LBG Canada Annual Benchmarking Meeting

LBG Canada Annual Benchmarking Meeting

LBG Canada takes the guess-work out of creating value in the community.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:20pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Calgary, AB - March 31, 2010 - LBG Canada’s annual benchmarking program generates insights into community investment management and performance trends, providing information that is increasingly seen as essential by companies investing in the community.  Presented in Calgary, Alberta on April 7 & 8 at the 2010 Annual Benchmarking Meeting, the LBG Canada benchmarking results inform investment and employee giving & volunteering strategies, enabling community investment professionals to demonstrate the value of their work.  With this information in hand, LBG Canada companies can identify opportunities to enhance the value of their CI portfolio.

“Benchmarking is the foundation of performance measurement, enabling Vale to assess whether our programs are in line with expectations. With the information available through LBG Canada benchmarking, we are able to analyze the strengths of our portfolio and seek out opportunities for improvement. It gives us a clear view of what works and what doesn’t.”   -  Erin Satterthwaite, Director, Community Investment, Vale

LBG Canada offers companies a management framework to align community and business objectives with performance metrics.  The collected data is integral to program assessment and decision-making. As a result, LBG Canada helps companies achieve better returns on their efforts.

 “The insights and evidence that result from LBG Canada participation enables us to make a clear business case about the importance of First Calgary Savings’ involvement in the community.” Dani DeBoice, Manager, Corporate Citizenship, First Calgary Savings

LBG Canada community investment professionals access tools and information to maximize the value of their work.  In line with this commitment, this year’s 2010 Annual Benchmarking Meeting will include guest speakers Wendy Mitchell of Volunteer Canada and Chris Jarvis of Realized Worth, both offering perspectives on effective corporate volunteering and community engagement strategies.

DATE:           April 7 & 8, 2010 

        Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PATICIPANTS:     BC Transmission Corporation, Chevron Canada Resources, Coast Capital Savings, Enbridge Inc., ENMAX, Envision Financial, First Calgary Savings, Foresters, Interior Savings, Nexen Inc., North Shore Credit Union, Pfizer Canada, Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation., Shoppers Drug Mart, Suncor Energy Inc., TD Bank Financial Group, The Home Depot Canada, Vale, Vancity, WestJet

PRESENTED BY:     SiMPACT Strategy Group

LBG Canada is a growing community of companies committed to maximizing the impact of their community investment programs - for the community and for the business. Together, LBG Canada companies set the highest standard in community investment management, performance measurement and reporting in Canada.

The LBG Canada approach is derived from the London Benchmarking Group Model, a recognized global standard, which has been in use internationally for more than 15 years.

LBG Canada is facilitated by the SiMPACT Strategy Group, a specialist agency known for its leadership in advancing community and social investment management and measurement practice.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Watson
SiMPACT Strategy Group
Tel: 403-4444-5683