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AIB pledges €1.25m to fund Chair of Sustainable Business in Ireland at University College Cork

9 Feb 2021
Interim President Professor John O'Halloran with AIB CEO and alumnus Dr. Colin Hunt announcing the AIB Chair in Sustainable Business

AIB has announced a partnership with University College Cork (UCC) which will see the bank fund The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, the first of its kind in Ireland.

The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business will be based in the Cork University Business School (CUBS), Ireland’s largest business school. The funding will also be used to support The AIB Sustainable Business Scholars programme which will be established for early career researchers who excel in their field.

A decade ago we charted a course to be a world leading university in the area of sustainability. We must inspire the leaders who can shape our future for the better and at UCC we are driving research that assists our transition to a low carbon economy. We are incredibly grateful to AIB for this generous gift which will facilitate the development and empowerment of future leaders in sustainability through the university’s research, teaching and learning activities. This partnership strengthens our objective of creating a sustainability culture that is student-led, research-informed, and practice-focused.

       - Interim President, Professor John O'Halloran

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