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The Planet Mark Offer Sustainability Investment with Crowdfunder

Money Tree – Crowdfunder, Planet Mark
17 November 2020

The Planet Mark is partnering with Crowdfunder, the UK’s number one crowdfunding platform, to deliver sustainability funding to entrepreneurs and start-ups, enabling them to embed sustainability projects into their organisations.

Based on the success of The Planet Mark Start!, which offers innovative ideas to assist companies move to zero carbon and a sustainable economy, the partnership with Crowdfunder will help fund companies and projects using technology to make positive impacts to climate change. Initially, The Planet Mark will share information across The Planet Mark and Crowdfunder communities through toolkits and online advisory sessions. It will host Carbon Clinics for Crowdfunder audiences seeking to raise sustainability funds, which will be an essential enabler for sustainability and net zero.

Benefits of the Pairing


Steve Malkin, CEO and founder of The Planet Mark says, Crowdfunder’s expertise and audience reach will help to unlock exciting projects. The introduction of Crowdfunder to The Planet Mark community will provide advice and, critically, access to wider funding and grants.  The partnership will bring exceptional success in helping individuals and organisations access funding to ensure that collectively we build back better and support a regenerative economy in this crucial Decade of Action. The partnership will be empowering, but just as importantly, bring together like-minded individuals and organisations to share in the passion for a regenerative economy for society and the planet. The importance of a sustainable business and the role organisations play in creating thriving society and environment is at the core for all of us.”                                                                                                         
Crowdfunder CEO Rob Love comments, “At Crowdfunder, we’re inspired by the amount of projects on our platform that are tackling climate change and are consciously trying to reduce their environmental impact.  Our team, and the projects we support, are dedicated to saving the planet and committed to making positive, sustainable change.  Our partnership with Planet Mark is an important one as we combine our mirrored values for continuous improvement and to be a collective force for good.”


About The Planet Mark


The Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification which recognises continuous progress, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. It is awarded to businesses, properties, new developments and projects that are committed to reducing their carbon emissions. Companies are certified immediately when they sign up based on their commitment to sustainability progress. To keep The Planet Mark, an organisation must reduce their carbon footprint every year, commit to engage their staff and commit to communicate externally. For example, commercial and residential cleaning company GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services has cut carbon by 15.8 per cent per employee in its eighth year of reporting to retain the certification.

Holders of The Planet Mark deliver results that go beyond compliance, reaching new levels of sustainability and engaging their people in the process. On average, certified businesses make a 16 per cent carbon saving per employee through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement. The Planet Mark is partnered with Cool Earth, the award-winning charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction, to protect an acre of rainforest for every new business certificate it delivers.  Deforestation contributes up to 20 per cent global CO2 emissions.  The only way to halt destruction is to align the future of the rainforest with the people best placed to protect it. This means placing forest in the hands of the people who rely on its survival for their survival. For more information, please see their partner page.


About Crowdfunder


Crowdfunder, the UK’s number one crowdfunding platform, is transforming the way people raise money in the UK for the causes that matter most to them. With a passion for tackling societal and environmental challenges, Crowdfunder supports projects that are aiming to make a positive difference in the world. Crowdfunder believes that everyone in the UK is a philanthropist in the making and that they should have the power to make positive, sustainable change in their communities.

Over £100 million has been raised on Crowdfunder by thousands of businesses, social enterprises, charities, community groups, and individuals across the UK. The total number of projects added to the platform to date stands at over 200,000, with 50,000 daily visits and up to 300 Crowdfunder projects added daily. Projects on the Crowdfunder platform can also benefit from extra match funding from Crowdfunder’s partners who offer match funding to eligible projects.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 17 November 2020


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