NEWS

Simon_Robinson_Profile.jpgWe are less than a month away from #LBG2017, and this month I’m delighted to announce our keynote speaker, and panel line-up to discuss CCI in a global context. Watch this space for further event updates, as we will be revealing our social impact storytellers and conference agenda any day now! Register today as places are filling fast. 

At this time of year, I am always inspired by the rich data we are able to analyse as we bring the LBG Annual Review to life. I’m proud to say this year we have received more data on the impact our members are having in the community than ever before. Members will be seeing some changes to their insight reports and some new opportunities for 2018. We’ll also be sharing our insights and key themes from this year’s State of CCI Survey at #LBG2017. Don’t miss out

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Join the CSR community in Melbourne on 14 November for the LBG Conference.

In this philosophical discussion moderated by Sara Parrott, panel members will consider some of the global issues impacting business and implications for corporate community investment. Drawing on key insights from the Edelman Trust Barometer, and the Global Peace Index, panel members will deliberate how to preserve a company’s social licence to operate, and invest in social issues previously considered no-go areas. Join the conversation with live polling and audience Q&A throughout the panel discussion.

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We are delighted to announce that Anna Stewart will share her insights at this year’s LBG Conference in a presentation about embedding community investment into your organisation’s purpose.

Anna Stewart is Head of Corporate Sustainability at ANZ. 

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Welcome to our newest members:

Coca Cola Amatil 
Yarra Trams  
Australian Turf Club

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Join us for a morning of networking, knowledge sharing and breakfast as we expand our Corporate Citizenship Network to Sydney on Friday, 17 November 2017.

Earlier this year we established the informal networking group for corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals to meet together periodically throughout the year. 

We are pleased to announce that Corporate Citizenship's co-founder, Mike Tuffrey, will be joining us as we consider the social purpose of business. 

Register to attend 

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Australian companies could be forced to disclose whether their supply chains are free of slavery, in a new proposal by the Australian Government. Based on the UK legislation, a Modern Slavery Act for Australia would include measures and reporting obligations as well as an independent anti-slavery commissioner.

Find out how companies in the UK have responded to obligations in the Modern Slavery Act, and how practices are changing, now the law has applied for more than two years. Learn about the different options for reporting, see case studies of actual examples and find out about new ways to mitigate risks in your extended operations.

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LBG_for_C.pngRegistrations are open for the 2018 cohort of LBG for Community. Over 25 not-for-profits have participated to date, and are already benefitting from the tools, resources, common language and in-depth guidance provided through the program.

If you are interested in joining the program in 2018, sign-up now and attend the LBG Conference for free. 

Register for the program

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We are less than two months away from #LBG2017, and we have been flat out locking in a number of inspiring speakers and social impact storytellers. More details on the keynote address, guest speakers and breakout sessions will be revealed shortly. If you haven’t yet signed up, register now! Space is limited and last year the event booked out.

This month we started the next cohort of LBG for Community, with the first cohort of participants soon to be recognised as the first LBG certified community partners. NFPs who have participated to date are already benefitting from the tools, resources, common language and in-depth guidance provided through the program. NFPs who are interested in joining the program starting in February 2018 can sign-up now and attend the LBG Conference for free. 

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Tuesday 14 November 2017
from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us as we consider community investment from the perspective of the C-Suite during the keynote address, and hear from a range of engaging social impact storytellers.

The program will also feature trends and insights from the State of CCI Report, LBG Benchmark Review, live audience polling and opportunities for networking.

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We are delighted to announce that Mike Tuffrey will address attendees at this year’s LBG Conference in a keynote about engaging the C-Suite in CCI and defining social purpose at the core of business success.

Mike Tuffrey is the Co-founder of Corporate Citizenship, which now comprises a team of 45 specialists across six locations worldwide, and he has led the growth and development of LBG over the last 20 years.

During his visit Mike will also be available for leadership team briefings and tailored workshops to support your sustainability plans and shared value strategies. Read more

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We are conducting the 2017 State of CCI survey to drive best practice in the field, and we want to hear from you!

