bettervest is an online platform where people jointly invest in a future worth living.
We bring people together to finance projects that benefit people and planet both today and tomorrow. These projects not only have a lasting impact but generate sustainable returns.
Joining Forces to Bridge Financial Gaps
For investors who want to do good with their money, we create investment opportunities that are not only financially profitable but also ecologically and socially sustainable. In this way, investors earn attractive interest with a clear conscience.
Our platform is a kind of marketplace where project owners and investors meet. By bundling hundreds of individual investments we create loans and bring impactful projects to life that yield returns.
Many high-impact projects are waiting to receive financing. Projects that reduce our strain on resources, lower emissions and improve quality of life. bettervest is working to close this financing gap.
Investors expand their portfolios with our sustainable bonds and subordinated loans, while project owners achieve their goals and make a positive difference around the world.
A fixed-interest investment with high risk, high yield potential and high impact.
A fixed-income security with a high impact and a risk profile that can be offset by collateral.
bettervest was launched in 2012 to finance energy efficiency projects at the hands of ordinary citizens. Energy efficiency saves money, protects resources and reduces carbon emissions. Large corporations had already caught on to this financial opportunity but private individuals had yet to reap the benefits and profit from this positive development.
This idea was presented by futurologist Patrick Mijnals at a Start-Up Weekend, where he won over his future co-founders. In the weeks that followed, Patrick recruited more smart minds to join his team and bring different skills to the table. Soon an idea turned into a business model.
Since the launch of our first project in 2013, a lot has changed. We have since broadened our horizons and developed from start-up into a young business. We now finance sustainable across the globe – whether biological wastewater treatment in Kenya, solar mini grids in India or energy-efficient building renovations in Germany. All the while, we have remained true to our core mission: to contribute to a low-carbon economy that benefits everyone for years to come.