29 March 2017 | Internet

Companies B, the challenge to create businesses of triple impact

This type of companies combines the profit with the solution to problematic social and environmental. In Argentina he has more than 50 certified ones under this system, whose main requirement is to count on an intention related to the triple impact. Biz scope proposes four cases: the genesis of the business, how they were funded, the problems that face and the necessity to climb to the outside. In as much, in the Congress there is a law project that it looks for to give legal sustenance to these companies under the figure of €œCompany of Interest and Collective Benefits€.

SOCIAL BALL

Been born as the NGO €œRevolution Ball€, that crossed several provinces of the Argentina and countries of the region distributing balls of soccer used in pastures and clubs of district, FC Ball arises before the necessity to fund that shared in common work. €œWe listened on Companies B and it seemed to us interesting as through the company it were possible to be gotten to have an impact in the society€, it explains Facundo Leiton, one of the founders. Soon they took the idea from a EE.UU undertaking that implemented the model 1—1 by each sold product donates another one and they were sent to make soccer balls. €œA social ball€, as they define it since this company persecutes a social aim, to generate inclusion through sport with a ball of soccer as tool.

In order to initiate the undertaking they realised a campaign of collective funding. €œWe looked for to try that our idea worked€, something limits Leiton that was confirmed in April of 2016 when they began to produce.

The product is basically social and they tie with foundations, schools, clubs of district and dining rooms to those who they define as €œgame distributors€. They are sold by Internet and in several premises. Packaging is of paper recycling and if the balls that have some fault or are unpicked it repairs them.

The economic context is still very important for these initiatives. €œAs all company we have the preoccupation to arrive in order month to be able to pay the pays, the rent and the expenses€, it assures the entrepreneur and it remembers: €œWe in addition depend on the sales to be able to fulfill our intention, the one to donate soccer balls€.

CONSCIOUS FOOTWEAR

Under the motto €œStocking brings back to consciousness€, Xinca makes sneakers and footwear of work with tires recyclings and pieces of textile factories. The development was born in 2013 from the hand from Mendoza the Alejandro Malgor, Nazareno El Hom and Ezequiel Gatti, who decided to turn the social activity that they developed in an undertaking of triple impact. €œOur intention is that the market is touched with the integration of the people and the care of the plant€, maintains Ezequiel Gatti. The home was not simple since any did not come from the branch of the footwear, either of the treatment of residues. €œWe began to investigate on residues and we discovered that in the country much waste is generated and saw that there there were resources that had been wasted€, it remembers. The first products were soles, soon added rest of fabrics for the preparation of sneakers, canvas shoes and half boots. At present they realise in addition clothing and accessories, all with materials recyclings.

For the manufacture, Xinca employs people of social organizations but essentially their production realises inmates of the penitentiary San Felipe de Mendoza. €œSometimes we spoke with people of 40 years that tell you, €œit is the first time in my life that work, is quite powerful the process€€¦€, explains Gatti. The labor activity is not run out in the penitentiary, are three external ones that works from their house. €œWe looked for to install a model so that the released ones have possibilities of working€, it summarizes, and it advances that there are conversations with the national Government to talk back this system on scale. Gatti recognizes that €œto have a productive and commercial activity in Argentina it is quite difficult and to generate a brand more€, nevertheless values the conscious consumption that it warns is in growth.

VIABLE AGRO-INDUSTRY

The Cordovan Porthole Brother is a case of a family business with more than 130 years than it was modifying his business to do it more and more viable. It was born as a factory of liquors and at present they develop in addition alcohol to high quality, vinegars and acetos, and designs and production of ethanol plants. The key in this organization is the use of the 100% of its raw materials. €œOur intention is to sustain the integral growth of our company, its people and its groups of interest, generating collective value€, assures Patricio Beato, general manager. In that line they prioritize hand of hour and producers near the plant and develop activities with the community. €œWe were we adapted our practices thinking beyond the profit of the shareholders€, maintains the executive.

Perhaps but the most viable leg of the signature is their €œMinidest€, three mini distilleries that located in the Cordovan fields. This own development, awarded by agro-industrial innovation, processes maize to turn it into ethanol and with the leftover it creates burlanda, a useful protein concentrate for the animal feeding in inns and feedlots. According to Devout with this development one looked for to maximize the productive efficiency of the ethanol, being eliminated costs of loads and simplifying the logistics. The challenge was technological, looked for to create an industrial structure able to work in any field and being operated in remote form and obtained it. €œWe decided to add value to him to the field€, affirms and limits €œthe producer has a product with greater added value and burlanda for their animal€, that is to say, by means of this process can in situ transform the maize into products with high added value.

BACKPACKS WITH NAUTICAL CANDLES

The brothers Paz and Marcos Mafia all their life realised nautical sports and after an order of its mother to evacuate a full garage of candles the idea arose to realise something with those special fabrics. Thus Bags Mafia was born, a company that protects to the environment from the reusability of nautical candles for the manufacture of backpacks and purses. As well, they work with foundations so that from the production the people can leave the vulnerability situation. Both brothers came to work in multinational companies, reason why they decided to face his business of another form. €œWe shelp this must serve to remove residues that are not biodegradable and to give to people work whom him it is necessary€, explains Paz Mafia.

The harvesting of materials began visiting nautical day-care centers, but with the mouth mouth the same sportsmen began to them to reach the raw material. The transaction is simple, they receive the candles and in return they grant a backpack realised with this material and the rest of the produced thing leaves to sale from its show room and by means of sales online. In order to generate major scale they took the model to San Francisco (EE.UU.) where they work for two years with families of refugees and make for the local market and to export to Japan. Also they are granting licenses name brand. Already there is one in Barcelona and have plans to take it to Brazil and Australia.

Source: Financial scope

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