BITCI joins forces with Thrive CSR

BITCI News - Sep 12, 2017

New CSR software solution launched to help companies track volunteering and community engagement

12th September 2017: Employees want to understand the impact their company is making and this impact goes far beyond just euros on the bottom line. Almost all large companies have embraced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability as a way of deepening the impact they make but often don’t have the resource, or processes to fully track and communicate the CSR work they are doing.

Employee engagement is a continued challenge for businesses throughout the economy, with record turnover of staff across many industries leading to massive efficiency losses (1). Thankfully research suggests that a well-executed and communicated CSR strategy can bring double-digit increases in employee engagement (2).

Observing a need to better manage elements of CSR and to help boost employee engagement, Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) have now partnered with leading Ireland-based CSR software provider, Thrive CSR (  Thrive CSR’s user friendly software enables large corporates to automatically capture more hard hitting information on their community impact and easily report on and share this information with colleagues and customers.

Along with the other associated benefits such as reduced administration and improved CSR governance around community engagement, BITCI see the adoption of modern, cloud based technology as a natural innovative step to improving the measurement of some CSR activities.

Moira Horgan, Head of Marketing at BITCI commented, “Thrive CSR has developed an innovative solution to tackle challenges many companies face when it comes to tracking corporate giving and employee volunteering. We are delighted to partner with them and look forward to bringing the benefits of their software solution to our extensive network of members”.

Neil Macdonald, CEO of Thrive CSR, said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership. BITCI is at the forefront of CSR and Sustainability strategy and advice for corporate Ireland and now being able to complement that service with innovative digital CSR tools which provide real benefit to the day to day operations of their members makes a strong and natural partnership”.

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is the network for responsible business. Founded in 2000 it is the only business network of its kind in Ireland. From providing bespoke advice to some of the most progressive multinational and indigenous companies to helping smaller enterprises navigate and understand sustainability and CSR, they are the trusted advisers on responsible business practices in Ireland.

Thrive CSR is a specialist provider of CSR software solutions, developed in collaboration with Irish and UK businesses. Its software solutions assist leading brands to better capture and communicate their community impact, helping them to boost employee engagement and brand reputation.


For more information, please contact Moira Horgan on 01 874 3812 or