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#StrongerTogether with Sarah Whelan, PwC volunteer

PwC is one of the companies participating in the Business Impact Map and the #strongertogether campaign. The interactive map showcases what companies are doing for their local communities across the country and also shows the collective impact of the network. Today as we unveil the impact achieved by the participating companies in 2017 we take the opportunity to hear from


#StrongerTogether with Dee O’Toole, KBC Volunteer

Dee O’Toole is a Team Leader and works at KBC, as part of the #StrongerTogether campaign, Dee shares her experience and thoughts on volunteering. KBC is one of the companies participating in the Business Impact Map and the #strongertogether campaign.The interactive map launched today showcases what companies are doing for their local communities across the country and also


#StrongerTogether with Martin Coughlan, Symantec Volunteer

Martin Coughlan is a software engineer working for Symantec, as part of the #strongertogether campaign, Martin shares his thoughts on volunteering.


The 54th BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the year Award

Members News - Communication - Feb 26, 2018

On the second week in January the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition took place in the RDS Dublin. This is now the 17th consecutive year for the global communications company, BT, to run, organise and sponsor the Exhibition. Resulting in one of the islands largest and longest standing education CSR efforts on record.


The third Great Agri-Food Debate

Members News - Environment - Feb 26, 2018

Is consumer behaviour the key to a sustainable food future? Is Ireland taking its environmental responsibilities and commitments seriously? These, along with Brexit and CAP, were topics that were debated last week during the third Great Agri-Food Debate in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).The event, organised by Dawn Meats and McDonald’s Ireland, saw students from


KBC and the Alzheimer Society: A charity partnership that ensures tangible sustainable impact

Members News - Community - Feb 26, 2018

KBC Bank Ireland runs a Sustainability programme which shares a vision for better, brighter communities, supports innovation, strives for long-term sustainable impact and builds a culture within KBC that reflects the Bank of You, their brand proposition to customers in the Irish market. KBC Bank drives this vision through four diverse focus domains: entrepreneurship, financial


HEINEKEN announces ‘Drop the C’ programme

BITCI News - Members News - Environment - Feb 26, 2018

HEINEKEN has recently announced its ‘Drop the C’ programme for renewable energy. With ‘Drop the C’ the company aims to grow its share of renewable thermal energy and electricity in production from the current level of 14% to 70% by 2030. HEINEKEN wants to drive a real change towards renewable energy and will therefore not


PwC People Giving Scheme

Members News - Community - Jan 29, 2018

Through the PwC ‘People Giving Scheme’, PwC helped 3 Irish charities in 2017, raising a total of €59,902, and recently they presented the charities with their funds. The charities chosen by PwC people to benefit from the scheme last year were Alzheimer Society of Ireland, MS Ireland and Temple Street Foundation. The scheme is now


eir’s environmental sustainability programme

Members News - Environment - Strategy - Jan 29, 2018

eir, Ireland’s principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications, was certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2016 . The company has a long commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices and environmental sustainability is a core focus of their CSR strategy. eir has been making significant advances in this area in recent years and through the energy and creativity


Intel goes 100% renewable to power 360-acre Leixlip campus

Members News - Nov 28, 2017

Intel Ireland has recently announced that 100% of all electricity supplied to its Leixlip campus in 2016 was generated from indigenous renewable sources, making Intel one of the largest voluntary, private purchasers of renewable energy in the country. This action forms part of Intel Ireland’s multi-faceted approach to reduce its impact on the environment and


Abbott: Bringing Science to life for Students during National Science Week

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 28, 2017

National Science Week was once again another exciting activity on Abbott’s calendar across all nine sites in Ireland this year. Abbott supported a variety of events, ranging from the Abbott Fund programmes Family Science and Operation Discovery, Abbott Discovery Day in Longford for the Midlands Science Festival, and over 100 children of employees visited our


Ricoh’s CSR journey over the past year

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 27, 2017

It has been quite the year for Ricoh Ireland, and we don’t just mean in the business sense! In case you didn’t know it already, we take our CSR efforts very seriously and the last 12 months has been another defining year for the company in terms of giving back to society.


Tesco Ireland Community Chill Campaign

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 27, 2017

Tesco Ireland recently announced the launch of the Community Chill campaign, which provides funding for food related good causes to buy fridges and freezers so they can receive more surplus food donations to help people in need. The Community Chill aims to overcome one of the obstacles to local good causes taking more surplus food,


BT smashes fundraising target by raising €220K for the Irish Cancer Society & Marie Curie

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 27, 2017

250 BT volunteers take over 25 Irish Cancer & Marie Curie shops to raise vital funds. BT Ireland’s annual charity shop takeover, BT Shop for Change, raised an astounding €220,688 for Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie, bringing the total funds raised over the last six years for the charities to almost €683,840 euro.


