Report shows Low Carbon Pledge companies cut greenhouse gases and calls for a green recovery from COVID-19

BITCI News - Jun 05, 2020

Dublin, Friday, 5th June: On World Environment Day, over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland, which have publicly committed to halve their direct carbon footprint between now and 2030, reported on their progress. They are signatories of Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge. Business in the Community Ireland, the national network for

Deloitte Ireland – Living our purpose through Covid-19

Members News - May 21, 2020

At Deloitte, our purpose is to make an impact that matters for our clients, our people, our community and our planet. During these unprecedented times, we have really considered each element of our purpose in more detail than ever before. In such an environment, prudence in planning is critical, however, together we will find our

Supporting communities where AIB live and work

BITCI News - May 21, 2020

We have a long tradition of supporting our communities across the country, which is why we’ve committed to funding over €2.4 million to help accelerate Ireland’s effort to develop a vaccine through the launch of the new AIB COVID19 Research Laboratory Hub at Trinity College Dublin. In addition to this and as part of the AIB Together programme we have implemented further initiatives to support those

Employee Engagement in a Time of Crisis

BITCI News - May 13, 2020

On April 30th we hosted our third webinar as part of our ongoing series.The webinar, entitled ‘Employee Engagement in a Time of Crisis’, featured insights from Gillian McMahon, Head of Human Resources, BT Ireland and Amanda Johnson, Interim Director of People Success, RSA Ireland. Gillian discussed a survey BT Ireland conducted among employees to determine their engagement

Community Engagement in a time of crisis webinar

BITCI News - May 05, 2020

On April 23rd we hosted the second webinar as part of our ongoing series. The webinar, entitled ‘Community Engagement in a Time of Crisis’, featured a  panel of guests from key NGOs who discussed some of our most pressing needs, including funding, food poverty, the digital divide and social isolation. We also spoke to two of our

BITCI and Google partner to offer free support to charities

BITCI News - May 05, 2020

Business in the Community Ireland have partnered with Google who are offering free support from volunteers in their Irish office to help you work online effectively. If you wish to sign up, Google volunteers will conduct a needs assessment with you to see what online services you require to move to working from home more

The role of sustainable business during Covid19

BITCI News - Leadership - May 05, 2020

On April 15th  BITCI CEO Tomás Sercovich introduced our new BITCI Webinar Series alongside our Senior CSR Adviser, Linda O’Sullivan. The ongoing webinar series explores, among other things, the links between sustainable business, CSR and the business response to Covid-19. As part of the first webinar, we discussed the global business response to the Covid-19

Employee Engagement in times of crisis

Exclusive Member Content - May 01, 2020

Engaging with employees and safeguarding wellbeing has jumped to the top of every leader’s agenda. In this webinar, Members shared their experience and insights on engaging a remote workforce and ensuring a holistic approach to employee wellbeing at a time of uncertainty. Speaker line-up included: Amanda Johnson, Interim Director of People Success, RSA Ireland Gillian McMahon,

63 Companies in Ireland Contributed Almost €38 million and 341,856 hours to Charities and Community Groups in 2019

BITCI News - Apr 29, 2020

    In light of the outbreak of Covid-19, the Business Impact campaign for 2020 had been replaced with #BusinessResponseIRL to profile the amazing support that BITCI member companies are providing to their colleagues, customers, communities and suppliers in this time of crisis. However the impact made by BITCI member companies in 2019 is still something

National Lottery’s Response to Covid-19

Members News - Apr 27, 2020

An additional €16 million of National Lottery expired unclaimed prize money will be used to support the health sector response to COVID-19. The money was held in the National Lottery Fund, which is managed and controlled by the National Lottery Regulator and will now be transferred by the Regulator to the Exchequer. National Lottery CEO,

Webinar Recording Community Engagement in a time of crisis

Exclusive Member Content - Apr 27, 2020

In our second webinar of this series, ‘Community Engagement in a Time of Crisis’ we examined what is best practice in community engagement during the COVID-19 crisis. Following on from  our initial advice for member companies on 26th March , we checked in with two of our member companies to learn about their approach and experiences to date of community engagement in response to the crisis.

