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Links Magazine Summer 2012 Edition

The Magazine from The Schools’ Business Partnership In this issue: Lisheen Mineand Colaiste Mhuire, Thurles on their exciting site visit and programme Minister Frances Fitzgerald presenting certs to mentors and students at annual  celebration event Fun times in the West of Ireland with Moyne College & Ballina Beverages


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Our Employment Business Programmes

  Helping people get back to work in Ireland We run two innovative programmes, Ready for Work and EPIC which are aimed at helping people get back to work. Businesses in Ireland have a huge role to play impacting on the issues of homelessness and integration of immigrants. Our Ready for Work programme is unique in having the employment of formerly homeless people as its sole objective. Over 60 companies have provided


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Upcoming Event – May 30th: Ethics and Compliance Conference

Our senior consultant, Elaine Stephen will be speaking at a panel entitled ‘Does Integrity Matter’ at this upcoming conference on May 30th. We have an exclusive discount for BITCI Members so please contact Moira Horgan at mhorgan@bitc.ie if you would like more details. For more information on the conference, please visit the official site by clicking here. Date: 30-05-2012 Start Time: 08:00 End Time: 17:00 Location: Croke Park, Dublin.


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Chinese Delegation visit Business in the Community Ireland

Tuesday, 8th May 2012: Today, a delegation from the Shanghai Municipal Economy & Information Commission (SHCEIC) visited the offices of Business in the Community Ireland to learn more about how Ireland is working on corporate responsibility. The aim of the visit was to learn how successful companies build their corporate culture and how government agencies guide and encourage companies to fulfill their social responsibilities, eg. Government’s effort on promoting employment


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Upcoming Event – May 23rd: Irelands First Ever Pop Up Orchard to launch the Business Impact Map

We are proud to launch the 2012 version of the unique Business Impact Map; Ireland’s only interactive online map which highlights thousands of business & community connections around the country representing multi-million euros of support. We are also delighted to have over 40 of our member companies represented on the map demonstrating their support for their local communities. At the breakfast in State Street, the Map will be unveiled to


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Business in the Community Ireland Welcomes the Spent Convictions Bill

Friday, May 4th 2012: Business in the Community Ireland, the network for responsible business, today welcomed the publishing of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill from Minister Alan Shatter. The bill provides for certain convictions to become spent after an individual remains conviction-free for between three and seven years, depending on the sentence originally imposed by the courts. Custodial sentences of one year or less as well as a range


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Ethics and Compliance Conference

Title: Ethics and Compliance ConferenceLocation: Croke ParkLink out: Click hereDescription: Our senior consultant, Elaine Stephen will be speaking at a panel entitled ‘Does Integrity Matter’ at this upcoming conference on May 30th. We have an exclusive discount for BITCI Members so please contact Moira Horgan at mhorgan@bitc.ie if you would like more details. For more information on the conference, please visit the official site by clicking http://www.eventznet.com/evx/acs/iquest/gecforum12/Programme.aspxDate: 2012-05-30


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Upcoming Event – May 11th: David Grayson on the role of CR in re-building the Irish Economy

We are delighted to announce that David Grayson CBE, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility will address our membership on the role of CR in re-building the Irish Economy. David is a guru in the area and his full bio is below. David joined Cranfield as director of the new Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in April 2007, after a thirty year career as a social entrepreneur and


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Ready for Work Programme is NOW OPEN for applications

Tuesday, 1st May 2012: We’re taking applications for the next Ready For Work programme that runs from 9th July til 10th August. We’d like to start meeting people motivated to get back to work and who have experience of homelessness or who are in other ways vulnerable and distanced from the job market. We offer pre employment training including CV and interview preparation; a four week unpaid placement in an area


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