Marguerite Mendell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the School of Community and Public Affairs and Director of the Karl Polanyi Institute for Political Economy at Concordia University. He has conducted research on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in Quebec, Canada and internationally, in collaboration with professionals, for different levels of government and international organizations. She is an honorary member of the Chantier de l'économie sociale, the network of social economy networks in Quebec and a co-founder and member of the Advisory Group of the Global Social Economy Forum, GSEF. He has researched financial tools to facilitate SSE and collaborates with solidarity financing actors in Quebec. He participated in the creation of a network of solidarity financial institutions. Marguerite Mendell has written on the co-construction of public policies demonstrating the importance of working in collaboration with different levels of government to co-design policies that enable SSE. Most recently, he collaborated with Nancy Neamtan on an ESS study in Montreal, particularly on the policy framework. This was done with and for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).