WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

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Companies use LBG for a variety of reasons, some of the main benefits of using the framework include:

Reporting to the global standard

LBG provides a robust and credible framework which measures the value and impact of community investment to business and society - you will be reporting to a recognised standard.

Simplifying your reporting requirements

LBG is aligned to key global corporate responsibility and sustainability indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the CR Index and GRI. These indices have embedded LBG methodology in their reporting frameworks, which means when you collate your community data for LBG it will work for all your reporting needs.

Benchmarking and learning

The consistent approach applied by all LBG members enables them to benchmark their activity amongst peers, competitors and sectors - you can understand how you are positioned in your sector, against best in class, and globally. In addition, community investment practitioners can share best practice and knowledge in an environment of like-minded professionals.

Effective measurement is key to effective management

LBG enables companies to capture corporate community investment data in a systematic manner and apply logic to social investment. Access to benchmark and peer data, and the ability to assess the outputs and impacts of community initiatives enhances internal decision-making and planning for member organisations.

FAST FACT

  • 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)

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

  • 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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