“VALID Nutrition believes that combining humanitarianism and business represents a vision for development that is in tune with the current world economic environment. At a time when aid budgets are being cut, ethical business models that generate their own funding longer term and reduce dependence on public finance, are vital.”
Social impact business
In contrast to traditional aid and development models that are wholly dependent on public funding or charity donations, VALID Nutrition’s SOCIAL IMPACT BUSINESS model facilitates humanitarian investment and ethical trading to converge and create a viable and self-funding business that both addresses under-nutrition and fosters longer term social and economic development.
VALID Nutrition’s local approach to production adds direct value to local communities by positively impacting the economies of the countries where it works and fostering entrepreneurship through sourcing of ingredients from local suppliers. This leads to a continuous positive economic cycle that assists in alleviating poverty and malnutrition at multiple levels and on a long-term basis.
At the Global Hunger Today Conference, Dr Steve Collins raised challenging questions about undue delays in the implementation of robust, scientific evidence that can transform the numbers of malnourished children receiving treatment within existing budgets.
The ground-breaking results from a clinical trial of a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) product made without milk or animal source protein and undertaken in Malawi in 2016, were recently unveiled by VALID Nutrition’s Founder, Dr Steve Collins.
Change Leader Interview: Dr. Steve Collins