CFCFE have released a report from Dr Olive McCarthy of the Centre for Co-operative Studies at Cork University Business School (and CFCFE’s Advisory Board) on credit union perceptions of the opportunities and challenges for measuring and reporting on social impact – what CFCFE calls ‘the credit union difference’.
Olive spoke to staff from 23 credit unions and 11 stakeholder to gather insights into what organisations see as the opportunities and barriers in relation to evaluating systematically the contributions credit unions make to their members’ and communities’ wellbeing. Credit Unions and Social Impact Measurement and Reporting: Realising the Potential can be downloaded here.
This is a recording of the CFCFE online seminar that took place on Wednesday 25th November, where Olive summarised her work alongside Paul Jones and Nick Money, who will outline the methodology CFCFE is working on for credit unions.
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