IMPACT Awards 2022

Impact investing platform of the year: Raise Green

Raise Green's US-focused investment marketplace was founded in 2020 to provide accredited, non-accredited, institutional, corporate and individual investors the opportunity to fund social and environmental initiatives ― with as little as $100 as a starting investment.

In its first two years of operations Raise Green has conducted 18 private exempt securities offerings across renewable energy, energy efficiency financing, community solar, electric vehicles, and sustainable manufacturing and production.

In 2022, the marketplace passed the $5 million mark, and the firm has plans to go even further next year following a $1.2 million funding round that closed on 5 October 2022.

"At Raise Green, we make it easy for anyone to invest directly into climate projects, whether its community solar, energy efficiency for small business, or other solutions with demonstrable social and environmental benefits," says Franz Hochstrasser, CEO of Raise Green.

"Our potential partners come from all walks of life – venture capitalists, university students, entrepreneurs, and community leaders – and are committed to investing in clean energy projects that can move the needle on combating climate change.

"According to Morgan Stanley, 85% of individual investors and 99% of millennials want more sustainable investing options," continues Hochstrasser. "Raise Green makes sustainable investing possible for these folks by opening our investor marketplace."