The BACS Report 2017

Delving into the detail of CSR strategies is like opening a Kinder Surprise Egg.

An extract from the BACS Good Business Egg Awards Programme and Report on 2016, to read the whole article click on the link below.

2016 showed there was no ‘one size fits all’ formula adopted by all.

The most interesting and impactful CSR strategies focused on a number of key areas, not necessarily linked to each other.

Some businesses had programmes running under 2, or even 3, of the CSR categories. It isn’t only the target group and purpose that varies, but also the delivery.

For example, some choose to give money to support community activity, others offer products and resource to help communities achieve goals, and still more encourage others to be generous.

All three of Spark’s flagship CSR programmes focus on enabling their communities, both internal and external, to give to others.

Countdown’s win of the Health and Wellbeing category reflected the breadth and depth of their investment in a diverse range of CSR initiatives.

On the upside, several businesses received comments about having a ‘scattergun’ approach to CSR which potentially led to watered down impact and effectiveness.

BACS Good Business Egg Awards 2017 (PDF)

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Barnardos Round the Bays 2015

Barnardos is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of the official charity partners for the iconic Auckland Round the Bays event.

This is a great opportunity to raise funds for our services and we are asking you to join us on this fun day and fundraise to support marginalised families and children at risk.

The event is ideal for all ages and fitness levels. You can race around with the elite runners or take a more leisurely stroll with the fun runners and walkers.  You can run with Team Barnardos and get your friends and family to support you or if you’re after a challenge and think you can raise $950 then become one of the Barnardos Gold Runners and start at the front of the pack and attend the post-race function.

You can join the Barnardos team in one of two ways: Read more


Looking for an end-of-year thank you for your clients prior to the busy pre-Christmas rush?

Love golf? Looking for an end-of-year thank you for your clients prior to the busy pre-Christmas rush?

Or perhaps a  team building event with your colleagues?

And would you like to make a difference in the lives of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children?

Join Barnardos CE Jeff Sanders  and celebrity golfer Marcus Wheelhouse on the greens for our inaugural ambrose golf tournament and help raise awareness and critical funds for New Zealand’s most accessed children’s helpline, 0800 What’s Up.

Every week over 4,000 young New Zealanders are calling the helpline for support but only 40% of these calls can currently be answered because of funding.  Our counsellors are dealing with serious issues such as suicide, self-harm and abuse daily.

If golf’s not your thing, here are some other ways you can help:

  • Donate items for silent auction to be held on the day
  • Sponsor a hole for the opportunity to engage participants in your brand/product on the day

If you would like to become a sponsor, donate a prize or enter a team, please contact Nicolette Waddell on  or register your team online at