Our offices will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from the 25th of December and will reopen Monday 4th of January 2016 at 9.00am
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
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:
The following is Business in the Community’s digest of news and important dates for November 2015. BITCI board George O’Connor Managing Director of Enterprise Rent-a-Car has joined our board. External events Jen Casey spoke at the Sustainability Summit 3rd November at the Aviva on ‘Understanding the Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility in Ireland’.
Business in the Community Ireland and SEAI share a common vision to drive ‘Best in Class’ business practices in the area of sustainability.
Business in the Community Ireland’s launches Responsible Business for SMEs Irish SMEs are now able to access a new service that gives them practical support and guidance with their responsible and sustainable business practices through the launch of a new service for SMEs by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI). Ireland’s only network for responsible
Chambers Ireland yesterday announced that the application process for the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards is open.
Bank of Ireland has launched its inaugural Responsible Business Report. The report contains a detailed overview of the current initiatives and business practices that comprise responsible business in Bank of Ireland across five pillars: customers; community; colleagues; environment and governance. Speaking at its launch, CEO Richie Boucher stated: “While the report contains many interesting elements,
Tesco Community Fund has donated over €500,000 to local good causes across the country since its launch in July 2014. It is now halfway to sharing a total of €1million to community causes, selected and voted for by Tesco customers. Since launching, customers have helped share the fund with almost 2,000 causes including animal shelters,
Students from St. Brendan’s College in Belmullet took time out from their studies last week to sample life as an engineer on the Corrib Gas Project. Twenty-one students met with engineers from Shell as part of Engineers Week, which aims to celebrate engineering in Ireland and to promote the profession as a career option for
BAM Group Ireland completed and officially opened the new free-flow junction at Newlands Cross on the 18th November 2014. The new flyover, which facilitates nationwide travel from the North to the South of Ireland without any traffic lights, was officially opened by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD. The construction of the
Diageo extends its Learning for Life programme on 2014 success Diageo has extended its Learning for Life ’s Learning for Life programme to a second area of Dublin, and into Dundalk and also Belfast in 2015. Learning for Life is all about empowering young people and finding sustainable solutions to youth unemployment. Participants take part
The first National Workplace Wellbeing Day will take place on March 27th and we are delighted to participate in this initiative. Supported by IBEC, Workplace Wellbeing Day aims to improve employee health through promoting effective wellbeing initiatives. A week of health awareness related activities and talks have been planned in Business in the Community Ireland
Please describe your role and responsibilities, how many years you have been in the company? I’m Sustainability & Community Affairs Manager at Ulster Bank – we’re an all-island bank employing around 5000 people. I work with colleagues across the business to help us achieve a positive impact on our society and communities – whether that’s
Responsible Business for SMEs is a new service offering of Business in the Community Ireland aimed at supporting Irish SMEs with their responsible and sustainable business practices.
Please find the latest update from CSR Europe: The plenary meeting of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on CSR held today brought together CSR Europe and stakeholders to present a strong voice to the European Commission by outlining expectations for the future shape of Europe’s CSR strategy 2015-2019. Interactive sessions with CSR Europe members, BBVA, L’Oréal,
4/02/2015 Yesterday Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) announced a milestone of 200 schools across Ireland
During 2014, BITCI received funding from the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government to conduct a comprehensive Community Mapping exercise in the Dublin 1 area.
We have completed the second update of the Business Working Responsibly Mark since its launch in 2012 by releasing version three of the Business Working Responsibly Mark questionnaire
Davy Group and its employees have announced a three year community partnership as part of their Corporate Responsibility programme helping people
For Gas Networks Ireland managing director Sean Casey, Corporate and Social Responsibility is a business imperative – particularly in a business that relies as heavily as his does on general good will. “If you believe in doing things the right way for the community and for the environment, that will spread, you will get a
The Schools’ Business Partnership currently has a very attractive 1 day per week role in Galway
News Highlights • Intel Ireland has selected Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and the Friends of St. Luke’s as its 2015 Signature Charities • Employees will engage in series of different activities and events throughout the year to raise awareness and fund funds for the signature charities • €56,000 was raised in 2014 for
The winners of the 51st BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (#BTYSTE) have been announced. Transition year students Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy, both aged 16, from Colaiste Treasa, Kanturk, Co Cork have taken home the top prize for their project entitled, ‘Alcohol consumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree?’. The announcement was
2015 is a milestone year for eircom and Special Olympics Ireland as these organisations celebrate 30 years of working together.
On Friday January 23rd our sister organisation, The Community Foundation for Ireland, announced the winners of this year’s Philanthropist of the Year Award. The winners are: Brendan O’Carroll as National Philanthropist of the Year for his work with St Vincent de Paul. BNY Mellon as Corporate Philanthropist of the Year for their work with Acquired
2014 has been a year of steady growth for the Governance Code. By year end, 99 organisations had been verified as being fully compliant with the Code.
19.01.2015 – The National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising were established by Fundraising Ireland in 2009 and have been a major success since their launch.