At the Future of Europe conference in Strasbourg, Yolanda Díaz commits to making social economy a priority, while French secretary of state Olivia Grégoire says the sector shows "a path forward" for the reinvention of Europe.
Statement signed by 22 social economy ministers and top officials says common definition will respect individual national traditions – while unprecedented high-level gathering sends “strong political signal”, says France’s secretary of state.
A move to require all EU companies to consider stakeholder interests would fit within the broader European sustainability agenda, but it faces resistance as “traditional industries” lobby the European Commission.
Up to 50,000 firms required to meet stricter reporting standards from 2024, with proposed directive that seeks to fill major data gaps and overcome what finance chief Mairead McGuinness calls “systemic risks” for the economy.
As 71 million people head back into extreme poverty, it is investors around the globe who hold the keys to achieving the SDGs. They can no longer ignore their responsibility, warns Global Impact Investing Network CEO Amit Bouri.