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Our mission
statement

How we want to shape a better future.

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Let's create a sustainable, equal & responsible economy
- one investment at a time

At Invesdor we join forces with entrepreneurs who have innovative business ideas and with investors, who want to put their money to work not only for financial gain but to actively promote change. Together we want to create a sustainable economy that takes into account ecological, social and governance factors. 

Learn more about our vision and how we want to achieve it in our mission statement. Or learn more about our impact and ‘do-no-harm’ approach when it comes to selecting the companies we want to fund on our platform.

Our vision

Together we fund the future.

We believe our world needs change. Change towards a more sustainable, equal and responsible economy. But it is not going to change itself. 

We believe meaningful progress comes from adventurous, innovative people, who have the courage to challenge the way things are.

What if we gave all people the power to make change possible?
The power to decide what kind of future they want to head towards.
The power to choose companies, they believe, can make this future a reality.

Our mission

By 2025, we want to be Europe's leading impact investment platform

Why?

We want to work towards a future where people make self-determined and responsible decisions for their individual success and the greater good.

How?

We connect investors with entrepreneurs across Europe to make progress together. And we enable investors to make the best decisions possible by providing curated, relevant and transparent information.

What does impact mean to us?

Over the last decades, we have become more and more aware of the impact our actions as societies, consumers and companies have on others and our planet. This awareness has led companies to rethink how they measure their performance and success and to move away from only using financial performance indicators to do so. Today, many companies include sustainability and social issues in their company goals and values to not only minimise their negative, but also increase their positive impact. 

Sustainability is a broad concept that is interpreted in different ways by various organisations and experts. For us, a sustainable economy is an economy that does not exhaust itself and in which each person can participate to their fullest potential. We believe a sustainable economy can be achieved by entrepreneurs with an impact business mindset. This is the reason we facilitate these entrepreneurs who want to take the next step with their innovative and sustainable technologies, products or services.

OnePlanet: Impact investing with Invesdor

Invest responsibly

One label for OnePlanet

With our OnePlanet label, you can identify funding rounds with a high positive impact on at least one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations.

This makes it easier for you to diversify your portfolio and to make sure your money has a positive impact on our world.

Double your return with impact investing

As a future-oriented investor you can invest directly in innovative companies and sustainable projects. This way you can make "double returns": financially and socially.

Learn more about impact investing in our blog post.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which presents a collaborative roadmap for achieving global peace and prosperity, both now and in the future. The Agenda's foundation comprises the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which demand immediate action by all countries - irrespective of their development status - in a global partnership.

The SDGs acknowledge that the eradication of poverty and other inequalities necessitate approaches that enhance health and education, diminish inequality, and encourage economic growth. This must be accompanied by efforts to combat climate change, as well as to protect and preserve the world's oceans and forests.

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SDGs - the sustainable development goals of the UN

Why did we choose SDGs as our criteria for impact investments?

Impact investing means investing in companies and projects that make a measurable positive contribution to one of the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are globally recognized by all United Nations Member States, which makes them an easily applicable and standardized framework for our cross-boarder investment offering in six European countries.  

For each SDG we have defined fixed indicators that allow us to measure and monitor progress and results. The indicators are defined as objectively as possible and sum up the measured impact where possible.

Sustainable Development Goals

Making responsible investment choices

At Invesdor we consider it our responsibility to create an offer of investment opportunities that don't have a negative impact on the world and the people living in it. To do so, we have developed an assessment framework with a set of criteria that enables us to evaluate companies not only based on financials and historical data, but also requires us to take a look at future risks and opportunities.

As part of our ESG risk analysis, we investigate whether a company has an adverse impact on environmental, social or governance (short: ESG) factors, such as environmental issues, respect for human rights and the fight against corruption and bribery. We also analyse whether there are future sustainability risks, i.e. severe natural disasters, political threats, etc. But we not only look at the risks, we also identify opportunities that may result in the future.

