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The FTSE 100 has risen 4.3 per cent so far this year, supported by speedy vaccine rollouts and a raft of economic stimulus. Photograph: iStock

World stocks ran higher on Thursday following their slowest quarter in a year, as US economic strength offset the return to strict Covid-19 lockdown m(...)

The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 per cent in early trading, hovering just 3 points below its all-time high

European stocks kicked off the new quarter with small gains on Thursday, as optimism around a new US government spending plan eclipsed concerns of an(...)

Companies signing up to the pledge commit to recording their entire carbon footprint. Photograph: iStock

Sixty of Ireland’s largest companies have publicly committed to setting carbon-reduction targets based on climate science. They are the first signato(...)

A Covid-19 certificate of vaccination app on a mobile phone

At the start of this month an Israeli chief executive named Udi Ben Shimol logged on to a video call with bosses from cities across Europe who all wan(...)

Ongoing development of a strong talent pipeline is very much linked to the diversity and  inclusion culture within an organisation. File photograph: Getty

Coronavirus may have turned how companies do business on its head, but it hasn’t changed their fundamental need for good people. Without employee bu(...)

The Iseq index ended the week in negative territory, in sharp contrast to many of its European peers

European stocks logged their strongest weekly gains since November on Friday, with Germany’s DAX hitting a record high on the back of better-than-expe(...)

Average emissions intensity reductions across signatory companies increased from 36 per cent to 41 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

Irish companies who have pledged to halve their carbon footprint are following through on their promise, new figures suggest. More than 50 Irish comp(...)

La Défense business district in Paris. A recent report by the French high council for equality recommended that gender quotas be extended to senior management. Photograph: iStock

A discussion on gender quotas at the Irish Embassy in France’s seminar on women in business concluded that quotas work, targets don’t. In France, the(...)

Donating to charity isn’t only about money. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Donating to charity isn’t only about money. A properly thought out corporate and social responsibility (CSR) programme can support charities through t(...)

Jean-Christophe Bugeon, CEO Smurfit Kappa France; Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade; Irish ambassador Patricia O’Brien; Stéphane Crouzat, French ambassador; Tony Smurfit, CEO Smurfit Kappa Group and Richard Dujardin, president of NetworkIrlande.

Jean-Christophe Begeon of Smurfit Kappa France received the Best Irish Company in France Award at the 27th annual Ireland France Business Awards in Pa(...)

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