Out of all start-ups,
about a quarter are
businesses for social impact
serving a wide variety of society needs in Ireland – employment creation, fighting rural isolation, access to quality education and supporting mental health to name a few.
Our mission is to help foster a growing community of viable, robust & socially impactful businesses and individuals in Ireland.
By supporting businesses for social impact we constantly learn and share our insights to enhance our impact.
Who we support?
Any business or endeavour where the social impact matters at least as much as the financial goals of the organisation.
Among those so far supported
Carers Network Ireland
Irish Criminal | Civil Justice and Disability Network
and many more.
Upcoming Programmes & Events
Some of our events are open to general public and some are designed specifically for those involved in setting up or running social businesses.
Most of our events take place in ISBC partners locations: Limerick, Skibbereen, Midleton, Tralee, Listowel, Dingle and Ennis.
Please sign up to our mailing list and follow us on social media to get notifications about all incoming events and programmes.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
Our goal is to:
Get in touch!
Whether you are an emerging business with social impact, a support organisation, a researcher, someone involved in CSR or simply interested in this sector – let’s connect!
Nexus Innovation Centre
University of Limerick
+353 (0) 61 332 929
Skibbereen, Co. Cork,
+353 (0) 89 943 62 78
ISBC is supported by Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund