Our partners enable Position Business Ltd to focus on the key leverage for system change – managing the commercial power of brand ownership.


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Operations

ERNST & YOUNG

Enterprise Growth Service Division provides highly skilled teams of up to five from any E&Y office at discount to selected social enterprises, including the Position group. First secondment of acting Chief Operating Officer to Position starts in late 2017.

 

Conservation and Producer Management

WWF International's global practices on food and on markets

Initial collaboration with WWF Switzerland led to Position’s design for Conservation Stewards Global (CS Global), now majority owned and managed by Position. Forward planning now with WWF Markets Practice team who are looking for CS Global to provide the key solution.

OXFAM & other producer support Organisations

Oxfam engaged from August 2017 in designing capacity building for producers in ventures where Position manages the use of brand power to capture largest possible share of retail value.  First collaboration will be on Conservation Stewards Global honey from Ethiopia and Nepal.

 

Marketing & Communications

INNATE MOTION

Global strategy and brand design company based on human values and purpose. Re-purposed over 100 Unilever brands. For Position, designed WONS retail brand and Maasai brand Point of View and are poised to design the Conservation Stewards Global brand.

FREUDS

Designing public campaign for raising awareness of unique Position area of work, key competencies and significance for systemic change through transformed negotiating power of brand owning low-income people.

 

Network & Growth

HOGAN LOVELLS

Co-created Position’s company structure, provided formation documents with social lock framework. Providing senior corporate partner to manage closing documents with lead investors. Hogan Lovells have worked with our team for 8 years.

ASHOKA

The Ashoka management are vigorous supporters of the Position business strategy as complementary to the hard work of many Ashoka fellows and their organisations working with producers. A number of Ashoka Support Network impact investors are determined to bring about system change. 

African IP Trust

The African IP Trust was created to support African farmers and producers receive higher and more secure income and to uphold African IP rights when those rights are exploited. The African IP Trust is a highly credible organisation whose members leverage their networks to help African secure their rights. 

 

Investment & FInance

TOTAL IMPACT CAPITAL

Principal Arthur Wood designed strategy for Position to access large scale financing based on the replicability of the use of brand power.  

CHELWOOD CAPITAL

Impact investment advisors led by Mark Cheng, engaged by Position to co-create investment documents and guide process with all initial angel and seed investors.  Extensive collaboration on all investor due diligence materials.

IMPACT INVESTMENT FUND MANAGERS

Managers of large social and environmental impact funds are participating in following Position progress over 2017-19, with a view to providing rollout funding from 2018 onwards, for 20 replications of EFC and 8 CS Global product businesses.