Simon_Robinson_Profile.jpg#LBG2017 went off with a bang last month, and I am still revelling in the post-conference high!

We have received outstanding feedback about the event, and I’m delighted conference delegates found the social impact stories and panel discussions most valuable, as well as the keynote address by Mike Tuffrey and updates on LBG’s evolution.

In this month’s briefing we bring you a number of key updates, including an #LBG2017 wrap up, and insights from our recent CC Network event in Sydney.


  • The 2017 LBG Conference explored corporate community investment in a fast-changing world. Over 100 attendees heard from a range of inspiring speakers, and participated in live audience polling, breakout groups and networking throughout the day.

Read Good2Give’s latest blog, with a full overview of the day and key take-outs.  

Check out our twitter story from the day

Share your feedback on the day.

Join_team_mailchimp.pngCorporate Citizenship is seeking a Client Manager to join the team.  The post will suit a person keen to further their career and interest in CSR / sustainability. Growing with the business, you will be someone who has experience working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. You need to be personable, focused, and professional and have a strong eye for attention to detail to succeed in this position. Apply now!

Be_Inspired.pngAustralia Post kindly hosted a morning of networking, knowledge sharing and breakfast as we expanded our Corporate Citizenship Network to Sydney last month.

Corporate Citizenship's Co-founder, Mike Tuffrey, led the discussion about the social purpose of business. The event explored how global executives are realigning how they think and operate with their business's social purpose in mind, and how this can change the way business operates for better societal outcomes. 100% of attendees said they look forward to attending the next event in the series. Stay tuned for dates in 2018!

“The biggest benefit is the ability to network and share - in my workplace I often feel I'm riding this community thing solo. We all have similar challenges and I think this is a good forum for open and honest sharing”  CC Network attendee

LBG_for_C_website.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.

"Thorough, well-structured and clearly explained"

"We’ve been able to help our partners clarify strategic intent, identify what might be beneficial to them and help frame where the partnership could move to"

Sign-up now


Two years on from the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how does corporate progress stack up against the Global Goals? We’ve seen more companies reporting against the SDGs – but there is a clear gap emerging between thinking and action.

Since 2015, Corporate Citizenship has been sharing insights on the SDGs and their implications for business. Now in its third year, our annual practitioner study shows some alarming trends in how action on the Global Goals is evolving.

Download our report

Screen_Shot_2017-12-04_at_6.33.29_am.pngSuccessful retailers create good jobs, help grow local economies, and support communities. The challenge, however, is that retailers are not always able to demonstrate these impacts. 

In today’s challenging economic and political climate, major retailers around the world are increasingly being asked to demonstrate how their businesses are making positive contributions in the regions and communities in which they operate.  Check out Corporate Citizenship’s fact sheet with more information for retailers and tips for mapping and measuring impact. 



8258722837_200df796e8_b.jpgThe Corporate Citizenship office will be closed for the Christmas break from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season and we look forward to working with you in 2018. 

Best wishes, The CC Team

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


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. 

New_members.pngLBG provides a common standard for companies to measure and manage their community investment, and a platform to learn together how to maximise their impact.

Welcome to our newest members:

Coca Cola Amatil 
Yarra Trams  
Australian Turf Club


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 


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.

Register now

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


  • In 2017 members in AU & NZ contributed $225M to the community and 0.14% of total revenue on average


  • LBG members have
    an average of
    3.6 FTE staff
    members dedicated
    to community
    investment activities

  • LBG members on average contributed 0.61% of pre-tax profit to the community in 2017

  • In 2017 our members contributed $891 per employee on average

  • Employee time made up 9% of contributions by our members in 2017

  • Health causes received the majority of member contributions in 2017

  • In 2017 on average 12 hours per employee was contributed to the community


  • 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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