NEWS

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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 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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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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The Corporate Citizenship team has been testing the appetite from LBG members for more networking and peer-to-peer contact opportunities. This included the first of a potential series of events held for members to come together for a breakfast networking event.

Hosted at ANZ’s head office in Melbourne and led by Corporate Citizenship Manager Tara James there was a presentation and in-depth analysis of the recently released report Better Business, Better World by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission.

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This month LBG Australia and New Zealand began training the first cohort of not-for-profits as part of the new program LBG for Community. The program supports non-profit organisations with corporate community partnership and procurement reporting, impact measurement and strategic partnership development.

Breakfast events were hosted in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne (thank you to Suncorp and Australia Post for hosting) with extremely encouraging feedback from both non-profits and corporate partners regarding the opportunities created by signing up for LBG for Community. Read more

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Pro Bono Australia currently has sponsorship opportunities available for its Impact 25 program - the only national accolade of its kind, recognising the most influential people in the Australian social sector as voted by their peers.

Impact 25 was created to acknowledge the inspirational people within this sector. The social sector accounts for 4.3 per cent of Australia’s GDP and employs over one million people, including some of Australia’s best-known CEOs, politicians, advocates and innovators. Read more

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We reported earlier that we kicked off our first CC Network breakfast. The topic was the recently released report ‘Better Business, Better World’ to help understand how the outcomes of this report are relevant to LBG members.

In its flagship report, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission (the Commission) recognises that while the last few decades have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, they have also led to unequal growth, increasing job insecurity, more debt and ever greater environmental risks.  

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We invite our members and friends to consider entering the 2017 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards. There are five categories for established programs as well as those just starting out. The Awards are part of the One Million Donors campaign to see a million Australians donating to charity through work by 2020. This campaign is spearheaded by the Australian Charities fund, and in its fourth year is supported by leading organisations across the business, charity and philanthropy sector.

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492.jpegThis month we bring you a number of exciting updates, including our latest blog which discusses the importance of impact reporting. 

I am also delighted to announce the launch of the Corporate Citizenship Network. Don't miss our first breakfast briefing later this month. 

We are also seeking case studies for this year’s LBG Conference taking place on 14 November 2017. 

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You are invited to a presentation of the latest trends, locally and internationally, in corporate community investment by LBG kindly sponsored by event partners Greater Bank & Castle Personnel.

Date: Wed 21 June 2017
Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am AEST

Read more and register

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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