Of the approximately 700 US companies operating in Ireland, 69 per cent have formal CSR programmes. Photograph: iStock
Giving something back to society

A report prepared last year for the American Chamber of Commerce by a research from Notre Dame College revealed the extent and impact of corporate soc(...)

Despite a pick-up in lending, most notably Central Bank governor Philip Lane says Ireland’s credit cycle remains “subdued”. As a result, he said the(...)

Dylan McCormac  with former Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell. O’Connell has launched a new funding programme for the youth-education charity initiative basis.point. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

A youth-education charity initiative of the Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is heading for the €1 million funding mark after launching (...)

Kristy Hubbard (20) from Finglas: “I was scared about starting Leap but, after some encouragement, I decided to give it a go and it’s been great for me.” Photograph: Seán Dunne

Paul Flood quit school just weeks before he did the Leaving Certificate three years ago. Everything had become too much. “The pressures got on top of(...)

Aileen O’Toole: “My preference would be for gender targets rather than quotas.”

Studies consistently show that gender balance in the boardroom is better for business, with increased profits, fewer scandals, and better returns on c(...)

Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs: suggested the €13 billion in back taxes which Apple has been ordered to pay Ireland by the European Commisison belonged in the US. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Leading US economist and UN special adviser Jeffrey Sachs has accused the Irish Government of facilitating multinational tax avoidance on a grand scal(...)

Great BT Charity Shops Challenge: BT volunteers Garreth Fennell, John O’Driscoll and Mike Cormac at the Irish Cancer Society store in Rathmines

Most companies like to think of themselves as socially responsible – and they like their employees, customers and the wider public to think of them t(...)

 Minister for the Environment  Alan Kelly receiving the climate change pledges from  Aebhric McGibney,  Dublin Chamber of Commerce; Pat Barry, Irish Green Building Council; Brian O’Kennedy,  CDP Ireland; Aideen O’Hara,  ISI; and Lorraine Fitzgerald,  Business in the Community Ireland

Business leaders in Ireland have come together to urge politicians attending the COP21 global summit in Paris to reach a robust agreement on climate c(...)

A homeless man in Dublin: more companies are becoming involved in developing long-term partnerships with charities that result in positive projects. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s hard not to be cynical when you hear companies boasting about their values. After all, both Worldcom and Enron were once seen as leading lights w(...)

Role-playing: Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway learn some valuable lessons about the age gap in ‘The Intern’

In Robert De Niro’s latest film The Intern he plays a 70-year-old widower who, bored and lonely in retirement, takes up an internship at a tech sta(...)

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