One year after launching Burgess x Blue Marine Conservation Programme with Blue Marine Foundation, Burgess is now proudly a Major Partner of the charity - thanks to the success of its new business fundraising initiatives
The Blue Marine Foundation (Blue Marine) programme commits us at Burgess to recognising and managing the impact that we have on the environment, and to using our business model as a force for good. By the end of 2023 we aim to pay directly into Blue Marine’s conservation projects in yachting destinations in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean for every piece of business that we complete.
Each client that we work with is also invited to join this vital conservation effort by matching - or exceeding - the Burgess donation. The programme is optional for our clients, and we hope that it will become standard to contribute to ocean conservation as part of a yachting holiday.
Jonathan Beckett, Burgess CEO, says, 'I am excited to be able to offer this initiative to our clients. The team has been working hard to ensure we have a policy that is workable, transparent and supports an organisation that has done great work in its field. I am very hopeful for a high take up from our clients.'
At Burgess, we also contribute to Blue Marine by paying a fee against all our company travel, for our 220+ strong global team.
Burgess Partner for ESG Georgina Menheneott explains, 'We have committed to making our sustainability strategy central to how we do business. This year we have been breaking new ground with Blue Marine. We still have a lot more to do, but it’s been really exciting to see our words already becoming action.'
The Burgess x Blue Marine funding pipeline has two sources: