In light of recent events, many LBG Canada companies have expressed an interest in learning how corporations are responding to natural or man-made disasters. As it becomes increasingly evident that disaster response will be an ongoing part of community investment and CSR programming, the importance of establishing management systems to guide corporate response to local, national and global disasters has become more apparent.
In response, a short poll was conducted by SiMPACT of LBG Canada companies, and found 88% of respondents stated their community investment program has included a corporate disaster response. Within that group, however, only 29% stated they have a guideline or a policy in place to frame their decision-making process.
About SiMPACT: SiMPACT was established in 2005 with a vision to support management systems and skill development in the areas of strategic community investment and social return on investment (SROI).
SiMPACT is the facilitator of LBG Canada, a growing group of companies using the LBG Model as a management framework to maximize the value of community investment programs – for the community and for the business. Companies involved in LBG Canada are achieving a higher quality standard in program design, resource allocation and evaluation of the community investments. The increasing use of the LBG Canada logo in public reporting symbolizes a commitment to quality and good governance of the community investment portfolio.