A business mentoring programme (phase 2) was established in October 2017 between 12 Senior Executives from Microsoft Ireland and 12 Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise Office client companies.
Global business has a unique role in advancing the United Nations’ 2017 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While these goals, ranging from ending poverty to protecting our planet, were developed by governments, governments alone cannot achieve them. Partnerships with the business community are essential. That is why several years ago, IBM became a founding member of IMPACT 2030, a global, private sector-led collaboration dedicated to mobilising corporate volunteers in service to advance the achievement of the SDGs.
SAP equips students to thrive with Skills @ Work programme. At SAP, our purpose is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Core to this, is our corporate social responsibility mission, to equip young people with the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.
Transdev’s CSR strategy focus’s on reinforcing the understanding and reputation of the LUAS service that the company provides as well as that of the staff and the company across the disparate communities served by Transdev Luas. It supports the client, city and communities in tackling some of the wider social challenges facing both transport providers (SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities) and the city in general and also plays a crucial role in tackling some of the direct challenges facing Luas, particularly in respect of anti-social behaviour and fare evasion.
The Deloitte volunteering programme is an integral part of our Global “WorldClass” initiative. A commitment globally to prepare 50 million futures by 2030 for a world of opportunity in-line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Over the past two years children's author and poet Catherine Ann Cullen has been working with pupils in St Joseph's Co-ed Primary School in East Wall in Dublin with a view to improving their creativity and literacy skills. Catherine Ann was the professional writer selected as part of a new writer-in-residence programme, a three-year partnership created by A&L Goodbody under the Docklands Arts Fund. It is the first school residency in the country supported by a company.
Midlands Science is a not-for-profit development company, which works to create greater interest in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths] education and skills among students, teachers and members of the public in the four counties of the Midlands [Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath]. At Integra all employees are encouraged to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work and to extend their caring to meaningful causes across the globe. Integra’s local partnership with Midlands Science has enabled the company to facilitate the organization and delivery of hands-on workshops in local primary and secondary schools during the Midlands Science Festival, which is held annually during national Science Week.
Midlands Science was delighted to collaborate with Bord na Móna to deliver some exciting and interactive workshops during 2017 and these events proved to be an effective way to engage young children about the diversity of science and technology and how it is such a big part of everyday life. Bord Na Móna has a number of sites in the Midlands that welcome visits from the public and particularly young people to learn more about the advances being made in the areas of renewable energy technology, power generation and ecology to name but a few.
Pro bono work is an opportunity for staff from the firm to exercise their professional services free of charge, or for a substantially reduced fee, to disadvantaged or marginalised people who cannot afford legal services. Arthur Cox has had a series of secondments at the Immigrant Council of Ireland since 2013 whereby trainees spend a number of months working at the Council. The results are of huge benefit to the many migrant families that access the Council’s legal services annually.
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