This submission was made by Feasta to the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, in response to a consultation call from the Department on its forthcoming White Paper.
• Calls for changes in the way in which economic progress is measured
• Recommends that the Department support progressive reforms within enterprises by acknowledging the vital roles of social enterprises, purpose-led business and employee ownership in a flourishing and resilient economy, and by developing a programme for supporting them in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development
• Recommends that the White Paper explicitly recognises the importance of stronger ‘upstream’ environmental regulation, social supports and taxation reform, and that it specifies how the Department plans to directly support not-for-profit banking and Community Wealth Building programmes
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