Maurice healy setf

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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5. At policy level the potential for social enterprise is unrealised! National PolicyNational Policy
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. What? Incorporate social enterprise into local authorities’ development plans Who? Department of Environment SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  12. 12. What? Include social enterprise in enterprise support programmes Who? Department of Enterprise, Enterprise Ireland and County Enterprise Boards SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  13. 13. What? Give County Enterprise Boards a mandate to support social enterprise Who? Department of Enterprise SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  14. 14. What? Use social clauses in public procurement Who? Government departments, statutory bodies and local authorities SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  15. 15. What? Develop further financing options including equity Who? Finance providers SETF RecommendationsSETF Recommendations
  16. 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. 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. 18. www.socialenterprise.iewww.socialenterprise.ie

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