About us

LBG is the global standard in measuring and managing corporate 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.

Our Vision
A world where every business measures its community investment and shares this in an open, transparent and consistent way.

Our Mission
To provide a common standard for companies to measure and manage their community investment, and a platform to learn together how to maximize their impact.

Our Achievements
Companies in the LBG Network collectively contributed more than $2.9 billion to community causes, helping more than 94 million people in the last reporting year.

Our Story

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.

Nearly a quarter of a century later and the LBG Framework is embedded into global indices such as DJSI with around 1,000 companies using it. In that time, the LBG Network has grown from the original six companies to around 180.

LBG in Numbers

LBG Members are commited to creating a positive social impact in communities across the globe. Here is a snapshot of their achievements in 2017.

Maximizing the effectiveness of contributions

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contributions driven by strategic investment

Making a difference to people’s lives

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total beneficiaries reached

Creating opportunities for employees

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hours volunteered in paid-time

Achieving tangible impacts across society

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businesses undertaking impact measurement

LBG, Driven by its Members

Businesses sit on the LBG Steering Group, which works with Corporate Citizenship to oversee the LBG Framework and set the agenda for the activities of the network.

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Strategic Partnerships

LBG works with a range of organizations sharing the same ambitions of transparency and creating social impact.

 

RobecoSAM & DJSI
The LBG Framework is used by RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment for its corporate citizenship questions, which provides the research for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

GRI
The Global Reporting Initiative references the LBG Framework as an existing standard that can help business measure and communicate their impact.

iSystain
LBG is embedded into the CSR modules of iSystain, enabling iSystain clients to manage and report community investment data in accordance with LBG principles.

KindLink
The KindLink system uses the LBG Framework for the basis of its measurement and clients can report data to LBG through KindLink.

Business in the Community
BITC’s CommunityMark is aligned to the LBG Framework, and asks companies to demonstrate how they quantitatively and qualitatively measure their community investment.

Business Charity Awards
Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards in the UK are a forum for recognising best practice in corporate community investment. In partnership with LBG, the Awards bring together a network of innovative organizations and professionals to identify new standards of excellence.

LBG was created by and for business.

LBG is the fundamental tool for strategic decisions on community investment providing the base for defining priority areas and budget allocations.

Eduardo Moura

Sustainability Director, Energias de Portugal
LBG allows us to quantify our contribution into an easily digestible format for different audiences. For example, our LBG data feeds into our annual reports, is published on our website and used to promote our community work on social media.

Janet Liu

Corporate Sustainability and Community Manager at ANZ
We only manage what we measure. For us, using LBG was the corner stone to evaluate objectively our investment in the community.

Sandra Aparício

Head of Environment and Sustainability from GALP
The LBG framework allows Myer to measure and track our corporate community investment in a focused and methodical way. Through LBG, our community investment has become quantifiable, feeding into our strategic planning and better equipping us to meet our community program objectives.

Kate Driessen

Community Relations Advisor, Myer
LBG allows us to put in place similar metrics across the business so that we can look at how our programs are really driving value and ensure that we are collecting data as robustly as we can be.

Fiona Quinlan

Corporate Citizenship Manager, Centrica
…our membership has proved to be invaluable. When we came on board the LBG team provided expertise and guidance to help us embed measurement systems and better manage and evaluate our community programs and strategic partnerships.>

Brooke Pettit

Community & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Foxtel
We joined LBG to understand what other companies are doing and how we compare, positioning us to improve our community programs and how we measure them.

Abi Price

Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, ‎Hitachi Europe
Using the LBG model gives confidence to our key stakeholders that we are using a robust, globally, recognised framework to report on community and that critically, we are measuring the impact of what we do. Because of the many tangible benefits, we have been part of LBG for over ten years.

Emili Budell-Rhodes

Community Manager, RELX Group
We can really compare results, not just internal parts of Siemens, but other companies as well. This allows us to benchmark better and improve our activities.

Olivia Whitlam

Corporate Citizenship Manager, Siemens

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