Members News

Beyond Zero

BITCI News - Members News - Jan 28, 2014

BAM Contractors are implementing a new behavioural safety programme called Beyond Zero. Beyond Zero is our vision of a sustainable future built on excellence in all that we do. It is about employees choosing to work safely rather than being made to work safely. The initiative is aimed at developing employees, both as individuals and


Christmas Initiatives by our Member Companies

BITCI News - Members News - Dec 04, 2013

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


‘Time to Read’ is Officially Launched

Members News - Dec 04, 2013

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.


Going the Extra Mile

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

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


Corporate Giving – Invest in your Community

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

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 Teams raise over €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie Care

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

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


More than 3,400 Students and Parents Nationwide Inspired by Abbott Science Education Programmes

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

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


Ulster Bank HR support Jobcare Career Clinic

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

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


Upcoming Event: December 10th- Annual Network Meeting

Members News - Nov 21, 2013

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


Ecocem announced call to action with release of carbon reduction roadmap consultation document

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 05, 2013

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


Guinness & Co unveils winning projects in the Arthur Guinness Projects 2013

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 05, 2013

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 awards Concern Worldwide an additional US$3.25 Million to equip farmers

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 05, 2013

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


Banish the Barriers to Work Placements

Members News - Nov 04, 2013

Work placement is a key challenge for many not profit organisations (NGO’s) running employment programmes.


Stakeholder Engagement Report

BITCI News - Members News - Oct 10, 2013

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 Responsible Business Week 2013

Members News - Oct 09, 2013

    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 upcoming event

Members News - Oct 08, 2013

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.


EPIC helping people with high barriers to employment

Members News - Oct 07, 2013

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


Community Day, Over to our members

Members News - Oct 07, 2013

      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


BITCI Survey Reveals 72% of Irish Consumers Consider a Company’s Reputation When Making a Purchase

Members News - Oct 07, 2013

October 8th 2013, Dublin: In a consumer driven business environment where customers are increasingly conscious of their purchasing decisions,


A success story from Ready for Work

Members News - Oct 07, 2013

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


Next Business Working Responsibly Info session

Members News - Oct 05, 2013

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.


Interview with Ann Howgego Our match-maker

BITCI News - Members News - Oct 04, 2013

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


Why is it important for businesses to look at governance in the non-profit sector?

BITCI News - Members News - Oct 03, 2013

  The attention given to the governance of charities has risen dramatically following the introduction of the new Governance Code in 2012 and through greater press and public scrutiny.


The Schools’ Business Partnership

Members News - Oct 01, 2013

The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) is a flagship educational inclusion programme of Business in the Community. The initiative aim to positively impact on educational inclusion in Ireland by facilitating a partnership between schoolS and large local businesses. SBP have a suite of five programmes for post primary students and a reading enhancement programme at primary level. SBP has grown