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Social investment

7 April 2016
In an interview on RTE News At One on Wednesday 6 April, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy highlighted how increased social investment can play a significant role in paving the way to future prosperity. Well-targeted social investment is integral to sustaining competitiveness and provides many demonstrable benefits for business and society as a whole. With this vision in mind, the next government must continue funding projects and policies that have clear positive returns on investment.

A shining example of effective social investment is the YoungBallymun scheme, an area-based prevention and early-intervention strategy working to improve outcomes in education, health and mental health for children, young people and families in Ballymun. With funding now running out for the scheme, it is vital that the much needed investment is swiftly delivered so YoungBallymun can remain in existence.

Well-targeted social investment provides many demonstrable benefits for business and society as a whole.