The Leader Stream

Tackle today’s sustainability business challenges and collaborate with CEOs from other leading companies

Open to companies who are proven to be best in class in sustainability, this membership is exclusive to companies certified to the Business Working Responsibly mark, the only independently audited standard for CSR and Sustainability.

This membership is ideal if:

  • Your company is best in class in sustainable business and you want to identify future trends
  • You have identified the link between critical business issues and the sustainable business agenda e.g. talent retention and acquisition, stakeholder engagement and brand and reputation
  • You have the appetite to be an industry leader and want to work beyond best practice with other companies to drive the sustainability agenda.
  • You want to continuously lead in CSR and sustainability and be ahead of your competitors


of companies pioneering integrated reporting say it helps remove barriers between departments.

(PwC,10 minutes on integrated reporting, 2014)


of the sustainability experts who responded suggest that the most effective way for companies to make a positive contribution towards the SDGs is through pursuing partnerships and developing products and services

(Globescan 2016 survey)


of investment firm board members saying they are willing to divest from companies with a poor sustainability performance

(2016 BGC study)


We work with companies in this stream to create real and lasting change both on business and industry sector issues. For companies this change is created through innovative company based initiatives or through collaboration with other business or sectoral peers on relevant issues.


You will have access to the Leaders Group on Sustainability and to national and international experts to help inform your strategy as well as having the opportunity to influence other stakeholders material to your business or sector.



The Leader Stream of membership will showcase your company as being a recognised leader in responsible and sustainable practices with thought leadership profiling opportunities available to you.

Benefits of the Leader Stream include:

  • Access to the Leaders’ Group on Sustainable Business
  • Dedicated Senior CSR Adviser delivering annual actions plans, reviews and monthly updates
  • Benchmarking against leading companies  
  • Contribution to business analysis and debate, and thereby influence other stakeholders from business, government and civil society
  • Exclusive access to a series of masterclasses and workshops with international thought leaders for CEOs
  • Access to the Business Working Responsibly Mark re-certification
  • Access to our Business Action on Education and Employment programmes. This is our suite of CSR programmes which can be adapted to your company’s need
  • Annual Events calendar on multiple CSR topics
  • Two exclusive CEO events per year
  • Speaking and hosting opportunities
  • Showcasing on the Business Impact Map

Companies must be certified to our third party certified standard, The Business Working Responsibly Mark in order to join at this level. This membership costs from €20,000 per annum.


For further information, please contact:

Lorraine O'Toole
Membership Executive

01 - 874 7232