Embedding sustainability through data-driven facts with Cairn Homes

BITCI News - Environment - Jun 13, 2022

Together, building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world and therefore represent a must-win decarbonisation segment both globally and locally. Cairn Homes want to take a prominent role in promoting sustainable and attainable building in Ireland, while in parallel being respectful of the change this will have on both suppliers and

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Setting science-based targets with Bank of Ireland

BITCI News - Environment - Jun 13, 2022

Bank of Ireland is one of the pillar banks in Ireland and therefore recognises the important role it plays in driving attainment of the national climate targets.  Firstly, Bank of Ireland can show leadership through its internal focus on sustainability and secondly, by setting ambitious climate targets aligned to science-based targets (SBTs), the bank can drive cross-sectoral change

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Climate Action Superheroes help Energia Group celebrate Global Wind Day

Environment - Jun 10, 2022

To mark Global Wind Day on 15th June, Energia Group has created a live action and animated film in partnership with a Donegal national school, to promote awareness and citizen education, in line with Ireland’s National Climate Action Plan. The film showcases the pupils from St. Francis National School, in Barnesmore, Co. Donegal and their

Business for Biodiversity

New ‘Business for Biodiversity’ platform will help businesses to take strategic action for biodiversity

Environment - Jun 08, 2022

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD and Minister of State for Land-Use & Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett, today encouraged businesses to sign up to  Business for Biodiversity , a new platform to guide them in taking action to tackle the biodiversity crisis. Backed by the  National Parks & Wildlife Service  of the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage and the

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Dublin Bus is supporting community and voluntary groups through its Community Spirit Awards

Members News - Community - Jun 02, 2022

Dublin Bus employees joined with previous winning groups to announce the launch of the 2022 Community Spirit Awards, inviting local voluntary and community groups to apply. Any group located in an area served by Dublin Bus can apply for a grant of €1,000, €2,000 or €5,000. For more information and to apply visit Since 2004,


GoogleServe returns for 2022 to provide Volunteer Support to Irish Charities

Members News - Community - May 27, 2022

Business in the Community Ireland are delighted to inform the Irish non-profit sector that Google’s annual volunteering programme – GoogleServe  – is returning for June and July of 2022 to support Irish charities through skills-based employee assistance, both in person and virtually. BITCI have been partnering with Google Ireland since 2015 to support the GoogleServe

AIB Community €1 Million Fund launched to support local charities

BITCI News - Community - May 25, 2022

AIB Group has launched the AIB Community €1 Million Fund to support over 30 charitable organisations in communities across Ireland. The bank is asking its customers and the wider public to nominate registered charities that connect with causes that matter most to them and their communities. AIB will allocate €700,000 to charities chosen by its customers

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What you need to know from the SBTi’s 2021 Progress Report

BITCI News - Environment - May 25, 2022

Since the beginning of 2022, we have seen the publication of several worrying climate change reports. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) rang alarm bells in February with their impacts of climate change report followed swiftly in April by their climate change mitigation report. Again the science is clear, human activities have and continue to increase greenhouse gas emissions leading to

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KPMG Multicultural Week – Diverse teams for a diverse world

Diversity & Inclusion - May 25, 2022

Last month, KPMG hosted an internal celebration and awareness campaign, KPMG Multicultural Week. Multicultural Week is about celebrating the diversity of KPMG’s people who come from over 50 different countries around the world. In 2021 alone KPMG hired 302 people from 31 different countries outside Ireland and the UK. This celebration shone a light on all

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Elevate Pledge Report Collective Campaign reach

Exclusive Member Content - May 24, 2022

On 10th May we launched our inaugural Elevate Pledge report in our first hybrid event. Read about the key highlights and the reach of our collective campaign here.


eir and EasyGo partnership see first installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers across Carlow Town and County

Members News - Environment - May 24, 2022

eir, Ireland’s leading telecommunications company, has today announced the installation of seven new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in County Carlow, with further installations planned across the country, as part of its partnership with EasyGo , the owner of Ireland’s largest eMobility Service Provider network. Following the removal of the Universal Service Obligation for eir to


Aviva launches new charity partners to support its sustainability ambitions

Members News - Environment - May 24, 2022

Last year, Aviva launched its sustainability ambitions, one aspect of which saw it commit to being a net zero organisation by 2040. As outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability is about much more than just an action to tackle climate change. At Aviva, three strategic pillars underpin its sustainability ambitions: – Climate Action

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Momentum Support Achieves Best Practice in Sustainability Award at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

Members News - Workplace - May 24, 2022

Momentum Support, the leading Irish soft services organisation, has been awarded the Best Practice in Sustainability Award at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, which took place recently in Brussels. Momentum Support was also nominated in the following categories: Investment in Training, Excellence in Client-Contractor Relationships – in recognition of Momentum Support’s strong working relationship

