Martina Devlin on a happy ending in a week the nation was shocked by one man’s death in a Dublin doorway:
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.
Videos of all the panel sessions and keynotes from the Responsible Business Forum 2014 and CEO Forum are now available on our YouTube channel.
Youth unemployment in Ireland is currently at over 24%, at a cost of over €3.16 billion to the economy – that is almost 2% for our GDP.
Free event in Tralee Are you an SME based in Kerry? A Breakfast Seminar titled “Resource Efficiency – Making More with Less” will be held on Wednesday 3rd December in the Manor West Hotel, Tralee. The workshop is run as part of the Southern Waste Region’s CSR project under the GreenEnterprise Programme which is grant-aided
Learn about what the Business Working Responsibly Mark is in this video and what it can do for your business.
Over 150 CEO’s Gathered for Business in the Community Ireland’s 8th Annual CEO Forum in Dublin Castle
Drawing on almost 15 years’ experience, we at Business in the Community Ireland have witnessed first-hand a real change in the attitudes of Irish companies towards trust, reputation and being a sustainable business.
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) has confirmed a major Corporate Responsibility (CR) conference exploring and inspiring responsible and sustainable business practices
Hundreds of professionals from some of Ireland’s leading businesses such as Bord Gáis Networks, Diageo Ireland, ESB, IBM Ireland, Tesco
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
Last week saw another step towards mainstreaming responsible and sustainable business practices.
The Responsible Business Lab will premiere at The Responsible Business Forum 2014 . The Lab is a unique and interactive workshop that will provide a platform to think about and discuss in groups, the everyday dilemmas facing businesses that want to operate responsibly. Taking real life scenarios, such as the one below, all delegates will have the opportunity to investigate
On 18th September, The Irish Corporate Leaders on Climate Change presented its report – “ Unlocking Opportunity: the business case for climate action in Ireland” to An Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Ms. Joan Burton TD. The Report identifies up to 90,000 new jobs that would be created by clear climate action by Irish business and Government. These gains are underpinned by significant innovation
The Early Bird ticket sale has been extended until October 14th. Book your ticket today to attend Ireland’s largest conference on Responsible and Sustainable business.
Are you an SME who wants to find out about the benefits of being a sustainable and responsible business?
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.
Business in the Community Ireland publishes ‘Back to Work – Business Supporting Work Placements’
Business in the Community & the Community Foundation for Ireland are delighted to be a non-profit partner of the Wheel’s Better Together campaign. Entries for the Better Together Business Award opened on Monday 15 September and will close on the 21st November. Presented by The Wheel, a national body representing 1,000 charities, the Award offers
Sustainability is as important for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as it is for large companies (see 10 reasons why here ). There is a growing awareness about the importance of sustainability in small business SMEs. However, sustainability reporting is still dominated by larger companies. Business in the Community Ireland believes that Sustainability Reporting in smaller
Business in the Community is starting a 2-year consultation initiative looking at disadvantage and social exclusion in designated areas around the country.
The shortlist for the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards was launched on Wednesday 16th July. The full shortlist is below. Click on the category link below to learn more about the projects: Excellence in CSR Communication • Bluebird Care – An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care • Dell – Spread the word for Daffodil Day 2014
Welcome to our 8th annual CSR report. As the network for CSR in Ireland, we also aim to strive for best practice in our own practices.
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
There are many reasons why Sustainability is good for business, including SMEs- Many are the opportunities that an SME can benefit from, such as: 1. Potential to increase profits Eco-efficiencies are all about ‘doing more with less’. This includes reducing energy usage, waste, raw material and transport. These all correlate directly to reducing costs 2. Fulfil
VitalSigns is a report card on the vitality of the nation developed by our sister organisation, The Community Foundation for Ireland. Vitalsigns grades 12 key issue areas that affect the quality of life of those who live, play, work and learn in Ireland. Click here to see what #vitalsigns has already done for you. Complete the people’s survey and
16/07/14 Chambers Ireland has today announced the shortlist for the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
” We welcome the CSR Forum and are delighted to see so many stakeholders from the private and public sector engaging on this important topic.
Business in the Community Ireland is the network for responsible businesses. Since 2000, we have been working with the top companies in Ireland on their journey to sustainability and responsibility.
To view The Schools’ Business Partnership brochure please click here . The brochure includes information on; The Skills @ Work Programme, The Student Mentoring Programme, Management Excellence for Principals (MEP), Management Excellence for Teachers (MET) Time to Read, programme for Primary Schools.