Update from LBG Director, Simon J Robinson

March 2017

492.jpegThis month we unveil our new LBG for Community program. Kicking off in July this year, LBG for Community will support non-profit organisations with best practice corporate-community partnership reporting, impact measurement and strategic partnership development.

Next week we are hosting a free webinar in collaboration with RobecoSAM to provide insight into the value of responding to RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The webinar will be of interest both to companies that already respond to CSA and to new companies. Get the answers to your questions! Register to attend.

I am delighted to welcome Frasers Property to LBG as our newest member. Frasers, one of Australia’s leading diversified property groups, has just launched an invitation for expressions of inspiration from Australian not-for-profits. The company is seeking a significant partnership to make a real and measurable difference in the area of physical and mental wellbeing.

LBG will be in New Zealand in the next few weeks visiting both Auckland and Wellington. If you’re based there and would value some time to meet about any of our work do please let us know and we’ll make sure we work some time into our itinerary.

If you are a sports club or sponsor, make sure you check out details of our new initiative Calling the Shots on Impact. In today’s world, sponsors need to see a return on their investment beyond basic advertising exposure or association with a winning team; they want to play a positive role in communities. Using the LBG social impact methodology, LBG is working with members of the sports sector, sponsors and community partners to clarify the strategic intent and identify specific business and community indicators that can be assessed over time.

In this month’s issue of LBG Briefing we discuss interesting findings from two reports recently released by Corporate Citizenship – How to Demonstrate the Value of Sustainable Business to Investors, and Corporate Foundations in a Changing World. Charlie Ashford from Corporate Citizenship’s London Office also discusses sustainability ratings to watch out for in 2017.

I encourage you to check out Corporate Citizenship’s recent webinars and Collaboration for Impact: Leader Interview Series for some thought-provoking discussion about greater social and environmental impact through collaboration with others.

Best wishes,

Simon