The Grands Prix de la Finance solidaire were awarded last night in the presence of Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the French Minister of State for Ecological and Solidarity Transition. By supporting these prizes for solidarity-based finance through the Crédit Coopératif Foundation and, starting this year, via MIROVA, Groupe BPCE has become the main sponsor of this event.
Organized by FINANSOL and the newspaper Le Monde, the awards ceremony gave official recognition to five solidarity-based projects. Active in the fight against unemployment, the development of ecological activities, the development of the circular economy, the restoration of social cohesion or the support of entrepreneurship in developing countries, the prize-winners of this 8th edition in each of the 5 categories are as follows:
SCIC Combrailles Durables operates in Loubeyrat (north of Clermont-Ferrand and the Auvergne volcano park) on several levels. While seeking a broad involvement of citizens from the region, it is setting up tools to enable the local production of renewable energies. Green and renewable energy, produced according to a social and solidarity-based economic model with citizen governance, is then delivered in its entirety to the public electricity grid (ERDF).
Moulinot Compost et Biogaz is a company specializing in the management of food waste, otherwise known as “bio waste.” It raises awareness and trains restaurant owners in the Ile-de-France region to set up waste sorting in their kitchens, and then comes to collect organic waste every day with ecological vehicles. Moulinot then transports the collected biosolids to methanation plants to produce biogas or electricity.
The Carton plein association supports people in very precarious situations (without housing, income, employment, etc.) towards progressive social and professional inclusion. To achieve this, it pursues several activities related to removals in Paris and its near suburbs: the collection, sorting and reuse of cardboard boxes, carrying out removals by electric bicycle, socio-professional support.
Entrepreneurship in developing countries
Fondesurco, a credit and savings cooperative, aims to combat the financial exclusion of Peruvians, especially in rural areas. In particular, it helps low-income people in rural areas to prosper, while supporting the proper treatment of land and the use of renewable energy. To this end, Fondesurco offers access to financial services (microcredit, savings, etc.) in various strategic sectors.
The public’s favorite
Because meal times are a wonderful excuse to meet people of different ages and life paths, the Petites Cantines offers people living in Lyon the opportunity to sit down to eat with their neighbors. This participative restaurant is run by a host who supervises the preparation of the meal and forges contacts between the local residents, who also prepare the food themselves with local and organic products.
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