Simon_Robinson_Profile.jpgWith investors placing a greater emphasis on a company's social impact, it has never been more important to understand your organisation's impact and promote it effectively.

As you will see in this newsletter, our Corporate Citizenship team are helping a number of organisations, including LBG members, get ready for the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. If your company has been listed in the past or is invited to complete the survey this year, then I encourage you to join us for the DJSI Insider Webinar at 11am on 15 March 2018.

As well as our work to help companies get the most out of their DJSI submissions, we have a full program of events and activities planned for the coming months. There are activities occurring across Australia and in April we will be in New Zealand.

This month will see the next cohort of community organisations undertaking our LBG For Community program. If you haven't heard about this program, I encourage you to read the perspectives of a corporate and community partnerbelow. You can also register for Cohort 2.

NZ12-20AprilLBG.jpgLBG Director and Corporate Citizenship Consultant Simon Robinson will be in Wellington and Auckland during April for a series of workshops and briefing sessions. Find out more about the half-day workshops with BACS and the LBG for Community briefings with Volunteering New Zealand.

16 April: BACS Social Index workshop
18 April: LBG for Community briefing

19 April: BACS Social Index workshop
20 April: LBG for Community briefing

If you're interested in catching up with Simon while he's in New Zealand, please reach out.


nicolai-berntsen-8741.jpgClimate change, the low-carbon transition and sustainable development pose some of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The global transition is well underway and has urgent and wide-ranging implications for companies, policymakers and investors. This requires integrated thinking across the board from corporates - but do superannuation plans or workplace pensions schemes and business strategies sufficiently reflect this?


NewMembersARTCBankofIreland.jpgAustralian Rail Track Corporation
ARTC is a vital part of Australia's transport supply chain and economic development. They are champions of rail as a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport and manage and maintain an 8,500km rail network across five states. They have invested billions of dollars to get freight off the road and onto rail, which is good for business, motorists, the environment and communities.

Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland, now a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland Group plc, was established in 1783 by Royal Charter. A traditional, relationship-driven retail and commercial bank with a conservative business philosophy, with a clear and compelling strategy to transform the bank, serve customers brilliantly and grow sustainable profits.


WebinarDJSI.jpgRegister for our free webinar - 11am-12pm, Thursday 15 March

Our free webinar will outline the business benefits of participating in the DJSI assessment, and help you to target performance improvements in 2018. Drawing on Corporate Citizenship’s 20 years of experience in advising clients on their DJSI submissions, the webinar will discuss how companies can use the assessment to benchmark with competitors and improve performance. For more information about our DJSI services, click here

Corporate and community perspectives

07 Mar 2018
With a fresh crop of participants beginning the first LBG for Community Program for 2018, here are two perspectives on the value of the program from a corporate and community angle.
Find out more

Simon_Robinson_Profile.jpg#LBG2017 went off with a bang last month, and I am still revelling in the post-conference high!

We have received outstanding feedback about the event, and I’m delighted conference delegates found the social impact stories and panel discussions most valuable, as well as the keynote address by Mike Tuffrey and updates on LBG’s evolution.

In this month’s briefing we bring you a number of key updates, including an #LBG2017 wrap up, and insights from our recent CC Network event in Sydney.


  • The 2017 LBG Conference explored corporate community investment in a fast-changing world. Over 100 attendees heard from a range of inspiring speakers, and participated in live audience polling, breakout groups and networking throughout the day.

Read Good2Give’s latest blog, with a full overview of the day and key take-outs.  

Check out our twitter story from the day

Share your feedback on the day.

Join_team_mailchimp.pngCorporate Citizenship is seeking a Client Manager to join the team.  The post will suit a person keen to further their career and interest in CSR / sustainability. Growing with the business, you will be someone who has experience working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. You need to be personable, focused, and professional and have a strong eye for attention to detail to succeed in this position. Apply now!

Be_Inspired.pngAustralia Post kindly hosted a morning of networking, knowledge sharing and breakfast as we expanded our Corporate Citizenship Network to Sydney last month.

Corporate Citizenship's Co-founder, Mike Tuffrey, led the discussion about the social purpose of business. The event explored how global executives are realigning how they think and operate with their business's social purpose in mind, and how this can change the way business operates for better societal outcomes. 100% of attendees said they look forward to attending the next event in the series. Stay tuned for dates in 2018!

“The biggest benefit is the ability to network and share - in my workplace I often feel I'm riding this community thing solo. We all have similar challenges and I think this is a good forum for open and honest sharing”  CC Network attendee

LBG_for_C_website.pngRegistrations are open for the 2018 cohort of LBG for Community. Over 25 not-for-profits have participated to date, and are already benefitting from the tools, resources, common language and in-depth guidance provided through the program.

"Thorough, well-structured and clearly explained"

"We’ve been able to help our partners clarify strategic intent, identify what might be beneficial to them and help frame where the partnership could move to"

Sign-up now


Two years on from the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how does corporate progress stack up against the Global Goals? We’ve seen more companies reporting against the SDGs – but there is a clear gap emerging between thinking and action.

Since 2015, Corporate Citizenship has been sharing insights on the SDGs and their implications for business. Now in its third year, our annual practitioner study shows some alarming trends in how action on the Global Goals is evolving.

Download our report

Screen_Shot_2017-12-04_at_6.33.29_am.pngSuccessful retailers create good jobs, help grow local economies, and support communities. The challenge, however, is that retailers are not always able to demonstrate these impacts. 

In today’s challenging economic and political climate, major retailers around the world are increasingly being asked to demonstrate how their businesses are making positive contributions in the regions and communities in which they operate.  Check out Corporate Citizenship’s fact sheet with more information for retailers and tips for mapping and measuring impact. 



8258722837_200df796e8_b.jpgThe Corporate Citizenship office will be closed for the Christmas break from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season and we look forward to working with you in 2018. 

Best wishes, The CC Team

Simon_Robinson_Profile.jpgWe are less than a month away from #LBG2017, and this month I’m delighted to announce our keynote speaker, and panel line-up to discuss CCI in a global context. Watch this space for further event updates, as we will be revealing our social impact storytellers and conference agenda any day now! Register today as places are filling fast. 

At this time of year, I am always inspired by the rich data we are able to analyse as we bring the LBG Annual Review to life. I’m proud to say this year we have received more data on the impact our members are having in the community than ever before. Members will be seeing some changes to their insight reports and some new opportunities for 2018. We’ll also be sharing our insights and key themes from this year’s State of CCI Survey at #LBG2017. Don’t miss out


  • 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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