Plenary talk by Marlyne Sakahian, University of Lausanne, at “Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology”, 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, University of Surrey, Guildford, July 7-10, 2015
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Why a social and solidarity economy?
- Capitalism isn’t working
Another world is possible
Travel back to 19th century
- Transform from biomass and coal through industrial revolution
- Polanyi: transformation, stark utopia of market liberalism
- Poverty and urban centres
- A lot of innovation
- Start of the social economy
1990s: similar trends, in social economy (Lafuentu and Freundlich, 2012)
- Add solidarity to label
- Mondragon: 74000 worker, Spain’s 12th largest organization
- Coop principles
What is it?
- Citizen engagement, social and/or environmental goals
- Reciprocity, based on voluntary interdependent people
- Democritization of economy
Geneva: Charter and chamber in place for 278 members
Comparing to the sharing economy?
- In book, also complementary currencies
- Sharewashing, comparable to greenwashing
- Not sharing the pie, putting the pie into the commons
- Different from end-of-pipe sharing