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Female empowerment at core of KPMG’s IWD events

KPMG are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and proud to support numerous initiatives to help deliver this. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is ‘Choose To Challenge’. KPMG are bringing this campaign to life through a host of events to celebrate International Women’s Day as they continue to promote female empowerment.


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Vhi Health Insights report reveals new findings into employee wellbeing and engagement amidst a changing world of work

Vhi today revealed the findings of the latest, ‘Vhi Health Insights Report’ series. The report titled ‘The Corporate Social Network: Employee Engagement and Well-Being in a Changing Workplace’ is the fifth in a series of in-depth reports by Vhi into the health of Ireland’s corporate employees. The research, which was conducted by B&A and overseen


ALG

ALG enters new educational partnership with jumpAgrade

Members News - Community - Feb 25, 2021

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has entered in to partnership with jumpAgrade, the online grinds platform, to support six students at Marino College who are preparing for the Leaving Certificate for the 2020/2021 academic year. jumpAgrade provides online tutoring to second-level students regardless of location, ability or socio-economic background. The partnership with jumpAgrade is part of ALG’s


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Aldi becomes first Irish supermarket with own-label fresh bread in recyclable packaging

Members News - Environment - Feb 25, 2021

Aldi Ireland has introduced new, fully recyclable wax paper packaging across two of its own-label bread products, becoming the first supermarket in Ireland to do so. The switch will see 18 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from stores each year. Aldi has been working with its Irish suppliers over the past few months to roll


Sodexo

Sodexo launches its 2021 Social Impact Pledge

Sodexo UK & Ireland has today publicly stated its commitment to a series of pledges forming its ethical manifesto for leading the way to improve quality of life for society and our planet. These pledges include gifting  up to 25% of its apprentice levy to SME suppliers, enabling them to create 100 new apprenticeships; cutting


AIB

AIB Bank funds Ireland’s first Chair of Sustainable Business at UCC

AIB has announced a partnership with University College Cork (UCC) which will see the bank fund The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, the first of its kind in Ireland. AIB has pledged €1.25 million over five years to support the objectives of The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, which will be based in the Cork


Tesco

Tesco becomes first Irish retailer to recycle soft plastics for customers

Members News - Environment - Feb 18, 2021

Tesco Ireland announced has become the first retailer in Ireland to create a recycling solution for soft plastics. To date, soft plastics have not been recyclable through the national household recycling bin infrastructure in Ireland. Partnering with Irish manufacturing company Paltech, Tesco will now be able to recycle materials such as coloured soft plastics for the first time. Using Paltech patented


Intel

Intel Ireland employees volunteer more than 178,000 hours in 2020

Members News - Community - Feb 18, 2021

2020 is a year that will be remembered for its challenges. Right across the world, people adjusted to the significant changes brought about the Covid-19 Pandemic and learned to live and work in much adjusted ways. Intel Ireland has a long and proud tradition of volunteering. This tradition is underpinned by the Intel Involved programme,


AR Technology

Ground-breaking AR Technology Innovates Data Centre Construction

Members News - Workplace - Feb 18, 2021

Ireland headquartered international project delivery company, PM Group, is deploying the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology on the design and construction of one of Europe’s largest, hyperscale data centres in Denmark. PM Group is using the world’s first engineering grade AR technology product, HoloSite™, from London-based company, XYZ Reality. The new technology is helping to


Business in the Community Ireland

Covid Alliance nominated for Engineering Excellence Award

Members News - Community - Feb 04, 2021

The Covid Alliance has been nominated at the 2020 Engineers Ireland Engineering Excellence Awards. Earlier this year, Mercury team members took part in this fantastic initiative comprising over 50 project partners from the Irish engineering and manufacturing sectors. Established in March 2020 in response to the looming Covid-19 crisis, the Covid Alliance came together to


Business in the Community Ireland

Sustainability Trends 2021

Jan 29, 2021

Sustainability and business trends 2021 Webinar Renowned sustainability expert Mike Barry joined us to predict key trends for 2021 and beyond. Mike is a leader in sustainable change. One of the pioneers of green business in the corporate world, he helped to develop, launch and implement Marks & Spencer’s ground-breaking sustainability programme, Plan A (because


Business in the Community Ireland

In Conversation with Paul Polman, Caroline Casey and Anne O’Leary

Jan 29, 2021

Paul Polman has been described by the Financial Times as “a standout CEO of the past decade” and he is a leading proponent that business should be a force for good,.  Humanity and our planet are facing historic challenges and CEOs around the world recognise it. In an exclusive interview with our CEO, Tomás Sercovich, Paul


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What is the role of business in a post Covid 19 Ireland?

Jan 28, 2021

Rebuilding Ireland with Purpose: This webinar discusses the role of business in a post Covid 19 Ireland and how business impacts on society and the environment. It discusses the importance of CSR and sustainability, ESG and how diversity and inclusion and transition to the low carbon economy are essential for Irish businesses to be profitable.


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How your organisation can improve through top class governance

Jan 28, 2021

Sustainability and Governance, Beyond the Rhetoric: In these turbulent times, it is tempting to be cautious, cut costs, and generally focus on short-term thinking and survival. However, companies who take a long term, sustainable approach outperform their competitors. Investors, consumers, and employees are increasingly demanding good governance and transparency from businesses. Top class governance gives


Business in the Community Ireland

How can business become more inclusive and diverse?

