The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (10th June 2020) launches a €600,000 funding opportunity for Irish innovators to develop and demonstrate business-ready solutions for the circular economy. Circular businesses reduce costs by reusing & recycling materials already in use; and build vibrant, new businesses. The EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy programme supports organisations to develop and demonstrate new circular economy approaches.
130 leaders from across Government, private and public sectors came together at the CSR CEO / Leaders’ breakfast on the 27th June 2019, at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. The event, aimed at raising awareness about the business benefits of CSR, was hosted by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in conjunction with the CSR Stakeholder Forum, and is part of the roll-out of ‘Towards Responsible Business’ Ireland’s National Plan on CSR 2017-2020. Minister Humphreys launched ‘CSR Check 2019’ at the event which is the Forum’s 2nd Progress Report on implementation of the National Plan. The report includes CSR case studies, information about the Forum’s activities, and interesting articles about CSR in Ireland today.
The deadline for applications is 12pm, Monday, 1st April 2019.
In January 2019, the Government of Ireland decided that government departments and public bodies will lead the way in reducing generation of single use plastics and waste. This decision recognises that the public service must demonstrate its commitment to sustainable development and use its influence to persuade others of the changes required to reduce our impact on the environment.
CSR Ambassadors: Deborah Dignam, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, David O'Flynn, Dawn Meats (CSR Forum Member) and Elisha Collier-O'Brien, Chambers Ireland (CSR Forum Member) presented at the second meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum on Friday 19th October.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Forum met in Cootehill, Co Cavan on 17th September and organised a CSR networking event for local businesses to drive awareness of CSR for SMEs.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in collaboration with Efficient Consumer Approach Ireland (ECR), are hosting their fifth annual Feeding Ireland’s Future Initiative (FIF) for young jobseekers, which will run from 21st May until 1st June. Some 20 leading companies will provide young jobseekers with practical help and advice on their CVs, interview techniques and job searching skills, as well offering them an opportunity to gain practical knowledge of a range of careers.
The 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report showcases a profound shift facing business leaders worldwide: The rapid rise of what we call the social enterprise. This shift reflects the growing importance of social capital in shaping an organisations purpose, guiding its relationships with stakeholders, and influencing its ultimate success or failure.
Applications for the CSR Awards 2018 are now officially closed. The shortlist for the CSR Awards will be announced mid to late July 2018.