Blameless and Powerless: How the Big Four react under public scrutiny – The credibility of audit reports is largely questioned after the Irish banking crisis. In the face of intense public scrutiny, what is the response of the Big Four? Neil J. Dunne, Trinity Business School, Niamh M. Brennan, University College Dublin, and Collette E. Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology, explore.
The Circular Economy: More than a buzzword – Sophie Hayes, Trinity Business School Runner-up in the 2021 CoBS student CSR article competition, explores sustainability through the circular economy, its many benefits and major challenges.
Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College, Dublin, and chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) shines a light on the immense value of the growing freelancer “project economy”.
Introducing Another Pandemic: The wave of deteriorating gender equality: Despite the amplification of the role of women in business and society during the COVID-19 pandemic, women have suffered from increases in domestic violence, employability bias and increased workloads. Does this mean a U-turn on the road to gender equality? Yok Yun Angela Low, Trinity Business School, explores.
Firms and Technology: Achieving good in business and society – How will technology shape the future? And how can companies leverage it for both the good of business and society? Grace Gollogley, Trinity Business School Winner of the 2021 CoBS CSR competition, explores.
Boards and Corporate Social (i)Responsibility. Corporate boards are crucial in reducing and eventually preventing corporate social irresponsibility, says Prof. Tanusree Jain of Trinity Business School, but it’s the way you bundle them that can make all the difference.
The month of June 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Council on Business & Society (CoBS), which now counts seven member schools of business and management, all triple-crown accredited and leaders and educational pioneers in their respective countries.
As leading educational institutions in our respective countries, the member schools of the Council on Business & Society have a direct local and national impact on issues such as job and career prospects for our graduates and executive education, providing industry with talented individuals, offering engagement with – and economic value to – our local communities and giving knowledge and insight to policy-makers and governments at the highest level. Internationally, our alumni – some 231,000 among the seven member schools – work on every continent in leading corporations, government bodies, institutions and NGOs and, in many cases, have created employment and innovation through their entrepreneurial talent.
The effect external financing has on your HR management: How do the human resource management practices of small, entrepreneurial firms develop following external financing? Professors Sinéad Monaghan, Martha O’Hagan-Luff and Francesca Di Pietro, Trinity Business School, share their research findings.
Nature-based solutions (NBS) have been widely recognised by governments in climate change and biodiversity strategies. But significant barriers exist for their large-scale implementation. Esmee Kooijman and Siobhan McQuaid, together with Profs. Mary-Lee Rhodes and Marcus J. Collier from Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, and Francesco Pilla from University College Dublin, take the first step in a thousand-mile march toward market development of the sector by proposing a classification for organisations delivering NBS and categorising their economic activities.
While HR data piles up, most organisations are left scratching their heads over the ‘analytics’. Researcher Steven McCartney and Professor Na Fu, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, highlight how HR analytics might be useful in the quest to better organisational performance, and how to successfully leverage it.