There are a number of advantages of a LBG membership. Primarily it is having access to the model, which provides a framework for analysing the costs and benefits of corporate community investment, enabling more informed strategy development, national and international benchmarking and validated external reporting. In addition, the workshops and forums held throughout the year enable members to work collectively to further develop and refine measurement tools, and share ideas and challenges.

LBG members are entitled to the following range of services and benefits;

Data capture

  • expertise with regard to the appropriate valuation of community investment activities
  • training and support with regard to the identification and capture of community based costs and activities
  • complimentary access to LBG Online; a cloud based data collection, management and reporting system
  • independent data verification


  • access to Community Impact and Business Benefit Assessment tools, and support with regard to their application


  • a detailed company report and an LBG annual benchmarking report
  • access to LBG member summary data


  • regular networking opportunities with LBG members
  • complimentary access to state based networking events, the annual LBG member plenary and regular LBG member meetings

Brand leverage

  • the potential for a community based case study to appear in The Australian in November of each year
  • use of the LBG logo and the right to cite membership in external publications
  • exposure as a member of LBG and therefore external recognition of your organisation’s understanding of corporate community investment measurement and assessment


  • support with regard to the development of internal community strategies (limited)

To find out more about the LBG model and membership, contact the LBG team.


  • 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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