Category: Features

Must Do Better

Ireland’s greenhouse gas and renewable energy scorecards do not make for good reading. In the first of a series of features on sustainability, BARRY McCALL looks at the targets we have signed up to and what can be done to...

/ June 6, 2019

The power of CREATIVE DISRUPTION

Staying relevant in a time of  rapid transformation in the business landscape has proved a challenge for many industries. The creative one is no exception. CONOR BROPHY looks at how one Dublin agency has responded. When VHI was planning a...

/ June 3, 2019
Whitney Johnson

Build an A Team

The secret to having an engaged and productive workforce is to have a master plan for developing employees at all stages of the learning curve. That’s the key message from leading US author and consultant Whitney Johnson. On a recent...

/ May 22, 2019

Plugging the BLACK HOLE

The National Children’s Hospital is just the latest in a long line of public capital projects to suffer from a massive cost overrun. BARRY MCCALL asks what can be done to prevent this happening in future. The maxim about those...

/ May 9, 2019

A question of engagement

Pension scheme member engagement requires a multi-channel, multimedia, multi-disciplinary approach according to Gerry Winters. There is no one size fits all approach to pension scheme member engagement. Every member is different. They are at different life and career stages, have...

/ May 1, 2019

Renewables driving global deal flow

Total mergers and acquisitions deal value in the power and renewables sector is running at the highest level in almost a decade, according to a new report from PwC. And this upward trend is set to continue for the foreseeable...

/ April 30, 2019

Naturally Driven

Founded 70 years ago to provide energy security to the fledgling Republic of Ireland, Bord na Mona pioneered the mechanised harvesting of peat from the country’s bog lands, but now the company is leading the way in sustainable technology, particularly...

/ April 11, 2019

Managing the intensity of the workplace

An “always available” culture breeds a variety of dysfunctional behaviours. BY ERIN REID AND LAKSHMI RAMARAJAN Tales of time-hungry organisations—from Silicon Valley to Wall Street and from London to Hong Kong—abound. Managers routinely overload their subordinates, contact them outside of...

/ March 17, 2019

The Waste Imperative

A changed market in waste disposal and management is having a positive effect on business and the environment. CIAN MOLLOY reports. If ever there was a waste of good money it was paying more than you had to for getting...

/ March 14, 2019

Powerful Profits

JUSTIN COMISKEY finds that often quite simple energy saving measures can make significant bottom line contributions. “There is a really compelling business case for companies to make energy savings today,” says John Walsh, who heads up the ESB’s recently established...

/ January 11, 2019