Winners Webinar Series

This series highlights the 2020 winners of the Sustainable Business Impact Awards. Hear from the teams who set up and run award-winning sustainability, colloborative, charitable and wellbeing initiatives within their businesses and organisations.

The aim of this hub is to be a source of information and inspiration to companies, of all sizes, across Ireland so that they can undertake similar projects.

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OVERALL WINNERS: AIB
About: AIB were crowned the 2020 winners of our overall award for their Outstanding Achievement in Sustainable Business Impact for 2020. In this video, Head of Sustainability at AIB, Sarah Dempsey discusses how they achieved this through numerous environmental, community and charitable initiatives within the company. Hear all about it here: 

 

EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE – MNC
Company: Diageo
Project name: Six months paid parental leave for all Irish employees 
About: In 2019, Diageo introduced 26-weeks paid parental leave for new parents, becoming the first employer in Ireland to do so. The policy applies regardless of gender, sexual orientation or whether employees become parents biologically, via adoption or surrogacy. The policy is part of Diageo’s ongoing work to support gender equality and to create a fully inclusive and diverse workforce, where barriers to career progression are removed. Find out how they implemented this policy change here:

 

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY – PARTNERSHIP WITH A CHARITY – LIC
Company: A&L Goodbody
Project name: Supporting life after torture with Spirasi 
About: A&L Goodbody (ALG) partners with Spirasi, the centre of care for survivors of torture to undertake legal reviews of medical legal reports. Bringing together professionals working across medical, legal and charitable sectors has brought about a greater understanding of the importance and use of medical legal reports. ALG have supported 179 medical legal report reviews to date. Watch to find out more about their partnership:

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE – LIC
Company: SOLAS
Project name: SOLAS Workplace Choir
About: SOLAS Workplace Choir was established in 2018 with the aim of improving employee wellbeing and to offer staff members an alternative form of mindfulness. Since then, it has formed a partnership with Mountjoy Prison’s ‘Inhouse Voices’ choir. Hear more about the SOLAS Workplace Choir below: 

 

EXCELLENCE IN CSR COMMUNICATIONS
Company: Lidl Ireland
Project name: Lidl More for Youth – Jigsaw/Lidl Listen Campaign
About: Since 2018, through our ‘A Better Tomorrow’ initiative, Lidl have partnered with Jigsaw – the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, pledging to fundraise €1 million and use Lidl’s communication platforms to build awareness for youth mental health. Find out more below: 

 

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY – VOLUNTEERING – LIC
Company: A&L Goodbody
Project name: Supporting housing rights and homelessness through free legal assistance
About: One of Ireland’s biggest and most pressing social issue is access to affordable and sustainable housing. Partnered with Mercy Law Resource Centre and Focus Ireland, A&L Goodbody lawyers attend an out-reach clinic every Wednesday afternoon to support individuals and families experiencing homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Find out more below: 

 

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY – VOLUNTEERING – MNC
Company: IBM & Cisco Ireland
Project name: ICU Family Link
About: Patients in University Hospital Galway’s ICU are using specially adapted video conferencing technology, known as ICU FamilyLink, to communicate with family and clinical teams due to visiting restrictions brought about by Covid-19. Through collaboration between IBM, Cisco and NUI Galway, a secure system was designed for easy setup by non-technical people to allow close family members to see and speak to their loved ones in ICU.  Find out more about the project below: 

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