The Australia and New Zealand chapter of LBG is managed on behalf of its members by Haystac. The LBG team works with members, providing support with regard to corporate community investment data collection and verification.

The driving force behind the Australia and New Zealand chapter is the LBG Steering Group, which is a representative group of members dedicated to progressing and growing the LBG model in our region.

Steering Group

Members have been listed after the Chair in order of length of service


“LBG has delivered real benefits for Woodside Energy and I have an ambitious vision that every company that is serious about community should join. No other reporting methodology offers the same opportunity to collaborate, learn and share.”

Jo Ferrie, LBG Steering Group Chair
Community & Sustainability Manager
Woodside, member since 2009


"ANZ began using the LBG framework in 2005. The framework provides us with a valuable tool to collect and measure our community investment in a consistent way across all of our locations. We view membership as an important way we can benchmark with our peers and share knowledge. The insight gained through this cross collaboration is invaluable in encouraging and supporting businesses starting out on this journey"

Carin Lavery, Manager Reporting & Communities
ANZ Banking Group, founding member in 2005


“Wesfarmers has been using LBG for several years to bring a consistent approach to measuring community investment. It helps us to confidently share knowledge and best practice across our businesses and communicate the benefits of our community programs and strategies.”

Majella Clarke, Community & Sustainability Manager
Coles, founding member in 2005


“NAB has been a member of LBG since 2006 and highly values the annual reporting and industry insights that we gain from holding the membership. We value reliable benchmarking tools such as this and would encourage other corporates to ensure they are reporting accurately on their community investment by also joining.”

Jodi Kennedy, Head of Community Engagement & Giving
National Australia Bank, member since 2006


“At Medibank we include our LBG results in both internal and external reporting. We find the tool useful in benchmarking our community investment activities with our corporate peers and informing our strategic development.”

Rita Marigliani, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Medibank, member since 2008


“The LBG framework has helped to inform our overall community investment approach and has provided guidance for measuring outcomes and impact. Sharing our results and learning from the experiences of other members has been invaluable.”

Patrick Castauro, Senior Manager Corporate Responsibility
CSL Limited, member since 2008


“Investing in our communities is fundamental to our connection with New Zealanders. Since we started using the LBG framework we have reshaped our community program year on year, to ensure it helps us deliver on our goal of creating shared value for our business, our people, our customers and communities.”

Glenda Swan, Corporate Sustainability Specialist
New Zealand Post Group, member since 2009


“Australia Post values the consistent and structured approach the LBG framework brings to measuring and communicating community investment and impact.  We also benefit from the opportunity to share insights and learn from the experiences of other member organisations.”

Nicky Tracey, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Community Relations
Australia Post, member since 2009





  • In 2013 our members contributed $237M to the community and 0.09% of total revenue on average


  • LBG members have
    an average of
    4.5 full time staff
    members dedicated
    to community
    investment activities

  • LBG members on average contributed 0.59% of pre-tax profit to the community in 2013

  • In 2013 our members contributed $420 per employee on average

  • Employee time made up 12% of contributions by our members in 2013

  • "Education & Young People" remains the recipient of the majority of member contributions this year

  • In 2013 our members reported $107m in leverage (facilitated 3rd party contributions)


  • 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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