Invest responsibly

During our evaluation process of companies applying for funding on our platform, we check if the company is currently or at risk in the future of fulfilling any of our no harm criteria. If this is the case we don't offer them any funding. 

The criteria are the following:

  • Participation in the production, marketing or sale of tobacco/nicotine related and recreational cannabis products
  • Participation in / providing services to the gambling industry
  • Production of weapons, specifically designed components for weapons and weapons-related services. Companies involved in the production or sale of dual-use technologies are subject to scrutiny as their products must not be designed to inflict physical violence on humans or contribute to it.
  • Companies at high risk of using conflict minerals or who extract and supply such minerals and make no effort to procure conflict-free minerals. Invesdor demands the same from their suppliers.
  • Companies operating in the sex industry providing services including pornography, films, photographs and performances that are sexually explicit and involve sex workers.
  • Animal testing is only acceptable for legitimate medical purposes, and Invesdor does not place companies if they do not conduct carefully controlled animal testing in line with the 'principles of reduce, refine, replace'.
  • Businesses that use animal products or ingredients and do not have animal welfare policies and practices that go beyond the legal requirements. We prefer companies that have clear objectives for improving animal welfare and actively promote improved animal welfare standards in the sector, as well as companies that provide plant-based alternatives to animal products.
  • Fishing companies that don't contribute to sustainable fishing and aquaculture practices.
  • Companies engaged in the production and sale of fur and special leather for which animals are raised.
  • Companies that cause extensive or repeated damage to biodiversity, or businesses that face a high potential risk of causing such damage without managing these risks.
  • Companies that don't show that they are aware that deforestation is a problem, that do not have sustainable forestry practices and do not source and use responsible forest products.
  • Companies that are unaware of climate change and that don't make credible efforts to eliminate their emissions of greenhouse gases and find alternatives to non-reducible emissions as soon as possible.
  • Companies actively promoting products harmful to the environment, climate change and/or biodiversity such as air travel and meat consumption.
  • Companies that are unaware of the dangers of using hazardous substances, and do not contribute to introducing, developing and promoting less harmful alternatives.
  • Involvement in accounting irregularities or irregularities relating to remuneration involving significant ethical/moral concerns.
  • Excessive remuneration and compensation packages for directors that do not comply with local or international standards of best practices.
  • Involvement in irregularities related to corruption, bribery or money laundering.
  • Involvement in tax avoidance schemes that give rise to serious ethical or moral concerns and clearly violate local or international standards.
  • Involvement in the violation of laws and legislation, codes of conduct or conventions, unless there is evidence of a structural change within the company leading to fundamental changes in behaviour.

What is the difference between doing good and doing no harm?

When it comes to sustainability in our economy and the world of business, there is no black and white. But there is a range of approaches that vary from focussing on not doing any harm with a business model to making a positive impact with a product or service. 

Impact: Doing good (SDGs)

Impact is making a positive change on a sustainable (social or environmental) goal while also generating a positive financial return

There are different layers of impact:

  • Responsible investing
    Acting to prevent harm
  • Sustainable investing
    B
    enefiting stakeholders
  • Impact investing
    Contributing to solutions

While not doing harm (ESG risk assessment)

An ESG risk assessment is based on non-financial factors concerning Environmental, Social and Governmental matters. Investors are increasingly considering non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities.

B Corp accredited

Invest responsibly

Oneplanetcrowd has been proudly B Corp accredited since 2016. B Corp stands for ‘benefit corporation’. Certified B Corps are companies that use business as a force of good. To become a B Corp, companies have to go through a challenging certification procedure and meet all the strict requirements regarding social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. B Corps aim to have an inclusive and sustainable future, with a good balance between social impact and making a profit.

Learn more about the B Lab network

Let your money work for change.

Are you ready to let your money do good in the world?

Then start investing now. In companies that not only believe in change and a better future, but actively promote it.

Let's fund the future together!

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