The LBG Network

The LBG Network is a forum for businesses to learn best practice on measuring and managing their community investment activities.

Comprised of businesses from 15 sectors across the globe, the LBG Network comprises of multinational global corporations to medium sized enterprises. If you’re a community investment professional, the LBG Network offers a wealth of expertise to help you make the most of your organization’s community program.

Current members are listed here.

Businesses join to:

Know what to measure, and how.

LBG helps you to measure your community program in a rigorous and credible manner. Built by business, for business – LBG lists out the potential metrics you can measure, with guidance about how to calculate figures. And, it’s recognized by leading indices such as RobecoSAM and Business in the Community (BITC). Businesses save themselves time by using LBG, rather than trying to figure out what to measure.

Measure to manage.

Using LBG to measure your community programs will give you the information to make informed decision about your activities. Know how much you give to long-term partnerships vs ad-hoc donations or how your contributions are split across key issues or geographies. Businesses use LBG metrics to perform strategic reviews, optimize their programs and monitor performance and delivery of objectives.

Continuous learning is essential.

Facing a challenge within your community program? We’re also certain one of the businesses in the LBG Network have faced it too. We provide a forum for you to connect and learn from your peers so that you can make a difference within your organisation. LBG gives you access to the combined knowledge and experience of over a 160 community investment professionals across the globe.

Collaboration makes us better.  

Community investment is an evolving space.
• Companies are targeting their efforts on issues material to their businesses.
• Skilled volunteering is being utilized to deliver learning and development in HR programs.
• Businesses are innovating in how they create social impact, investing into their own products and services.
Businesses within LBG explore the hot topics and identify best practice together.

Simply Measurement

Know what to measure, and how.

Inform Strategy

Connect With Companies

Create Best Practice

Build their measurement programs

Find their route to impact

Benchmark against leading companies

Access tools and support

Connect with their peers

Why join?

LBG gives you the tools, network and support to make the most of your community program.

You will have access to:

A dedicated account manager to answer queries and ensure you make the most of your membership.

Consultancy support to help apply the LBG Framework.

Data collection tools to record and analyse your data.

Impact measurement tools to help you identify and measure the impacts of your activities.

A tailored insight report that shows your businesses performance against others.

Benchmarking results from over 160 businesses to see how much and where others invest and create an impact.

Events, webinars and practical workshops that provide you with the opportunity to connect with peers to learn best practice.

Use of the LBG logo in communications to show alignment to the standard.

How to join?

Join LBG in a few easy steps.

1 - Contact us to learn more
2 - We'll arrange a time to discuss your needs
3 - Review the value of LBG Membership
4 - Get started!

Businesses in LBG commit to applying, developing and growing LBG whilst ensuring the confidentiality of data, as outlined in the Members’ Charter.

Do you need additional support?

Corporate Citizenship also supports organizations in the design, implementation and measurement of their community programs.

Community related services

Community data assurance: The assurance process helps members ensure that the LBG Framework is being correctly applied. This builds trust and confidence, both in what member companies are doing in the community.

Strategy development: We help organisations develop a holistic community strategy that aligns with business objectives, delivers measurable results and engages key stakeholders.

Bespoke issue research: Our methodology identifies the most material societal issues for your organisation to help scale your program. We provide insight into areas such as STEM education, employability skills and financial exclusion.

Flagship program design: We create and launch signature community or social investment initiatives thatcan be scaled to drive reputation and engagement.

Are you a charity or NGO?

LBG offers training and support provided to community partners in LBG framework and application.

LBG for Community is a training and certification program for not-for-profits partnering or seeking to partner with companies. This program provides a standard methodology for not-for-profits to measure community investment, and enables them to establish a common language with companies to build new and strengthen existing partnerships. Organisations participating in the program are recognised as an ‘’LBG certified community partner” and provided with a logo for use in communication materials. 

LBG Members

Geelong Cats
Geelong Cats
Royal Mail
Royal Mail

In 2018 the decision was made and communicated to all impacted organisations that from January 1st 2019 Corporate Citizenship will cease support of affiliate networks associated with LBG. External organisations and networks will not be allowed to use any LBG logo or associated trademarked materials after this time.

Add on additional services to your membership

Businesses in the LBG Network can easily gain access to broader services offered by Corporate Citizenship at discount.

Community strategy assessment:

A strategic review of community investment activities, compared against the LBG Framework.

Impact measurement:
A facilitated workshop to identify impacts and metrics, with follow-up impact measurement plan report.
Measurement planning:
Support to develop a measurement program that will help you collect and analyze community investment and social impact data.
Foundations assessment:
A strategic assessment of whether a corporate foundation is right for your business and help establishing it.
Social innovation and share value:
Support to help you identify opportunities to maximize the social impact of your products and services.
SDGs analysis:

An analysis of your program and strategy against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Reporting and communications:

Support in developing and delivering an effective reporting and communications strategy.

Some services are only available to companies within the LBG Network, including the following:

LBG Insight Report Plus:
We can do detailed analysis of your community program across multiple years, sectors, regions and subsidiaries.
Team Training:
Additional consultancy time to train colleagues and teams on using LBG
LBG for Community:
Training and support provided to community partners in LBG framework and application.
Data collection and input:
We can take out away the pain of data entry and do the collection and data entry for you.
Measurement systems alignment:
We can help to align internal tracking systems to the LBG framework and ensure data transfer is achievable.
The assurance of community investment data against the LBG measurement principles with an accompanying assurance statement and use of the LBG Verified check mark.