The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) is a flagship educational inclusion programme of Business in the Community. The initiative aim to positively impact on educational inclusion in Ireland by facilitating a partnership between schoolS and large local businesses. SBP have a suite of five programmes for post primary students and a reading enhancement programme at primary level. SBP has grown
The countdown has begun to the launch of the fourth annual Better Together Video Competition on 24 September. The Wheel has introduced a new category for businesses. Companies are invited to submit a 2 minute video about their community/charity partnerships. Don’t miss this opportunity to profile your strategic community programmes to the public. If
With nearly 8,000 students with disabilities in higher education in Ireland, it made perfect sense for Enterprise Rent-A-Car to partner more strategically with AHEAD.
Ulster Bank has very recently launched a new MoneySense resource, MoneySense at Home, developed to support parents in engaging their children on money issues. The site is free, aimed at giving practical guidance to parents and families on money issues. It’s an extension of, and signposts parents to, the bank’s existing MoneySense for School’s site
The importance of environmental sustainability has long been reflected in the programmes RTÉ make and broadcast, and as Ireland’s national public service multi-media organisation it is just as important that it is at the heart of how they are run.
Time and money are under pressure today and that’s true for companies as well as individuals. Despite this, many people continue to offer much needed support for charities and local community organisations and schools.
In early August, Barry Slattery and Anna Walshe from the National Council on Curriculum and Assessment outlined developments in the Leaving Certificate and the Junior Certificate science curricula. A number of opportunities for companies were evident.
Inspiring Excellence, Ireland’s only database of responsible and sustainable business practice examples celebrates its tenth birthday in 2013!
One of the issues that we in Business in the Community Ireland most frequently address with our member companies is how best to engage the hearts and minds of employees and internal stakeholders in CSR programmes.
Now in its 7th year, the Business in the Community Ireland annual flagship Responsible Business Week is taking place from the 14th to the 18th of October with our flagship CEO Breakfast Forum taking place on the 17th October. Responsible Business Week is aimed at generating awereness around responsible and sustainable business
Coillte is pleased to announce that the company has won the Millicom Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability at the European Business Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 6th June, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Speaking at the ceremony Gerry Britchfield, Acting Chief Executive of Coillte said: “We are delighted to win this award and to be
One of the key trends in CSR is how Europe is looking at the reporting of non-financial information. There is a concerted effort to show how CSR practices underpin the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Driving Innovation through Sustainable Procurement in the Services Sector was the theme of the June 12 Workshop for Members of the BITCI Responsible Business Network, led by Senior Consultant, Darina Eades.
For the last eight years, ESB has been working with the students and staff of Rosmini Community School, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 through the Skills at Work Programme and more recently, through one-to-one mentoring of 5th and 6th year students. Engagement with Rosmini, and six other schools throughout the country, has been facilitated by Business in the Community Ireland’s Schools Business Partnership
For the second year in a row Shell E&P Ireland Ltd will support a number of students to undertake scholarships at Irish language summer colleges in Erris. The scheme, which will see ten scholarships awarded to the successful candidates, is open to students attending any of the four second level colleges in the area. The