About Beyond Business
In 2016, the University of Notre Dame conducted a research project on behalf of our members. This project sought to survey and measure the social impact of American companies in Ireland as it is expressed through their CSR activities.
The survey had two components. The first was a carefully designed on-line questionnaire distributed to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. The second component was follow-up interviews in summer 2016 with some of these companies to explore their CSR programmes in more detail. The final report is based on evaluating both the quantitative and the qualitative components of this research.
This report builds upon research conducted and published in 2013 by the American Chamber which compiled overarching figures in relation to the Social Impact of US Investment in Ireland and was based on 2012 data.
The new online edition of the report was launched in November 2017 to coincide with the launch of the new social impact online platform and #AmCham4Impact campaign