Jean-Louis Laville collaborated with UNRISD for the project Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy, for which he wrote a draft paper, "The Social and Solidarity Economy: A Theoretical and Plural Framework". In May 2015, he participated in the UNRISD workshop on "Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential" where he delivered an introductory statement.
At the time of his collaboration, Jean-Louis was European Coordinator of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy. He was also editor of The Human Economy (with K. Hart and A.D. Cattani, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2010. Professor Cnam Paris, Researcher (Lise-Cnam-Cnrs).