ClimateSeed’s DNA puts ethics first.
Our work’s main objective is to directly contribute to social and environmental impacts.
ClimateSeed is a social cause-driven company launched during the Global Social Business Summit in November 2018 with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Yunus.
ClimateSeed aims to increase the level of transparency and traceability when it comes to supporting emission reduction projects. Through a close collaboration with project carriers, ClimateSeed ensures fair pricing, clear margins, and direct contribution to local communities.
The price of the carbon credit is set by the project carriers to maximize the financial contribution to the projects.
ClimateSeed charges a 15% contribution fee that is paid by the contributors to cover its operational costs.
Launched by BNP Paribas and supported by AXA IM, ClimateSeed has sustainability and carbon expertise. We ensure that all emission reduction projects are of the highest quality through our robust three-level verification process, which includes project certification, banking due-diligence and anti-money laundering, and validation from ClimateSeed’s internal Sustainability Committee.
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“According to the IPCC, we just have 10 years to act on climate change. As a father and a citizen, I realized that perhaps one day, my children would blame me for not having done enough to preserve the planet.
ClimateSeed was born to accelerate the fight against climate change and help the most vulnerable groups.”ClimateSeed Team
The idea of ClimateSeed was born with the objective to accelerate the funding into carbon emission reduction projects.
ClimateSeed started as an intrapreneurial project within BNP Paribas.
The project accelerated together with Nobel Peace Prize Professor Yunus’ Grameen Creative Lab. ClimateSeed was launched at the Global Social Business Summit together with Professor Yunus.
ClimateSeed becomes an independent company and welcomes its new shareholder, an AXA IM impact fund, with the objective to scale up social and environmental impacts.
ClimateSeed works with more than 35 projects and has more than 80 customers worldwide, from SMEs to large corporations.
We are a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds and expertise that share one goal: fighting climate change.
We are determined to help businesses and organizations accelerate their climate action efforts through our combined knowledge and 15 years of financial experience in corporate banking and sustainability.
The members of our Sustainability Committee bring their technical expertise to analyze each project to ensure that the project claims and co-benefits are correct.
As part of the three-level verification process, it is only after their final approval that the project is added to the ClimateSeed platform.