ESB Celebrate 10 Years of Charity Funding

2nd December 2015

Posted In: FYI

ESB held a special event to mark ten years of charity funding through ESB ElectricAID Ireland and the Energy for Generations Fund programme yesterday morning.

To celebrate the milestone, ESB hosted a special breakfast event, bringing together a panel of leading experts to discuss the future of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which is at the heart of ESB’s business vision.

The panel included: Jonathan Andrews, Director, Remarkable Partnerships; Stuart McLaughlin, ‎Employee Social Responsibility Manager, Google; Dr Sheila Killian, Assistant Dean, Research at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick; James Foley, ElectricAid and Energy for Generations Fund, ESB.

Speaking following the funding announcement, Kristin Quinn, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at ESB, said: “In the past ten years, in consultation with our staff, ESB has focused our community group support on three areas: education, homelessness and suicide prevention. With over 400 community and voluntary organisations supported with €10 million of ESB funding in the past decade, we know that our investment has made some real impacts across the island of Ireland.”

Attending the event were a number of organisations who have benefitted from ESB’s CSR programme, including:

– Adult education centre An Cosán. ESB is a national partner of their ‘Virtual Community College’, which brings third-level courses to communities throughout Ireland;

– TechSpace, who aim to actively engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM);

– MyMind, a social enterprise which provides affordable and accessible mental health services across four centres nationally in Dublin, Cork and Limerick.

(Pictured is Sarah Claxton, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Communications Lead at ESB. She chaired the panel discussion at the event.)