Sustainable Business Webinars

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Our first Members’ Network Meeting of 2021

Member Webinars - Feb 25, 2021

The business case and the strategic drivers for Sustainability are established for business. Yet given the climate crisis and the many worrying social trends, the adoption of sustainable business models and operations is still happening far too slowly. Business opportunities are being missed and business risks are building up. At this network meeting, we focused


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Watch: Our first Low Carbon Pledge Knowledge Session of 2021

Member Webinars - Feb 18, 2021

The 1st Low Carbon Pledge Knowledge Session of 2021: ‘Scope 3: What does good look like’. Business in the Community’s Low Carbon Pledge has taken a significant step-up in ambition, asking BITCI member companies to commit to setting Science-Based Targets by 2024. Knowledge and understanding is key in allowing business to make more informed decisions


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Sustainability Trends 2021

Webinars - 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


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

Webinars - 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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How can business support education in a time of crisis?

Member Webinars - Jan 28, 2021

This webinar examined the very real need to support our young and vulnerable students, as well as outlining exciting volunteer opportunities for employees of our member companies.  


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Sustainability and the Role of the Board

Member Webinars - Jan 28, 2021

Webinar, Sustainability and the Role of the Board: This webinar in partnership with the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development discussed key issues on the role of Boards and sustainability. It examined the following questions: What are the main challenges that boards will face on the ESG agenda? The evolving landscape on transparency and disclosure – from


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

Webinars - 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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Sustainable Employment, shaping the Future of Work

Member Webinars - Jan 28, 2021

Sustainable Employment: The Leaders’ Group on Sustainability’s Worker of the Future subgroup hosted a webinar addressing people perspectives on the transition to the “Next Normal”. The group shared perspective on the areas of Culture, Skills, Inclusion and Wellbeing and provided examples of emerging best practice from a variety of sectors.   Download our new publication:


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How your organisation can improve through top class governance

Webinars - 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


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How can business become more inclusive and diverse?

Webinars - 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


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Sustainability and Environment, Beyond the Rhetoric

Webinars - 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


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Annual Members’ Network Meeting

Member Webinars - Dec 10, 2020

The year end Annual Members’ Network Meeting took place on the 9th of December. Our 100 members gathered to discuss the impacts we have achieved as a network and also our plans for next year. We shared the impacts of your work across the network during 2020, reflected on sustainability priorities for 2021, and looked


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Low Carbon Pledge Workshop #4

Member Webinars - Dec 01, 2020

The 4th and final Low Carbon Knowledge Session of 2020. We discussed the New Low Carbon Pledge Commitment and what this means for your organisation. We also heard from our own team of Environmental experts on BITCI’s Low Carbon Perspective. Additionally, deep dived into another area which impacts a lot of your organisations and can


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The Changing Face of Apprenticeships in Ireland

Member Webinars - Dec 01, 2020

In this webinar, we outlined the acute need for more companies in Ireland to take up the apprenticeship model. Member companies outlined the business benefits of this additional recruitment path and we heard about exciting new retail and pharma apprenticeships, as well as traditional apprenticeships. Speakers include: Pat O’Doherty, Chair of the Apprenticeship Council and


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Demystifying the circular economy

Member Webinars - Nov 05, 2020

It is estimated that 60% of the global carbon emission reduction target could be met by transitioning from a linear economy (take/make/use/dispose) to a circular one. Transitioning to a more circular economy isn’t easy though. It requires significant change in product design, business models and consumer attitudes. In September, the Irish Government updated its National


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BITCI Education Programmes Update webinar

Member Webinars - Aug 20, 2020

In this webinar, we provided information on how our programmes will operate in a virtual or blended world for the upcoming 2020/21 academic year. We also outlined the current and very real need in Ireland to support our young and vulnerable students, so that they can be positive about their futures and engage fully in


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Our latest members’ webinar: Future Trends in Sustainability

Member Webinars - Jul 30, 2020

This week we held our latest webinar, Future Trends in Sustainability: The Transformational Capability of Sustainable Procurement. On the webinar, you will have a chance to hear practical examples of how a focus on human rights, green procurement and circular economy has been integrated into the business strategy of PwC; you will hear about some of


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Integrating Sustainability into the Heart of Business: Exploring the External Context

Member Webinars - Jul 22, 2020

On Thursday, July 16th we held our webinar ‘Integrating Sustainability into the Heart of Business: Exploring the External Context’. The webinar examined the  Political, Environmental, Social, Technological, Economic, and Legal changes which have impacted business and society in 2020. Participants discussed global themes, the pace of change, and different responses from organisations in adapting to a


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Education in a time of Crisis webinar

Member Webinars | Webinars - Jul 02, 2020

On Thursday, May 28th we held our webinar, ‘Education in a Time of Crisis’. We heard from the following speakers: Full speaker line up: Dr. Aideen Cassidy, Principal, Beneavin De La Salle College, Dublin 11 David Coleman, Clinical Psychologist & Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychology, UCD Deirdre Kennedy, Corporate Citizenship / CSR Lead, IBM Ireland Cian O’Brien, Mayfield/The Glen Schools


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Communications in a Time of Crisis

Member Webinars | Webinars - Jul 02, 2020

On May 14th we hosted our webinar, Communications in a Time of Crisis. In this webinar we discussed the importance of top class communications during a time of crisis. We heard from expert speakers from Member companies who will brought us through their top tips on communicating with customers, the general public, their employees, as


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Employee Engagement in times of crisis

Member Webinars | Webinars - May 01, 2020

Engaging with employees and safeguarding wellbeing has jumped to the top of every leader’s agenda. In this webinar, Members shared their experience and insights on engaging a remote workforce and ensuring a holistic approach to employee wellbeing at a time of uncertainty. Speaker line-up included: Amanda Johnson, Interim Director of People Success, RSA Ireland Gillian McMahon,


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Community Engagement in a time of crisis

Member Webinars | Webinars - Apr 27, 2020

In our second webinar of this series, ‘Community Engagement in a Time of Crisis’ we examined what is best practice in community engagement during the COVID-19 crisis. Following on from  our initial advice for member companies on 26th March , we checked in with two of our member companies to learn about their approach and experiences to date of community engagement in response to the crisis.


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Launch of BITCI Webinar series

On 15th April  Tomás Sercovich introduced the BITCI Webinar Series and discussed the global business response to the COVID-19 crisis alongside Senior CSR Adviser Linda O’Sullivan.  If you have any feedback on the webinar content or if you have any follow up questions please get in touch by emailing your account manager. We are delighted