Tagged: green

Update: Orbital Marine Power’s Crowdfunding Campaign Secures Close to £1.9 Million So Far on Crowdcube

Orbital Marine Power Ltd., the developer of the world’s “leading floating tidal turbine technology,” has successfully secured nearly £1.9 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round launched last month and early access investors were able to push Orbital Marine past its… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Introduces Fossil Fuel Free Fund, Developed via Partnership with Legal & General Investment Management

Online pension provider PensionBee has introduced a fossil-fuel-free fund, which has been developed through a partnership with Legal & General Investment Management  (LGIM). Emma Douglas, Head of DC at LGIM, remarked: “We believe that investing in companies who are positioned to capture the benefits from… Read More

Orbital Marine Power Tops £1 Million in First Week on Crowdcube

Early access investors for the securities offering in Orbital Marine Power Ltd have already pushed the company past its £1 million funding target in less than one week. The offering is now live to the public on Crowdcube. According to the offering page, investors are… Read More

Tandem Bank Sees Opportunity in Green Finance Following Acquisition of Green Lending Firm Allium

This past summer, Tandem Bank acquired Allium Lending Group, a green finance platform. The targeted lending platform may boost Tandem’s business in the growing interest of ESG finance. In a note distributed by Tandem, the challenger bank says that more than half the UK population… Read More

Sugi, an App for Tracking Carbon Impact of Personal Investments, Launches Beta Version in the UK

Sugi, an app that allows users to keep track of the carbon impact of their investment portfolio, has introduced the public beta version of its platform in the United Kingdom. Sugi has been developed specifically for retail investors. It’s free to use and allows users… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Requests Clients to Commit £100 Million so it Can Offer Fossil Fuel Free Investment Plan

UK-based PensionBee, an online pensions provider, is reportedly planning to introduce a fossil-fuel-free investment option for its customers. The new investment plan may be suitable for clients who would prefer to exclude coal, oil, gas, tobacco, and arms manufacturers from their investment portfolios. PensionBee’s latest… Read More

Switzerland Is Establishing a Green Fintech Network to Take Advantage of Sustainable Finance Opportunities

Switzerland is establishing a Green Fintech Network in order to help the country take advantage of the different opportunities offered by sustainable finance solutions. As stated in the announcement: “The Federal Council sees sustainable finance as a great opportunity for the Swiss financial centre. The… Read More

Digital Energy Buying & Managing Platform Green Set to Close Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Campaign With Nearly £300,000 Raised

  Green, a UK-based digital energy buying and managing platform, is set to close its Seedrs funding round with nearly £300,000 secured from 630 investors. Founded in 2019, Green describes itself as an energy supplier that was set up with three main goals, which are… Read More

Abundance Helps UK Town to Become First Carbon Neutral Community in Britain with Green Bond

In partnership with Abundance Investment, Warrington Borough Council is raising £1 million via a Community Municipal Investment (CMI), as part of an effort to beat the UK government’s 2050 net-zero target by a full 20 years, according to a note from the crowdfunding platform. Abundance… Read More

Bruce Davis, Co-founder of UK-based Online Investment Platform Abundance, Supports IMF’s Recommendation to back Green Investment Projects

Bruce Davis, the co-founder and joint MD at Abundance (previously Abundance Generation), a UK-based online investment platform which aims to offer “ethical” and “socially beneficial” investments that contribute to a green economy, is reportedly supporting the IMF’s argument that the UK government must focus on a… Read More

LendInvest Offers First Green Finance Initiative with Cashback Offer for Improved Energy Efficiency Ratings

Online lender LendInvest is now offering a green friendly initiative where Bridge-to-Let borrowers are now eligible to benefit from a cashback when they improve the EPC rating (or Energy Efficiency Rating) of a property during the term of their loan. LendInvest states that borrowers may… Read More

Finnest Lists Offer to Invest in Market Leading Green Energy Firm Polytechnik

Described as the next milestone for the alternative finance platform, Finnest, an SME online debt-based crowdfunding platform, has been selected by Polytechnic Luft- und Feuerungstechnik GmbH to provide growth funding. Investors may now invest in an internationally leading biomass, green energy firm; “We are very… Read More

Narrow Escape for German Real Estate Crowdfunding, Green Crowdinvesting Now in Legislator’s Crosshairs

    After multiple formal and informal discussions with representatives of the crowdfunding sector, consumer associations and the German financial establishment, the Financial Committee of the German Parliament has drawn its conclusions from the review of one year of operation under the German crowdfunding regulation,… Read More

Mosaic Securitizes Residential Solar Loans

Mosaic, a US provider of solar loans for homeowners, has completed their first securitization of solar loans. The Mosaic Solar Loans 2017-1 transaction (“MSAIC 2017-1”) resulted in proceeds of $138.95 million and received a “Green Bond” designation based on the standards published by the International… Read More

Rayton Solar Reg A+ Qualifies. Seeks $7 Million on StartEngine

Rayton Solar explains that it has “bridged the gap between particle accelerator technology and solar energy production to create a revolutionary silicon cutting technique”. This new technology is predicted to reduce solar panel manufacturing dramatically thus making solar energy more affordable and efficient.  Founded by Andrew… Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

‘Learn To Show Off’: Advice To Women, From Julia Groves, Director of Trillion Fund

As the director of Trillion Fund, a renewable energy and social investment crowdfunding platform, Julia Groves has a key piece of advice for women new to working in crowdfunding: Learn to show off. “Grit your teeth and do it, otherwise someone less amazing than you might get the… Read More

FUNDED: Lowline, An Underground Park In New York Using Solar Technology To Bring It To Life

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for new solar technology to build an underground park in New York has exceeded its goal, making the Lowline one of the most-funded public art projects on the platform, according to the campaign’s page. Here’s how the Lowline team envisions the project: It turns out… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rocketbook Cloud Integrated Notebook, Cloudsolar Solar Panels & Off Campus Podcast

Paper is on its way. Newspapers, magazines, books are all migrating to digital forms of publishing – and this is a good thing. Only the very old and those set in their ways will attest otherwise. One realm of the paper world that persists is… Read More

Clean Energy Investment Rises Above Oil Price Slump

    Global investment in clean energy rose for the first time in three years, increasing 16 percent to $310 billion in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance in a recent article on Bloomberg. This growth comes after decreased solar-panel prices and sinking subsides… Read More

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