NORI

Location
USA
Investment
Type: Tokens, SAFT / Duration: 3-5 years
Impact
Thematic: Climate
A blockchain-based marketplace for
removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Since
October 2019
Partners
Rationale
NORI creates a transparent, efficient and verified marketplace where Carbon Removal Certificates (CRCs) can be traded between suppliers (farmers, etc.) and buyers (companies and private customers). This will enable farmers to make a living by reducing CO2 from the atmosphere and is working to reverse climate change.

Betteries

Location
Germany
Investment
Type: Convertible loan, Pre-Seed
Impact
Thematic: Climate
2nd life for used EV batteries as flexible and mobile storage for renewable energy.
Since
July 2019
Partners
Rationale
Large quantities of EV batteries can be re-purposed to provide electric power in diverse use cases in emerging and developed markets. This increases use of renewables, avoids CO2 from generators, reduces extraction of rare materials and provides economic opportunities for small businesses locally.

CLEARAS

Location
USA
Investment
Type: Payment Dependent Note / Duration: 7 years
Impact
Thematic: Water, Climate
CO2 absorption through algae in water treatment
Since
March 2019
Partners
Rationale
CLEARAS has a solution that can significantly reduce excess nutrients in waste water and thereby creating an algal by-product that can be sold again. The CO2 absorption of the photosynthesis is significant (at millions of gallons a day per facility) and the market for water treatment facilities sizeable.

SLM Silva Fund

Location
Ireland
Investment
Type: LP / Duration: 10+ years
Impact
Thematic: Climate
Carbon storage and higher biodiversity through Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF).
Since
November 2018
Partners
Rationale
Converting forestry from clear-fell to 'close to nature' has positive impact on tree health, soil, biodiversity and recreational value. More so, forests under CCF store more carbon helping to mitigate climate change. The SLM SILVA project is tracking CCF success in an EU-funded research study.

Solarparks Boock + Herzberg

Location
Germany
Investment
Type: Real asset / Duration: 20+ years
Impact
Improved grid mix with clean energy
Since
December 2016
Partners
Rationale
Replacing fossil fuel in the German grid mix with Renewables will over time restructure the grid to be led by clean energy with gas only used for spikes. Solar power provides a stable annuity of income while affording a tax-advantageous investment model.

KiriFarm Spain

Location
Spain
Investment
Type: LP / Duration: 10+ years
Impact
Thematic: Climate
Carbon storage in high quality wood
Since
July 2018
Partners
Rationale
Kiri trees are amongst the fastest growing trees managing to absorb CO2 efficiently. High quality, light wood is used in construction and furniture for long term storage.

ICD-9 RenovationPlus

Location
Germany
Investment
Type: Real estate fund / Duration: 8 years
Impact
Reduced energy cost for heating
Since
January 2019
Partners
Rationale
Aging residential real estate is often overlooked as a potential for energetic renovation. ICD seeks to reduce energy cost of the portfolio by heat insulation, solar power generation and other improvements. Up to 25% in energy savings can be achieved, which would not be realized under different fund management.

Lale.help

Location
Germany
Investment
Type: Loan / Duration: 2 years
Impact
Integration of refugees in German society
Since
September 2015
Partners
Rationale
Local volunteer groups support refugees in their efforts to integrate in their new home Germany. This requires an efficient online platform for the coordination of tasks and donations. Working together, this provides refugees with a chance to build up a new life, escape poverty and avoid possible radicalization.

BUZZN

Location
Germany
Investment
Type: Loan / Duration: 3 years
Impact
Sharing people-powered clean energy
Since
July 2017
Partners
Rationale
Group-based, citizen-owned electricity brings the concept of giving and taking of energy back into the domain of individuals involved. True people power increases resilience and improves energy sufficiency.

Neitzel Solarenergie 2

Location
Germany
Investment
Type: LP / Duration: 12 years
Impact
Improved grid mix with clean energy
Since
February 2019
Partners
Rationale
We purchased a tranche of an existing PV portfolio on the secondary market. It provides a stable annual return with full payback at the end. While no additionality was realized, the solar parks support a better grid mix in Germany.
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