Making a bigger difference
Giving back to the communities in which we live and work has always been important to us.
Two years ago we set up the IRESS Foundation as a way to more formally recognise the significant efforts of our team and collectively make a bigger difference where we could. Since then we’ve committed our support to a wide range of causes from health and homelessness, to social issues and unemployment, and found ways to give our time and skills in other areas - like sharing our enthusiasm for technology through educational projects. This is a compilation of the highlights of the great work that’s happened so far.
IRESS Opportunity Initiatives
A safe family, a home, good health, access to quality food and an education are all foundations for making the most of the opportunities that we hope life will bring.
Through the IRESS Opportunity Initiatives we establish a long-term relationship with a regional community service initiative that focuses on those where family, health, education or welfare is at risk.
By giving our support we hope beneficiaries can make the best of their opportunities in life.
"Through the IRESS Foundation, we are able to have a really positive impact on those in our communities that need it most."
Ed Bangs, Senior Counsel, IRESS
Providing hands-on and holistic support to rural Australia.
Severe drought and fires have meant there’s been even more call for the services this essential program provides.
As well as rolling up our sleeves to lend a farmer in Mt Sylvia a helping hand, our funding has been used to buy bales of hay to feed livestock and provide much needed water to various farming families across rural NSW.
“Here we have a group of office workers from Brisbane City and they want to show they care by giving up their day to be here to help with the needs the famers have.”
Wayne Thompson, General Manager, Rural Aid
Driving positive and meaningful change through the linking of food to important social causes.
Our Sydney team can regularly be found down at the Two Good kitchen ensuring the people in the city who are most in need are fed delicious and nutritious food. But it’s not just our culinary skills we’re putting to good use, our UX and development team gave their time and expertise to deliver new functionality and UX improvements for the Two Good website.
“It’s so wonderful to see everyone coming together for a common cause and having the full support of IRESS.”
Kassandra Hernandez, Project Assistant, IRESS
Our people across the world.
From jumping out of planes in Leatherhead to helping decorate a homeless shelter in Toronto. The IRESS Foundation is driven by our people’s ongoing commitment to help.
Here's just some of the ways our team have made a difference this year