How do we measure our sustainability?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
At Hayes Culleton, we focus on what we can do to further the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are very proud to say that after a decade of doing business, we continue to find ways to give back on a local and global scale.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint we use to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice
Our Sustainability Goals
in line with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
“At HayesCulleton, we feel very strongly about giving back; to us, being in business is integral to “doing our part” in the wider society. Therefore, our company HayesCulleton focuses on five main efforts towards sustainable development.”
Susan Hayes Culleton
SDG 4: Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all
Just as the Chinese proverb states, “Tell me, and I’ll forget; show me, and I may remember; involve me, and I’ll understand”, at Hayes Culleton, we employ a strategy of learning that places participants at the control centre of their journey. Our knowledge-sharing service, Active Peers AI, uses the power of peer-to-peer learning to unlock knowledge hidden within groups of people of all ages.
Using innovative technologies, we have ensured the same level of quality education in a digital environment as in a physical space, protecting our efforts to be inclusive of the different learning styles that exist, particularly with persons with disabilities, whether intellectual or mental, sensory or physical.
From the financial training we provide to the feedback we offer our students, we value both the quality of the knowledge we deliver and how it is shared. In this way, we can ensure that they have the capability, capacity and confidence to grow without us.
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG 8: Promoting full and productive employment and decent work
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Innovation supports much of the work we do here at Hayes Culleton. We believe that innovative ideas, practices and businesses will keep a rapidly evolving society working towards a higher standard of living for all.
Our research and development team has created Active Peers AI, an enhanced knowledge sharing service through innovative communications technology. We bring our active peer learning to companies, organisations and networks to circulate knowledge, grow retention and dramatically boost engagement.
In a continued effort to create sustainable industries, we promote digital literacy and entrepreneurship among young people via our Savvy Teen Academy programme. This programme focuses on helping young people build their reservoir of technical skills and prepare them to enter various industry sectors.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Many of the things we are most proud of here at Hayes Culleton result from partnerships with other businesses, organisations and institutions. They allow us to connect with the resources to continue growing and giving back to society in better and more innovative ways.
In 2018, we partnered with Dublin City University to gain funding from Enterprise Ireland for Active Peers AI, our innovative tech adventure.
We continually work with the Educational Company of Ireland (Edco) to support teachers and students on The Leaving Certificate economics syllabus through webinars, articles and newsletters.
Our MD Susan is also on the Dublin Advisory Board of the Irish International Business Network (IIBN), the leading Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals.