‘I went from a busy job in financial services to being a busy climate activist and as I look back now, I think that was a form of denial in itself.’ Photograph: iStock

Six years ago, Samantha Cooper had a high-powered job in London’s Canary Wharf financial district and a hard-charging life to match it. At 42, she wa(...)

Allianz has launched a new campaign on domestic violence as part of its partnership with Women’s Aid. Photograph: Allianz

Insurance company Allianz has launched a television, digital and radio advertising campaign on the theme of domestic violence as part of a new €1 mill(...)

Volunteers wait to support firefighters during a wildfire next to the village of Kamatriades, near Istiaia on the Greek island Evia in August. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

For the first time since the landmark Paris Agreement was agreed in 2015, there is a more upbeat mood in the run-up to the annual UN climate talks tak(...)

Established in 2018, with several iterations since, the low-carbon pledge has been signed up to by  70 companies in Ireland

There are increasing global sustainability measures to help combat climate change such as the European Union’s Green Deal – a trillion-euro investment(...)

Despite the efforts made to date Ireland is one of the most fossil fuel-dependent economies in Europe

We may be the Emerald Isle but selling Ireland’s environmental “greenness” on the international stage is going to be critical to our future prosperity(...)

Addressing emissions entails taking small steps and getting support and advice on setting up targets.

For those in business, how to pursue the sustainability agenda is increasingly a critical issue for consideration when it comes to performance. A glob(...)

Businesses need to put their corporate social responsibility  and sustainability policies at the centre of everything they do.

Business in the Community Ireland (BITC) are the leading advisers on sustainability in the country. For over 20 years, their team of experts have advi(...)

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(...)

The Community Foundation for Ireland  said combatting inequalities which have widened during the pandemic was the focus of its funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost €500,000 has been awarded in philanthropic donations to support 13 groups including projects linked to women wanting to exit prostitution, food(...)

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(...)

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