Ecosocial Innovations in Europe : How Social and Solidarity Economy Actors Can Promote the Sustainable Development Goals
Stamm, I., Hirvilammi, T., Matthies, A.-L., & Närhi, K. (2019). Ecosocial Innovations in Europe : How Social and Solidarity Economy Actors Can Promote the Sustainable Development Goals. UNTFSSE Knowledge Hub Draft Paper Series. https://unsse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/263_Stamm_Ecosocial-Innovations-in-Europe_En.pdf
Published inUNTFSSE Knowledge Hub Draft Paper Series
© 2019 UNTFSSE
This paper focuses on small-scale social and solidarity economy (SSE) actors for a transformation towards sustainable societies. These actors’ ecosocial innovations (ESIs) - for example, food cooperatives, reuse centres, and alternative mobility projects - successfully combine all dimensions of sustainability in new ecosocial practices. By inventing and establishing these practices on the local level, the ESIs promote Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 on employment and decent work, and also strengthen the implementation of other goals. The empirical part of this paper is based on a Finnish social work research project that examines multiple ESIs in four different European countries. The main hypothesis is that these innovations and their successfully implemented ecosocial practices as part of SSE are undervalued actors regarding the promotion and implementation of SDG 8 and sustainable development in general. The study shows the high potential of ESIs on the local level, as well as the obstacles and limitations that should be overcome to improve the transformative power of ESIs. ...
PublisherUN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Matthies, A.‐L.; Peeters, J.; Hirvilammi, T.; Stamm, I. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020)Social work research and practice that address environmental sustainability have already become prominent. However, a change in unsustainable economic structures is also urgently needed. This study explored emerging ...
Ecosocial Innovations as Part of Social and Solidarity Economy : Local Models for a Sustainable Development Stamm, Ingo Peter; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Matthies, Aila-Leena; Närhi, Kati (Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, 2017)The paper first introduces the concept of ecosocial innovations. These are local organizations embedded in social and solidarity economy, which combine ecological and social challenges in their work. They are successful ...
Ecosocial Innovations and Their Capacity to Integrate Ecological, Economic and Social Sustainability Transition Matthies, Aila-Leena; Stamm, Ingo; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Närhi, Kati (MDPI AG, 2019)The article contributes to sustainability transition research by indicating the significance of transformative grassroots innovations in the context of social work research. We introduce the integrative concept of ecosocial ...
Transition in the Finnish forest-based sector : Company perspectives on the bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability Näyhä, Annukka (Elsevier BV, 2019)The forest-based sector is affected by many profound structural changes and the increasing complexity of the business environment due to, for example, the mature markets of many core products and the aims for bio and ...
Living the urban challenge : sustainable development and social sustainability in two southern megacities Kuvaja, Kristiina (University of Jyväskylä, 2007)Kehitysmaiden nopea kaupungistuminen ja miljoonakaupunkien voimakas kasvu luovat haasteita kestävään kehitykseen tähtäävälle suunnittelulle. Kansainvälisissä kehitysohjelmissa on pyritty turvaamaan suurkaupunkien taloudelliset ...