Please see below some simple answers to your most frequently
Why was LBG set up?
LBG was established to help companies answer five key questions
about their corporate community investment programme:
1. How much do we contribute? The model helps companies to
understand the total amount of cash, time and in-kind invested in
2. What do we support and where? The model enables companies to
understand the geographic spread of their community support and the
kind of themes supported, like education, health and arts &
3. How do we help meet wider business goals? Through the model,
companies can track how their community programme support wider
business goals, like building employee morale or creating
4. What difference do we make to the community? We have
developed impact measurement tools to help members measure the
difference their programmes make.
5. What do other companies do? Through the LBG membership and
the annual benchmarking, member companies share data and best
How does LBG actually work?
When a company joins LBG, they agree to the member charter
New members are allocated a dedicated account manager to support
the company in applying the LBG model. Members have access to all
workshops, webinars and the annual Plenary.
Members also participate in an annual benchmarking exercise
where they share information on their community investment
programmes with the Group.
Is the LBG just for big companies?
No, we also have a number of smaller companies that find the
membership and model useful.
Are there any restrictions on membership (sectors/type
of business excluded?)
No, we welcome companies from all sectors and geographies.
Are there any responsibilities we have to fulfil as a
Yes, members are asked to agree to the LBG
Charter and to submit their data as part of the annual
My company is based in Africa/Asia/The South Pole - can
we still join?
Yes, we have members based in Europe, US, Asia, the Middle East
and Australia. We run many events by webinar to enable members all
over the world to take part.
Do you collect information from members, and what do you
do with that info?
Yes, we ask members to submit their data as part of the annual
benchmarking process. We check the data for accuracy and then share
the data with the membership. We do not publish any individual
member or sector data externally. We publish sector
and all-member data.
How much does it cost to join?
Membership is £3750 (+VAT) per year.