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Stimulating Businesses and the Economy: Supplier Diversity Programmes

Exclusive Member Content - Nov 30, 2016

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), as the network for responsible business, identified a growing trend of large companies undertaking initiatives that support Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Hence it undertook preliminary research to explore this topic in more detail to uncover exactly the types of initiatives large companies are carrying out to support SMEs


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Stimulating Businesses and the Economy: Examples of companies’ initiatives to support SMEs

Exclusive Member Content - Nov 30, 2016

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), as the network for responsible business, recognised a growing trend amongst its members of initiatives being implemented that are aimed at supporting Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). These initiatives aren’t driven solely by Business-to-Business (B2B) companies who would potentially have SMEs along their supply chains as both customers and


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Stimulating Businesses and the Economy: Business Case & How To Set Up Initiatives To Support SMEs

Exclusive Member Content - Nov 30, 2016

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), as the network for responsible business, identified a growing trend of large companies undertaking initiatives that support Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Hence it undertook preliminary research to explore this topic in more detail to uncover exactly the types of initiatives large companies are carrying out to support SMEs


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Launch of Career Leap

BITCI News - Nov 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 – Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, launched ‘Career LEAP’ a pioneering programme to help young unemployed adults in Dublin’s North Inner City gain employment today.


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Business Working Responsibly Mark Information Session [Fully booked]

BITCI News - Events - Nov 08, 2016

Free information session on the Business Working Responsibly Mark [Now fully booked] The Mark of a great company-will yours be next? Business in the Community Ireland has developed the Business Working Responsibly Mark. Audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000, this all-encompassing scheme certifies responsible and sustainable business practices. Business in the Community


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From spending 7 years job seeking, to full-time employment, this is Palwasha’s story

BITCI News - Nov 08, 2016

The best way to describe the impacts of our programmes is to hear from one of our clients. Since 2008, EPIC has worked with over 2,600 unemployed people from 101 countries, building their skills and confidence and helping them integrate in Ireland. Over 1,000 of these have progressed into paid employment, with a further nearly


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Compass Group Ireland partners with Temple Street Foundation to support healthy lifestyle programme

BITCI News - Nov 07, 2016

The leading food services company, Compass Ireland, has announced an exciting partnership with Temple Street Foundation , the charity of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Not only has the organisation been identified as the company’s chosen charity, but the partnership will also see Compass bringing its culinary expertise to its W82GO programme – set up to provide families


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eir Fund – Connecting Communities

BITCI News - Nov 07, 2016

In March of this year eir introduced a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) investment programme, the eir Fund – Connecting Communities. The Fund was designed to support eir employees who work with community engagement projects and to enable eir to do more to support charitable causes throughout Ireland. Over the past 8 months, eir has provided


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CSR Award for PM Group

BITCI News - Nov 07, 2016

PM Group, the International project delivery specialists, was delighted to receive the South Dublin Chamber CSR Award 2016 at a ceremony in Dublin recently. “We were really pleased to be recognised for our contribution to the local community in South County Dublin. We tend to focus on two main areas – education and probono services


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What works: Gender Equality by Design

Exclusive Member Content - Nov 06, 2016

“What Works: Gender Equality by Design” by Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, looks at the challenges underlying gender equality in the workplace. The book debunks many myths and is open about areas where studies have been inconclusive. Throughout, it bases its conclusion on evidence, case studies meta-analysis and behavioural experimentation.