NEWS

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

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Join_team_mailchimp.pngWe are seeking an Associate Director, Business Development and Consulting with significant experience in corporate responsibility consulting and in selling consulting services, to join our Australia & New Zealand team. This position will suit someone with a strong track record in corporate responsibility consulting and business development and is looking for a new challenge.

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Jessica_web.jpgAccording to the influential Edelman Trust Barometer, 75% of people agree that a “company can take specific actions that both increase profits and improve the economic and social conditions of the communities in which they operate.” 

It’s no wonder then that companies are increasingly being questioned about the contribution they make to the communities in which they source, employ as well as distribute products and services.

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nicolai-berntsen-8741.jpgJoin us for a morning of networking, knowledge sharing and breakfast as we launch the Corporate Citizenship Network!

Colleagues and practitioners have highlighted an appetite for more opportunities to learn and share amongst corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals. So we are establishing an informal networking group to meet together periodically throughout the year. The intention is to create a network that is owned and guided by you, the practitioners, with Corporate Citizenship facilitating the get-togethers. To kick things off, our first breakfast briefing will take place on Wednesday 28 June kindly hosted by ANZ.

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Momentum has been building for companies to establish “Science Based Targets” (SBTs) and join the transition to a low-carbon economy. To date, over 260 companies worldwide have committed to setting SBTs. These include the like of Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, HSBC, Renault and GlaxoSmithKline among others.

In this informative webinar, Corporate Citizenship and CDP presented on the benefits of setting SBTs and delved into the practicalities. We were joined for a Q&A by Diageo, one of the world’s leading alcoholic beverage companies, to give a corporate perspective on setting a SBT.

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LBG_for_C_website.pngLBG for Community will commence next month and we are calling on you to sign-up your community partners. Participants will come away with a best practice toolkit that will add value to your partnership and help demonstrate the impact you are achieving together.

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LBG is an industry partner of the One Million Donors campaign to get one million Australians supporting charity the smart way – direct from their pay. Watch the new campaign ad to learn why Workplace Giving is the most efficient way to support the charities you care about.

Ask your employer if they offer Workplace Giving. If they don’t, you can become the champion for change that your organisation needs! For more information visit 1MDonors.org.au

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Welcome to the May edition of LBG’s monthly briefing.

Last week we held an information session about LBG for Community. Our new program supporting non-profit organisations with corporate-community partnership reporting, impact measurement and strategic partnership development. 

Over 40 attendees joined to hear about the benefits of signing up to the program, which kicks off in July this year.

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How is your LBG submission going? If you haven’t discussed timing for your submission and verification with Jen, please get in touch today.

We can provide LBGOnline refresher training. We can also perform data surgery on your behalf, or if you find yourself struggling ask us about our data entry support package LBG +Data.  

CC.pngCorporate Citizenship’s Co-founding Director, Mike Tuffrey will be visiting LBG Australia in July this year to deliver a series of events in Melbourne and Sydney. We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to learn from Mike, a global leader in CSR and sustainability during these events. 

Mike will also have limited availability to run bespoke workshops for your CR teams and senior management. 

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Impact has been on my mind a lot recently. As I go about my work I meet lots of different people, it’s part of what I love about this work. I meet practitioners seeking to manage their community investment programs more effectively and I meet community groups seeking to gain the support of companies to better achieve their own mission. They all want to make a difference. They all want to create impact.

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nicolai-berntsen-8741.jpgLater this month we will be launching the Corporate Citizenship Network – a platform to share and learn about sustainability and corporate responsibility via a series of breakfast briefings.

Keep an eye out for your invitation to attend our first event hosted by ANZ. 

5_Things_blog.jpgCorporate Citizenship recently hosted a webinar to explore how investors use ESG factors in their decision-making process. In this blog post, Esther and George from Corporate Citizenship explore key insights from the webinar. They discuss the demand for material ESG information from investors and increased transparency on ESG risks and performance. They also highlight the need for better ESG data, direct engagement with investors and stronger links between investor relations and sustainability departments.

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Name: Mike Tuffrey

Position: Co-founding Director, LBG & Corporate Citizenship

Describe your job in one sentence: As a founding director of Corporate Citizenship, I continue to lead the development of LBG, and it’s been my privilege to work for two decades with great companies as they develop their strategies for responsible and sustainable business. 

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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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