Community Investment

Engage Toolkit
Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014
The ENGAGE Toolkit is designed to help organisations develop an Employee Community Engagement (ECE) program for international companies.
International Benchmark Report
London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Market: Global, year 2014
The first International Benchmarking Report details the global impact of it’s members around the world. The data and case studies in the report draws from the contributions of over 220 companies in the international network who support over 130 countries with community contributions.
Measuring the social impact of corporate community investment
LBG & The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs. Market: Australia, year 2014
The study report represents the work of one year as part of what is hoped will be a four year longitudinal study to develop a robust management process that can be embedded in how corporate community investments are managed – including with community partners – so companies and their stakeholders can understand if those investments are generating a social impact in the community.
International Benchmark Report
London Benchmarking GrouP (LBG) Market: global, year 2014
The first International Benchmarking Report details the global impact of it’s members around the world. The data and case studies in the report draws from the contributions of over 220 companies in the international network who support over 130 countries with community contributions.
Bridging the “Pioneer Gap”: The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Village Capital. Market: Global, Year: 2013
Over the past several years, researchers and practitioners have increasingly highlighted a consistent gap in capital and support between social enterprises and impact investors, a gap which incubators and accelerators can play a critical role in bridging. These organizations support early-stage social enterprises by providing them with a range of services, such as business development support, mentoring, infrastructure, as well as access to networks of investors, foundations, and corporations. This report represents the first quantitative assessment of the impact accelerator landscape, with data from 52 organizations globally, collected by ANDE and Village Capital between November 2012 and February 2013.
2013 State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets
Ecosystems Marketplace. Market: Global, Year: 2013
This report shows in a global economy where policy solutions in support of these markets are slow to be implemented, many private companies are voluntarily internalizing the price of carbon in their business activities. 90% of offset volumes were contracted by the private sector – where corporate social responsibility and industry leadership were primary motivations for offset purchases. In general, voluntary demand for carbon offsetting grew 6% in 2012, and buyers committed more than $522 million to offset 101 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions paying a volume-weighted average price of $5.9/tonne – slightly down from 2011’s $6.2/tonne, but significantly higher than the price for offsets under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (less than $1/tonne) and under the EU ETS price, which last traded at 4.35 Euros.
Carers: A business responsibility and social opportunity
Ethical Corporation: David Grayson Market: UK, Year: 2013
The business case for developing carer policies is emerging. Caring for friends or relatives is part of daily life for many, and employers as well as their employees have much to gain if the needs of carers become part of corporate responsibility. This essay by MOSS Ambassador David Grayson suggests
a seven step approach.
Note: Copies of David Grayson and Adrian Hodges Everybody’s Business (2001) and Corporate Social Opportunity (2004) are available from the MOSS bookstore.
Measuring socio-economic impact: A guide for business
WBCSD Social Capital. Market: Global, Year: 2013
This guide is to help companies gauge for themselves which tool or combination of tools best meets their socio-economic impact measurement needs – thereby enabling and accelerating business action to align profitable business ventures with the needs of society, and contribute to a more sustainable world.
Visit for regular updates and case studies on work toward measuring their socio-economic impact.
Annual Benchmarking Report 2010
London Benchmarking Group. Market: U.K., Year: 2011
The report explores the theme of ?impact’. Of key importance to the LBG model is not only accurate measurement of each member’s community contributions, but also the ultimate outcomes and impact of those contributions.
Funding in a Changing Landscape: Annual Review 2010
London Benchmarking Group. Market: U.K., Year: 2010
The review provides an overview of the developments within the Group over the last year and also presents key group-wide results from the data returns. It shows how the group has really moved forward with regard to output and impact assessment over the last twelve months. London_Benchmarking_Group_Funding_in_a_Changing_Landscape-Annual_Review_2010.pdf
Volunteering in Civic Roles – Information for employers and employees
Communities and Local Governement. Market: UK, Year: 2010
Business in the Community collaborated with the Communities and Local Government (CLG) to create an information pack on business support for employees serving in lesser known civic roles.
The Inclusive Business Challenge
WBCSD. Market: Global, Year: 2010
“The Inclusive Business Challenge” is an easy-to-use presentation and simulation tool to help companies and stakeholders identify and implement models that profitably engage low-income populations across companies’ value chains and develop affordable products and services that meet the needs of low-income populations. Download it here
Measuring High Performance Sponsorship Programs
WPP. Market: US, Year: 2009
The sponsorship industry has advanced a great deal since the time – not that long ago – when the phrase “sponsorship can’t be measure” typically went unchallenged. As all aspects of the industry have grown more sophisticated, and as the dollar value and prominence of partnerships has grown substantially, the need for accountability has become vitally important. In this paper, 11 key factors critical to the strategic, organizational and tactical issues of sponsorship measurement will be discussed. Measuring_High_Performance.pdf
Reporting on Community Impacts
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the University of Hong Kong, CSR Asia and GRI Market: Asia, Year: 2008
This research project was initiated by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and carried out by the University of Hong Kong and CSR Asia, together with GRI staff. The objective was to gain a better understanding of current practices of the reporting of community performance and impact in terms of approach, type of information, patterns (by sectors and geographical locations) as well as how this relates to the GRI G3 Guidelines. Reporting_on_Community_Impacts.pdf
Annual Benchmarking Report 08 by LBG Australia / New Zealand
LBG Australia / New Zealand, Market: Australia & New Zealand, Year: 2008
London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Australia & New Zealand is a business membership organisation whose members commit to measuring and benchmarking their corporate community investment contributions using the LBG methodology. Read local case studies, and learn how and why members contribute to community investment in Australia and New Zealand. lbg_a-nz_annual_benchmarking-report-08_final_(for_email).pdf
How do your community investments measure up?
