Iowa-based agriculture and sustainability non-profit
The client sought to create a new organization to facilitate the use of sustainability practices to tackle a serious environmental problem in their industry, but was unsure of the viability of such a mission. Furthermore, the client needed to develop a vision for structuring the organization In order to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders.
Bâton Global (B|G) developed a comprehensive business plan that presented a scalable, financially viable approach to fulfilling the client's vision to drive greater sustainability.
The plan developed with Bâton Global enabled management to move forward with a pilot project under a nonprofit structure. In addition, the client was able to prioritize environmental practices and match them with appropriate sources of funding.
The scope of this project includes four main areas of activity:
The Insight phase focused on the assessment of possible legal structures and evaluating the value proposition for potential stakeholders:
B|G collects insights and worked with the leaders to establish a vision and plan for the soon-to-be formed organization:
B|G worked closely with management to develop a comprehensive business plan that summarized the conclusive vision for the new organization along with a bespoke financial model:
B|G guided management towards specific practices that will produce significant environmental benefits while requiring only a small initial investment before becoming financially self-sustaining in the second year. The organization is well on its ways in driving key sustainability practices, benefiting communities across the Midwest.