Upcoming Members Network Meeting 10th February Materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement

BITCI News -

Feb 10, 2016

Network events are a prime opportunity for Business in the Community Ireland members to get new ideas and share best practice.

Our first National Network Meeting of 2016 is a must-attend event to get answers to some challenging CSR and sustainability questions including:
• How do you choose the sustainability issues that will have most impact for your business and your stakeholders with limited resources?
• How do you know what to report with so many great stories to tell?
• How do you deal with questions from investors and other stakeholders about issues which were considered important to date?

Materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement have become buzz words in the sustainability world and with good reason. If new to sustainability, actively engaging with key stakeholders in a materiality assessment can help you to identify and prioritise the material (or important) issues, thereby giving you a starting point. If you are further down the road, an ongoing materiality assessment can help you validate your current strategy, recalibrate if necessary and report on what really matters.

At our Network Meeting, our interactive session on materiality and stakeholder engagement will:
• Introduce you to the concept of materiality assessment and stakeholder engagement;
• Give you an opportunity to participate in a sample materiality process; and
• Demonstrate how other leading companies have used materiality as a basis for their sustainability priorities.

What: Q1 National Network Meeting
When: Wednesday, 10th February, 10.30am-12.30pm (registration and networking from 10am)
Where: PwC, 1 Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1


Munster Network Meeting and Community Fair
A separate Munster Member Meeting with a similar agenda will take place on 11th February in Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Business in the Community Ireland has also identified the need to support young people in Cork with employability skills – especially in the disadvantaged areas of the north inner city. In order to help facilitate your understanding of this issue further, and to allow companies to explore opportunities for collaboration, we are organising a Community Fair to immediately follow the Munster Network Meeting. If you have colleagues in the Munster area who would be interested in attending either or both please let us know and we will forward the invitation to them.

Refer to our Events Calendar and mark your diaries to attend the quarterly network events planned for 2016.

Please feel free to extend the invitation to colleagues. RSVP to Leah Naughton by Wednesday 3rd February at events@bitc.ie.