The Bucky Box Global Partnership Fund is an evolution in its design. Recently we committed to our constitution that the fund will be built from a minimum of 67% of our annual profits, which will be invested back into organizations taking action to create a sustainable food system – this is part of our social enterprise / social business model.
We see food distribution has become a profit centre, and we realise that ‘business as usual’ with software companies partially replacing supermarkets in this space, could in fact just heap more of the same problems on food producers (farmers) and consumers (us).
Instead, we envision a food distribution system which redistributes profits into the ‘food champions’ who don’t necessarily have a solid business model. We’re talking NGO’s, advocates, researchers, and people focused on education, among others… people who are working for a better food system.
Our model is not a traditional ‘make it, then give a percentage away’.
No, we back ourselves to help make change where it’s most needed, so we’re going to invest our profits back through a more blended approach:
- Partnerships through which we can co-create solutions together
- Philanthropic-giving where we can bring something to the table
- Ethical Impact Investment
- Internal resources which facilitate connections, cross-pollination & projects which wouldn’t otherwise happen
We believe in something more than engaging in simple ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’. We see our role as creating a positive impact business to its very core. We know that positive social, environmental, and cultural outcomes can come hand in hand with economic rewards, and that regenerative solutions can flow through the veins of 21st Century Business. We believe in a more than profit future for business around the world.
Now… we understand you Local Foodies are some of the best advocates there is, but we’re also interested in helping out people & organizations who have supported you along the way.
Who gave you the spur to set up a box scheme? Where did you first learn of CSA’s? Who brought the need for a local food system to your attention? Who gave you the education & resources to get started? Who’s helping design the future of the food system with people and planet as a starting point?
Let us know who those people are at @buckybox on twitter, with #BuckyChamp
“There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love: ‘skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
~ Steve Jobs