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    A consistent approach

    Companies who apply the LBG model can benchmark their activity amongst peers, competitors and sectors.

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    LBG's membership base is global

    Over 300 companies around the world use the LBG Model to measure and report on their global community investment.

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  • The LBG Model

    LBG is aligned with key global sustainability indices including DJSI, GRI and CRI.

  • Why Join Us?

    Access to benchmark data enhances internal decision-making and planning.

  • A Global Network

    The global group includes members from Europe, US, Middle East, Asia and Australia.



LBG is the global standard for measuring and benchmarking corporate community investment.

The LBG model provides a comprehensive and consistent set of measures for corporate community investment professionals to determine their organisation’s contribution to the community, including cash, time and in-kind donations, as well as management costs. The model also captures the outputs and longer-term impacts of community investment projects on society and the business itself.

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      • HOW
          • Cash spent on donations, matched employee giving, cause related donations etc
          • Cost of employee time spent volunteering in the community during company time
          • In-kind products, services and facilities valued at the cost to the company
          • Management costs associated with running a company’s community program
      • WHY
        • The motivation for the contribution:
          • Charitable donations - Intermittent support to a wide range of good causes in response to the needs and appeals of charitable and community organisations
          • Community investment - Longer term involvement in community partnerships to address a limited range of social issues chosen by the company in order to protect its long-term corporate interest and to enhance its reputation
          • Commercial initiatives - Commercial activities, usually by departments outside the community function, to support directly the success of the company, promoting its corporate brand identity/ies and other policies, in partnership with not for profits
      • WHERE
        • The geographic spread of contributions (not benchmarked)
      • WHAT
        • The areas of the community the contribution supports:
          • Education & Young People
          • Health
          • Economic Development
          • Environment
          • Arts & Culture
          • Social Welfare
          • Emergency Relief
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        • Quantifiable data on the product or services delivered during a project, ‘what did our investment pay for?’
          e.g. numbers people trained, trees planted, etc
      • LEVERAGE
        • Facilitated third party contributions, “what additional resources were attracted to this activity or project as a direct result of our initiative or participation?”
        • Quantifiable data relating to the business ‘can we count what the business got back?’ e.g. employees engaged, press coverage, etc
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        • The measurable change that happens as a result of the investment and the longer-term benefit to the wider community. How beneficiaries are better off:
          • Eg. For individuals: skills/personal development, behavioural change, quality of life
          • Eg. For community organisations: new/improved services, wider outreach, raised profile
        • The measurable change that happens as a result of the investment and the longer-term benefit to the business and its link to the company strategy. How the company is better off:
          • Eg. Employee development, employee satisfaction, brand awareness, enhanced reputation


Winners of the NZ Good Business Egg Awards 2014 Announced

Winners of the NZ Good Business Egg Awards 2014 Announced

The winners of the Good Business Egg Awards 2014 were announced at a special presentation hosted at the KPMG Centre in Auckland last night.

Business and community leaders attended the ceremony where community leaders presented three business organisations a Good Business Egg Award of New Zealand

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First LBG International Benchmark Report Launched

First LBG International Benchmark Report Launched

LBG has launched the first International Benchmark Report detailing the global impact of members around the world, who use the LBG framework to measure and report their contribution to the community.

The report demonstrates LBG's global focus, as one of the longest-established and most widely used corporate responsibility standards. 

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