Research & Publications

The Business Case for CSR

The business case for CSR is undeniable, the drivers for companies to act ethically and with integrity is now crucial for their reputations when dealing with informed employees, consumers, communities, investors and other stakeholders. We recently published the publication The Business Case for being a Responsible Business containing recent analysis, research and emerging key trends in CSR.  Visit this page to receive a free copy.

Back to Work – Business Supporting Work Placements

Business in the Community Ireland’s ‘Back to Work – Business Supporting Work Placements’ documents eleven top companies’ experience of providing work placements for people facing labour market disadvantage.

Our Sustainability Report 2013

As we deliver our mission, we are committed to exhibiting best practice in our work with our members and to that end this year our sustainability report applied the GRI framework and to date, we are the only small organisation in Ireland to do so.

Stakeholder Engagement Report

This report describes common and evolving practices in stakeholder engagement among a group of development companies and other stakeholders in Ireland. It is aimed at companies and other organisations involved in engagement as part of proposed development, to encourage them to observe certain approaches in communications with stakeholders including local communities.

BITCI Sustainability Report 2012

Welcome to our 4th Sustainability Report. For our 2012 report, we made a key innovation and applied the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to our reporting – this report adheres to a Level C GRI report. This was a major endeavour for us and the format of the report shows how we were guided by this framework.

5 Tips When Taking Action on Sustainable Procurement

Our Senior Corporate Responsibility Consultant Darina Eades provides 5 quick tips on how to get started on Sustainable Procurement and what to watch out for.

What is Sustainable Procurement

Our Senior Consultant Darina Eades has developed An Introduction to Sustainable Procurement, an insightful guide to help you understand what Sustainable Procurement is, what are the drivers and the business case for it.

The Deloitte CFO Survey

The Deloitte 2012 Q2 CFO Survey was conducted in partnership with BITCI. According to the results of the Quarter 2, Deloitte CFO Survey (June 2012): 1. 93% of CFOs believe there is a direct link between sustainability and business performance. 2. Irish CFOs identified sustainability as having the strongest impact on long term value creation, compliance, risk management and building trust. This was followed by cost control, revenue generation and investor relations.

BITCI 2011 CR Report

In 2011, our environmental agenda was pushed a mile forward by the establishment of our Sustainability Committee reporting to our CEO. The report encompasses how we operate, how we impact on the environment, how we engage staff, work with our member companies and clients and also tell you some stories about us as an organisation.