Leaders’ Roundtable

The Leaders’ Roundtable on Responsible and Sustainable Business is exclusively for companies who have achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark. 


As a leader in responsible and sustainable business, this series of roundtable discussions for CEOs is designed to inspire, engage and provoke debate and conversation around the future opportunities and challenges facing businesses in Ireland with a view to identifying collective response and action.. From the changing dynamics in the workforce to climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals, a variety of areas will be explored by this exclusive group. The design of the Roundtable Series is informed by challenges and opportunities identified by analysis of the Business Working Responsible Mark.


Each year, there will be approximately four roundtable sessions with visiting experts as well as ongoing exchange and collaborative action throughout. Below is a snapshot of the series to date:


2016 Series:


April 7th : The Sustainable Development Goals


This was the first in the series and featured the following external experts:

  • Mark Didden – Manager, Redefining Value Programme & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Compass at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
  • Joseph Curtin – Senior Research Fellow with responsibility for climate change policy at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA).

May 8th : Big Data for Good


This session explored the importance of big data and how it could pose both challenges and risks for sustainability:

  • Robert Kirkpatrick- Director of UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General driving a ‘big data’ revolution for global development.

September 8th: Millennials and more: Leadership in a multi-generational workplace

September 8

Is leadership different in a workplace with four generations? This session will explore the multi-generational workforce and how businesses can prepare for a 2025 workplace that will be predominantly Gen Y millennials.

  • Clare Mulligan, Senior Psychologist, Carter Corson

October 25th : The Age of Sustainable Development
Keynote speaker: Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs

Our annual CEO Breakfast Forum is a high-level event where top CEOs of Ireland’s leading companies gather to discuss key trends in ethical and responsible business.

  • With the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals amidst continuing socioeconomic turbulence, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Forum will be addressed by the world renowned economist, ProfessorJeffrey D. Sachs.

November 24th: Topic to be announced


For more information on the Leaders’ Roundtable Series, please contact Bernadette Phelan on 01 874 7232 or bphelan@bitc.ie