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Social Impact Bonds- An Introduction

Social Impact Bonds- An Introduction

Social impact bonds are an innovative financial instrument that puts private funds to work to help solve social problems. It represents a monetary influx for social projects and gives investors an opportunity to support social issues and turn a profit all at the same...

Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds are a relatively recent innovation, circa 2007. They are financial instruments designed to use private, public, philanthropic funds or a combination of these to finance work to help solve complex social problems. It is important to note that SIBs...

Social Finance and the Future in Ireland Event

Social Finance and the Future in Ireland Event

On Thursday 2nd June 2022, leaders of social enterprises and support organisations, government representatives and social finance experts all met in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin, to discuss the future of Social Finance in Ireland.  As part of the ‘Financing Social...

Social Finance Workshop Invite Thursday 5th May from 4pm to 5.15pm

Social Finance Workshop Invite Thursday 5th May from 4pm to 5.15pm

We are delighted to invite you to participate in a short workshop and follow up on Thursday 5th May from 16:00 until 17:15.  We have been working hard on our Social Finance project and believe we have something that might be of interest to you. This 'model social...

Social Finance Workshops are nearly here!

Social Finance Workshops are nearly here!

We are busy lining up some workshops in the coming weeks starting this Friday 5th November with a packed out 'Organisational structure, form status and potential relationships with group structure' We still have two workshops coming up on the 12th and 26th November:...

EU Taxonomy

EU Taxonomy

In July 2020, the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation entered into force. This is a classification system which establishes a list of environmentally sustainable economic activities: climate change mitigation/adaptation, transition to a circular economy etc. This created a...

Social Finance Survey Winners Announced!

Social Finance Survey Winners Announced!

Photo: Emmett O'Hara, Associate Director Community Finance Ireland; Marie McSteen, Director Balbriggan Meals on Wheels (accepting cheque); Christine Rafferty, Balbriggan Meals on Wheels, Director; and Liz Wall, Office Administrator, Balbriggan Meals on Wheels Huge...

Resources for Social Finance in Ireland

Resources for Social Finance in Ireland

Today we would like to provide you with an overview of social finance resources available to Irish social enterprises.  While the consortium is working on redressing the gap in suitable, tailored financial instruments for the growing social enterprise sector via...