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The WSSE is the network from which the ALOE network emerged. The website includes an important number of general documents, or other more specific from different sectors of solidarity economy (Vision of a SE, Indicators, Fair Trade, Solidarity Finance, Social Money, Women and Economy, Social Responsibility, International regulations, Environmental Justice, Ecological Debt and Sustainable Development). 5 years of archives showing the wealth of reflexion on solidarity economy at the international level.

Rethinking finance addresses these shortcomings. It puts forward alternative ideas and analyses, provides information about and comments on latest events, and gives an overview of civil society and other peoples’ activities. Rethinking finance is a website of several international civil society organisations and individuals that contribute to its content, keeping it a place of lively debate and up to date information.

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The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable development for unserved people, communities and the environment.

Members of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values are all banks whose central mission is investment in a society that values human development, social cohesion and responsibility for our natural environment.

Created in 2001, the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (FEBEA – Fédération Européenne des banques Ethiques et Alternatives) is a non profit organisation based in Brussels, governed by Belgian law.

On the 31 December 2008 febea had 25 members form 13 different member countries of the European Union as well as applicant countries, cooperative banks and other financial institutions whose aim is to finance social and solidarity-based economy in their countries.

Author, Independent Futurist, Worldwide syndicated columnist, Advocate for and consultant on equitable ecologically sustainable human development and socially responsible business and investment.

Hazel Henderson is the founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series. She is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, and author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996).

FAST represents financial institutions committed to sustainable production and the trade of sustainable goods. Members include socially oriented and alternative lending institutions, SME producer organisations, development institutions and other stakeholders in the agricultural commodities supply chain.

Launched in May 2007, FAST brings together a diverse group of stakeholders for the first time working collectively to improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of sustainable small and medium enterprise (SSME) finance. FAST’s objectives center on ensuring the continued growth of sustainable production and trade by increasing the number of producers in developing nations who obtain access quality trade finance. Through the development of joint projects, advocacy, interorganizational cooperation, and increased transparency, FAST will work to broaden producer access to credit and related financial risk management tools.

At Oikocredit, we believe the world’s poor can build better lives for themselves – if only given the chance.

And our experience proves this. By no choice of their own, 1.5 billion people in the world live in poverty. They don’t lack ability. They lack opportunity.

We provide that opportunity. Through financing, the poor gain vital access to credit. With it, they are able to generate income, support their families and sustain their communities. It is a formula that has been proven time and time again.

ADFIAP is the focal point of all development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of development in the Asia-Pacific region. Its mission is to advance sustainable development through its members. Founded in 1976, ADFIAP has currently 100 member-institutions in 40 countries. The Asian Development Bank is a Special Member of the Association. ADFIAP is also a founding member of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions composed of regional associations in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. ADFIAP is an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. The permanent Secretariat of ADFIAP is based in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines"

The Center for Global Justice is a multi-cultural, democractically organized service, learning, and research center. Through our support of the social and solidarity economy, our public education programs, and our research collaborations we seek to empower ordinary people to work to create a more socially and economically just world.

Many articles papers available on solidarity economy, microcredit, globalization, etc.

EXCHANGE: comparing experiences, spreading technical knowledge and facilitating debates on practice. CRITICAL ANALYSIS: studying microfinance operations, analysing issues, and providing stakeholders with knowledge and tools. INFORMATION: disseminating lessons learnt and driving the improvement of microfinance operations.

Important work on the Social Performance Indicators of the microfinance institutions and newsletter of the Prospera.

The Observatoire de la Finance is a think tank where the financial world can study and debate issues of individual and collective responsibility. Its mission is to encourage account to be taken of the demands of the common good, both in and through financial activities.

Our mission and futur goals are expressed in our Manifesto for finance that serves the common good (March 2008).

(the text is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and Japanese )

Many articles in the Journal Finance and Common Good

See also : Robin Cosgrove Prize on Ethics in Finance

The idea behind Banca Etica consists in creating a place where savers, driven by the common desire of a more transparent and responsible management of financial resources, may meet socio-economic initiatives, inspired by the values of a sustainable social and human development.

The bank manages savings raised from private citizens, as singles or families, organisations, companies and institutions in general, and invests them in initiatives pursuing both social and economic objectives, operating in full respect of human dignity and the environment.

Global network of socially and environmentally oriented financial institutions (Environment and sustainable development, Social economy).

The next conference of INAISE will be held in the framework of the 4th intercontinental meeting on the globalization of solidarity organized in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) on April 22 -25, 2009.