Talking Development is a podcast by CONCORD, the European Confederation for relief and development NGOs, dealing with topical issues linked to international cooperation. This series focuses particularly on the role the European Union can play in achieving a world where people live free of poverty and exploitation. To know more, find us at http://concordeurope.org/ and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This podcast is a member of the EuroPod network.
Episode 9: Rebuilding our economy for people and the planet
If you were to think about what makes a business successful today, what comes to your mind? Profit, sure. But, what else? Have you ever thought about the role sustainability and inclusivity can play? Well, 2 million enterprises in Europe and many more around the world have done so already. And that’s why they are called social economy enterprises. They operate on the back of a sustainable and inclusive business model.
In this episode, we discuss the potential of these businesses to achieve well-being for all while respecting the limits of our planet with Fatima Ihihi. Fatima is the founder of Toudarte, a cooperative in Morocco that empowers women and brings them financial independence by producing argan oil.
To know more about the power of sustainable and inclusive businesses and the role the EU can play, check out our report: bit.ly/3obAkiW
Episode 8: How civil society can keep up with the speed of change - with Rilli Lappalainen
For civil society organizations and NGOs, the speed of change in our external environment can be both exciting and daunting. In this episode, we discuss the nature of those changes and what they could mean for the issues we care about, such as tackling inequalities or achieving sustainable development. Focusing on the European Union's shift from development cooperation, or international cooperation, towards international partnerships, CONCORD's Director, Tanya Cox, and new President, Rilli Lappalainen, discuss how civil society can engage, innovate, challenge, and evolve to stay ahead of the game.