Name: Jeffrey Oatham
Position: Director of LBG, Corporate Citizenship London
When did you join the LBG/Corporate Citizenship team? I joined in November 2016, but thankfully not the ‘newest’ team member anymore.
Describe your job in one sentence: I lead the growth and development the LBG model and network globally.
Career highlight to date? Having had the pleasure to lead corporate responsibility teams at three big FTSE100 brands.
Three things you can't live without: Family, travel and laughs.
What's on your bucket list? Oh, lots of travel. Japan, an African safari, Machu Picchu, the Amazon, the list goes on and on.
What is the last book you read? Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books that I read to my son.
What do you feel most passionate about? Fairness. Whether that’s in the opportunities people have in life or the way wealth is shared. Our societies grapple with fairness, yet corporate responsibility programmes, whether through diversity or community investment, are focused on creating level playing fields and accountability. LBG even reinforces this through standardisation, transparency and benchmarking.
Where do you see LBG in 2020? In 2020, I see LBG being a series of interconnected local networks sharing benchmarking data across a common platform that offers a suite of products to help companies measure and manage their community programmes, whether charitable contributions or newer forms of investment such as social innovation.