The State of Corporate Community Investment

Aug 9, 2018 10:55 AM ET

August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Citizenship’s LBG member network of corporate community investment (CCI) professionals, has conducted an annual survey for the past two years on trends, innovations and what the future holds for CCI. Last year, headlines from Australia and New Zealand revealed:

  • Budgets and flagship partnerships remain strong
  • Workplace giving continues to be a priority
  • Impact measurement is important but not well resourced
  • Public disclosure is on the decrease
  • Corporate volunteering is a real opportunity for business
  • Community partners feel the impacts of cuts to foreign aid
  • A desire to align with government

Challenges CCI practitioners faced included leadership buy-in; stakeholder communications; overall impact; innovation and presenting a business case for investment in CCI. Respondents indicated that impact measurement and telling their story of CCI investments were the areas they would most likely need help with into the future.

Now in its third year, we have extended the survey to a global audience, inviting participants to share their insights to provide depth of analysis on the state of CCI and inform LBG figures and trends from its members. The 2018 findings will be unveiled at the forthcoming LBG Annual Conferences in London and Melbourne on October 17th and November 20th respectively.

To take part in this short survey, please visit:

To register for the LBG Annual Conferences:
London (members only):


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About LBG:
LBG takes its name from the London Benchmarking Group. Established in 1994, the group was formed by six companies, coordinated by corporate citizenship, to create a common standard for measuring community investment. The LBG Framework is a robust measurement standard that any company can apply to understand the difference their contributions make to business and society. The businesses using LBG are from some of the world’s leading organisations and are part of a global LBG Network. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the LBG framework is embedded into indices such as DJSI with around 1,000 companies using it. We now have 180 global companies in our network.

About Corporate Citizenship
Corporate Citizenship is a global management consultancy, specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility. With offices in London, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Santiago and Singapore we work with corporate clients around world, to achieve their commitments to responsible and sustainable business practices.  For more information, please visit us at: