Dublinked: Social Enterprise and Data in Ireland

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Social Enterprise has potential in delivering positive change in Ireland

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Dublinked: Social Enterprise and Data in Ireland

  1. 1. Chris MM Gordon Dublinked 2nd July 2013 @chrismmgordon @socentie
  2. 2. Socent.ie • Social Enterprise/ Social Entrepreneurship/ Social Innovation • What is social enterprise? • What is the Irish Social Enterprise Network? • 222 Ireland @socentie @chrismmgordon
  3. 3. ...and many more @socentie @chrismmgordon
  4. 4. SEETF Report • A 2009 study, referenced in the 2nd SEETF Report, used the findings from a survey of nine partnership areas of the Republic of Ireland, to make an estimate that social enterprises in Ireland generate some F240 million in revenue, spend F230 million in Ireland and employ over 9,300 people directly and support a further 5,100 indirectly. • The same report estimated that at least 12,500 people are involved with social enterprises in a voluntary capacity, thereby making a significant contribution to national policies on active citizenship. @socentie @chrismmgordon
  5. 5. ‘A Network for Change’ @socentie @chrismmgordon
  6. 6. Supports & Campaigns • Mapping social enterprise • Develop a register and map of social enterprises • Provide information and direction for people interested in Social Enterprise • Provide networking events throughout the year • Develop a model for Social Enterprise start ups • Link with academia to provide relevant education, literature and research on Social enterprise • Connect with networks globally @socentie @chrismmgordon
  7. 7. ‘Criteria to guide us’ • Social Enterprises have social and/or environmental objectives. • Social Enterprises are trading businesses aspiring to financial independence. • Social Enterprises have an ‘asset lock’ on both trading surplus and residual assets. • A Social Enterprise cannot be the subsidiary of a public sector body. • Social Enterprises are driven by values – both in their mission and business practices. @socentie @chrismmgordon
  8. 8. Buy Social • Bring social enterprises into your supply chain if you are a private business as CSR • Look to include social enterprises into public service procurement • Raising awareness and support for social enterprises seeking business rate relief
  9. 9. 222 IRELAND @socentie @chrismmgordon
  10. 10. Thank You @socentie @chrismmgordon

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