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Events Calendar 2015

  Throughout 2015, we are hosting a wide range of training, networking and expert seminars on a variety of corporate responsibility topics, many suitable for various departments across our member companies. Click on the Events Calendar to download and get dates in your diary for the year ahead.


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Making consistent impact: Environmental Trends, Best Practice and Supports

As part of our mission to inspire companies to adopt best practice in Corporate Responsibility and help them benchmark their activities in this area, Business in the Community Ireland has published the report“Making consistent impact: Environmental Trends, Best Practice and Supports” which highlights the trends, challenges, best practices and behaviours of our members in relation to their environmental responsibility.  


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Back to Work – Business Supporting Work Placements

Business in the Community Ireland ‘Back to Work – Business Supporting Work Placements’ documenting the experience of providing work placements for people facing labour market disadvantage by 11 top companies. First publication to share  experiences and document practical advice on providing work placements for people facing labour market disadvantage.


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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. Please click on Down to Earth to download and view our report.


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Stakeholder Engagement Report

Welcome to the Stakeholder Engagement Report produced by the Business in the Community Ireland Working Group. 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 generally, including communities.


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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.  Click on the icon to download the report.


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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.


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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.


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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): 93% of CFOs believe there is a direct link between sustainability and business performance. 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.


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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. You can read about this in the environment section. Click on the cover of the report on the right to download the full report. This year, we also wanted to explore how we could tell our story in the most engaging effective way. In this age when time is always


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