A GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES, INNOVATIONS & JOINT VENTURES IDENTIFYING UNIQUE MARKET GAPS + BUILDING DYNAMIC PARTNERSHIPS

OUR SERVICES

INTEGRATED

MARKETING + MEDIA

The Integrated Marketing & Media Advisory Services Unit consists of our marketing firm (Abbey Road Agency), media production studio (Roofbox Media) and post-production house (Irish Castle Yard), which combined are positioned to assist a diverse group of clients across their life cycle and value chain by offering a wide range of services, incl. CSR marketing, experiential marketing, media relations, branding, licensing, sponsorship, media production/post-production, destination/tourism impact initiatives, etc.

INTERDISCIPLINARY

EDUCATION + LEARNING

The Interdisciplinary Education & Learning Advisory Services Unit consists of our education & learning advisory firm (Discovery Global), sports & arts academy advisory arm (MLD United), and multi-media publishing house (Mellifont Publishing), which combined leverage our vast expertise, experience and relational capital within the education & learning sector by assisting like-minded organizations develop and advance their applied-based research, service-based education and experiential & collaborative learning offerings.

SUSTAINABLE

TOURISM + HOSPITALITY

The Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Services Unit consists of our travel & destination management arm (Horizon Ecotourism), team building & corporate hospitality specialist (Elevation Teamwork), and PE & sports hospitality advisory firm (Woodfield Mgmt.), which combined assist a diverse group of clients by offering a wide range of advisory services incl. hospitality & sports-based RE strategies, corporate hospitality & loyalty programs, tourism destination events & impact assessments, JV formations & partnerships, etc.

INTERNATIONAL

STRATEGY + INNOVATION

The International Strategy & Innovation Advisory Services Unit consists of our  venture philanthropy & strategic management advisory firm (Lignum Agri Advisory), Public Policy Advisory arm (Paladin Public), and joint venture (Blue Sky Vision), which combined are positioned to assist a diverse group of clients across a wide range of services, including applied-based research, impact assessments, knowledge brokering, strategic management, public policy, risk avoidance, impact investment strategies, etc.

MICHAEL COLLINS PATH TO FREEDOM AWARDS

AS PART OF THE 2024 CYCLE OF LIFE GLOBAL FORUM


Sean Collins-McCarthy (Co-founder, COL Alliance, LINS Institute and the Cycle of Life Global Forum), Paddy Maguinness (Former Deputy CEO, Concern Worldwide, Board Member at Haven and European External Advisor) and Don Mullan (Author, humanitarian and media producer) present the Michael Collins Path to Freedom Award (Lifetime Achievement Category) to their dear friend, Dr. Shahidul Alam (Award-winning journalist, photographer, filmmaker and human rights activist) at the inaugural Cycle of Life Global Forum (2024), at Buswells Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. 


Sean Collins-McCarthy (Co-founder, COL Alliance, LINS Institute and the Cycle of Life Global Forum) and Ronan Morrissey (Historian and Board Member, St. Canice's Kilkenny Credit Union) present the Michael Collins Path to Freedom Award (Lifetime Achievement Category) to Dr. Tobe Levin Freifrau von Gleichen (world-renowned academic, publisher, human rights activist and anti-FGM campaigner) at the inaugural Cycle of Life Global Forum (2024) at the Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny, Ireland. 


Sean Collins-McCarthy (Co-founder, COL Alliance, LINS Institute and the Cycle of Life Global Forum), Ronan Morrissey (Historian and Board Member, St. Canice's Kilkenny Credit Union), and Ciaran Conroy (CEO, Kilkenny Civic Trust and Former Chair, Kilkenny Tourism and Director of Sales & Marketing, Waterford Wedgwood Group) present the Michael Collins Path to Freedom Award (Lifetime Achievement Category) to Dr. Pierre Foldès (world-renowned Medical Surgeon & Humanitarian; Co-founder, Institute Women Safe and Institute for Sexual & Genital Health; and Co-founder, French Doctors: Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde) at the inaugural Cycle of Life Global Forum (2024) at the Butler House Hotel & Gardens (the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle and home of Irish craft & design), Kilkenny, Ireland.


The Michael Collins Path to Freedom Awards in association with the Cycle of Life Global Forum bestowed three lifetime achievement awards to three remarkable individuals (Dr. Shahidul Alam, Dr. Tobe LeviFreifrau von Gleichen (shared with Khady Koita and Dr. Mariame Racine Sow) and Dr. Pierre Foldès) that exemplify the life attitudes of the Irish Political Activist, Revolutionary Leader & Statesman, Michael Collins (1890 - 1922), namely courage, leadership and selflessness, and above all, the will to go against popular opinion, when necessary, in order to fight injustice for the vulnerable and oppressed.

FOCUS

DEVELOP & MANAGE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES, VENTURES & PARTNERSHIPS

ADVISE & STEER PHILANTHROPISTS, NGOs, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS & CORPORATIONS

TRAIN & COACH SOCIAL-MINDED + ECO-CONSCIOUS LEADERS, MANAGERS & ENTREPRENEURS

PURPOSE

GENERATE MEASURABLE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL RETURNS

CREATE SUSTAINABILITY FOR OUR LIKE-MINDED PARTNERS + CLIENTS

SCALE OPERATIONS FOR OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES + VENTURES

VISION

A 360 DEGREE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

350 + YEARS OF COMBINED LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

PARTNERSHIPS WITH TOP-DOWN + BOTTOM UP ORGANISATIONS