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Takeaways From the Social Finance Forum

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By: Stephanie Robertson, Board Chair, Social Value Canada

This past November, over 600 investors, entrepreneurs and professionals from the world of finance, nonprofit and public policy, converged upon the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. They were assembled for the annual Social Finance Forum (SFF19), which I attended as a participant; as well as, moderator of the Purpose & Impact panel in my role as Board Chair of Social Value Canada.

Companies Of All Shapes and Sizes Value Employee Volunteering

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LBG Canada companies are encouraging and engaging their employees in impactful volunteering programs. Interested in developing or improving your employee volunteering program? We'd love to hear from you! Contact Bryan, today!

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Companies Of All Shapes & Sizes Invest In Community

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Amazing that the three questions that launched the LBG Model in 1992 remain top of mind, 26 years later. All industries, corporate structures, areas of focus and size. 

The LBG Model has been demonstrating the value of community investment since 1992. Check out the Canadian version of the model at http://www.lbg-canada.ca.

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Aligning Business Need & Community Impact | LBG Canada Company Spotlight

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As we begin 2019, LBG Canada spotlights 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.

The Co-op Give Card Campaign | LBG Canada Company Spotlight

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Between 2013 and 2017, Co-op contributed over $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross to help with Western Canadian relief efforts. In 2018, Co-op renewed this partnership with an agreement to donate up to $1.5 million over five years to support disaster preparedness in Western Canada.

"It's important to help out communities in any way we can," says Natasha Ford, Federated Co-operatives Limited's Social Responsibility Manager. "The ability of the Canadian Red Cross to respond quickly at the local level is part of what makes it a great fit with Co-op."

The Co-op Give Card Campaign | LBG Canada Company Spotlight

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Between 2013 and 2017, Co-op contributed over $1 million to the Canadian Red Cross to help with Western Canadian relief efforts. In 2018, Co-op renewed this partnership with an agreement to donate up to $1.5 million over five years to support disaster preparedness in Western Canada.

"It's important to help out communities in any way we can," says Natasha Ford, Federated Co-operatives Limited's Social Responsibility Manager. "The ability of the Canadian Red Cross to respond quickly at the local level is part of what makes it a great fit with Co-op."

Does an Executive Champion Really Make a Difference?

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Does an executive champion really make a difference? The data says YES!

LBG Canada companies with an executive champion in place reported an average participation rate, in corporately organized giving campaigns, 11% higher than those without.

Interested in learning more? Join the conversation! 

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CSR & Employee Engagement for IMPACT - Join Us Tuesday!

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Technology has dramatically changed how companies engage employees in CSR. For example:

CSR Technology and Employee Engagement

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Technology has dramatically changed how companies engage employees in CSR. For example:

Join Us for "CSR & Employee Engagement Technology For IMPACT"

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Technology has dramatically changed how companies engage employees in CSR. For example:

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