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Q1 National Network Meeting: Responsible Business in a Post-Truth World

BITCI News - Events - Members News - Jan 11, 2017

We are delighted to announce our first network event in 2017 with the theme: Responsible Business in a Post-Truth World. The event will be held on Wednesday 8th of February in KBC Bank head office in Dublin 2 and on Thursday 9th of February in Deloitte office in Cork., and it will inform our members


2016 Employment Programmes Outcomes and Challenges

Business in the Community Ireland supported over 200 marginalised people to find employment in 2016

BITCI News - Dec 22, 2016

Business in the Community Ireland, the network for sustainability, announced today that with the support of businesses in Ireland, over 200 people from marginalised backgrounds secured employment in 2016.


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M&S: A Flagship for Employment

BITCI News - Dec 21, 2016

M&S continue to be the flagship company for BITCI’s Ready for Work programme. In 2016, across Mary Street and Grafton Street stores, M&S have taken on 14 people for work experience to boost their confidence and experience and to get a valuable reference at the end. These people have come from various


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WBCSD’s beta version of the Reporting Exchange will be launched on 7th December.  

BITCI News - Dec 05, 2016

Available from Wednesday 7th December, the Reporting Exchange is an exciting new online tool that helps to make sense of over 1,000 reporting requirements and resources on sustainability reporting from around the world. Developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development , the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, Ecodesk and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, it’s a comprehensive global resource that connects


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Galway Wind Park – Sustainability Impact Report

BITCI News - Dec 01, 2016

    First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment were in SSE’s Dublin offices on Monday 28 November to launch a Sustainability Impact Report into the 169MW Galway Wind Park which is being jointly developed by SSE and Coillte. The report outlines the valuable economic, environmental and social impacts


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Bank of Ireland staff volunteering on a high!

BITCI News - Dec 01, 2016

The staff of Bank of Ireland undertook the single biggest “Give Together” Volunteer Day on Wednesday 30 November 2016. “Give Together”, the Bank’s charity and community investment initiative in operation since 2007, is employee-led and is supported by the Bank through the provision of one day’s paid volunteer leave annually, matched fundraising and payroll-giving. For


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Business Action on Employment: A Success Story from Sodexo

BITCI News - Nov 30, 2016

How Tony’s success story started: BITCI’s Ready for Work programme Tony had been looking for work for over 4 years when he was referred to Business in the Community Ireland. As well as handing out CVs to various employers, he completed a number of training courses to improve his employability,but he reaped little benefit from


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Stimulating Businesses and the Economy: How large companies in Ireland are supporting Small to Medium Enterprises

BITCI News - Nov 30, 2016

SMEs are often quoted as ‘the lifeblood of a country’s economy’; they are essential to generating good jobs, currently employing almost seven out of every ten persons in the business economy. [i] Hence supporting the growth and development of SMEs can have far-reaching economic and social impacts – for example, stimulating the economy. Governing bodies are


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Microsoft Codess – Supporting diversity in the tech sector

BITCI News - Nov 29, 2016

Codess is a “community for female coders initiated by Microsoft, established to explore ways to promote gender diversity in the engineering field”. Codess delivers a series of worldwide events and workshops from academia through to the executive level.