main challenges of our time such as rising inequalities, climate change or social exclusion. We are stronger together and ready to build a better future for all.”

SEE/ASBC Partnership objectives include:

  • Responding to COVID identifying opportunities to build back better and fairer
  • Sharing best public policies to advance equitable and sustainable economies
  • Elevating sustainable businesses and the Social Economy
  • Aligning & Partnering to develop Social Economy and Sustainable Businesses & their Value-Chain Ecosystems globally through B2B connectivity, in cooperation with collaborating International Organisations representing the global social economy
  • Creating a Permanent Global Business Dialogue on the contribution of social economy enterprises and sustainable businesses to the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

“COVID and climate change have made the need for an equitable and sustainable economy even more clear,” said David Levine, ASBC President and co-founder.  “ASBC and our member, 1worker1vote, recognize the importance of this strategic cooperation with Social Economy Europe (SEE).”

Full story at www.asbcouncil.org.

ABOUT SEE (https://www.socialeconomy.eu.org/)

Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the voice of 2.8 million social economy enterprises and organizations in the European Union, employing 13.6 million people and accounting for 8% of the EU’s GDP. SEE has been a catalyst for new key initiatives, most notably the renewal of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup with the backing of over 80 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

ABOUT ASBC (www.asbcouncil,org)

American Sustainable Business Council represents over 250,000 U.S. socially responsible businesses and advocate on their behalf. In June 2020, ASBC and Social Venture Circle (SVC – https://svcimpact.org/) (over 700 leading U.S. impact investors), formed a strategic partnership.

Victor Meseguer, Director, Social Economy Europe,
M: +32471768227

Thomas P. Oppel
Executive Vice President, American Sustainable Business Council
O: (202) 660-1455

SOURCE American Sustainable Business Council

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