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    • Some Observations on Social Enterprise and Ireland’s National Recovery Jonathan Coburn Director, Think! Research for Social Change
    • Scotland: Opening up to Social Enterprise
      • Strong cross-party support for social enterprise
      • A strong collective voice from the social enterprise sector
      • A comprehensive social enterprise strategy
      • Some cutting edge programmes of support to the sector
      • An infrastructure of specialist support now in place
      • ... and backed by investment!
    • … But a bleak picture for the UK and Ireland?
    • Social Enterprise: A New Horizon?
      • A change is brewing; a change for the better
      • Social enterprise emerging from many routes
      • A business model proving reasonably resilient
      • Impacting across the economy; a basis for sustained growth
      • Driving public sector transformation
      • … and for Ireland?
    • Putting Social Enterprise on the Map
      • Develop a shared language around social enterprise
      • If it’s good then put a ‘badge’ on it and tell the world
      • Recognise your achievements and showcase existing activity
      • Reach out to your budding social entrepreneurs
      • Take action in your Schools, Colleges, and Universities
    • Creating Jobs Through Social Enterprise
      • View social enterprise as a stepping stone back into work
      • Create a ‘Future Jobs Fund’ to address youth unemployment
      • Promote Social Firms as a job creation model
      • Build SE into your national Employment Service
    • Opening Up Public Procurement
      • Develop a National Third Sector Commissioning Programme
      • Use your national public contracts portal better
      • Support social enterprises to become ‘Ready for Business’
      • Make full use of Community Benefits Clauses
      • Support Co-production through Public Social Partnerships
    • Supporting State Transformation
      • Establish Public Sector Centres of Expertise and Champions
      • Establish Right to Request/ Challenge legislation
      • Create a Public Service Innovation Fund
      • Place State infrastructure into social enterprise hands
      • Create supply chain opps from infrastructure investment
    • Transferring Assets to Social Enterprise
      • Develop a body of asset transfer knowledge and tools
      • Establish ‘Community Right to Buy’ legislation
      • Promote the use asset transfer frameworks by public bodies
      • Support catalytic sectoral intermediaries e.g. land, energy
    • Investing Strategically in the Sector
      • Continue to develop flexible financing options
      • Tackle the cultural aversion to risk and debt
      • Loosen the regulatory framework for Credit Unions
      • Trial Social Impact Bonds to invest in prevention
    • Supporting Social Business Growth
      • Enable social enterprises to access mainstream support
      • Equip business advisors to support social enterprises
      • Integrate training, finance and business advice measures
      • Develop a tailored national support programme to fill gaps
      • Recognise rural social enterprise as requiring distinct support
    • Providing a Coherent Voice
      • Develop a Social Enterprise ‘Coalition’ for Ireland
      • Support the development of local social enterprise networks
      • Play your part globally via the Social Enterprise World Forum
    • Developing the Evidence Base
      • Baseline evidence to fully understand needs/aspirations
      • National performance indicators to track change
      • Use the right tools to measure social impact
    • Social Enterprise: Still On Your Horizon? Gather the evidence + Tell the story + Speak with one voice + Garner political support + Together build your strategy
    • Thank you! Jonathan Coburn Director, Think! Research for Social Change Web: www.thinkresearch.org.uk Tel: +44 141 352 7419