Sustainable Cork Council
This forum, comprised of Chamber board members and additional representatives, is specifically tasked to boost the impact of sustainable business across Cork’s businesses and community. The formation and work of this Council is influenced, guided and consistent with our formal pledge to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which we continue to embed, evolve and push with urgency. The Council will be integral to evolving our work and ensuring Cork Chamber is at the forefront of a positive, confident and well-informed business community that is working sustainably towards securing our future.
The Council will assist the Board in informing and developing strategy on sustainability, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and specifically on Cork Chamber’s leadership and actions on five selected UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Member of Chambers Ireland Sustainability Council
The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Council is made up of experts from a range of companies and NGOs. Cork Chamber works in collaboration with Chambers Ireland and the International Chamber of Commerce Ireland to support a charter commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to support and engage companies to achieve these goals.
Cork Chamber partners with the UCC School of Cooperative Studies and the Department of Government and Politics on an annual basis to host student placements.
Additional sustainability focussed engagement includes Cork City Council, Climate Action, Environmental Research Institute and other stakeholders across the breadth of Chamber policy priorities.
Cork Chamber partners with Energy Cork to facilitate practical SME focussed activities such as the Energy Champion pilot of twelve Cork Chamber companies with Energy Cork.