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#SDGs 3, 13, 14, 15 – Good Health & Well-Being, Climate Action, Life Below the Water, Life on Land


MEC’s Community Investment (CI) vision is to build a community of active outdoor enthusiasts. With a clear link to MEC’s corporate purpose i.e. to inspire and enable everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles – MEC’s CI vision includes removing barriers to engagement with the outdoors among people living within urban centres. In the course of…

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Towards Global Goal 4 – Quality Education


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Goals, often seem far way. Global can feel very much out of reach. 2030 can be perceived as far beyond tomorrow. How can we meaningfully engage in the SDGs as an individual, as a company with a vast corporate reach? As it turns out, the Think Global, Act…

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April 16-20, 2018 is National Volunteer Week


The following program elements will impact volunteer participation rates: An executive champion Clear management support for volunteering activities A volunteer operating budget An employee recognition program Ongoing communication promoting opportunities to get involved Join LBG Canada and advance your volunteering efforts. Get in touch! #CIMatters

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LBG Canada Companies Value Employee Volunteering Programs


Companies in the LBG Canada network, both large and small, value employee volunteering programs. Employee volunteering is an important aspect of community investment. LBG Canada companies may range in size, but they understand the importance of employee volunteering as an essential facet of a successful community investment program. Interested in developing or improving your employee…

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Corporate Community Investment Has Economic Impact


LBG Canada companies have invested more than $3 billion in community since 2007. So, how do these companies invest in the community? $2.3 billion in cash contributions In-kind contributions are valued at $317 million $280 million invested in program management Employee paid time, during working hours, valued at $45 million

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The Use of the LBG Model Internationally


Did you know that the LBG Model is used all around the world? Canadian companies are using the LBG model to guide community investment in 39 countries globally. While outside of Canada, the LBG Model is used by companies operating in 171 countries. Because of its ease of use and its significance to corporate reporting,…

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In-Kind Contributions are a Part of Community Investment


One of the ways in which some companies contribute to their communities is through the use of in-kind contributions, typically in donations of the goods or services that the company produces. While the average company contributes 12% of their budget as in-kind contributions, some organizations contribute significantly more. Community investment programs can easily align with…

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