Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems: The case of Italy
This study presents an analysis of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Italy and of the financial mechanisms available to Italian SSE organisations to fund their operations and investments. The analysis is based on the latest available data and research and seeks to present an up to date snapshot of the Italian SSE ecosystem in all of its various components, focusing in particular on the issue of finance for the SSE. The picture that emerges from the work is that of a highly diversified and resilient sector with various financial instruments at its disposal. While the Italian SSE has been negatively impacted by the COVID crisis, it is poised to play an important role in the recovery effort.