A mysterious parcel arrived at Bucky Box HQ yesterday. When we ripped it open, we found the latest copy of Unlimited Magazine – ‘Inspiring New Zealand Business’.
It took us a moment or two to remember why this magazine had been mailed to us specifically, and then the penny dropped – a couple of months back, we’d had a good yarn with a friendly reporter who had heard about what we’ve been doing with Bucky Box, and was particularly interested in our Social & Environmental drivers, and how we’d set up with a Social Enterprise constitution.
Social Enterprise / Business is a fairly new concept in New Zealand, and we’re modeling how legal structures and triple bottom line thinking can manifest as a business here. This is a great opportunity to thank the amazing enspiral team who have supported & incubated us along the way!
The article, entitled ‘Social Circles’ features several Kiwi businesses which are focused on More than Profit – a friend of mine likes to call us “Yes, and…” Businesses. Also featured in the article are the wonderful local food movement Ooooby, the fledgling New Zealand Centre for Social Innovation, the wonderful co-working space for changemakers (and our good friends) ‘The Kitchen’ in Auckland.
We have a lot of appreciation for organisations around the world who share the vision of using business for what we believe it was originally meant for – creating a better world, being an active citizen in a better society, and finding a way to do all this within the bounds of the environment we rely on. Where does the money come in? Well that’s the lubricant to make it work. We call it More Than Profit.
Pick up a copy of Unlimited Magazine, or head over to their website to check out more stories about Innovation, Technology, Startups & Leadership in New Zealand.
** UPDATE **
You can now read Social Circles : Kiwi Social Entreprenurship on Unlimited Magazine’s website now.