KPMG is a leading provider of professional services in Ireland. KPMG works with clients in all sectors of Irish business, providing a range of Audit, Tax and Advisory services.
What was the Opportunity In 2013 A&L Goodbody sought support from the Public Interest Law Alliance ( PILA ) to source a project that would address an unmet legal need in Irish society.They were matched with the Irish Refugee Council’s ( IRC ) Independent Law Centre (Law Centre) to develop a unique pro bono service for people
2015 Boots Ireland is a leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer and a part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. With 80 stores in the Republic of Ireland, Boots Ireland’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than
2014 – The company set the objective of supporting local community employment and development by aiding study and supporting third level education in the surrounding area.
2013 – The Ulster Bank Staff Charity Funds (SCFs) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were set up to encourage employee payroll donations to charities. Staff donations are paid in monthly to the SCFs and the monies are matched by Ulster Bank, effectively doubling the value of donations accumulating in the Fund. The SCFs are managed by voluntary committees of staff, who meet quarterly to make decisions on the donations to be made from the Fund.
2013 – Long-term, it makes good business sense to help people manage money and become capable financial consumers. We believe the best place to start is with young people and that every child deserves to leave school knowing how to manage money, budget effectively and save for the future. As finance experts, we see real benefits in supporting schools to deliver financial education.
2013 – The Community Cashback Awards scheme enables employees to get a cash award each year for their chosen charity. Every employee can apply for an award of €250 each year for their favourite charity once they raise at least €250 in fundraising, or volunteer more than 19 hours in the year. The award is paid to their chosen charity.
2013 – KPMG wished to encourage university students to develop their social entrepreneurial skills so that they would have a positive impact on their local communities. Supporting the development of entrepreneurship is central to KPMG’s long term business and sustainability objectives.
2013 – Project Bright is an annual internal competition that invites KPMG staff to form project teams that generate solutions for community issues. The winning team is supported by the company with volunteering time and other resources to realise their project plan as well as special leave to support overseas development projects.
2013 – A&L Goodbody’s pro bono practice is at the centre of our community programme called Step Up. We ask all our solicitors to engage in at least 15 hours per year in CR activities which includes pro bono work.
2013 – KPMG has built a strong relationship with St. Michael’s House over the last few years. More recently, St. Michael’s House Home Teachers and Outreach Librarians approached KPMG about working together to develop a prototype for Multi‑Sensory Stories for Children with Intellectual Disability. This is a new and innovative product stemming out of the need to improve the quality of story time of children in St. Michael’s House.
2013 – In 2012 Ulster Bank developed a facility for our customers to donate to charity via any of our 1,100 ATM machines island-wide. Customers can donate from €1 to €250 to 14 well-known charities (8 in Republic of Ireland and 6 in Northern Ireland). The charities were selected based on research to represent the causes closest to the hearts of Irish people: children’s welfare, cancer research, hospice care, disability support, homelessness, poverty, serious illness and third world aid. We wanted an initiative to raise awareness of ATM Giving with our customers and at the same time bring our people together as ‘one team’ behind a common cause of raising funds for our ATM Giving charity partners.
2013 – The key driver for this programme was demand from the community sector for access to Accenture’s business skills and experience. To bring Skills to Succeed to life for our people and to truly get them involved in our Skills to Succeed programmes, we wanted to set up a flagship volunteering programme that allowed employees the opportunity to develop and share their skills and experience in a meaningful way. We also wanted to develop a programme that was free of charge to all of our Skills to Succeed partners.
KPMG’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy articulates how both KPMG and staff have an immense role and opportunity to positively impact surrounding communities. KPMG has an ongoing relationship with the well-known international charity, Concern, including the provision of pro-bono audit services and recently selecting it as one of seven worldwide KPMG International Disaster Relief partners. However we wanted to go beyond these linkages and support a project whose objective was to work on Millennium Development Goal 3 – Promoting gender equality and empowering women – and encourage staff engagement with important social issues at the same time.
2013 – A pilot project was conducted in April 2012, during which Suas trained 11 A&L Goodbody mentors to work with school children from St Vincent’s Girls School in Dublin, utilising a proven computer based literacy intervention called AcceleRead AcceleWrite. Following evaluation, 8 of the 11 participants displayed increased reading ability and confidence.
Science and engineering are very much at the core of Bord Gáis Networks business and we have a strong interest in ensuring that students continue to pursue careers in these fields. Bord Gáis Networks supports a number of programmes that encourage and promote an interest in science with students at secondary level.
Watch a video of this case study. This case study is one of 10 most innovative examples selected from 182 case studies collated over the period 2003-2008. Company Description:Microsoft is a Software Products & Services Company. Its global turnover is $51bn. In Ireland, it employs 1,200 full time staff and 700 vendor staff. Business Issue: Unemployment among people
Enhance and develop the company’s relationship with its staff and the community through making a substantial impact on key causes in Ireland.
IBM celebrated one hundred years as a corporation in 2011. Wishing to leave a lasting legacy in Ireland, IBM decided that the most tangible way that employees, retirees and our communities would experience this milestone was by having a year-long Celebration of Service.
Charitable and non-profit organisations in Ireland, with a few notable exceptions, struggle to take advantage of the benefits of Information Technology. There are three issues: access to software, access to computer hardware and access to skills. Solving these issues will help NGOs to increase the breadth of services and support available to the most vulnerable in our society.
2013 – The future health of our business is linked to the future prosperity of the communities in which we operate. Failure to address issues of (un)employment or make links with local education and employment-focused organisations would limit our future access to local talent pools. Given the positioning of Ireland as a knowledge-based, smart, high skills economy and an innovation hub, it is more important than ever for education and training to help achieve that goal through the adaptation of skills and knowledge. Higher skill levels boost labour participation rates, productivity and economic growth.
Following 20 years of involvement with Special Olympics Ireland, to create an innovative sponsorship campaign and build brand loyalty by demonstrating that Eircom is a company that gives back to the communities in which it is based.