Your responses and insights will provide a depth of analysis on the state of CCI in our region and will be published in the 2017 LBG Benchmark Review to be launched at the LBG Conference on 14 November.

Please take the time to share your view before Monday 9 October. All responses will remain anonymous. 

Take the survey now

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The DJSI RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment is the most widely accepted global evaluation of how companies from all industries deliver strong environmental, social, and governance outcomes.

Congratulations to those organisations that have been recognised this year including LBG member Mirvac Group who has been named the world’s most sustainable real estate company. Read more

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Name: Kate Driessen

Position: Community Relations Advisor, Myer

Career highlight to date? Developing and implementing the award winning Give Registry – a program which assists vulnerable women rebuild their lives after fleeing violence. I am so proud that in a challenging retail climate, Myer fully backed the program and in doing so, have been able to make a practical difference to women’s lives. The initiative has also seen Myer gain global recognition among our peers and the CSR industry as an outstanding corporate citizen as a result.

 

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It is hard to believe that we are already in the second half of 2017. No doubt you will agree that another year is flying by far too quickly.

As I reflect on 2017 so far, I have to say that it has been fairly tumultuous and one in which many of us could feel fairly disheartened. We have Donald Trump in arguably the most powerful position in the world, who amongst many other worrying things, has declared himself a staunch climate change sceptic. And while it was encouraging to see world leaders come together recently for the G20 summit and reaffirm support for climate change standing against the United States, the time for action is imminent. Read more

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Susan Mizrahi as the new Chair of the LBG Steering Committee for Australia and New Zealand.

Susan is the Head of Corporate Responsibility at Australia Post, and brings significant experience to the position including roles in CSR strategy, communications, human rights advocacy and extensive experience working in Corporate Community Investment (CCI).

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FAST FACT

  • In 2016 our members contributed $236M to the community and 0.14% of total revenue on average

     

  • LBG members have
    an average of
    4 full time staff
    members dedicated
    to community
    investment activities

  • LBG members on average contributed 0.56% of pre-tax profit to the community in 2016

  • In 2016 our members contributed $831 per employee on average

  • Employee time made up 10% of contributions by our members in 2016

  • Social Welfare causes received the majority of member contributions in 2016

  • In 2016 on average 11 hours per employee was contributed to the community

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

  • Jawun.jpgLBG members NAB, Woodside Energy & Wesfarmers support employees on five week secondments assisting Indigenous organisations with economic and social development projects.

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  • ANZ_case_study.jpg "Seeds of Renewal" is a grants program, supported by ANZ, which aims to contribute to building thriving communities in regional Australia.

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  • TUK.pngDatacom helps make the internet safer for kids through ThinkUKnow, an internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers.

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  • Essendon_EFC_Dyson_Heppell_and_Friends.jpgThe Essendon Football Club aims to strengthen communities through sport, and a key partnership is with the Tiwi Bombers Football Club located 80 kilometres North of Darwin. 

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  • Heart_Foundation_photo_small.jpgThe Medibank Community Fund and Heart Foundation partnership was born out of a shared 'For Better Health' philosophy to encourage healthy eating, more physical activity and greater community connectedness.

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  • National_Gallery_Ab_art_062.jpgIn 2009, the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Limited established the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship program 

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  • Optus_casestudy_small.jpgOptus partners with The Smith Family to deliver 'student2student', a unique program that has helped many students to significantly increase their reading skills.

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  • OF_logo_new_white_small.pngOrigin Foundation supports Youth Off The Streets with skilled volunteering and financial support of the The National Scholarship Program and Dollars for Scholars Program. 

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  • Jawun.jpgLBG members Woodside Energy, NAB & Wesfarmers support employees on five week secondments assisting Indigenous organisations with economic and social development projects.

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  • josh_kennedy_kg_small.jpgWest Coast Eagles FC inspires high school students in the Pilbara with "Kicking Goals", a curriculum-based mentoring program in partnership with BHP Billiton and Swan Districts Football Club. 

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