B4SI Benchmark

All companies in the Network submit their data annually to the B4SI Global Benchmark. This provides unique insight into global trends in community investment and into the efforts of the Network as a whole.

A full database with each individual company’s data is available to companies in the Network as a management tool to assess performance and inform data-based decision making

The B4SI Network is committed to creating a positive social impact in communities across the globe. Here is a snapshot of their achievements in 2021

Maximizing the effectiveness of contributions


contributions driven by strategic investment

Making a difference to people’s lives

total beneficiaries reached

Creating opportunities for employees

hours volunteered in paid-time

Achieving tangible impacts across society


businesses undertaking impact measurement


B4SI allows us to quantify our contribution into an easily digestible format for different audiences. For example, our B4SI data feeds into our annual reports, is published on our website and used to promote our community work on social media."

Janet Liu. Senior Manager Financial Inclusion and Community Engagement, ANZ.


We only manage what we measure. For us, using B4SI was the corner stone to evaluate objectively our investment in the community."

Sandra Aparício. Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, GALP.


We can really compare results, not just internal parts of Siemens, but other companies as well. This allows us to benchmark better and improve our activities."

Olivia Whitlam. Head of Sustainability, Siemens plc.


B4SI is an extremely supportive network that strives to understand individual business needs to help create and develop meaningful responsible business strategy which can be embedded into wider company objectives."

Vicki Fry. Social Impact Manager, Unite Students.


Sage really values the relationship and partnership we have with B4SI – through their help with are able to really assess and improve the impact Sage Foundation is having. Allowing us also to communicate to our colleagues and communities the work we are doing."

Rebecca Lennox. Regional Operations Foundation Director, Sage.


The B4SI Frameworks support our work, and enables us to accurately measure what we're giving, in a way that is generic across our whole business. It also enables us to work with our partners to measure the impact of the money that were able to give on the volunteering and support."

Alexis Steadman, Global Community Manager. RELX


We’ve used the Framework for many years to drive consistence in our reporting."

Neil Jones, Senior CSR Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance


We’re active in over 80 countries, with many partners around the world and by becoming members of B4SI we have been better equipped to measure our impact and report it. We expect to benchmark with peer companies to learn from their practices and potentially find areas where we might be able to cooperate."

Andrea Acerbi, Head of Social Innovation and Corporate Giving, Bayer


I’m passionate about the B4SI Framework’s use as a tool when starting new partnerships with charities. This tool can be used not only in a retrospective way but also proactively when developing achievable outcomes and strategies with new partnerships."

Steve Grimmett, Head of Zurich Community Trust


I really value the peer network, and love the annual conference for inspiration and ideas. I take a huge amount from the sessions and appreciate the chance to talk openly with others working in the same space."

Sarah D’Arcy, Sustainability Team Manager, Anglian Water Services Limited