Corporate Social Responsibility

The team at HLB Ireland are passionately committed to having a positive impact within our community. Working in innovative ways with non-profit organisations, we are designing and delivering solutions that contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

“At HLB Ireland we are very aware of our Corporate Social Responsibility. Our staff give their time and commitment to a number of charities throughout the year. We recognise the fundamental importance of good corporate citizenship and awareness of the communities around us and in which we operate. Our business has an environmental and social impact on society through our operations, direct donations and through our contribution to the wider economy.” - Mark Butler Managing Partner, HLB Ireland

collage of people on a hike

We are delighted to announce the HLB Ireland team has successfully completed its 30-day challenge of ‘going the distance’ in aid of LauraLynn, exceeding the 3,000km target by 569km and raising a total of €4,580 for Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

As part of a global network-wide initiative on Friday October 9th called #HLBCommunities Day, for which staff from firms across the HLB international network dedicated time towards local charities and cause-related activities in their areas, the HLB Ireland team marked the conclusion of its fundraiser for LauraLynn by hiking across the Ticknock trail in the Dublin mountains. Over the course of the 30 days leading up to #HLBCommunities Day on October 9th, members of the team collectively gathered up the kilometres by walking, running, and swimming in an attempt to hit the combined team target of 3,000km. To abide by social distancing guidelines, each participant undertook the challenge on an individual basis, but ultimately contributed their own individual score to that of the overall team, in the spirit of the HLB mantra ‘Together We Make It Happen.’

A total of €2,290 was raised over the course of the 30-day period via GoFundMe with HLB Ireland matching the total amount raised through donations to make an overall contribution of €4,580 to LauraLynn.

The funds will go directly towards supporting the specialist care LauraLynn provides to children with life-limiting conditions and the important assistance services provided to help their families.

Mark Butler, Managing Partner of HLB Ireland said: 

“The pandemic has caused major disruption to the day-to-day running of businesses in Ireland, and elsewhere, with most companies operating with a partially displaced workforce at present. HLB Communities Day gave us a chance to pull together, albeit while apart, in support of an extremely worthy cause in LauraLynn at an especially challenging time for foundations and charitable organisations.”

“I would like to extend my immense gratitude to all our generous donors and sponsors who kindly contributed to the fundraising effort over these past few weeks. We are very pleased to match the goodwill of those who have contributed to our fundraiser by matching the overall figure raised. We are hopeful our efforts will go towards making a small but meaningful impact in supporting the great work of LauraLynn.”

“I also wish to congratulate our committed and spirited team on their collective achievement which shows the power of teamwork, particularly in the wake of pandemic imposed restrictions.”

Niamh Doyle of LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice added:

All of us at LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice just want to say a big thank you to all at HLB Ireland for under-taking such a huge challenge to raise funds for the work we do in LauraLynn. It is so heartwarming to see people finding new ways to fundraise and come together at a time when we must stay apart.”

“The funds raised will help LauraLynn to continue to provide vital care and supports to children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the country. Now more than ever, every donation counts and we are so grateful to all who supported this fundraiser.”

Other recent initiatives also include:

  • Coastal Camino for Focus Ireland
  • GOAL Global – Jersey Day
  • Focus Ireland and St Vincent De Paul Donations
  • Strictly Events in support of Primary Schools
  • Down Syndrome Centre Charity Sailing Day
  • Focus Ireland 'Sponsor a Star'
Proud to support Irish Paratriathlete Donnacha McCarthy

We are a proud to support Irish Paratriathlete Donnacha McCarthy in his quest to represent his country on the global stage in Tokyo in 2021. Donnacha, who was awarded the 2019 Para Athlete of the Year award by Triathlon Ireland, is visually-impaired and has been competing in PTVI events since 2017. He has previously won back-to-back Paratriathlon National Titles (2018 & 2019) as well as claiming third place in the World Paratriathlon Cup in 2018.

Mark Butler and Irish Paratriathlete Donnacha McCarthy posing at HLB Ireland
Irish Paratriathlete Donnacha McCarthy posing in uniform

Communities Day – Ronald McDonald Cook for Families Programme

In June ‘22, as part of a global network-wide initiative called #HLBCommunities Day, for which staff from firms across the HLB International network dedicated time towards local charities and cause-related activities, the HLB Ireland team volunteered at the Ronald McDonald Cook for Families Programme.

4 people with aprons in kitchen

Climb with Charlie Bird

HLB Ireland was delighted to support this great cause. The former RTÉ broadcaster (72) came up with the idea of climbing Croagh Patrick while on The Late Late Show last year. Climb with Charlie has raised over €2m for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House with thousands of people taking part in climbs and walks around the country.

Graphic Studio/Simon Communities Ireland

 We were incredibly proud to support the inaugural 'The Art of Home' exhibition, a collaboration between the Simon Communities of Ireland and Graphic Studio Dublin. 'The Art of Home' is an exhibition of original fine art prints developed by 41 artists, all editioned by hand.

As a contributor to the original idea, HLB supported this initiative by purchasing 100 prints in advance of the event. We also covered the cost of framing each print for display at the exhibition. In doing so, this ensured that the project would at least breakeven and therefore could be attempted without financial risk for the charity. The sales were a huge success with over €60,000 of income generated from the weeklong exhibition. Following on from this success we’re delighted to say that we will be supporting the collaboration once again this year in October.

The prints purchased by HLB were gifted to clients and colleagues, raising awareness of the work of the Simon Communities of Ireland and promoting the work of the artists of Graphic Studio Dublin. 

The proceeds from the exhibition were split between the artists, who as a sector were amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic and Simon Communities of Ireland to support their work to promote solutions to end homelessness. 

The project also gained national coverage.


Donnacha McCarthy
HLB Ireland was proud to support Irish Para-Triathlete Donnacha McCarthy in his quest to represent his country on the global stage in Tokyo in 2021. Donnacha, who was named 2019 Para Athlete of the Year by Triathlon Ireland, is visually impaired and has been competing in PTVI events since 2017.  We are currently supporting Donnacha in his quest to make the Paris 2024 Paralympics

Team well-being walking challenge for charity
Our team prioritised their own health and well-being during a cold January/February ’21 by getting out in all kinds of weather to meet our collective goal of 250km per team member and raise €3,000 for The Hope Foundation, BARSS, and Aoife’s Clown Doctors.
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