Who can become a partner of the social entrepreneurship Platform?
Any organization that believes that a Social and Solidarity Economy is the alternative economic model of the future and wants to support positive social change can become a partner of the Platform.
Partners can include companies, associations, NGOs, public or parapublic organizations, etc.
What is their role?
Partners can provide support for social entrepreneurs in many different ways:
- Skills sponsorship.
- Donation of equipment and materials.
- Financial backing.
- Transportation and logistical support.
- Sharing of expertise, knowledge and methods.
The Legrand Foundation, a pioneer member of the Platform, fights fuel poverty and loss of physical independence. It provides financial support for identified projects on the Platform.
The Deloitte Foundation joined us at the end of 2014 to support social entrepreneurs by reviewing their business models and offering assistance with the legal, organizational and financial aspects. From January to June 2015, 10 consultants provided 150 hours of pro bono counsel for the Platform’s entrepreneurs.
(IM)PROVE (formerly "Planète d’Entrepreneurs" and "Advise for Change") works with the Rexel Foundation on impact assessment tools for social innovations in the energy sector, as well as on social innovation sourcing.
Europe Tomorrow is in charge of identifying social innovations for fighting fuel poverty and improving access to efficient energy across Europe.