Generating environmental awareness for your employees is recommended at any time throughout the year but celebrating global awareness dates present the opportunity for wider engagement. We have put together some tips on activities and communications for the upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd and World Environment Day on June 5th.
Wallace is originally from Brazil and moved to Ireland in 2012. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Advertising and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Marketing. He had been looking for a job in his area for 6 months until one of his friends recommended him to try the EPIC Programme: “I’ve applied
As announced before Christmas, BITCI is raising the ambition of the Low Carbon Pledge to focus on all direct and indirect emissions and setting targets based on science. We are asking member companies who have already signed up to the Pledge to recommit to this raised ambition and welcome companies who have not signed up
Download a copy of the Irish and International awareness dates to help your sustainaiblity communications plan for 2021.
There are many ways in which we can support you in driving the sustainability and CSR agenda in your organisation. Have a look at the full service offering in our new brochure.
Find out how to participate in the BITCI Business Impact Map, listen to the Webinar led by CSR Adviser and Project Leader on the Business Impact Map Shane Mulchrone and Nathalie Pavone, Digital Marketing Manager. Find out everything from data collection to bringing the Map to live through our social media campaign.
Download the 2020 list of Awareness dates, a great way to tie in relevant issues with your CSR and Sustainability programmes.
Originally from Africa, Enyinna had to face numerous challenges in his journey into employment in Ireland. This is Enyinna’s story in his own words: My journey to the BITCI-EPIC Programme started with the simple conversation I had with an elderly woman I was opportune to meet at a Job Fair in Blanchardstown, in early
Sara Sue left Peru for Ireland in 2012. She has a background in Business Management, Systems Engineering plus seven years of experience as an IT consultant. “With my experience I thought it was going to be easy to find a job, but I was wrong.”
On June 12th with PwC Ireland we launched the inaugural Low Carbon Pledge report at an incredibly well attended event. The launch of the report received extensive coverage in the media including Morning Ireland, The Irish Times, The Examiner, Newstalk and much more. The social media collective campaign planned for the signatory companies performed also
On March 28th 2019 we launched the Business Impact Map with a campaign themed #ImpactInAction. Download the report to see what we, as a collective network, have achieved.
By Marie Coady, former Our Lady’s College Galway student. My family’s working history is mostly made up of labourers, which made getting career information for someone indoors-y and bookish like myself difficult. Luckily, the BITCI Skills @ Work (S@W) programme enlightened me to the career prospects that would be more enjoyable and involve significantly fewer stains and injuries
L to R: Germaine Noonan, Head of Education, BITCI, Roddy Murphy, Managing Director, Cornmarket Financial Services, Rachel Hyland, Learning & HR Technology Business Partner, Cornmarket Financial Services Cornmarket Group Financial Services is one of Ireland’s leading insurance brokers. They provide a range of financial services uniquely focused for public sector employees. Cornmarket is also one of leading companies
Muirgheas Griffin, Managing Director of Smurfit Kappa News Press gives insight into the company’s involvement with the Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) Skills @ Work (S@W) and Management Excellence for Principals programmes. Q1. What was it about the BITCI education programmes that initially appealed to Smurfit Kappa News Press? “Smurfit Kappa News Press has always recognised the importance of
With six Skills @ Work (S@W) partnerships across Ireland, one in Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Galway, Tipperary and Dublin, Marks and Spencer (M&S) are certainly a role model company for engaging with young people across Ireland. In Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, M&S has been partnered with a local secondary school, Clonmel Central Technical Institute (CCTI) as part of the Business in the Community Ireland’s (BITCI) S@W programme
In February, Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) with the support of Basis.point funding launched a new Alumni network for former mentors and students. The annual event was held in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2 with all previous mentors and mentees invited. The aims of establishing the Alumni are to provide a forum for Alumni mentors and
The Inclusive Employer blueprint is a practical guide to create inclusive workplaces and reduce social inequality in Ireland. It is designed to be a starting point for any employer interested in building an inclusive society starting with their own company.
Download the handbook to read the business case for biodiversity, case studies and access practical tips, key contacts and resources for biodiversity action.
Download the complete list of Sustainability and CSR awards available in Ireland in 2019.
Business in the Community Ireland is inviting member companies to participate in the Business Impact Map project for 2019.
Zurich will be celebrating the third year of their strong partnership with St. John of God NS, Wexford as part of Time to Read this coming September. Principal of St. John of God NS, Liam Turner has praised the influence of the enthusiastic Zurich volunteers have had on the children involved: “As a DEIS school
Like all good ideas, the concept for the Skills @ Work programme is simple, a business is matched with a local school and employees provide insight about their roles and work life to the students while also developing their own skills. Communicorp Media has been doing just this with Our Lady of Mercy, Secondary School,
Abbott recently held 3 STEM ‘Seeing is Believing’ days for local teachers in Sligo/Mayo, Longford and Do negal. They welcomed science teachers and guidance counsellors to their diagnostic facilities in Finisklin Business Park, Sligo; Lisnamuck, Longford Town and their diabetes facility in Lurganboy, Donegal Town. The one-day visit to each location is part of our BITCI STEM
“Opened my eyes to the community around myself, allowed me to develop skills I would never get the chance to develop within an office.” – Volunteer Dr. Eleanor Walsh, Assistant Manager & Time to Count, Programme Coordinator, BITCI gives an important update on our Time to Count roll out. Were you interested in numbers and maths
Work experience is an integral part of any student’s education. It provides them an opportunity to reflect on their own development and gives exposure to career options, the work place environment and networking. But what’s in it for the company? Anita Power, HR Manager, Dulux Paints shares her views on providing Student Work Experience.
Please download the slide deck for the Leaders Group webinar held on the 26th of September 2018.
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein By getting involved with the Time to Read programme, businesses give children the opportunity to learn and grow through reading. To ensure this continues long after Time to Read finishes, a visit to the school’s local Library is included in
We speak to Paul Boland, Davy who returns to his former Primary School, O’ Connell CBS, Dublin 1 to take part in Time to Read. What has been a highlight of taking part in Time to Read for you so far? The energy and enthusiasm in which the children, school and parents engaged with the programme and
Dr. Eleanor Walsh, BITCI reflects on what inspires volunteers to take part in the Student Mentoring programme. This programme has expanded in Limerick, thanks to basis.point funding and companies supporting their local community in this meaningful way. Thanks X Factor! When we go to talk to students these days about having a mentor there is very little additional
Paul Cremmins, Director, Suir Engineering speaks about his recent contribution to our Management Excellence for Teachers Programme. Paul delivered a seminar highlighting the many apprenticeship opportunities’ in the construction industry, in particular in Suir Engineering. This seminar was delivered to Guidance Counsellors in the South East region. In addition to this seminar Paul also established links