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

New Women@Work programme launched

In the run up to International Women’s Day, we are delighted to launch our new employment programme for women. Women@Work is for those who wish to return to the workforce or enter it for the first time by connecting with businesses. As part of our Inclusive Employer Blueprint, we run a number of innovative programmes

In Conversation with Suzanne Johnston, CSR Stakeholder Manager at Ulster Bank

Get to know Suzanne Johnston, the CSR Stakeholder Manager at Ulster Bank. Suzanne’s role is to drive the bank’s CSR agenda and manage their community programmes, engaging internally with colleagues across branches and offices, and externally with a range of stakeholders. Suzanne has been with Ulster Bank since November 2018.

Tesco Ireland Raises €5 Million in 5 Years for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Members News - Community - Mar 02, 2020

Tesco Ireland is proud to confirm it has reached a monumental fundraising milestone having raised €5 million over the course of its five-year partnership with CHI at Temple Street. Throughout the course of this partnership, the funds raised have helped the hospital to buy over 270 pieces of vital medical equipment for patients including ultrasound

AbbVie named as Ireland’s number 1 Workplace

Members News - Workplace - Mar 02, 2020

Biopharmaceutical company presented with prestigious title at 2020 Best Workplaces in Ireland awards AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company, has been named as Ireland’s No.1 large workplace. The award was presented at the 18th annual Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland ceremony in Dublin last week. AbbVie has been listed among the Best Large

Vhi gives sporting chance to young people living in disadvantaged communities

Members News - Community - Mar 02, 2020

Five youth groups were today awarded funding by Vhi to deliver a ‘Run for Fun’ programme as the company seeks to give a sporting chance to over 100 young people from underserved communities in Dublin, Donegal, Kilkenny and Limerick. The ‘Run for Fun’ programme was created by Vhi, in partnership with Irish Youth Foundation, to

Non-financial Reporting

Five key insights on Sustainability Reporting

Exclusive Member Content - Mar 02, 2020

Darina Eades, BITCI Senior Corporate Sustainability Adviser, attended the Ethical Corporation Sustainability Reporting & Communications Summit in Amsterdam in October 2019. Darina distilled the main points conveyed into Five Key Insights.

5 Easy steps towards a Zero Waste Office

BITCI News - Environment - Mar 02, 2020

The topic of Zero Waste has been around for quite a while but lately it’s become particularly important, driven by the threat of the climate crisis and the amount of plastic in our oceans. Reducing waste has risen to the forefront of our environmental consciousness, but Zero Waste isn’t just about that. it goes beyond

How Gas Networks Ireland are working to reduce their emissions

Members News - Environment - Feb 25, 2020

Gas Networks Ireland Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has adopted an iterative multi-year approach to reducing the environmental impact of its business activities. Significant milestones on this journey have been the implementation of an Environmental Management System (certified to ISO 14001) in 2012 and achieving the Energy Management System certification (ISO 50001) in 2014. In 2015

ESB on leading the low carbon transition

Members News - Environment - Feb 25, 2020

ESB has been actively engaged with the sustainability agenda for many years. In 2008 they launched a 5 year sustainability programme (2008- 2012) which involved performing deep dive audits of the company’s energy footprint. This enabled ESB to identify a range of emissions mitigation options and quantify associated cost savings. ESB was one of the

How HEINEKEN reduced their carbon emissions

Members News - Environment - Feb 25, 2020

Heineken Ireland Heineken’s global strategy to “Brew a Better World” created a clear mandate for Heineken Ireland to prioritise sustainable business practices. The global strategy, effective since 2010, sets out the company’s global ambition to be a green brewer. The strategy identifies 6 pillars against which all local companies must deliver continual improvement: reducing CO2

Dublin becomes first Capital City globally with zero emissions postal delivery

Members News - Environment - Feb 10, 2020

An Post the first postal service to eliminate carbon emissions in a Capital city And the first to introduce electric trucks into a commercial fleet in Ireland An Post proposes a 100% Green Delivery Zone in Dublin All cities in Ireland will have zero emissions postal delivery by end of 2020   Dublin, Friday, 7th