Our member case studies shine a light on sustainability and CSR in action in Ireland to encourage businesses of all sizes to promote and communicate their responsible business practices. This database is a testament to our members that have committed to continuously improving their social and environmental impact and embed sustainable business practices into the fabric of their operations.
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.