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(...)

Teenager Greta Thunberg on board the racing boat Malizia II in the Atlantic Ocean. Activists such as her have catapulted the climate emergency on to centre stage. Photograph:    Greta Thunberg/EPA

We live on a dying planet surrounded by desperate inequality. Corporate leaders like to say they are working to solve the problems: just this week one(...)

Andreea Turcanu works in asset servicing in the tax area of Citibank.

Andreea Turcanu has had to take a number of 90 degree turns before landing a job that suited her skills and background. She arrived in Ireland from Ro(...)

Winifred Akinyemi  and Afifa Rahman, EPIC scheme graduates,  with Virgin Media CEO Tony Hanway and BITC chief executive Tomás Sercovich. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The State will lose out if businesses do not tap into the skills and experience that migrants can bring to the workplace, Virgin Media Ireland chief e(...)

Photograph: iStock

More than 40 top companies in Ireland have pledged to cut their carbon emissions significantly by 2030. The companies, which cover retail, manufactu(...)

 Alan McGlynn, Michael Dunphy,  Rose Crockett, Paul Doherty, and John O’Connell of  Cork-based Slí Eile, winners of the  Business in the Community Award at this year’s Bord Bia National Organic Awards

Irish foods from lamb to tomatoes, blue cheese to fortified apple wine, today won organic awards, with bidegradable packaging, and community awareness(...)

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(...)

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