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LBG is the global standard for measuring and benchmarking corporate community investment.

The LBG model provides a comprehensive and consistent set of measures for corporate community investment professionals to determine their organisation’s contribution to the community, including cash, time and in-kind donations, as well as management costs. The model also captures the outputs and longer-term impacts of community investment projects on society and the business itself.

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      • HOW
          • Cash spent on donations, matched employee giving, cause related donations etc
          • Cost of employee time spent volunteering in the community during company time
          • In-kind products, services and facilities valued at the cost to the company
          • Management costs associated with running a company’s community program
      • WHY
        • The motivation for the contribution:
          • Charitable donations - Intermittent support to a wide range of good causes in response to the needs and appeals of charitable and community organisations
          • Community investment - Longer term involvement in community partnerships to address a limited range of social issues chosen by the company in order to protect its long-term corporate interest and to enhance its reputation
          • Commercial initiatives - Commercial activities, usually by departments outside the community function, to support directly the success of the company, promoting its corporate brand identity/ies and other policies, in partnership with not for profits
      • WHERE
        • The geographic spread of contributions (not benchmarked)
      • WHAT
        • The areas of the community the contribution supports:
          • Education & Young People
          • Health
          • Economic Development
          • Environment
          • Arts & Culture
          • Social Welfare
          • Emergency Relief
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        • Quantifiable data on the product or services delivered during a project, ‘what did our investment pay for?’
          e.g. numbers people trained, trees planted, etc
      • LEVERAGE
        • Facilitated third party contributions, “what additional resources were attracted to this activity or project as a direct result of our initiative or participation?”
        • Quantifiable data relating to the business ‘can we count what the business got back?’ e.g. employees engaged, press coverage, etc
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        • The measurable change that happens as a result of the investment and the longer-term benefit to the wider community. How beneficiaries are better off:
          • Eg. For individuals: skills/personal development, behavioural change, quality of life
          • Eg. For community organisations: new/improved services, wider outreach, raised profile
        • The measurable change that happens as a result of the investment and the longer-term benefit to the business and its link to the company strategy. How the company is better off:
          • Eg. Employee development, employee satisfaction, brand awareness, enhanced reputation





The Latest Trends and Research in CCI Roadshow Concludes

The Latest Trends and Research in CCI Roadshow Concludes

The LBG roadshow came to a close last week, with the final event in a series to share the latest trends and research in corporate community investment (CCI). Building on the momentum of presentations in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, the last one took place in Melbourne.

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BACS Good Business Egg Awards 2015 Short List announced

BACS Good Business Egg Awards 2015 Short List announced

Business and Community Shares (BACS) in New Zealand, has announced the 20 shortlisted companies who are being considered for three 2015 good business egg awards within the categories of; health, education and community empowerment.

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