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The 'S' in ESG


IoD Ireland Briefing Series: Sponsored by Accenture

Chris MM Gordon,

Chris MM Gordon, CEO, Irish Social Enterprise Network

Booking for this Event is Now Closed

This event is now closed for bookings. Please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, for further information.


Sustainability is constantly evolving. The topic of ‘social’ can often get lost amongst the E, S and G. 

Join us for this Briefing webinar with Chris MM Gordon, CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network (Socent.ie), on Thursday, 23rd November. In this webinar, Chris will explain what social enterprises are doing about ‘social’ and what you can do as a director in your own companies. 

Chris will also cover what role social enterprises play in the economy, how mainstream businesses can be more aware of their social obligations and how businesses can be better to their workers, customers, communities, and wider society. 

The IoD Briefings series is sponsored by Accenture

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members, and is free of charge.

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar. 

Chris MM Gordon,

Chris MM Gordon,

CEO, Irish Social Enterprise Network

Chris MM Gordon is the CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network (Socent.ie), National Body for Social Enterprise in Ireland. Chris is also Managing Partner of Collaboration Ireland and an Adjunct Teaching Fellow of Trinity Business School. Chris also volunteers as Chair of EnergyCloud Foundation and Far and Wild social enterprise and is President of the Ireland US Alumni Association. 

Through the Irish Social Enterprise Network, Chris represents the interests of prestart-up, start-up and established social enterprises. The Network runs the BuySocial.ie website, Ireland’s directory of trading social enterprises. 

Chris is trained as a Climate Reality Leader and is a qualified Erickson Coach. Chris has also completed a Diploma of Company Direction with the Institute of Directors Ireland. Chris’ passion is in outdoor facilitation, youth work, social inclusion and community development. 

Chris has a degree in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University Belfast, a Masters in Business from the University of Ulster and has qualifications from the Institute of Banking, LIA and UCD.

This event fits under the Technical Knowledge and Skills Dimension of the IoD Ireland Continuing Professional Development Framework for Directors. It is eligible for 1 hour of Chartered Director CPD. This session may also be eligible for other professional body CPD, please check with your relevant professional body.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organisations build their digital core, optimise their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with approximately 733,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.


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Please note, in advance of this webinar, we will be sending the attendee list to all registered attendees and our sponsor. This attendee sheet will include the name and company name of all registered attendees (as per their membership details). 

Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group, or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland. 

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