March 2019 Newsletter

THE LBG CANADA NETWORK – WELCOME!

 

TOWARD 2019 INSIGHTS…

2019 is in full swing. All Insights & Opportunities reports will be completed by April 30th, for those companies submitting their community investment data and completing surveys by March 15th.

Questions about data or the audit process? Bryan would love to hear from you!

THE SECRET TO IMPACT? DECISION CRITERIA 

As we begin 2019, we’re thrilled to profile the Cenovus Decision Making Criteria, a tool created to assist a geographically dispersed community investment team with decision-making consistency by clearly outlining  and identifying characteristics of a community investment opportunity to ensure both community and business impact.

Learn more about the Cenovus Decision Making Criteria here.

 

2019: BUSINESS AND THE SDGs

How to engage in work to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is increasingly becoming a topic of interest among corporations around the world.

Recently, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) explored six themes to illustrate why business should care about the Sustainable Development Goals and priorities for 2019.

A couple themes of note include – (Theme 2) where companies will become increasingly accountable by a range of stakeholders if they are not demonstrating more robust, meaningful commitments to the SDGs; (Theme 5) – that certain goals will be under enhanced focus in 2019, and evidence of aligning your community investment activities to climate action, reduced inequalities and zero hunger may be an ask from SLT and stakeholders; finally (Theme 6) – seeing further exploration into who exactly is going to foot the SDG bill. 2019 will be an important year in terms of helping to scale new mechanisms which can help de-risk and incentivize enhanced levels of private sector investment.

To learn more about all 6 themes, please click here.

Also, keep an eye out for the upcoming Global Sustainable Development Report from the UN. More details to follow!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The LBG Model & Impact Measurement Framework – March 14th, 2019Register me!

Seeking Impact? Map It Out in 7-Steps – March 19th, 2019Register me!

SROI TRAINING

Accreditation Training Toronto – May 14th-15th, 2019Register me!

LBG CANADA IN THE COMMUNITY

LBG Canada companies are doing cool things in community, check out these recent examples!

TELUS – #EndBullying Campaign

TELUS’ new cause campaign #EndBullying supports youth with educational initiatives to make a safer and friendlier world online. With the support of TELUS’ partners (The CFL, Hockey Canada, to name a few!) TELUS has developed unique cyberbullying awareness and prevention programs to help inform and keep Canadian youth safe online. To learn more, click here.

Servus Credit Union Supports Alberta’s Food Banks

When the Canadian penny was taken out of circulation in 2013, Servus Credit Union started rounding extra pennies into an account for charity. Today, Servus has donated over $10,000 to Food Banks Alberta. For more information, click here.

NOVA Chemicals Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 Canada Games

NOVA Chemicals has donated $2M to the 2019 Canada Games. The donation is targeted to help fund sustainable practices at the games and enduring community resources. For more information, click here.

INTERNATIONAL CORNER

IMPACT2030 Employee Volunteering in the UAE for the SDGs

SiMPACT became an IMPACT2030 advocate early in 2017. The impact potential of employee volunteering to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals is to be encouraged, supported and celebrated.

To this end, SiMPACT created the framework for a report on volunteering in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and links to the SDGs in partnership with the Realized Worth Institute.

To learn more, click here.

 

 

 

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