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
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
Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) announces the launch of Ireland’s first nationwide business to schools reading initiative, ‘Time to Read’, at the National Library, Kildare St.
Business in the Community Ireland is one of the first charities in Ireland complying with the Governance Code for community,
Business in the Community Ireland is delighted to support the American Chamber’s Social Impact Map launched as part of the 2013 Thanksgiving celebrations.
As a part of Transdev’s overall business vision ‘Mobility Inspired by You’ and as the Luas transport operator, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable future for Dublin’s businesses and citizens. Our goal is to undertake a responsible approach through the way we do business and connect with others. We always strive to
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 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
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
On Wednesday 23 October, Ulster Bank HR jointly organised a Career Clinic day with Jobcare, a Dublin based charity, founded 20 years ago to help unemployed people find work. The clinic took place in George’s Quay and Jobcare premises to support unemployed professionals and graduates. Over 150 Jobcare clients attended the clinic and were involved
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
Business in the Community Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland were one of 38 private, public and SME sector organisations that on Tuesday the 12th
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.
Business in the Community Ireland has published a report on the findings of a year-long collaborative working group on stakeholder engagement.
Roadmap aims to create up to 1200 new jobs and an 85% decarbonisation of the cement and concrete sectors in line with EU targets Ecocem Ireland recently released a consultation document outlining a Carbon Reduction Roadmap for the cement and concrete sector at an industry event held in Dublin. The roadmap is a response to
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 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
Work placement is a key challenge for many not profit organisations (NGO’s) running employment programmes.
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 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.
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’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.
In addition to supporting our Network of Responsible Businesses, Business in the Community Ireland also manages Employment Programmes to help people with high barriers to employment get into the work place. One of these programmes is EPIC – Employment for People from Immigrant Communities. The face of Ireland has changed hugely in the past decade and
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
October 8th 2013, Dublin: In a consumer driven business environment where customers are increasingly conscious of their purchasing decisions,
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
Business in the Community Ireland would like to invite you to a briefing session on the Business Working Responsibly Mark, Ireland’s only certification for responsible and sustainable business practices.
Ann joined Business in the Community Ireland in April 2008. Ann’s role involves developing the capacity of charities and community organisations to engage with business around non-financial support such as staff expertise, time and resources. We asked Ann some key questions: What is the best advice you could give a community or charity organisation in
Ulster Bank’s ‘One Week in June’ fundraising initiative has raised €500,000 for some of Ireland’s best loved charities. The Bank matched the money raised by customer and staff fundraising events euro for euro to help the campaign reach its €500k target. On announcing the final tally, Jim Brown CEO, Ulster Bank said “The energy and