Research & Publications

BITCI Manifesto Paper July 2024

Recommendations to achieve a sustainable and socially inclusive society

Sustainability Capabilities for Business Leaders: Guiding leaders to pioneer the transition to sustainable business outcomes

This report represents the first comprehensive examination of the sustainability related beliefs and sustainability capabilities of top business leaders in Ireland. The insights presented are made possible by the commitment of the leadership teams within the five participating organisations who offered their time and expertise to complete the diagnostic in full. The CEOs and managing directors of the five participating organisations indicated their motivation to participate was twofold.

Carbon Budgets: Opportunities and Challenges for Irish Business. DCU Business School and BITCI 2024

The ecological, social and economic impacts of climate change are rapidly intensifying. Globally, 2023 was the hottest year on record and in Ireland, winter 2023-24 was one of the wettest ever. Under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021, Ireland must reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 51% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Elevate Pledge Annual Report 2024

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Beyond the CSRD: The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

The European Commission is getting more serious about sustainability and joining the list of different sustainability directives, the CSDDD will require companies operating both inside and outside of the European Union to demonstrate their responsibility and efforts to protect the environment and human rights. – What is the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive? – How does it complement other sustainability reporting directives? – The ‘Six Easy Steps’ to CSDDD compliance. – How can the CSDDD drive sustainability behaviour change for companies across the globe?

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Low Carbon Pledge 2023

The 5th annual PwC report on Low Carbon Pledge found that more businesses are escalating their focus on sustainability and prioritising decarbonisation across all areas of their operations.

Elevate Pledge Annual Report 2023

Elevate Pledge Annual Report 2023

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Low carbon pledge

Low Carbon Pledge report 2022

All signatory companies commit to setting science-based carbon emissions reduction targets by 2024, which must include their entire carbon footprint (Scope 1, 2 & 3) and be in line with the Paris Agreement and the latest IPCC findings. Our goal is to achieve carbon neutrality and these targets are the first step towards a net zero world by 2050.

Elevate Pledge

Elevate Pledge 2022

The vision of the ELEVATE Pledge is to build a workforce reflective of society, starting now. The Pledge, which must be signed by the CEO, asks companies to commit to profiling their diversity and to take action to embed inclusion.

How to Mitigate the risk of Modern Slavery

Our objective is that this Report and Guidance Tool will make it easier for you and your company to put in place the necessary human rights policies, objectives and targets to ensure your operations and chain of supply are examined on an ongoing basis, so as to be able to take action should it be required.

Shaping the Future of Work

Download the new publication by the Worker of the Future sub-group to read perspectives on the Transition to the Next Normal and beyond. Access emerging best practices from leading businesses in the areas of Culture, Skills, Inclusion and Wellbeing.

The Inclusive Employer blueprint

The Inclusive Employer blueprint is a practical guide to create inclusive workplaces and reduce social inequality in Ireland. It is designed to be a starting point for any employer interested in building an inclusive society starting with their own company.

The Biodiversity handbook for business

Download the handbook to read the business case for biodiversity, case studies and access practical tips, key contacts and resources for biodiversity action.