London Benchmarking Group. Market: Australia, Year: 2008
See how you can measure up your community investment by using the LBG model. A presentation delivered by Jerry Marston for MOSS in Perth September 08. Measuring_Up_presentation1_23_sep_08.ppt
Relationship matters: Not-for-profit community organisations and corporate community investment
Australian Government. Market: Australia, Year: 2008
This report examines barriers to corporate community partnerships developing further in Australia, examines differences between not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) and corporations, identifies positive and negative factors at play in these partnerships, and focuses also on trends and developments. It looks also at how to best leverage the operations and activities of NFP organisations to enhance interactions with large businesses. Relationship_Matters_Report.pdf
Corporate Community Investment in Australia
Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, BCA and ACCPA. Market: Australia, Year: 2007
This Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, BCA and ACCPA report is based on a study of more than 100 large Australian companies. It explores one aspect of CSR in contemporary Australia: namely current thinking and practice concerning community investment in the large corporate sector. This study also encourages all large companies to develop cohesive rationales for corporate community investment activities, based on clear business drivers.
Annual Benchmarking Report 07 by LBG Australia / New Zealand
LBG Australia / New Zealand. Market: Australia & New Zealand, Year: 2007
Action and engagement in the community.
Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit. Market Australia, Year: 2007
Four community specialists, share their views and answer your questions on community engagement, corporate-cause partnerships with a focus on brand driven partnerships and corporate citizenship.
Wayne Burns – Director Allen Consulting and Australia Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.
Hailey Cavill – Director Cavill + Co, Australia’s most prolific cause partnership broker.
Jerry Marston – Director London Benchmarking Group and General Manager Melbourne Positive Outcomes.
Bill Hauritz – Director of Australia’s highly successful Woodford Folk Festival.
Wayne Burns
Hailey Cavill
Jerry Marston
Bill Hauritz
CSR and social business: the gentle revolution and lessons from the UK.
Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Market Australia. Year: 2007
Cheryl Kernot – Former leader of the Democrats and ALP Shadow Minister for Employment has been living and working in the UK since 2001 as Director of Learning at the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Bethnal Green, London and for the last two and a half years at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurs at the Said Business School, Oxford University. She is Program Director of the pioneering Health Accelerator Program preparing health professionals for social enterprise start-ups which deliver innovative health and social care services, both within and outside of the NHS and will share with us her thoughts for Australia’s way forward based on lessons from the UK.
From challenge to opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow’s society
WBCSD. Market: Global, Year: 2007
Companies able to tackle issues such as poverty, climate change and population shifts are those most likely to succeed in the future. This is a view shared by eight global business leaders in a major new publication from the WBCSD. From Challenge to Opportunity sets out a “manifesto for tomorrow’s global business” as defined by the Tomorrow’s Leaders group of the WBCSD. It also discusses why and how four key areas of business and sustainable development need to be profitable in order to be effective.
Sleeping with the Enemy?
Jonathan Wootliff – International Corporate Responsibility Consultant (Europe).
Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit Market Australia, Year: 2007
Jonathan examines the relationship between non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and business. He argues that it is essential for these two worlds to find common ground. As an international specialist in helping to build productive relationships between activist groups and corporations, he will explain that there remain some dinosaur companies who perceive NGOs as adversaries while the enlightened parts of the commercial world are increasingly getting in to bed with them.
Jonathan will lay out the business case for NGO engagement. While examining some of the potential pitfalls, he will explore the benefits in both establishing dialogue and creating partnerships. He will show how apparently impossible differences can be transformed into win-win solutions, sharing case studies of how the most unlikely partnerships have been established.In his provocative style, citing live examples from his work, Jonathan will ask why so many companies find themselves the target of NGO attacks. He will question the ability of big business to sit down and talk with environmental and pressure groups while asking whether the NGO community is sophisticated enough to usefully engage with companies. He will also briefly share his views on the expected outcomes from the Bali Climate Summit and how Australian Business can play a role. Sleeping with the Enemy?
More than making money – Measuring the difference your company makes to society
Business in the Community. Market: UK, Year: 2006
The practical dos and don’ts – from project assessment to whole company impacts. Measurement should provide the hard evidence to support the internal ?business case’ for corporate responsibility. Externally, the credibility of corporate claims is enhanced by adopting a transparent, consistent and principles-based approach to measurement. This study has developed a set of ‘Dos and Don’ts’, intended to provide companies with the underlying principles to help guide any assessment, whatever measurement method is adopted. morethanmakingmoney.pdf
S-COMM Australia/ASMA Sponsorship Outlook 2006 – The Inaugural Australian Sponsorship Industry Report Executive Summary
Market: Australia, Year: 2006
This industry report provides sponsors, rightsholders and other related parties with an overview of how sponsorship is
evolving in Australia, particularly within the wider marketing discipline. In this period of unparalleled change, sponsorship is considered the most powerful emotional tool within the marketing armoury.
How to develop an education programme (Case Study)
Market: UK, Year: 2006
This guide has been developed to help businesses in the North West of England to deliver high quality education programmes. It is part of a wider campaign developed in conjunction with The Prince’s Seeing is Believing Alumni North West Board. How_to_develop_an_education_programme.pdf
Social and Ethical Auditing.
Richard Boele – President of the Social and Ethical Auditing Institute (Australia), an elected Councillor of the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability (AccountAbility- UK), and is currently Australia’s only certified Full Member of the Institute for Social and Ethical AccountAbility (UK). Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2005