BearingPoint's corporate responsibility strategy includes our responsibilities to our people, our society and our planet.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)
BearingPoint is proud to be associated with the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). CRY is a self-supporting registered charity which means that it operates completely without Government funding. BearingPoint developed CRY’s website to help promote the organisation and its much needed activities. BearingPoint staff also help to raise funds for the charity through sports and social events and other public sponsored activities such as marathons, bake sales and a Point2Point cycle.
It is with this type of support that CRY has been able to:
- Support the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP), where families and individuals can be evaluated in a timely and systematic fashion without financial cost
- Promote heart screening through its support for the development of a National Screening and Counselling Service
- Provide counselling and support to families affected
- Raise awareness of cardiac risk in the young through media campaigns and public information meetings
At the heart of BearingPoint’s overall corporate responsibility strategy is the BearingPoint Foundation. We invest 1% of the firm’s annual profits through the Foundation – consisting of both time and money. Our investment is focused on charities that support the development and understanding of the human mind. Specifically, this means we work with charities who aim to:
- improve health and mental well-being
- drive advances in IQ (Intelligent Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient)
Our social purpose is our way of making a positive impact and a long-term difference to the wider world we all live and work in.
The Foundation is a virtual organisation through which the Firm channels pro bono consulting, donations and asset licenses to charities aligned with our social purpose.
BearingPoint runs monthly CoderDojo events for children of staff where children learn all about digital technology! Children (from as young as 5) come to these events with their parents to learn how to code, develop websites, games and more. These events are run by staff on a voluntary basis, they are a great learning experience for children and are always fun for everyone involved. We are also working with a local education centre to help school teachers bring coding into the classroom, through our Coding for Girls initiative
Techies for Temple Street
The ‘Techies 4 Temple Street’ Treasure Trail is an initiative from Ireland’s technology industry to bring the sector together for a fun, challenging event and to raise funds for a great cause – Temple Street Children’s Hospital, making an impact to the lives of sick children across Ireland.
The three hour event challenges members of the tech community, and their trusted advisors and partners, with technology oriented questions and clues utilising digital media platforms on the day to chart teams’ progress.
The 2017 event attracted over 1,000 members from the tech community, who formed 130 teams, and raised €225,000; the ‘Bits Please’ team from BearingPoint were the proud winners, and crowned ‘Smartest Techies in Ireland’!
“To bring tech teams together for a team building treasure hunt around the city for such a fantastic cause is a brilliant idea and one we’re delighted to be part of. Our teams have participated in Techies 4 Temple Street since 2015 and each year the feedback is better and better. It’s a fun day out for the team and is a standing event on our calendar each year – we wouldn’t miss it!” Gillian O’Sullivan, Partner