The Sustainability Roadmap for CEOs 12th Annual BITCI CEO Forum

Nov 13, 2019

VENUE: The Round Room at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

TIME: 7.00am - 9.30am

Business in the Community Ireland


The Business in the Community Ireland annual CEO Forum is a high-level breakfast event where CEOs of Ireland’s leading companies gather to discuss key trends in sustainability and how companies can make the transformation to a sustainable business model. This essential networking breakfast forum is a critical date in the diaries of business leaders in Ireland.

Key information about the event:
How should business react to rising societal expectations? What opportunities and risks can these expectations bring?

2019 is the year sustainability went mainstream. From calls on business to do more to tackle climate change, to an increased focus by customers and the pipeline of talent to look at diversity and inclusion, 2019 proves a seismic shift in how businesses need to operate in this more transparent and activist world.

Following last year’s event where we explored the CEO as activist, this year, we will delve deeper into what this means for Ireland’s international reputation as well as learn from top leaders on how to find the winning formula of sustainability with profitability.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Niall Browne, CEO, Dawn Meats
  • Caroline Casey, Founder, The Valuable 500
  • Gavin Kelly, CEO Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland
  • Carolan Lennon, Chief Executive, Eir
  • Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive, IDA Ireland

with more to be announced.


Highlights CEO Forum 2018

Business in the Community Ireland

Last year over 170 business leaders attended the annual Business in the Community CEO Breakfast Forum at The Mansion House, where the companies certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2018 were announced. Last year’s forum examined the emerging role of the CEO as an activist and how leading companies in Ireland are collaborating on key issues such as climate change, the war on talent and social inclusion.

Speeches and panel sessions from last year’s forum:
Watch the opening speech of our 11th Annual CEO Breakfast Forum delivered by our CEO Tomás Sercovich

The CEO as Activist – Social Cohesion

Watch this dynamic panel session hosted by our Head of Marketing Moira Horgan with Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive – ESB, JP Scally, Managing Director – Lidl Ireland, Margot Slattery – Country President, Sodexo Ireland & Northern Ireland.

The CEO as Activist – Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

Watch this dynamic panel session hosted by our Head of Advisory Services Bernadette Phelan with Laura Burke -Director General Environmental Protection Agency, Paul Farrell – Country General Manager, IBM Ireland, Mark Foley – Chief Executive EirGrid plc.