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  • 1. Adding Value Delivering ChangeAdding Value Delivering Change Maurice Healy:Maurice Healy: Chairperson of the Social Enterprise Task Force (SETF)Chairperson of the Social Enterprise Task Force (SETF) The Role of Social Enterprise inThe Role of Social Enterprise in National Recovery?National Recovery?
  • 2. • Clann Credo & Dublin Employment Pact brought together a wide group: – Maurice Healy Chair (Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, former President IBEC) – Social enterprises, academia, researchers and state support agencies • Purpose is to promote social enterprise as a viable and vibrant component of the Irish economy What is the SETF?What is the SETF?
  • 3. Social Enterprises are businesses set up to: Tackle social, economic or environmental issues and engage in activities of a commercial nature to produce social and community gain. What is Social Enterprise?What is Social Enterprise?
  • 4. • Social enterprise is widespread • Building on deep and strong roots of – community organisation – self help – an enthusiasm for enterprise • This spirit created – the GAA – Credit Unions – agricultural co-ops – local development and enterprise organisations – a wide range of charitable groups including local community owned enterprises. Spirit of Social EnterpriseSpirit of Social Enterprise
  • 5. At policy level the potential for social enterprise is unrealised! National PolicyNational Policy
  • 6. • Social Enterprise – Community Services Programme – A small share of the National Training Budget – LEADER companies in rural areas • Private Enterprise – A Government Department with €2bn spend – Many grants and schemes – Variety of agencies from EI to An Bord Glas – 28 different ‘tax expenditure’ programmes Current SupportsCurrent Supports
  • 7. • Commercial activity with a social outcomes • Provides products and services that would not otherwise be provided (i.e. addresses market failures) • Responds to environmental challenges • Regenerates urban and rural areas The Business Case for SocialThe Business Case for Social EnterpriseEnterprise
  • 8. • Supports disadvantaged groups and communities • Provides local jobs and supports the local economy • Sustainable development and growth to generate social return • Innovation and creativity to respond flexibly to needs The Business Case for SocialThe Business Case for Social EnterpriseEnterprise
  • 9. • Recognition as part of the ‘real’ economy • Parity • Provision of appropriate support • Working together • Realising the potential to generate 25k new jobs over next five years plus making more people job ready and employable What is needed?What is needed?
  • 10. What? A policy framework for social enterprise – responsibility in the department responsible for enterprise Who? Department of Enterprise with social enterprise sector SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  • 11. What? Incorporate social enterprise into local authorities’ development plans Who? Department of Environment SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  • 12. What? Include social enterprise in enterprise support programmes Who? Department of Enterprise, Enterprise Ireland and County Enterprise Boards SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  • 13. What? Give County Enterprise Boards a mandate to support social enterprise Who? Department of Enterprise SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  • 14. What? Use social clauses in public procurement Who? Government departments, statutory bodies and local authorities SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  • 15. What? Develop further financing options including equity Who? Finance providers SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  • 16. • Addressing unemployment • Contribution to economic growth and development • Cost effective way to address real social and environmental needs What are the Benefits?What are the Benefits?
  • 17. • Trading in a business-like manner with social outcomes • Innovative solutions • Promoting ‘giving back’ and ‘self-help’ philosophies • Coming from existing resources What are the Benefits?What are the Benefits?
  • 18. www.socialenterprise.iewww.socialenterprise.ie

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