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)


ANZ wins the Education and Skills Award at the BACS Good Business Eggs 2017

ANZ has provided excellent credentials each year for the BACS Good Business Egg Awards, however it is through the community for how they have won the award for their ongoing, sustainable programme.

ANZ winners

MoneyMinded is a comprehensive suite of financial education resources for adults, developed by ANZ and used by financial counsellors and community educators in assisting people to build their money management skills, knowledge and confidence.

We partner with community organisations who train financial counsellors and community educators to become accredited MoneyMinded facilitators and deliver financial education to their clients.

They also have free access to training materials and resources to support their delivery of the program, which include facilitator guides, participant workbooks, case studies and visual teaching aids.

For more than a decade, MoneyMinded has supported people to develop money management skills, knowledge and confidence essential to modern life.

 “Reporting is clear and evident in this long term programme, therefore quite breathtaking in what can be achieved.” BACS Panelist 2017

The BACS Panels are made up of community leaders who comment and provide scores. Runners up were Auckland Airport and KPMG.

Website:  www. anz/investing/moneyminded/

The BACS Social Index is a simple tool highlighting responsible businesses in New Zealand

The BACS Good Business Egg Awards takes businesses recognised by New Zealand communities for good Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity through a process of evaluation to determine who comes up the best. 

How the BACS Social Index began.


The BACS Good Business Egg Awards work as an independent process capturing activity that is acknowledged by communities as being great CSR initiatives, rather than business promotions.

Business activities are categorised into 3 areas: Education and Skills; Health and Wellbeing; and Community Empowerment.

This process identifies what is considered successful by community standards of CSR in New Zealand, providing real, grassroots commentary on the complex nature of CSR, made sometimes more complicated by some businesses, with slick marketing messages and poor reporting.

Having hosted 4 years’ worth of Awards we noticed the same businesses bubbling to the top each year. Using this process has built up a story about how each business’s philosophy and culture supports positive and effective CSR activity that is valued by the communities they partner with. Read more

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BACS Team working hard over the summer to find BACS Good Business Eggs for Easter 2017

Working hard over the summer to find Good Business Eggs for Easter 2017.

BACS Good Business Eggs are beginning their quest to find the fifth annual winners for 2017. And over the summer period the long process of checking and verifying what business has invested in the community over the past year is being completed for the 5th annual awards in April.

Last year Contact Energy, KPMG and Countdown were winners at a superb evening kindly hosted by The Warehouse in Auckland.

As is stands the long roll is now down to a ‘medium list’ of 46 businesses and those that have been considered in this independent process are now under some scrutiny.

Julie Donvin-Irons Director of BACS says “Our next step now is to provide the panelists of community leaders with the information to appraise each business on their community investment, this will provide valuable insights which is good for all concerned.”

Once the panellists consider who is best in each of the three categories, Health, Education and Community Empowerment the BACS Good Business Egg Awards will be presented in Wellington whereby BACS members and the general public can attend to find out who becomes a “Good Egg” and who wins the BACS Living Award.

In alphabetical order:       

Air New Zealand, Annah Stretton, ANZ, ASB, Auckland Airport, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Bell Gully, BNZ,  Broadspectrum, Bunnings, Chorus, Coca Cola, Contact Energy, Countdown, CQ Hotels Wellington, Datacom, DB Breweries, Deloitte, Fonterra, Fuji Xerox, Genesis Energy, Hubbards, IAG, IBM, Kiwibank, KPMG, Microsoft, New World, Noel Leeming, NZAS, NZ Rugby, NZ Post, Ricoh, Sanford, Sealord,  Skycity, Spark, TSB, Two Degrees, Unitec, Vodafone, Westpac, Westfield, The Warehouse, Z Energy, Zespri.


"The firm doesn't try to steamroll its own ideas into the community sector but works with established not-for -profit organisations to access their expertise"

KPMG won the BACS Good Business Egg Awards for Education and Skills. 

Justine Todd of KPMG

Justine Todd of KPMG

Justine Todd picked up the award and said “It’s a great privilege to receive this award and being CSR manager is the best job to have in the corporate world as you get to work with incredible smart people doing amazing things in their communities.”

