Corporate Partnership  

UNICEF Ireland collaborates with leading global and national organisations, including companies, foundations and schools to promote the rights of children in everything we do.

Working across 190 countries, we transform our commitment into on-the-ground action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children. We stand for every child. This is a huge challenge.

To realise its goals, UNICEF believes in partnering with organisations, companies, foundations and schools to achieve greater impact. Without that incredible support from our corporate and charity partnerships, UNICEF would not be able to transform and save the lives of children all around the world.

We are proud to partner with leading organisations in the private sector to enhance, save and improve the lives of children around the world. Some examples of our corporate partnerships include Aer Lingus, Primark, The Baby Box, IKEA, Unilever/Domestos, P&G/Pampers, Starwood Hotels, Lego and many more organisations.

Your organisation can build a partnership with UNICEF that strengthens the delivery of brand strategy, unlocks untouched potential and improves the lives of children and their families. Our experienced team will work with you to create a package – tailored to your specific needs.

Together, we can change children’s lives, now and in the future.

Contact UNICEF's corporate team to learn more

What Are the Benefits of a Corporate Partnership with UNICEF?

UNICEF is focused on building long term partnerships with the business community to provide the maximum reward for both parties. We are committed partners, sharing expertise and learnings, searching for innovative and more effective ways of working together for children.

Working with UNICEF positively impacts the brand values of your organisation to customers, stakeholders and employees.

Profile & Recognition

Build our company’s profile and reputation through an association with the world’s leading organisation working for children, supported by an unparalleled number of internationally recognised ambassadors and high-profile supporters.

Unrivalled Expertise

Our highly skilled and dedicated account managers will maintain and develop our partnership with you, providing regular feedback reports, share expertise and best practises. In some cases, our corporate partners will visit overseas UNICEF projects to witness the work that they have supported.

Media Relations

UNICEF has an experienced and respected media relations team which works with our corporate partners to maximise the Comms and PR benefits of partnerships.

Global Influence

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and children’s rights with a presence in more than 190 countries and territories and with operational field programmes in more than 150. It can match the reach of leading global brands. UNICEF works with governments, UN agencies, NGOs and local communities building sustainable solutions for children.

We encourage our partners to learn from and share successes and offer our partners a range of opportunities to network at all levels.

Networking, Learning and Co-creation

UNICEF has worked with partners to develop globally recognised brands. For example, the Change for Good programme with Aer Lingus, the Check Out for Children programme with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and the IKEA Soft Toy campaign.

Anganwadi workers in Sawangi village, India attend a training session. held by UNICEF staff.

Better Business for Children (BBxC)

Addressing impacts of business felt by children who live in Ireland, as well as children impacted by Irish business supply chains and products around the world.

Child Safeguarding Toolkit for Business: Child safeguarding refers to all of the actions a company takes to keep all children they come into contact with safe – and includes the proactive measures put in place to ensure children do not come to harm as a result of any direct or indirect contact with the company.
Child safeguarding encompasses the prevention of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and maltreatment of children by employees and other persons whom the company is responsible for, including contractors, business partners, visitors to premises and volunteers.

Children’s Rights and Business Atlas: The Children’s Rights and Business Atlas helps businesses and industries assess potential and actual impacts on the lives of children and guides the integration of children’s rights into due diligence practices and procedures.

There are a variety of ways in which companies can work with UNICEF.

How Can Your Business Work With UNICEF?

There are a range of exciting ways that your business can get involved with the work that we carry out at UNICEF. The most successful partnerships are multi-faceted and integrated into a company’s philanthropic, marketing and communications strategies.

Corporate Donation

As part of your corporate social responsibility support programs aligned with your company’s interests and core business objectives.

Employee Giving

Involve employees through payroll giving and matching gift programmes. Contact us to learn more.

Emergency Giving

Support emergency appeals to help UNICEF deliver life-saving supplies and assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and conflict.

Cause-Related Marketing

Partner with UNICEF in cause-related marketing programs to build brand awareness, enhance retail, client and customer relationships, and increase sales and market share.

Sponsor a UNICEF Ireland Signature Event

Namely, the UNICEF Ireland Corporate Christmas Lunch or our ever-popular Mother’s Day Lunch.

Digana, 6, (second from left) is happy to be back in class at Teabat al Reah School in Iraq.

What Can You Offer?

UNICEF Ireland are particularly proud of our charity collaboration with the Cathal Ryan Trust; with whom we have had a particularly fruitful relationship creating transformative change for conflict-affected communities in North Sri Lanka.

The trust has since gone on to invest €3.5 million in the UNICEF youth empowerment scheme in South Africa to support young adolescents as they reach adulthood.

Our work within schools is also wide-reaching with UNICEF Ireland aiming to promote children’s rights across educational communities.

Partner With Us

Whether you’re a charity, school or business, we want to work with you and achieve great things for children everywhere.

Interested in finding out more about how your business can collaborate with UNICEF Ireland? Please contact Emmy or Owen:

Emmy Coffey Nguyen, Corporate Partnerships Manager; (01) 878 3000 or email emmy@unicef.ie

Owen Buckley, Corporate Partnerships/Major Donor Manager; (01) 878 3000 or email owen@unicef.ie