A lot happens at Ibec. From the events and VIP briefings we host with political and business leaders to our political engagements and campaigns we run on your behalf. Here we show some recent updates from our CEO, Danny McCoy.

CEO Update: Latest update from Danny McCoy

Friday, 24 November 2022

The latest CEO Update to Ibec membership from Danny McCoy

Dear Member,       

With the end of the year coming into focus, Ibec continues to work hard to provide resources and support to our members on issues ranging from diversity and inclusion, gender pay gap reporting, climate change initiatives to fostering cross border connections.

Last week, Ibec published new guidance to support businesses with the mandatory gender pay gap reporting for employers with 250 or more employees which will commence in December 2022. The guide shows employers how to interrogate their data and consider appropriate actions to address their gender pay gap and is available attached.

As part of our broader work on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Ibec has launched a comprehensive, one-stop-shop on diversity and inclusion for members. This multimedia hub is informed by internal and external experts and includes advice on relevant language and terminology, case studies from businesses, toolkits, guidance documents and sample policies. You can access the Diversity and Inclusion Hub here. The content is exclusive to Ibec members so if you have any difficulty accessing it, please visit here.

Following the agreement at COP27 in Egypt, Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport is interviewed by Fergal O’Brien, Ibec Executive Director of Lobbying and Influence about COP27. They discuss what the conference outcomes mean for the climate, Irish citizens and the economy. You can find the interview and more episodes from our dedicated Ibec Responds podcast mini-series on COP27 here.

Lastly, Ibec and CBI Northern Ireland (Joint Business Council) would like to invite you to attend the Annual Business on a Connected Island Conference on Wednesday, 7 December in Ballymascalon Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and discuss North-South business opportunities and challenges for 2023 and beyond. Strategic shared island economy business issues of labour and energy markets will be addressed by leading political, policy and business speakers. You can learn more about the event here.

As always, I look forward to hearing your feedback and comments.

Best regards,

Danny McCoy

CEO

Ibec