Three using Project Management skills for Social Good

Members News - Nov 27, 2017

Three won the Project Management for Social Good Category at the inaugural 2017 National Project Awards for an e-mentoring system they developed for their charity partner. When Three began the process of selecting a new charity partner in 2014 the employees expressed the wish to be able to use their business skills in a meaningful


Oracle inspires the next generation in STEM Careers

Members News - Oct 25, 2017

The technology industry is critical to global progress and prosperity, and Oracle’s corporate citizenship initiatives are grounded in our technology leadership. Oracle has leveraged this to advance education for nearly 20 years. The Oracle Academy partners with over 6,000 educational institutes worldwide to help secondary students and teachers gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. 


Ricoh Ireland sweeps Salou

Members News - Oct 20, 2017

Ricoh Ireland recently participated in  Ricoh’s imagine change Challenge  Football Trophy in Salou, Spain. The football tournament was created by Ricoh Europe to bring together all the European OpCos, as part of a series of initiatives that represent the best of the Ricoh brand, and to make a difference in the communities in which we work and live.


DIT and Intel establish strategic working partnership

Members News - Oct 20, 2017

Programme of activity will include projects to increase participation of women in STEM & pilot graduate development programme


Symantec’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Members News - Oct 09, 2017

Symantec is pleased to announce the release of their 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report. As a global corporate citizen, Symantec believes in its shared responsibility to tackle issues that leverage its size, scale and expertise about the cyber security threat landscape to make the world a safer place. In its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report,Symantec shares what it


Intel to offer a number of scholarships to third level students

Members News - Aug 29, 2017

Monetary grant of up to €12,000, placement opportunity and Intel mentor offered to students as part of Intel scholarship program As thousands of students across the country this week receive CAO offers and look forward to the next chapter in their education journey, Intel is announcing details of their continued support of a number of  Women in Technology scholarships


Smurfit Kappa celebrates a decade of excellence in sustainability achievements

Members News - Aug 28, 2017

Smurfit Kappa has been building a sustainable future for a long time but ten years ago the packaging giant started formally measuring its sustainability impact.


IBM launches 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Members News - Aug 28, 2017

IBM has recently released their annual Corporate Responsibility Report covering 2016. Their reports – like their citizenship initiatives – are not simply lists of cash contributions to causes that complement their industry. IBM’s approach to corporate citizenship is, and always has been, far more complex, more engaged and more vested in sustainable outcomes than can be covered by


HEINEKEN Ireland announces urban greening community initiative

Members News - Jul 31, 2017

HEINEKEN Ireland has recently announced an initiative to bring communities together to create urban growing spaces that have a positive impact – socially, environmentally and economically.


Supporting the local community Bank Blitzes Backyard to help older people

BITCI News - Members News - Jul 31, 2017

On 14 and 15 July, Age Action and Bank of Ireland took part in the Great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz, which saw hundreds of bank volunteers swapping their calculators for watering cans and their spreadsheets for spades to give their older neighbours a ‘dig out’ in the garden. The gardening bonanza matched up bank


Corporate Responsibility in Action A&L Goodbody sponsors Writer in Residence at East Wall school

Members News - Jul 31, 2017

In June 2016, A&L Goodbody created a new three year partnership with Business to Arts to support and fund (€30,000 over the period) a new initiative called the Writer in Residence programme under the Docklands Arts Fund.


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Symantec and CoderDojo Coolest Projects

Members News - Jul 27, 2017

Symantec were delighted to be part of this year’s CoderDojo Coolest Projects event in Dublin in June. CoderDojo are a non-profit organisation who teach coding to kids aged 7 – 17. During the event hundreds of kids from “Dojo’s” around the world came to showcase one of the projects they have been working on, and


KBC Building Better Communities

Members News - Jul 26, 2017

As the Bank of You, KBC’s Sustainability programme aims to make a positive impact on the lives of our employees, our customers, our communities and society at large. At KBC we recognise and respect the importance of our role in society and through our sustainability programme we share our vision for better, brighter communities, support


In Conversation With David O’Flynn, Head of CSR at Dawn Meats Group

Members News - Leadership - Jul 25, 2017

For this issue of our In Conversation with Series we had the opportunity to hear from David O’Flynn, Dawn Meats’s Group Head of CSR.   Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the company As Dawn Meats’ Group Head of CSR my role covers our 17 sites in


M&S Sustainability Programme Plan A turns 10 and has saved £750 million in costs

Members News - Jul 25, 2017

Each year M&S holds an event solely for stakeholders, to discuss their sustainability challenges, successes and goals. Our Senior CSR Adviser Darina Eades attends this meeting and here she shares the insights from the day and the successful evolution of M&S’s sustainability strategy.


Five Charities from Across Ireland Selected to Receive Support from the eir Fund

Members News - Jul 25, 2017

The eir Fund – Connecting Communities is eir’s Corporate Social Responsibility investment programme, open for application to any charity or NGO in Ireland, north or south, with a registered charity number. Decisions for funding are made on a local basis by eir’s employees based in the four provinces of Ireland. As a direct result of