Ireland's National Plans on CSR

Good for Business, Good for the Community: 2014 - 2016, Ireland's first National Plan on CSR

Towards Responsible Business: 2017 - 2020, Ireland's second National Plan on CSR

General CSR Reports

The CSR Effect: Social Media Sentiment and the Impact on Brands, A report by U.S. Chamber Foundation (USCCF) in partnership with IBM, April 2017

Better Business Better World, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, January 2017

Doing Well by Doing Good, Nielsen, highlighting the impact of CSR on consumer choice, 2014


Business in the Community Ireland's Responsible Business for SMEs website includes a range of sample CSR reports produced by Irish SME

Ryan, Annmarie, L O'Malley, and M O'Dwyer. "Responsible business practice: re-framing CSR for effective SME engagement." European Journal of International Management4, no.3 (2010): 290-302. Responsible business practice: re-framing CSR for effective SME engagement.pdf


The Cost of Brain Drain, Oxford Economics, February 2014

There Are Significant Business Costs to Replacing Employees, The Center for American Progress, November 2012

The Environment

Green Business Resource Efficiency Case Studies, Clean Technology Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, published by, 2016 

The Community

The Deloitte Volunteerism Survey (USA) highlights opportunities for employers and employees related to volunteering. 

The Marketplace

Through their quarterly Prompt Payment Survey, ISME monitors the issue of payment delays for SMEs on a quarterly basis.