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A podcast series about the people and priorities behind Irish business and the global climate that shapes it. Get behind-the-scenes access to what's top of mind for Ireland's business leaders, thought leaders, and the people working hard to reboot and reimagine a better Ireland. Brought to you by Ireland's largest and most influential business lobby group. For more great content from the Ibec Voices series, visit https://www.ibec.ie/influencing-for-business/ibec-campaigns/ibec-voices.

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A podcast series about the people and priorities behind Irish business and the global climate that shapes it. Get behind-the-scenes access to what's top of mind for Ireland's business leaders, thought leaders, and the people working hard to reboot and reimagine a better Ireland. Brought to you by Ireland's largest and most influential business lobby group. For more great content from the Ibec Voices series, visit https://www.ibec.ie/influencing-for-business/ibec-campaigns/ibec-voices.

    Women’s Wellbeing and Career Development

    Women’s Wellbeing and Career Development

    How can businesses support and promote women’s wellbeing and career development? This pivotal issue is the focus of the latest episode of the Work Talks podcast series, presented by broadcaster Kieran Cuddihy.

    In particular, the discussion looks at question such as:
    How can we support and promote wellbeing in the workplace, particularly relating to issues like infertility, miscarriage and menopause?How do we support women who, in the majority of cases, have the main care giving responsibilities in their households?What more can business do to promote equality through Gender Pay Gap reporting and sufficient statutory leave entitlement? You will hear expert insights on these issues from: 
    Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations, Ibec;Ronan Collier, Corporate Safety, Health and Welfare Coordinator, ESB;Loretta Dignam, Founder of the Menopause Hub.

    • 39 min
    Tomorrow ready: trends that will shape society and business on both sides of the Atlantic

    Tomorrow ready: trends that will shape society and business on both sides of the Atlantic

    In a special bonus episode, Ibec Voices brings you insights from a recent virtual event that Ibec held with The Honourable Martin J Walsh, United States Secretary of Labour. 

    In a wide-ranging conversation with Ibec CEO Danny McCoy, the episode explores President Joe Biden Administration’s labour priorities, the changing labour landscape in the US and the growing trend of collectivism in the US and its implications for businesses in Ireland, particularly those US multinationals that have a presence in Ireland.

    Subscribe to Ibec Voices wherever you get your podcasts for the latest insights about the people and priorities behind Irish business and the global climate that impacts it. Get behind-the-scenes access to what's top of mind for Ireland's business leaders, thought leaders, and the people working hard to reboot and reimagine a better Ireland. 

    • 30 min
    Human Rights: What Irish businesses need to know

    Human Rights: What Irish businesses need to know

    This episode of Ibec Voices will focus on the changing landscape for businesses in terms of their human rights obligations, both domestically and internationally.

    This includes a discussion between Jim Clarken, CEO, Oxfam Ireland, and Kara McGann, Head of Social Policy, Ibec, on how the dynamic between the private sector and NGOs is evolving. 

    This conversation, moderated by Siobhan Masterson, Head of Corporate Affairs, Ibec, reflects on how the private sector is increasingly working with NGOs like Oxfam, who deliver a wide range of supports to businesses to help meet their human rights obligations. 

    We also hear from Caoimhe Buckley, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Fyffes, who shares her insights about the development and rollout of Fyffes’s comprehensive sustainability strategy.

    • 54 min
    Workplace dispute resolution – What you need to know

    Workplace dispute resolution – What you need to know

    Dispute resolution is topic relevant to every employer in Ireland, and is the focus of this episode of Work Talks. It will explore questions such as:
    How can employers maintain positive employment relationships in workplace?What are the effective conflict resolution mechanisms that companies use?Are we becoming more litigious as a society and how can we avoid this?Tune in now to hear expert insights on the crucial issues from; Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations, Ibec; Dr Desmond Ryan, Barrister-at-Law, who specialises in Employment Law; and Liam Kelly, Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission. The episode is presented by broadcaster Kieran Cuddihy. 

    • 44 min
    HSBC and Wells Fargo on Sustainable Finance

    HSBC and Wells Fargo on Sustainable Finance

    In this episode of Ibec Voices, we are focusing on the topic of sustainable finance. It will delve in to the following questions:
    What is sustainable finance?Why has it risen so high on the priority list of business leaders?What does it mean, in practical terms, for businesses large and small?You will hear expert insights on these issues from two business leaders who are heavily involved in the area; Alan Duffy, CEO and Head of Banking, HSBC Ireland, and Fiona Gallagher, CEO, Wells Fargo Bank International.
    Tune in and subscribe to Ibec Voices today, wherever you get your podcasts. 

    • 51 min
    Making Ireland a success in tackling climate change

    Making Ireland a success in tackling climate change

    This episode offers insights on the upcoming climate action and low carbon legislation and the action plan that is going to support Ireland’s transition to net zero and achieve a climate neutral economy by no later than 2050.
    Our guests on this episode of Ibec Voices are CEO of Ibec Danny McCoy and Marie Donnelly, the Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council. The Council is the body the Government has appointed to develop the policies to meet the major regulatory changes set out of the Climate Action Bill which is likely to become legislation in July. Marie Donnelly is also a former Director General of the European Commission with responsibility for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Innovation.
     This conversation looks at what this legislation means for the private sector and how practically it is going to be operated and implemented. 
     This episode is compulsory listening for anyone who needs to understand the significant and wide-ranging implications of this legislation. 

    • 34 min

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