Reports

Ireland's National Plans on CSR

CSR Check 2019: is the 2nd Progress Report on the implementation of 'Towards Responsible Business' Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017-2020. CSR Check 2019 was prepared by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation on behalf of the CSR Stakeholder Forum. 

CSR Check 2018: prepared by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation on behalf of the CSR Stakeholder Forum, reflects on the progress of the CSR Stakeholder Forum in achieving the goals set out in ‘Towards Responsibility Business’ Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017-2020.

Towards Responsible Business: 2017 - 2020, Ireland's second National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017 - 2020

Good for Business, Good for the Community: 2014 - 2016, Ireland's first National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility (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

SMEs

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

TheWorkplace

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 GreenBusiness.ie, 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.