Community panelist comments included “The firm doesn’t try to steamroll its own ideas into the community sector but works with established not-for -profit organisations to access their expertise. To have a dedicated internal working group for community engagement is a professional approach.”




“Unlocking the Power of Partnerships” a new piece of thought leadership from KPMG’s International Development Services

A new framework for collaboration.

The adoption of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals) sets an ambitious framework for global development to the year 2030. The Global Goals build on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), recognize the important role of the private sector in development, and represent growing international recognition that inclusive and sustainable development are critical to long-term global prosperity.

Achieving these targets by 2030 requires new approaches to problem solving, development of innovative financing mechanisms, and cooperation that will redefine the relationship between public, private and NGO/civil society stakeholders. Partnerships will play an important role in realizing development impact while at the same time meeting the business needs of a rapidly changing world. Read it here


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KPMG has launched a new perspective on how pioneering companies are making use of social information

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), with the support of KPMG, has launched a new perspective on how pioneering companies are making use of social information to drive business value creation.

The study compiles the insights and advice of 20 WBCSD companies, ArcelorMittal, Arcadis, Cemex, ENI, ERM, EY, Fujitsu, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, Masisa, Nestlé, PWC, SABIC, SABMiller, SCA, Siemens, Solvay, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, Shell and Veolia. The process was also replicated by two WBCSD Global Network partners with their members, CEBDS in Brazil and De Groene Zaak in the Netherlands.

The results:

  • Put the decision-maker at the heart of the issue and illustrate how social capital information can be used to understand, demonstrate and manage business performance.
  • Map how pioneering companies already drive the decisions and actions of their stakeholders, leadership and managers with social capital insights.
  • Provide pragmatic guidance for companies on selecting and implementing fit-for-purpose measurement and valuation approaches.

A launch event hosted by KPMG in London, featured a panel discussion where WBCSD members SABMiller, SCA and Siemens shared their perspectives on the motivations for the measurement and valuation of social capital and how this drives value for their business.

Read it here


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KPMG has launched the 2013 Global Corporate Responsibility (or Sustainability) reporting survey

KPMG has launched the 2013 Global Corporate Responsibility (or Sustainability) reporting survey.
This survey covers reporting by the top 100 companies across 41 countries including New Zealand as well as the Global 250 (G250). The global analysis includes a qualitative assessment of the G250 across areas such as strategy, governance, materiality, stakeholder engagement and supply chain impacts. This year we have also produced a New Zealand specific supplement which explores New Zealand reporting in more detail and how it compares to good practice.  Read it here

KPMG is focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand

Here at KPMG we are focused on fuelling the prosperity of New Zealand. By prosperity we mean shared wealth and lasting wellbeing for all New Zealanders.

This is more than a goal – it’s a reason for being. It’s driven by our overarching passion for New Zealand’s prosperity and our desire to stand for something that is truly inspiring and worth working towards. It’s something we’re proud of and is something we want to share with you.

More and more, we are recognising that the really successful businesses of tomorrow will be those that stand for a higher purpose. They will be those that make a contribution not only to their shareholders, but also to their people, their communities and the country as a whole.

These businesses will stand out and be able to rally the support of their customers and consumers without having to demand it.  Read more


An invitation to the Inspiring Stories Trust Movie night at KPMG in Auckland

We are hosting a movie night with a difference – and you’re invited!

Now in its third year, the Inspiring Stories Film Competition celebrates young New Zealanders making a difference in their community  As part of their national road trip they share a selection of thought-provoking & inspiring Kiwi-made films entered into the competition. As the audience you get to choose the films you want to see and they’ll tell a few tales and behind-the-scenes stories in between for a very memorable evening!

Feel free to bring along a friend or two – its only $5pp to attend and that includes popcorn and ice-cream.

Movie night at KPMG, 18 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland on Tuesday 28 May 2013 from 5.15pm to 7pm. Drinks and snacks provided.

Koha:  $5pp which we will donate to Inspiring Stories Trust – cash only please – collected on the night

 Please contact Justine Todd on (09) 367 5359   Read more