Archives: 2013

Bright Sparks Makes Maths Fun

The winning project from KPMG’s 2013 Project Bright initiative – called Bright Sparks, was rolled out to Junior Cycle students in CBS Westland Row in March/April and it was a resounding success. The project focused on addressing the need for better numeracy skills for young people and making maths fun. The students who participated in


PwC and local school – “Eyes Down” to support the local elderly

PwC, together with youth and community organisation “Localise”, held a fundraising bingo event with the 6th class students from St Laurence O’Toole’s School, Seville Place, Dublin 1 on Friday 24 May to support Lourdes Elderly Daycare Centre on Sean MacDermott Street. This was PwC’s fifth year partnering with Localise and the local school to devise


Coillte wins European Business Award

Coillte is pleased to announce that the company has won the Millicom Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability at the European Business Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 6th June, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Speaking at the ceremony Gerry Britchfield, Acting Chief Executive of Coillte said: “We are delighted to win this award and to be


EU and CSR Reporting: Changes ahead

One of the key trends in CSR is how Europe is looking at the reporting of non-financial information. There is a concerted effort to show how CSR practices underpin the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.


Driving Innovation through Sustainable Procurement in the Services Sector

Driving Innovation through Sustainable Procurement in the Services Sector was the theme of the June 12 Workshop for Members of the BITCI Responsible Business Network, led by Senior Consultant, Darina Eades.


ESB supports development of independent learning & research skills

For the last eight years, ESB has been working with the students and staff of Rosmini Community School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 through the Skills at Work Programme and more recently, through one-to-one mentoring of 5th and 6th year students. Engagement with Rosmini, and six other schools throughout the country, has been facilitated by Business in the Community Ireland’s Schools Business Partnership


BT in Ireland paves the way for Better Future

BT has unveiled its new Better Future strategy in its annual Better Future sustainability report, promising to use the power of communication to improve lives, ways of doing business and to make its overall impact on society a positive one. BT, which invested £27 million in 2012/13, including €1.5m across the island of Ireland through


Irish Distillers launch Responsib’All Day 2013

All 500 employees in Ireland joined 18 800 Pernod Ricard employees around the world to reduce harmful use of alcohol Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard recently celebrated the third annual Responsib’All Day . As part of the Pernod Ricard group, all 500 employees of Irish Distillers participated in a ‘Responsible Day’ which aims to educate employees