Credit Union Social Impact Measuring and Reporting: Realising the Potential


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We’re delighted to release a report from Dr Olive McCarthy of the Centre for Co-operative Studies at Cork University Business School (and Swoboda’s Advisory Board) on credit union perceptions of the opportunities and challenges for measuring and reporting on social impact – what Swoboda 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.