Jan 28, 2021

Sustainability and Society, Beyond the Rhetoric: We live in a society where inequalities are growing, the gap between rich and poor is widening, and some groups are disproportionately underemployed. Drawing on lived experiences of discrimination, this webinar explored the barriers that still exist and sought to challenge companies to move out of their comfort zones to


Sustainability and Environment

Sustainability and Environment, Beyond the Rhetoric

Jan 28, 2021

Sustainability and Environment, Beyond the Rhetoric: The first of our three-part webinar series. Our first webinar focused on Environment. Despite the vast number of damning scientific reports, international treaties and media headlines, the climate and biodiversity crises continue to persist. Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport, Eamon Ryan TD joined us to launch a ground-breaking


Business in the Community Ireland

Deloitte’s Accelerated journey to an impactful future

Members News - Jan 28, 2021

The start of the New Year brings new energy, new resolutions and new strategies for many of us. In January 2020, the Corporate Responsibility team in Deloitte began their journey to reassess their community strategy to understand how they could make more of an impact with their community agenda through their charity relationships; were they


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Cisco Ireland honoured to be joining Business in the Community Ireland

Members News - Jan 26, 2021

“Powering An Inclusive Future for All” is Cisco’s corporate vision statement. This vision empowers Cisco and its employees to not just help business on their digital transformation journeys but also to help the population of the world prosper and develop. The Covid pandemic along with climate change has made the future a little bit more


Business in the Community Ireland

Aldi Ireland commits to planting 1 million native Irish woodland trees by 2025

Members News - Environment - Jan 26, 2021

In January Aldi Ireland pledged to support the planting of 1 million native Irish woodland trees around Ireland over the next four years as part of its long-term commitment towards the environment. Aldi is the first retailer in Ireland to commit to this level of partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Woodland Environment Fund (WEF),


Business in the Community Ireland

KPMG supports the Gift a Book campaign, providing 6,000 books to children in need

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

In December, KPMG, Children’s Books Ireland and the Arts Council gifted 6,000 books to children in need. Books bring joy and provide comfort during tough times and every child has the right to experience the joy of reading, regardless of their circumstance. It has been a difficult year for so many and books remain a


Business in the Community Ireland

eir and EasyGo to replace up to 180 telephone kiosks with electric vehicle charge points

Members News - Environment - Jan 21, 2021

Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, eir, has joined forces with Ireland’s largest car charging network provider, EasyGo, to roll-out up to 180 rapid electric car chargers in towns and cities across Ireland. Carolan Lennon, CEO of eir, said: “Radical transformation is required to meet the challenge of climate change. eir is committed to playing our part


Business in the Community Ireland

Aldi donates over €77,500 to 155 local charities in 2020

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

Over €77,500 has been donated to 155 local charities nationwide as part of Aldi’s Community Grants programme.  The programme helps fund charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities.  Each local charity is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about. A


Business in the Community Ireland

‘I’m studying medicine at TCD, thanks to my mentor’

Elaine O’Neill talks to Mia O’Connor about how our Student Mentoring programme gave her the confidence to get into Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. Listen to the lessons she’s learnt from her mentor Ciara O’Donoghue through Cornmarket’s partnership with Mount Carmel Secondary School in Dublin. Find out how to get involved with the Student Mentoring programme , part of our many


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Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators join forces to transform lives

Members News - Community - Dec 10, 2020

Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators have joined forces to find young Digital Innovators in a new award category of the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards which will take place in 2021. The move forms part of Virgin Media’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programmes where Virgin Media already partners with Young Social Innovators


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12 Companies in Ireland achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark

BITCI News - Leadership - Dec 09, 2020

The Mark is operated by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the non-profit organisation dedicated to sustainability and third-party audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Six companies achieved the Mark for the first time with another six achieving recertification.   Wednesday, 9th December:  Over 200 business leaders attended Business in the Community


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Intel donates 300 insect, bird and bat boxes to local Tidy Towns associations

Members News - Environment - Dec 01, 2020

Across Intel’s 145 sites worldwide there is a network of Corporate Services employees who are responsible for everything from site selection, security, and cafeteria services to managing the Intel Air Shuttle and everyday operations. This Corporate Services (CS) group, which has thousands of employees, delivers world class factory and office infrastructure at Intel’s multiple sites


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Diageo launches new ten-year sustainability action plan

Members News - Leadership - Nov 30, 2020

By 2030, Diageo’s ‘SOCIETY 2030: SPIRIT OF PROGRESS’ plan will enable the company to: Reach 1 billion people with messages of moderation through its brands Achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across direct operations Increase representation of leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds to 45% Use 30% less water in every drink it makes Diageo, maker of


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Dublin Bus: playing our part so you can too

Members News - Nov 30, 2020

Dublin Bus is calling on voluntary and local community groups to apply for their annual Community Spirit Awards. 2020 has been a difficult year for many. Voluntary organisations and their members work selflessly and tirelessly to raise community spirit and improve the lives of those in their locality. Now, more than ever, it is important


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Deloitte’s Impact Week goes virtual for 2020

Members News - Community - Nov 30, 2020

Impact Day is Deloitte’s flagship volunteering day in September each year, supporting many charities around the country. Due to COVID 19, and a change in strategy, the Deloitte team had to quickly reimagine the approach for 2020. As Claire Bergin – Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager at Deloitte – put it: “This year we wanted to


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Climate Change and the Role of Science Based Targets

BITCI News - Environment - Nov 30, 2020

AUTHOR: Nick Reynolds, CSR & Environment Adviser

‘Climate change is our generations greatest challenge to life as we know it and, in a way, our very existence.’ We have all heard a version of this statement being said over and over again, from environmental scientists and activists, politicians, to the Pope himself. Scientifically though it is proven that we are in the