Since the space of regenerative finance has only recently caught the world's attention, some fundamental things need to happen to evolve this industry to something strong enough to become a regenerative backbone of our economy.
Ran by slow-moving NGOs, non-profits, and corporate investors for decades, there is a massive lack of speed, technology, transparency, and access in this space.
Ivy Protocol is on a mission to completely transform the way carbon projects are brought into existence—speeding up the funding process, opening up this asset class to the world, circling back capital gains to project owners while creating a transparent, vital unprecedented funding flywheel for the carbon economy to get closer to creating a green asset strong enough to become a backbone for our economy.
Below is a Q&A with Gilad Bechor, Co-founder & CPO of Ivy Protocol.
Q: What is the mission and vision of Ivy Protocol?
Ivy Protocol enables anyone to fund early-stage decarbonization projects, with the vision of becoming the funding engine of the carbon economy.
Q: What are pre-certified carbon offset projects?
Pre-certified carbon offset projects are climate projects such as reforestation, avoided deforestation, or direct air capturing projects looking to issue carbon credits in the near future through external certification.
What makes them different from certified carbon offset projects is that they are still missing some crucial funding resources to undergo the certification process and eventually become certified and registered projects.
Ivy provides the ability to fractionalize and trade the rights to future carbon credits of pre-certified projects, opening up this asset class to a larger set of investors and accelerating the funding process from the earliest stage.
Q: What are the benefits for buyers?
Buyers now gain access to a previously inaccessible asset class with the potential for high returns, while also supporting early-stage decarbonization projects which are critical for mitigating climate change.
Q: What are the benefits for project owners?
Project owners gain much needed funding for their early-stage projects and also earn royalties on every secondary market sale, providing a continuous stream of revenue.
This new stream of revenue can provide the incentive needed to get numerous new projects off the ground, increasing the overall supply of carbon offsets to meet rising demand.