Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
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Corporate social responsibility - good for business and society
Concern Worldwide says Irish business can play a positive part in development.
The seminar brought together leading members of the business community and development sector in Ireland. Noel White, Director of Irish Aid, opened the seminar by speaking about Ireland’s commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals. These goals range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV and AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015.
Caroline Hickson, Concern’s Director of Public Affairs, said business can play an important role in the development sector: “Corporate social responsibility is much more than giving money. It is about businesses having a deeper level of engagement with the developing world. By engaging with the corporate world, the development community worldwide can harness the innovation that the business community is renowned for. This can be applied to our development practices, finding novel ways to end hunger and extreme poverty.”
- To read a full report of the seminar, click here
- Click here to watch a video of Mr. Jim Murphy, UK Minister for Europe, speaking about corporate responsibility
Click on the links below to view the presentations of some of the event's guest speakers: