The Trinity Centre for Social Innovation aims to create an open and inviting social learning space and engage with a wide variety of participants to challenge current thinking and co-create new ideas.

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), this series explores contemporary issues in the field of business ethics. Leading scholars and practitioners will present research on a wide range of topics, including ESG, responsible business, values-driven leadership and organisational integrity.

The 2022/2023 series will be hosted online, but we have added two hybrid events: our kick-off on 3 November 2022 with Professor Neil Kellard from the University of Essex Business School, and a practitioner event on 2 March 2023, where Klaus Moosmayer, the Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer of Novartis will explain how they crowdsourced their code of ethics.

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You are invited to an infographic exhibition in the Foyer on Tuesday 29th November 2022 between 2 and 4pm to view the 17 infographics created by our Senior Sophister Social Innovation class (120 students). 

If you can drop down for 10 minutes during the two-hour period, the students would be delighted if you would view their work and quiz them on it. Here is the list of the social enterprises profiled in the infographics:

  1. Churchfield Community Trust (2 infographics)
  2. Crann Support Group
  3. Football Cooperative
  4. Mymind
  5. Pace
  6. Secret Street Tours
  7. Shuttleknit
  8. Spraoi agus Sport (2 infographics)
  9. The Homeshare
  10. The Liberties
  11. The Rediscovery Centre / National Centre for the Circular Economy
  12. Vita for Climate Smart Communities (2 infographics)
  13. We Make Good (2 infographics)

We worked in partnership with Sheila Cannon, director of the MBA social enterprise modules, and gave the undergraduate class project reports completed by MBA students on 13 Irish social enterprises. The undergraduates used the reports and other resources they located to complete a social impact analysis.  The infographics communicate that social impact. Do drop in, if only for 5 minutes - it will make the exhibition far better for the students!

Past Events

Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

On November 25th, the Trinity Business School and Centre for Social Innovation are delighted to bring together European & global experts to share their perspectives on what this will mean for industry and individuals.

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Thursday, 27 May 2021 | 11.00 – 12.00 GMT+1

A practical business webinar, involving real-world business examples, to assist businesses in managing human rights risks and increasing their understanding of how human rights support the broader sustainability agenda. Join this webinar to:

  • Learn from experienced peers & expert advisors about managing human rights risks;
  • Get practical and actionable advice on aligning with the expectations of the UNGPs;
  • Understand how human rights support the broader sustainability agenda.

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15 April 2021 | 11.00 – 12.15 GMT+1

The Trinity Centre for Social Innovation of Trinity Business School in collaboration with the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs are delighted to invite you to the launch of new guidance on business and human rights for business enterprises followed by a practical business webinar. This event is targeted at business practitioners from Irish companies from diverse functions – including legal and compliance, sustainability, procurement, human resources and external affairs.

As part of the National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020, the Department of Foreign Affairs has worked with the Implementation Group for the National Plan to develop guidance for business enterprises on their human rights responsibilities.

This guidance will be formally launched by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, as part of this event.

Date: Oct 8th, 2020  at 17h00  (IST, UTC+01:00)

Topic: The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs

Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, academic director of the Institute for Business in Society, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business 

Bio: R. Edward Freeman is University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is the author of the widely influential book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach (2010, originally published in 1984) and has worked with executives and companies around the world.

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Trinity Business School (TBS) has announced the inaugural Trinity Business Ethics Speaker Series. Hosted by the School’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), the series will explore contemporary issues in the field of business ethics. Leading scholars and practitioners will present research on a wide range of topics, including corporate sustainability, collective value, ethics in a digital age and corporate agency.

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Trinity Centre for Social Innovation experts share insights on the global business impact of COVID-19, the challenges organisations and students are facing, and recommendations on how they can respond.

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Little Heresies is a series of events that provide opportunities for a wide audience to participate in discussing disruptive ideas to tackle societal issues.

The series exposes participants to disruptive ideas on critical societal issues. It challenges the social psychology of society as it is currently constructed. The aim is to “unstick” dominant societal arrangements and focus on how to reorganise institutions in an increasingly complex and uncertain world.

For further information please contact our Engagement Catalyst, Joan O'Donnell at joan.odonnell@tcd.ie.

You can watch the series here