The Carrefour Foundation, in partnership with Dauphine Foundation and Carenews, is proud to bring you an exclusive series of interviews introducing jobs and vocations of professionals working on SSE (Social and Solidarity Economy), who reconcile everyday business and social responsibility.
We will be featuring eah week testimonies from Carrefour employees across the world – people involved every day to promote solidarity, people whose actions are emulated by students enrolled in courses at Paris Dauphine University.
Jobs in the SSE sector are reshaping rapidly. In 2017, younger generations studying issues to do with the SSE or recent graduates are caught up in the craze, as well as people with whole careers behind them who are in the process of retraining. Social responsibility strategies are in the process of establishing themselves as a new requirement in all companies, meaning a never-ending series of changes in the CSR sector. In a bid to understand these changes, Carenews has focused on the career paths of the men and women who implement and develop CSR and solidarity at Carrefour throughout the world on a daily basis.
Several Carrefour professionals have explained the paths that they had taken and shared their feelings, lifting the lid on the rich and varied jobs that make up CSR. How did they get to where they are now? What lines of thinking, what opportunities and what training programmes took them there?
Training is essential: Carenews has also looked into the lives of the men and women who are the future. Students enrolled at Paris Dauphine University have also given us a look behind-the-scenes of the degrees that this major university runs – prestigious courses designed to ready them for the jobs making up the SSE (Master’s degree in international affairs and development – Degree in international development and organisation, Master’s degree in public action and social regulations – Degree on corporate policy and social regulations and University business management diploma in social entrepreneurship).
These younger generations are looking for jobs which – first and foremost – have meaning. They want to give meaning to their professional lives – that's their new mantra. In fact, according to an Avise* poll, 89.3% of the young people questioned think that working in the SSE would enable them to "feel useful to society".
This selection of double testimonies begins with a feature on Sophie Fourchy, Head of the Carrefour Foundation. She also made herself available to help us better understand these jobs that make up the solidarity and social responsibility economy.
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* "How young people view employment in the social and solidarity economy", Avise study – CESOD – Jeun'ESS, April 2014. (in French) http://www.avise.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/20140429/avise_syntheseetudejeuness.v.5.pdf.