Boosting Social Enterprise Development

Good Practice Compendium

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Social enterprises are long-standing agents of inclusive growth and democratisation of the economic and social spheres, and they have proved resilient to economic adversity all the while addressing socio-economic challenges in innovative ways, re-integrating people back to the labour market, and contributing to overall social cohesion. This compendium derives policy lessons for boosting social enterprises from the analysis of 20 initiatives in several EU member-countries, covering a range of policy areas from legal frameworks, finance, market access, and support structures, to education and skills.

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Clann Credo: A social finance provider, Ireland

Clann Credo is a social-finance provider that mobilises private capital and provides retail loans to social enterprises. It aims to increase access to finance and strengthen the social investment market in Ireland. This chapter describes the organisation’s objectives and rationale, and provides an overview of its key activities. It also presents the impact and challenges faced, and features a discussion of the conditions for transferring this practice to another context.


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