Our Annual Members Network meeting was kindly hosted by Diageo in the Guinness Storehouse on the 16th December. Please find the Presentation Slides .Special thank you to our panellists Carmel Halpin, Accenture, Gerry Keating, Deloitte, Sarah Claxton, ESB and Caroline O’Connor, Gas Networks Ireland. The network meeting also heard from Dr.Rodney Irwin from the World Business Council
The Irish Times recently published an article detailing the levels of third-level progression amongst students in Irish secondary schools. Many students have the opportunity to move on to third-level education but for others it is simply not an option. Thankfully, the wonderful support schools receive from communities and local stakeholders is making college a realistic goal for more
Michael Madden and Declan Kelly, Ervia volunteer readers with two children from St. Vincent’s GNS, Dublin STEM teachers from Dublin enjoying the view from BAM Ireland’s latest construction, the Mercer Insititue for Successful Ageing, Dublin 8 A parent and child from Francis Street CBS enjoying the Time to Read launch at Workday Dublin Principals attend Justin Kinnear’s Performance
The Community Foundation for Ireland was established in 2000 and is part of a global network of over 1800 community foundations. CFI empowers people and organisations who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact. Since 2000, CFI has made grants on behalf of donors
This academic year marks the DAA’s tenth year of involvement in the Schools’ Business Partnership. Over the last 10 years the DAA has been partnered with St. Finian’s Community College, Swords. Through the Skills @ Work programme the DAA is helping students from the school to bridge the gap between education and the working world. On
For the social event for the mentoring programme between Limerick IT and St. Nessan’s Community College (now in its 3rd year and gathering momentum each time!) we looked around at world events and what was happening in Limerick. It turned out that the Savoy Hotel in Limerick was doing an evening fundraiser for the relief
Dublin “It is fantastic for IBM to be involved with a local school that is so geographically close to our large campus in Damastown. It’s often hard for people to understand exactly what IBM does and we hope to make this, at the least, a bit clearer for these students. It’s important for them to
Pramerica Systems Ireland opened its doors once again to give Mulroy College students a guided tour of the facility and some insight into the many career opportunities that exist in the ICT sector. The initiative is part of The Schools’ Business Partnership’s Skills @ Work Programme, which encourages students to remain in school by offering them
Name: Ryan O’Rourke Company: Davy Group What is your favourite part of the Time to Read programme? My favourite part of the Time to Read programme is seeing the children you read with coming out of their shell and progressing their literacy skills over the course of the year. It is amazing to see the difference in
A&L Goodbody and the Irish Refugee Council’s Independent Law Centre were awarded the ‘2015 European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact’ by PILnet at the European Pro Bono Forum in Rome on Thursday, 12 November. The award was given in recognition of the A&L Goodbody’s innovative pro bono programme which provides essential legal services to
Media Release: Some of Ireland’s leading companies today issued a call for a robust global agreement on climate change to be signed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.These progressive Irish businesses want COP21 to agree a definite roadmap for global commerce, ensuring strong policy and regulatory certainty through a new agreement on
COP 21 (the annual UN Conference of Parties on climate change) commenced in Paris on 30 November. It will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. This agreement is critically important so that
As a leading organisation within CSR Europe, BITCI was actively engaged in the Enterprise 2020 Summit which took place on 16th and 17th November in the Bozar in Brussels. The Summit was held to progress the priorities of the Enterprise 2020 Manifesto, signed in June of this year at the Milan Expo. The Manifesto is
Field of Dreams was officially launched by Down Syndrome Cork (DS Cork) at its gala dinner which was held at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on November 14th. Making the announcement was Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Kathleen Lynch Minister for State at the Department of Health with special responsibility
Intel Ireland unveiled the 2015 Women in Technology scholars at a special awards presentation held in Dublin on Wednesday November 18th. This is the fourth year of the Women in Technology program for Intel in Leixlip where the initiative was introduced following the success of the same program which has been supported by Intel in Shannon since 2006. The
2015 has been a year of change for eir, Ireland’s principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services, the company has undergone a major rebrand and in April of this year eir became a member of the GLEN Diversity Champions programme. eir recently launched their first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) network for employees
Across the country, over 5,000 primary school students will participate in Gas Networks Ireland’s new science education programme, Our Universe . Exploding the myth that science is difficult Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), introduces science through practical and engaging classroom-based lessons. Our Universe encourages primary school students to continue with science as
A new report on Millennials (born since 1985), ‘The next generation workforce – the 2014 Millennial impact’ shows the link between employee engagement and involvement in volunteering and giving programmes at work.
Today the European Commission together with companies launch the European Pact for Youth, a mutual engagement of business leaders and the EU to create a culture of business-education partnerships to improve the chances for young people of getting a job, at the Enterprise 2020 Summit .
Sustaining the Business Case for Sustainability – A Perspective from Leaders in the Field On the 16th and 17th September 2015, Business in the Community Ireland held its National and Munster Member Network Meetings hosted by Ulster Bank in Dublin and PM Group in Cork. The main points discussed at the meetings included:
There is a large number of NGO, Community and voluntary organisations out there that need business support. The process for choosing the right organisation to support and partner with can sometimes be overwhelming for companies that want to make a positive impact in the local community.
Our new website is live and we would like to invite you to take a quick look around. As the only business network dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility in Ireland, our vision is to help businesses be the most responsible and sustainable they can be.
We’re delighted to announce that our organisation has been accepted as a Global Partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
As it turns out, being big is not such a bad thing. With 149 stores, Tesco Ireland has found a way to do lots of little things that make a big difference, like supporting thousands of causes all across the country.
Last month on Tuesday September 8th, Trinity College Dublin inked a strategic partnership with Intel, one of Ireland’s largest employers.
Ireland’s first and largest shared services centre for non-profits, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2015.
Winner of eleven CSR awards since 2010 and the only bank in Ireland to be accredited with the Business Working Responsibly Mark, Ulster Bank recently joined the top tier of responsible companies in Ireland.