Financing, within the framework of the SSE, is a key element in two main spheres. Firstly, there needs to be a change in the concept of the implications of accessing external funding sources, because frequently a lack of funds becomes an obstacle for developing viable projects. Secondly, the conditions of access to funding for SSE initiatives must be improved by working on this issue together with the ethical finance organisations which are, in turn, one of the main sources channelling financial resources towards SSE initiatives.
Furthermore, taking into account the active role played by citizens in the financial system, it is necessary to inform them of the alternative proposals offered by ethical finance organisations.
Establish a stable collaboration framework between Barcelona City
Council and the ethical finance system
Construct a new financing culture
Increase citizens’ knowledge of ethical finance
Contribute to the development of a more favourable taxation sys- tem for the SSE
Help close the gap between the ethical finance system and the SSE sector and other specific sectors, so that it becomes a first port of call
Newly created enterprises/organisations/projects
Enterprises and organisations that promote new activities and new projects
Ethical banking organisations
Financial services cooperatives
Cooperative savings banks
Citizens in general