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LBG Canada November Newsletter

Welcome to LBG Canada

In This Issue:

  • Impact in a Time of Change
  • Coming to YOU! Community Investment Portal
  • Achieving Purpose & Impact
  • Community Investment & The SDGs
  • Financial Literacy & Support – Aligning Community Impact With the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review Results
  • 2020 Corporate Community Engagement Summit
  • International Corner – Companies look to learn from social enterprises
  • Dates For Your Diary

Impact in a Time of Change

Join community investment peers. Engage in conversation focused upon achieving impact objectives, when the only thing constant is change. Register today!    


Coming To YOU! Community Investment Portal

We are super excited! By January 1, 2020, every LBG Canada company will be able to access the year-on-year performance data, to enable impact reporting and to inform decision-making with peer benchmarks – on demand – through the soon-to-be launched community investment portal.

Get the full update on November 28th! Reach out to Stephanie Robertson for more information.


Achieving Purpose & Impact

How do we develop the consciousness to ground our social impact work with purpose? Stephanie Robertson had the opportunity to engage with Jed Emerson (The Purpose of Capital) and Jake Stacey (Vancity Community Investment Bank) at the 2019 Social Finance Forum. The discussion focused upon the skills, awareness and approach needed to achieve purpose and impact. Click here to read some musings in relation.



Community Investment & The SDGs

In 2015, the world agreed to work towards a more sustainable and prosperous future. Today, the Sustainable Development Goals are still top of mind.

A new report from Charities And Foundation America explores the SDG landscape since 2015 – the rise to the top based on the level of support received and provides insight into how priorities have been shifting year after year.

This report provides a blueprint for Canadian organizations to also report their activities, surely a Canadian perspective report will be coming soon!

To download the report, please click here.


Save the Date!: International Volunteer Day, December 5th

Save the Date! December 5th, 2019 is International Volunteer Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the contributions and achievements of volunteers around the world.

This year’s theme is Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality. How is your company planning on celebrating #IVD2019? IMPACT2030 and (us here at LBG Canada!) wants to hear from you!

Financial Literacy & Support – Key to Achieving the SDGs

This month, the spotlight is on the ConnectFirst financial empowerment and matched savings program, designed to build the habits needed to achieve financial freedom.

Click here to learn more about how financial stability for individuals and families is a key factor to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Company News – Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review Results 2019

The results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review have been announced!

LBG Canada companies RBC, TD Bank, TC Energy, Manulife, and TELUS all made the 2019 ranking of companies working towards a more sustainable future for the communities in which they operate.

To access the full 2019 ranking, please click here.

2020 Corporate Community Engagement Summit

Join Volunteer Canada and LBG Canada company, Coast Capital Savings, as they host the 2020 Corporate Community Engagement Summit, January 27-29th, 2020 in Surrey BC.

Participants will learn how to supercharge the ways their work catalyzes others into action for social and environmental impact, by bringing together those managing programs and initiatives for their employees, and other stakehodlers, to give back to communities – whether through volunteering, donating, learning, or other civic engagement.

To learn more and to register, please click here.

International Corner – Companies look to learn from social enterprises

Large established businesses have an opportunity to learn from how social enterprises integrate social or environmental mission into their core business a new UK study finds. In a new article from our friends at Corporate Citizenship, the author examines emerging research in the UK that takes a look at how and why social enterprises are outperfroming traditional businesses.

To learn more, click here. 


Important Dates

November 14th – Preparing For Benchmarking – Register me!

November 21st – The LBG Model & Impact Measurement FrameworkRegister me!

November 26th-27th – SROI Accreditation Training in CalgaryRegister me!

November 28thImpact in a Time of Change ConferenceRegister me!