BAM Sustainable and Responsible SIG Event Report 'CSR Seminar Developing CSR: The Challenges and Opportunities'

 

CSR Seminar Developing CSR: The Challenges and Opportunities

The CSR Seminar: Developing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Challenges and Opportunities, 22nd March 2019, 1 - 4.30pm, TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus.

The British Academy of Management (BAM), Special Interest Group (SIG) on Sustainable and Responsible Behaviour with the Technological University Dublin, Tallaght Campus organised a joint seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility. The title of Seminar: Developing CSR: The Challenges and Opportunities. This event took place on 22 March 2019 at the. The event was organised by Dr. Blath McGeough, Technological University, Dublin, Tallaght Campus. Speakers at the event were from academia both from the UK and Ireland, as well as a speaker from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation speaking on the Second National CSR Plan (2017-2020). In addition, there will be two practitioners from industry, telling their CSR story. The seminar also included workshops discussing pertinent issues in the CSR space.

Dr. Konstantina Skritsovali, joint chair of the SIG Group was the first academic speaker and spoke of the power of actors/stakeholders in defining the CSR strategy of the organisation. Dr. Lorraine Sweeney, TU Dublin City Campus, spoke of the barriers and opportunities for SMEs, in relation to CSR. The speaker from the Department of Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation spoke on the Second National CSR Plan (2017-2020) and the implementation to date of this plan.

 

Two practitioners told their interesting and informative CSR story, one organisation employs 300 employees and second organisation employs 3 employees. Both have won awards in the annual Chamber Ireland CSR awards on several occasions in the last numbers of years and represent best practice in CSR in Ireland.

The seminar ended with discussions on key questions in relation to the development of CSR going forward, focusing on how academics and industry practitioners can work more closely together in developing CSR both at macro level of the economy and the micro level of the firm.

 

Author Name: 
Blath McGeough