GoParity is a great investment platform where you can invest in impactful projects.
Created in 2017, this platform has majorly grown since its early days. By now, it has a global reach, with companies financed in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Kenya and more. 166 investors have already begun their journey with GoParity, and more than 4600 jobs have been created in the projects which are financed through this platform. Quite impressive, right?
The kind of companies which one can invest in through this crowdlending platform are varied, but what they all have in common is that their activity has a positive impact of some sort. What does this look like in real terms? Well, GoParity have devised 5 different categories, which of course can have overlaps and links. These are: Water and the Blue Economy, Business in Transition, Green Use of Land, the Social Economy and Sustainable Energy. All the projects financed have a more complete economy and society in mind, and this is what makes investing with GoParity so exciting.
If you visit their website, which is very smooth to use, you will be able to find some of the current projects looking for financing. They present the projects well, with photographs and explanations that are accessible for the average reader. Just looking at the pictures for these projects must be rewarding as an investor! Currently, the projects looking for financing range from aquaculture to biorefineries, or even clean local energy. Have a look for yourself and find out more!
Another positive aspect of GoParity is that it is quicker than most banks, and more accessible. You can start investing in these projects from just 5€! Their aim is to democratize finance, in particular sustainable finance, and it seems like their project is a potent one. What is more, there are some alternative ways of paying back / investing that are available. For one project, if you invest over 500€, you can turn your investment into shares of the cooperative, and get some free stays at the eco-tourism site you are financing. Sounds pretty fun, right?
All in all, GoParity seems like a great way to connect sustainable projects who need financing, to investors looking to have a positive impact on society. As an investor, you can be quite involved with the projects you are financing, and as a promoter, you get access to a wide range of investors – it is up to you to convince them that your project is worthwhile, but GoParity surely facilitates things. Why not give it a shot?