What is a Social Enterprise
A Social Enterprise is an enterprise whose objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact, rather than maximising profit for its owners or shareholders. It pursues its objectives by trading on an ongoing basis through the provision of goods and/or services, and by reinvesting surpluses into achieving social objectives. It is governed in a fully accountable and transparent manner and is independent of the public sector. If dissolved, it should transfer its assets to another organisation with a similar mission.
The Work of Social Enterprise
Recently Minister Humphreys praised the role that Social Enterprises play in their community, particularly amid recent challenges such as the Pandemic and Ukrainian crisis.
The Minister continued: “The Social Enterprise sector is growing, and is playing an increasingly important role in supporting our transition to a social and circular economy. But we have a duty to maintain that positive momentum. We need to be ambitious about the future of this sector, which continues to experience growth and has significant potential to create jobs, and to continue to make a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment.”
Our Next Social Enterprise National Policy.
On January 31st 2023, The Wheel is hosting a Dublin-based in-person public consultation at the Guinness Enterprise Centre from 9.30am to 2pm. The information gathered from stakeholders at this consultation will then be used to inform Ireland’s next Social Enterprise National Policy.
Organised on behalf of the Department of Rural & Community Development, this consultation will allow those engaged in the space to give their thoughts on key areas, barriers to development and the current status of social enterprise in a collaborative setting.
The session will primarily focus on challenges facing social enterprises and, also, on potential opportunities over the coming years. So, bring your expertise and innovative ideas to build a policy that adequately supports the continued growth and development of social enterprise in Ireland.
Social Enterprise Policy Consultation
The event takes place on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 from 09:30 to 14:00 (GMT) at:
Guinness Enterprise Centre
Refreshments will be provided on the day along with a light networking lunch upon the conclusion of the consultation. We hope to see you there!
If you have any queries about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact, The Wheetl via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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