21 October 2021
impact4good GmbH is developing a user-friendly interface under the u impact brand that allows investors to choose their investments according to the issues close to their hearts – e.g. climate protection or social justice. By selecting a topic, the user triggers an algorithm that selects suitable investment funds.
About the investment round
Almost every second German identifies social and environmental sustainability as the most important aspect of a financial investment. At the same time, many investors find the current offerings confusing and intransparent. In Germany alone, there are over 14,000 investment funds on offer. Most clients neglect a detailed search for suitable investments, or do so only very reluctantly. impact4good GmbH has found a solution to this problem and addressed it with its u impact product.
SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH from Frankfurt am Main has now invested an undisclosed amount in impact4good GmbH, thus enabling the realisation and implementation of the solution. At the same time, impact4good GmbH gains an experienced, strategic partner through which the company gains access to a large universe of fund managers.
In addition to direct access for private investors, impact4good GmbH will also make the selection tool available to retail banks in a white label version. Promising talks are already underway across Europe. “We are knocking on open doors at the big retail distributors,” says Lesley Li, one of the three founders of impact4good GmbH. “With SDG INVESTMENTS, we now have an experienced partner on board who will support us in further product development and provide systematic access to fund managers whose products we will offer to the retail market via our selection tool.”
Frank Ackermann, Managing Partner of SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH. Says: “We are delighted to be able to participate in impact4good GmbH. We were immediately impressed by the team at our first meeting. So far, we have only addressed institutional investors who invest in sustainability issues with our offer. We still lacked a suitable product for the private client market. With our investment in impact4good GmbH and the active cooperation resulting from it, we are closing this gap. u impact has the potential to revolutionise the way ordinary investors will invest their money in the future.”
About impact4good GmbH (u impact)
impact4good was founded in 2020 by the three partners Lesley Li, Dr. Clemens Chaskel and Alistair Hume. The company aims to make impact investing accessible to every private investor. Among many other awards, impact4good GmbH was named one of the most promising impact-focused FinTech startups in Germany in 2021 by representatives of the German banking sector.
About SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH
Founded in 2017, SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH operates a matching platform for financing and investment products that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Registered professional and institutional investors can use the platform to find sustainable capital investments that meet their individual investment criteria. For project initiators and providers of sustainable capital investments, SDG INVESTMENTS structures financing instruments and enables systematic and targeted access to institutional investors via matching solutions. In this way, SDG INVESTMENTS increases transparency and optimises the selection and investment process for the increasingly growing asset class of sustainable capital investment.
Ü Impact is a FinTech in the Sustainable Investment sector. Our vision is to make sustainable investing accessible to everyone. We are working with fund providers to create a product that will make sustainable investment available for everyday individual investors, bringing together valuable sustainability/ESG company insights and making it accessible to allow retail investors to generate real impact with their money.
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