The NGO Human Resources Without Borders is producing the short film: “All responsible with the Social and Solidarity Economy” to raise awareness of the Social and Solidarity Economy among the general public and companies!
Published on Jun 15, 2016
Human Resources Without Borders has just produced a 4-minute film to introduce the Social and Solidarity Economy to the largest possible number of people. It features 17 people, including academics and business leaders of the Social and Solidarity Economy, aged 12 to 86, who intervene through powerful messages to raise awareness of this theme. The aim of this film is to show companies and individuals that it is possible to act for human rights in the subcontracting chain and that the short circuit, which values social ties, cooperation, transparency and equity between the actors of the exchange, is one of the most effective ways to do so.
Synopsis: “Let’s look around us and live without crushing others! »
Laurence is the key character in this fiction. Sitting in her office, she discovers that the Social and Solidarity Economy is a means to fight against human rights abuses. She questions herself. In the course of her reflection, people called “The People” answer her, encourage her, make her think and testify about their experience of the Social and Solidarity Economy. “These People” are between 12 and 86 years old, all filmed on camera on their chests. They represent the actors of the Social and Solidarity Economy, consumers, employees, shareholders, entrepreneurs, young people, retirees, all of us! They are on familiar terms with Laurence and help her with evidence, simplicity, closeness, warmth, empathy, as if everyone was convinced and had already integrated the Social and Solidarity Economy deep down inside. The spectator learns alongside Laurence who is the main thread of this rhythmical and striking film.
A film made within the framework of the European project SUSY.
This film is produced by Human Resources Without Borders and Les Productions du Printemps, as part of the European SUSY (“Sustainability and SolidaritY in economy”) project. The aim of this project is to propose and imagine solutions and to promote good practices to fight against poverty through the Social and Solidarity Economy. RHSF is the only organization in France to have been mandated in the framework of this initiative. It represents France among a group of 23 European countries and covers several regions of the country (Languedoc Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes and Ile de France) as well as Malaysia.
Preview screening of the film at the conference of the French Association of Diversity Managers.
The film will be previewed on June 16 in Paris at the conference organized by the French Association of Diversity Managers (AFMD) on supplier diversity. On this occasion, Martine Combemale, Director of Human Resources Without Borders, will speak at a round table dedicated to the recognition and enhancement of the commitment of active suppliers. On this topic, she will share her experience, present the problems and highlight the avenues for concrete solutions.
Marc Rivault’s book “La diversité dans les achats: une source de performance durable” (Diversity in Purchasing: a source of sustainable performance), in which Human Resources Without Borders participated as an expert, will also be unveiled. This guide offers major buyers the tools to work with “diverse” suppliers and why not Social and Solidarity Economy suppliers when possible. It is the result of a commission led by the AFMD which brought together purchasing managers, diversity managers and experts around the issues of responsible purchasing that respond to economic, social and societal challenges.
The film and the book will be available on the website of Human Resources Without Borders and the AFMD :
In October 2016, Human Resources Without Borders will organize a “Speaker Tour” in partnership with the universities of Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montpellier.
In October 2016, as part of the SUSY project, RHSF will organize several events in the form of a “Speaker Tour” in connection with the Social and Solidarity Economy. On this occasion, the NGO is planning several conferences on the theme: “New economic models in Asia and France” and will welcome Dr. Welyne Jeffrey Jehom, specialist in Gender Studies at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and Dr. Jun-E Tan, expert in Social and Solidarity Economy in Malaysia and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations). These meetings will be scheduled in partnership with the Universities of Nanterre, Bordeaux, Montpellier and the IEP of Toulouse.
Speaker Tour Dates :
October 4 at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
October 7 at the University of Bordeaux Montesquieu
October 11th at the University of Montpellier
October 12 at the IEP of Toulouse
The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): what is it?
The Social and Solidarity Economy represents 10% of GDP and nearly 12.7% of private employment in France. This sector includes approximately 200,000 companies and structures and 2.38 million employees. The SSE proposes a new way of approaching the world by putting people back at the heart of the economy. Indeed, SSE favors the collective and general interest over individual interests and remains an important lever in the fight against forced labour in France and around the world.