Responsible Business Week 2013

Members News - Jul 17, 2013

      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 wins European Business Award

BITCI News - Members News - Jun 26, 2013

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

EU and CSR Reporting: Changes ahead

BITCI News - Members News - Jun 26, 2013

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

Members News - Jun 26, 2013

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.

ESB supports development of independent learning & research skills

BITCI News - Members News - Jun 26, 2013

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

CSR Europe celebrates at European CSR Awards for innovation and social and business impact

BITCI News - Jun 25, 2013

(Brussels, 25 June) The winners of the inaugural European Corporate Social Responsibility Award Scheme today celebrated their achievements at a special ceremony in Brussels.

Abbott is First Company to Bring ‘Time to Read’ Programme to Midlands

BITCI News - Jun 20, 2013

20 June 2013: New Programme Supports Literacy Skills of Primary School Children Abbott, Longford, has partnered with St. Michael’s Boys National School, Longford, on the Schools Business Partnership, Time to Read Programme. The Time to Read programme is Ireland’s first business to education reading initiative. The programme, run by Business in the Community Ireland, partners

Shell supports Irish language students

BITCI News - Members News - May 28, 2013

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

Tackling unconscious gender bias in the workplace

BITCI News - Members News - May 28, 2013

Business in the Community recently held a diversity and inclusion breakfast on gender equality in Cork which was co-hosted by our members Sodexo and Bord Gáis Networks. The event provided a forum in which ways to tackle unconscious bias in the workplace could be shared in an open, informal and collaborative format with other companies

May 22nd: Business Impact Map shows Irish Companies Contribute Over €21 million to Charities and Community Groups in 2012

BITCI News - May 22, 2013

46 of Ireland’s largest Irish companies contributed over €21.3 million euro to the community in 2012 In-kind donations increased from €3million in 2011 to €6million in 2012 Over 4,800 community partnerships have been established Statistics available on online interactive map entitled the ‘Business Impact Map’ Map launches today as business, NGOs and government meet to