Lisbon-based GoParity, which gives people the chance the invest in sustainable projects, ended 2021 with €10.4 million invested by a community of more than 18000 citizens and companies.
These figures are a massive jump from the investment totals in 2020, when €2 million was invested in the platform by 9000 users. Further, more projects were funded in 2021 alone than in the previous years since the 2017 launch of the platform altogether. Sectors such as health, eco-fashion, electric mobility, renewable energy, sustainable aquaculture, and education saw plenty of activity, with investments made in 10 countries across three continents.
The spike represents impressive growth for the impact investment platform as well as highlighting a Europe-wide transition towards promoting a more sustainable and inclusive economic system.
In 2022, the young fintech startup plans to keep growing the community, enter new geographies, and attract more corporate investment. The company has already launched a voluntary carbon offsetting scheme and a model for offering impact investments as an incentive to employees