Social Computing

Members News - Apr 21, 2020

The website is aimed at helping people who are new to using computers and the internet. The easy to navigate site make it easy to find information and services that may be of interest to them.  Essentially, it is a roadmap and aims to make finding things simple. The Social Computing for the Community project

Bank of Ireland – Supporting our Customers, Colleagues and Communities during Covid-19

Members News - Apr 20, 2020

At Bank of Ireland, we are committed to supporting our customers, colleagues and communities in a responsible way through the Covid-19 pandemic. We have made a number of significant changes to how we operate to respond to this public health emergency and we have a range of supports in place for personal and business customers,

IBM and Cisco partner to support the Department of Education and Skills with remote teaching across Ireland

Members News - Apr 14, 2020

Free Cisco Webex tool offered with free training from IBM so that schools can continue their essential work during the global pandemic. IBM and Cisco have joined forces to offer teachers in schools across Ireland free access to video conferencing through use of the Cisco Webex web conferencing tool. The technology offers simple and intuitive

SSE Support to customers, employees and communities

Members News - Apr 09, 2020

Fulfilling an essential purpose SSE is a purpose-led company. Our core purpose is to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow. In line with this core purpose, SSE’s over-riding priority is to play our part in the fight against Covid-19 by supporting the safe and reliable supply of electricity,

Dedicated phonelines for cocooning and vulnerable bank customers set up by five retail banks

Apr 08, 2020

BPFI publishes guide on day-to-day banking to help those required to stay at home manage their money in a safe way  Wednesday April 7th 2020 – Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today announced that all five retail banks now have dedicated freephone phonelines to assist cocooning customers during the Covid-19 crisis. The dedicated

Responsible Business during Covid -19 KBC Bank Ireland

Members News - Apr 07, 2020

Now, more than ever banks must support the Irish people. Many are facing an uncertain financial future and hundreds of thousands are dealing with job losses. Businesses need help to survive the difficult period ahead. At KBC Ireland, we are working with the Government and all stakeholders to ensure we do all that we can

KPMG’s community response to COVID-19

Members News - Apr 06, 2020

At KPMG we are very conscious that we need to play our part in supporting society in different ways through this crisis.  We are really proud of the fact that our people are always really generous in terms of giving of their time and other resources to support worthy causes.  There has never been such

46 public relations professionals registered to provide their skills to charities

Apr 02, 2020

Within days of the call being made by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) for a PR Meitheal or ‘Gathering’, 46 public relations professionals had registered to provide their skills to charities and other Covid-19 front-line organisations. The volunteers range from early career to retired, from junior executives to managing directors, with a whole

Webinar Recording of Responsible Business in a time of Crisis

BITCI News - Apr 01, 2020

On this webinar recording you will: 1. Hear immediate insights on the business response to the crisis 2. Demonstrate the links between sustainable business and the response to COVID-19 3.  Receive tips and advice on engaging with your communities and charities. Read our key summary and top tips from this webinar. Join in our campaign and use  the hashtag  #BusinessResponseIRL anytime you see a great example of

Top tips from “Responsible business in a time of crisis” webinar

BITCI News - Apr 01, 2020

During our latest webinar Responsible business in a time of crisis experts from our Membership Services team provided a series of key insights for businesses. Here are some of their top tips: Leveraging our Network for impact, Bernadette Phelan, Head of Advisory Services: Bernadette spoke about the power of the network and how we can work

Tesco Ireland to further support the elderly, family carers and vulnerable with €270,000 Community Fund donation to support services during Covid-19

Members News - Mar 26, 2020

  Tesco Ireland to donate €150,000 with three donations of €50,000 to ALONE, Age Action and Family Carers Ireland , separately, a €120,000 donation to be made available to over 453 community-based local causes via store-based Community Fund  Thursday 26th March 2020: Tesco Ireland has today announced that it will make a series of special

Unprecedented times call on an exceptional business response

BITCI News - Leadership - Mar 24, 2020

AUTHOR: Tomás Sercovich, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland

The COVID-19 outbreak brings unprecedented challenges. A recent global survey shows the importance that business will play in this crisis, from being a trusted source of information,  to supporting staff, contractors, consumers and local communities, to being perceived as a key partner of Governments to team up and “play its part” in the solutions that will be needed.

Bank of Ireland announces priority banking hour for over 65s and carers

Members News - Mar 23, 2020

19 March 2020  Bank of Ireland has today announced that its branches will prioritise older customers and carers at the beginning of the day to help them avoid busier and more crowded periods during the COVID-19 outbreak. From today we are offering a priority service for over 65s and carers in our branches between 10

Applications Open for Sustainable Business Impact Awards 2020

BITCI News - Mar 18, 2020

Chambers Ireland opened the Sustainable Business Impact Awards, the renamed Corporate Social Responsibility Awards, which celebrates the achievements of the business community in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Awards recognise the meaningful and high quality-work from companies through different Awards categories, including Environment, Community Partnership (divided into Charity, Volunteering and Community Programme), Workplace, Marketplace, CSR