Danone Ecosystem Fund
The Danone Ecosystem Fund was established in 2009 when the financial crisis and rising unemployment had begun to seriously impact societies around the world. At that time, our then CEO Franck Riboud announced that it was time for companies to rethink the way they operated throughout their value chain. He called for partnerships within local ‘ecosystems’. “It’s in a company’s best interests to take good care of its economic and social environment, meaning its suppliers, its employees, its customers or the places where it operates. That’s what I call its ecosystem”.
The Danone’s €100 million Ecosystem Fund was created at this time to support long term locally-led initiatives with positive social, environmental and business impacts. As of today, this fund has led to the creation of 63 projects in 28 countries.