Gård is governed as a Federation, where local control and decision making are maintained and respected, within a the framework of an organization with global reach and resources.
We leverage the efficiency and low cost of capital provided by securitized cooperative bank debit and tradable preferred stock, while maintaining the benefits of a costly held private capital structure providing a stable and lon-term commitment to People, Place and Profits.
Local Boards represent Operating Companies and Farms. They oversee the activities within them. Local Board members often live in these areas and understand the fabric of the local communities. They serve as invaluable gate keepers and stewards in these markets.
Members of the Gård Board of Trustees , ensure long-term focus on and commitment to People, Place and Profits. By measuring and reporting on this triple bottom line, Gard has a balanced focus on human, environmental and economic goals.