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Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

This study aims to analyse business cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises. It also provides validated recommendations to support this kind of cooperation.


The study

  • investigated the different patterns of cooperation
  • explored 16 specific aspects in greater detail
  • identified best practice in EU countries and at an enterprise level

The study also compared European trends with those in selected third countries and developed a model to evaluate the social impact and improve specific cooperations.