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Taking a multi-stakeholder approach to biodiversity management at your business

Environment - May 20, 2022

At Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), biodiversity has been a strategic priority in the work we undertake with our members since 2014 and remains a key focus area in our latest strategy . Several BITCI members have truly embraced the topic and have undertaken extensive biodiversity enhancement and protection  projects on their sites, while also generating

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Webinar: Elevate Pledge report launch

Webinars - May 15, 2022

In 2021 we launched the Elevate Pledge to support companies to build more inclusive workforces. One year on, over 50 companies have signed up and are on the journey to a more inclusive future. At this event, we heard about some of the key challenges to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as well as


New report reveals greater participation of women at senior management

BITCI News - May 10, 2022

Business in the Community Ireland Inaugural study of 120,000 employees lays foundations for diversity and inclusion in the workforce   Dublin, Tuesday, 10th May, 2022: The first report into measuring and setting workforce targets for diversity and inclusion has pinpointed higher levels of female participation at senior and executive levels than the national average. The

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BITCI launch new Traveller Employment Programme

Today at the inaugural Elevate Pledge report launch we also announced our new Traveller Employment Programme, an important step-up in tackling the under-employment of Travellers. This programmes is an addition to our award winning employment programmes supporting people with high barriers to employment and it is funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland. Through direct

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Sky Ireland’s New Horizons Initiative

  As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Sky Ireland’s New Horizons initiative. Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. What was your


Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme

  As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? Accenture is committed to accelerating inclusion and diversity for all and creating a work


eir’s #SheLeads Gender Pay Gap Report

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about eir’s   Gender Pay Gap Report. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? eir is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland


AIB’s Universal Inclusion Campaign

BITCI News - May 06, 2022

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about AIB’s Universal Inclusion Campaign. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? As a financial institution at the heart of the Irish economy, operating within a local

BT Ireland’s Early Career Programme

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about BT Ireland’s Early Career Programme. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? AT BT Ireland, one of our highest priorities is being a diverse, equitable and inclusive


Energia’s Virtual Call Centre Teams

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Energia’s Virtual Call Centre Teams. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? Diversity really matters to our organisation. It’s the right thing to strive for, and

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Royal London launches Changemakers Programme for Irish Social Enterprises

Members News - Community - Apr 29, 2022

Royal London Ireland has recently joined the Business in the Community Ireland network to strengthen its social impact across the country, where the company has a 150 strong workforce. By working together, Royal London and Business in the Community Ireland will help engage colleagues and deepen Royal London’s two purpose impact areas: building financial resilience

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Lidl Ireland Set to Offer All Employees Paid Time Off for Fertility Support

Members News - Leadership - Apr 26, 2022

Lidl Ireland is set to become one of the first major retailers across the island of Ireland to update its paid leave policy and fertility support programme to reflect the inclusion of two days at full pay, per cycle, for employees undergoing egg freezing and IVF. The new policy extends to all of the retailer’s 6,000 employees

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SSE Airtricity wins Green Energy Provider Award at the 2022 Green Energy Awards

Members News - Environment - Apr 26, 2022

SSE Airtricity , Ireland’s leading supplier of renewable power, took home the Green Energy Provider Award at the 2022 Green Energy Awards. This year’s awards ceremony took place at a gala dinner at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. and was attended by Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D., who delivered a special

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Coillte launches new forestry strategic vision to optimise its contribution to Ireland’s climate targets

Members News - Strategy - Apr 26, 2022

Coillte, the semi-state forestry company, announced a new forestry strategic vision which aims to deliver multiple benefits from its forests and bring more focus to climate action, setting ambitious new targets on biodiversity and recreation, while continuing to deliver for the forest and wood products industry.  The new approach aims to sustainably balance and deliver

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An Post making sustainable living commonplace

Members News - Environment - Apr 26, 2022

An Post has launched its third Sustainability Report.  Themed “Making sustainable living commonplace” the report describes how An Post is contributing towards more sustainable living in Ireland by offering decent work, progressing towards a carbon free environment, developing a more comprehensive biodiversity strategy, innovating for the common good, and improving financial inclusion in the community,

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An Post and their first Business Working Responsibly Mark achievement

Members News - Strategy - Apr 12, 2022

An Post is deeply rooted in the Irish economy and local communities.  Their responsibility is to think about and plan for the future and ensure that they leave a positive mark in order to ensure a better world for future generations. That is reflected in our Purpose: “to act for the common good and to

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Community Foundation for Ireland launches funding campaign for Ukraine

Business & Human Rights - Apr 06, 2022

Today the Community Foundation for Ireland, together with a coalition of Irelands leading media organisations, launched the nationwide fundraising campaign ‘Ireland for Ukraine’. Unprecedented in Irish History, ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ sees over 20 media organisations nationwide come together in a united response to provide critical supports to those affected by the war in Ukraine. A