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Environmental Investment

Environmental investment is a form of socially responsible investing (SRI) where investors focus on choosing investments in companies that support or provide environmentally friendly products or services.

An environmental investor will, therefore, evaluate investment opportunities by reference to their effect on the world’s environmental issues. This frame of reference plays a key role in informing their investment strategies. However, an environmental investor will still be interested in businesses which promises strong financial returns in addition to helping the environment.

The decision-making process for environmental investors usually involves ‘positive screening’ in that they will be looking for businesses that are actively seeking to make a positive and lasting impact on the world’s environment. This different from the ‘negative screening’ used by social investors who simply want to avoid investments that affect the world in a negative way.

Examples of environmental investments are often in the ‘CleanTech’ and ‘GreenTech’ spaces focusing on generating clean energy and reducing pollution.

Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. SeedTribe is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest via SeedTribe once you are registered as sufficiently sophisticated. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

This page is approved as a financial promotion by SeedTribe Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Pitches for investment are not offers to the public and investments can only be made by members of on the basis of information provided in the pitches by the companies concerned. SeedTribe takes no responsibility for this information or for any recommendations or opinions made by the companies.

The availability of any tax relief, including EIS and SEIS, depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and of the company concerned, and may be subject to change in the future. If you are in any doubt about the availability of any tax reliefs, or the tax treatment of your investment, you should obtain independent tax advice before proceeding with your investment.