Interview with Ann Howgego Our match-maker

BITCI News - Members News - Oct 04, 2013

Ann joined Business in the Community Ireland in April 2008. Ann’s role involves developing the capacity of charities and community organisations to engage with business around non-financial support such as staff expertise, time and resources. We asked Ann some key questions: What is the best advice you could give a community or charity organisation in

Ulster Bank Giving Campaign Raises €500k for Irish Charities

BITCI News - Oct 04, 2013

Ulster Bank’s ‘One Week in June’ fundraising initiative has raised €500,000 for some of Ireland’s best loved charities. The Bank matched the money raised by customer and staff fundraising events euro for euro to help the campaign reach its €500k target. On announcing the final tally, Jim Brown CEO, Ulster Bank said “The energy and

Why is it important for businesses to look at governance in the non-profit sector?

BITCI News - Members News - Oct 03, 2013

  The attention given to the governance of charities has risen dramatically following the introduction of the new Governance Code in 2012 and through greater press and public scrutiny.

Global CEOs remain committed to Sustainability and call for policies to align market incentives with Sustainability

BITCI News - Oct 02, 2013

        More than two thirds of chief executives – 67 percent – believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to a survey by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Amid evidence that CEOs are strongly committed to embedding sustainability throughout their organizations, the

The Schools’ Business Partnership

Members News - Oct 01, 2013

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

Cork student picks up Intel sponsored prize of trip to NASA and Silicon Valley

BITCI News - Oct 01, 2013

A young woman from Listowel, Co Kerry, Eimear Donovan, has been named as the winner of the Intel sponsored top prize which was up for grabs for one of the young entrants who voted for one of the shortlisted candidates as part of ‘Ireland’s Greatest Woman Inventor’ competition which leading technology website Silicon Republic , has been

Janssen ‘s Award winning “Message in a bottle” initiative

BITCI News - Oct 01, 2013

Janssen Supply Chain Ireland’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ initiative, in partnership with the Carrigaline & District Lions Club, has won this year’s ‘Multi-national Community Programme – Excellence in the Community’ Award at the annual Chambers Ireland CSR Awards in Dublin. ‘Message in a Bottle’ is a unique initiative which can be used by people of

Biodiversity – one simple thing a company can do

BITCI News - Oct 01, 2013

  Did you know that Ireland’s butterfly population halved in recent times? Or that Irish Beekeepers are routinely experiencing annual colony loss of over a third? It’s no secret that nowadays bees and other pollinators are increasingly threatened. It may surprise you that urban businesses and residents are ideally placed to help them out with

Foróige receive €26k from Ulster Bank’s Community Impact Fund

BITCI News - Oct 01, 2013

A total of €290,000 has been awarded to 25 community-based organisations (17 via our our sister organisation The Community Foundation for Ireland) across the island of Ireland as part of the Ulster Bank Community Impact Fund. One such recipient was Foróige who work with almost 60,000 young people aged 10-18 each year through volunteer-led clubs

DAA among the big winners at this year’s Allianz Business to Arts awards

BITCI News - Sep 30, 2013

The award for best long-term partnership went to DAA and the Dublin Theatre Festival for DAA’s sponsorship of the festival since 2007, and specifically for its Dubliners@DublinAirport campaign, which highlighted the festival’s 2012 production of James Joyce’s Dubliners. The award was accepted on DAA’s behalf by Public Affairs Director Paul O’Kane and Dublin Theatre Festival

Better Together Campaign

BITCI News - Members News - Aug 27, 2013

  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

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Partnership with AHEAD

BITCI News - Members News - Aug 26, 2013

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 launches new financial education resource for parents

BITCI News - Members News - Aug 26, 2013

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

RTÉ Cleaner, Leaner, Greener

BITCI News - Members News - Aug 26, 2013

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.

Employee engagement through Community Support

BITCI News - Members News - Aug 26, 2013

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.

Opportunities for companies to contribute to science syllabus revisions

BITCI News - Members News - Aug 26, 2013

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.

Interview with Woman of the Year Award winner Margot Slattery, MD Sodexo

BITCI News - Aug 20, 2013

Our friends in Business in the Community UK spoke to Margot Slattery , Managing Director Ireland and Northern Ireland, Sodexo

Want to help us make Ireland the most responsible place to do business?

BITCI News - Aug 02, 2013

02.08.13 We are currently looking for an exceptional candidate to join our Membership Services Team

Inspiring Excellence: over 200 CSR Case Studies

BITCI News - Members News - Jul 29, 2013

Inspiring Excellence, Ireland’s only database of responsible and sustainable business practice examples celebrates its tenth birthday in 2013!

Top tips for engaging employees in your CSR programme

BITCI News - Members News - Jul 29, 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.