Responsible Business Forum 2014

Uncategorized - Sep 30, 2014

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) has confirmed a major Corporate Responsibility (CR) conference exploring and inspiring responsible and sustainable business practices that will take place on Tuesday 11th November 2014 at Dublin Castle. The conference entitled, Building Trust, Reputation and Culture, is expected to feature over 20 expert national and international speakers including: Centrica, CIPD UK, Deloitte, Friends First, The Futures Company, Mallen Baker, Marks & Spencer, RBS, Shell, Sodexo and many more (see full list here). Early bird tickets are on sale now until mid-October online at, by emailing or telephoning  01 874 7232.

Drawing on the success of previous BITCI conferences in 2006 and 2010, the 2014 one-day event will bring CEOs and senior management of some of Ireland’s top companies together to discuss key trends in ethics, reputation and sustainability. The Responsible Business Forum is Ireland’s largest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) conference presenting leading and inspirational thinking from the world’s largest, most innovative companies and practical workshops on how trust, reputation and culture can be built with key stakeholders. Delegates will also have access to cutting edge content on CR and sustainable practices and the opportunity to hear from and be inspired by thought and corporate leaders, whose focus will not only be on successes but also on lessons learned.

Commenting on the announcement of the November 2014 conference, Tina Roche, CEO,  Business in the Community Ireland said:

“We are delighted to confirm BITCI’s third major corporate responsibility conference. Drawing on over a decade’s experience, BITCI have witnessed first-hand a real sea change in the attitudes of Irish companies towards trust and reputation, with many companies using responsible business practices as the cornerstone of their strategic and sustainable planning for the future. These forward-thinking companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and ethics and that good governance is the key to embedding these at the core of business .The conference will be a unique opportunity to explore how companies can transform to sustainable businesses by placing corporate responsibility firmly on their business agenda. It will also reinforce the importance of sustainable business practices in the current business climate.”

Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte who will be speaking at the November 11th conference commented:

“The topic of the conference – building trust, reputation and culture – has never been more applicable than in today’s marketplace. Employees want to work for reputable and sustainable organisations; customers demand these attributes of the organisations they are purchasing from. I’m looking forward to both participating in the discussion and learning about how we can all further drive this important area within our businesses.”