Project owner France Active

Supporting agents of change

Since the social and solidarity economy plays a fundamental role in the transformation of society, the Mirova Foundation is joining forces with France Active to increase cooperation between Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) companies and develop their access to solidarity investment in the regions.

Issues

The players in the social economy are the driving force behind a fairer, more sustainable society. Their actions are a response to social and ecological challenges. However, many SSE organisations are finding it difficult to make their projects last over time, and the ecological, health and economic crisis is an aggravating factor. The development of socially responsible investment is therefore a key issue: it gives social entrepreneurs and associations the latitude they need to organise themselves and carry out their programmes to help the most disadvantaged groups or to promote environmental resilience.

Actions

France Active is a national network dedicated to committed entrepreneurs. It supports them in financing and implementing social or environmental solutions.

Mirova has been a partner of France Active for 25 years. As an extension of this commitment, the Mirova Foundation is supporting the association network’s new ambitions in supporting SSE companies. With financial support of €2.1 million over 3 years, France Active is rolling out a three-part programme.

It provides for methodological support for the managers of SSE organisations in order to raise their awareness and familiarise them with solidarity investment as a tool for development. In addition, thematic calls for projects will be organised in areas where there is a significant need for projects with a high social or environmental impact. Lastly, “Committed Companies” groups have been set up to bring together the heads of associations and SSE companies to promote regional cooperation.

Key figures

Our support

  • Multi-year partnership (2023-2025) 
  • Financial support (including structural costs) of €2.1 million over three years. Mirova Foundation becomes France Active’s main private financial partner. 
  • Outreach and advocacy

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