Archives: 2013

Links Magazine Winter Edition 2013

The Schools’ Business Partnership Newsletter In this issue: The launch of Time to Read in Ireland by Minister Ruairi Quinn and our partner the ESB Athy International Concentrates and Athy College Yahoo! and Ard Scoil la Salle Allergan and Davitt College Limerick IT St. Dominic’s SS, Ballyfermot’s student Veolia and St. Aidan’s CS Carambola Kidz

Christmas Initiatives by our Member Companies

A lot of our members each year plan activities in the run-up to Christmas to support their community partners : AIB is hosting a Charity Christmas Market on 6th December in the main Atrium of AIB Bankcentre from 11am-3pm. There will be around 30 charities selling a range of gifts, cards and Christmas treats. This

Corporate Giving – Invest in your Community

Major employers not only bring business to a region, but can influence and have a lasting impact on the lives of employees, customers, suppliers and the local community. Donor Advised Funds provide a convenient, flexible way for your business to show it cares about its local community and build awareness about community needs. A Donor

BT Teams raise over €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie Care

BT volunteers from across the Island of Ireland joined representatives from the Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie Care at Bewleys hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, to announce the results of the Great BT Charity Shops Challenge. The Challenge, which took place on the 3rd October, saw 170 BT employees step out of their day jobs

More than 3,400 Students and Parents Nationwide Inspired by Abbott Science Education Programmes

Company Celebrates Fifth Year of Promoting the Wonders of Science and Engineering to School Children around the Country To coincide with National Science Week (10-17 November) Abbott, one of Ireland’s leading healthcare companies, reached out to school students in 28 schools nationwide to stimulate their interest in the wonders of science and encourage their future

Upcoming Event: December 10th- Annual Network Meeting

Our Annual Members Network meeting will take place in the Guinness Storehouse on 10th December at 10.30am. CSR managers of some of the largest companies in Ireland will join us to share best practice and look at sustainability plans for 2014. Celia Moore, IBM, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs (Europe, Middle East and

National Giving Week 11th – 17th November

The One Percent Difference campaign launches National Giving Week which aims to create a debate about giving in Ireland for the week of the 11th to the 17th of November.

Guinness & Co unveils winning projects in the Arthur Guinness Projects 2013

Almost €500,000 in funding distributed to Arthur Guinness Projects winners In September, Guinness & Co. announced details of the winning projects in the Arthur Guinness Projects creative and cultural initiative. The Arthur Guinness Projects, which was launched in June this year, was developed to champion and celebrate people whose ideas, passion and spirit are enhancing

Accenture awards Concern Worldwide an additional US$3.25 Million to equip farmers

Accenture and Concern Worldwide have recently announced that the Accenture Foundations have awarded Concern an additional grant of US$3.25 million to continue its funding of conservation farming programs in Zambia and Malawi. This grant will build on an established agri-business skills training program which educates and assists farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices. The

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

Welcome to Responsible Business Week 2013

    Welcome to our 7th annual flagship Responsible Business Week! Responsible Business Week is aimed at generating awareness around responsible and sustainable business practices in Ireland and it is also a key time of the year for our members to get involved in sharing and celebrating their own CSR initiatives both internally and externally.

See Change upcoming event

See Change’s 2012 national survey found that 57% of people believe that being open about a mental health problem at work would have a negative impact on job and career prospects. Our goal is to support businesses in creating open and positive environments that harness the resources and talent of all people in an organisation.

Community Day, Over to our members

      A&L Goodbodytoday are hosting a seminar to over 100 non-profit organisations on Governance at their offices on North Wall Quay. Paul White Chairman and Partner A&L Goodbody is the keynote speaker with Kevin Prendergast the Head of Advocacy and Assessment in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, a member of

A success story from Ready for Work

Our Ready for Work programme is a powerful initiative that provides work experience and guidance to people who are homeless or in other ways distanced from the job market. Over 70 companies have provided work placements or other supports, reporting that they see the benefits too, including enhancement of reputation and staff development. Ready for

Why is it important for businesses to look at governance in the non-profit sector?

  The attention given to the governance of charities has risen dramatically following the introduction of the new Governance Code in 2012 and through greater press and public scrutiny.