Challenges: Finance, Impact and ESG speak different languages

Solutions being developed
by RAZ

ESG-related financial performance data is largely driven by public capital markets. The potential of impact, ESG and sustainability-driven investments is limited by a traditional focus on exponential growth and public market trading.
The RAZ dashboard tracks data from companies at all stages of growth. Stakeholder-verified positive impact alongside financial data facilitates due diligence.
Many investors are challenged by limited vetted, investable and impact-verified opportunities, high investment minimums, and low quality deal flow. Individuals, family offices and private or sovereign funds seeking to explore investing into ESG and impact-driven opportunities are hesitant and reluctant to take long term capital-intensive positions.

Datasets compiled by RAZ across shorter, project-based timelines, facilitate integrated impact-financial vetting and due diligence. RAZ tracks how capital is allocated to ESG, sustainability and impact initiatives, while aiming to measure the influence of outcome realization on financial performance. Near-term results across fixed timelines can be verified by all stakeholders.

ESG and impact metrics are not universally standardized. A market need exists for the clear and transparent ranking of companies and investment opportunities.

Companies and initiatives can customize their chosen metrics and seamlessly report on integrated outcomes through a decentralized network.

From November 2021,

$RAZ holders and the DAO community will be able to influence standards and practices through evolutionary self-governance.

RAZ will facilitate the indexing and ranking of company performance as part of its DeFi-driven impact, ESG and sustainable data market.

2022 and beyond

Investors have limited liquidity in fast-moving private markets driven by increasingly conscious consumer demand.
Investor liquidity will be strengthened by secure and tokenized data, leading to increased access to capital for mission-driven companies.
Across the venture capital and private equity space, there is limited data on how impact and ESG strategies lead to financial return.This results in trapped value and misaligned incentives between growth and impact.

Capital deployment towards the realization of Impact Themes is tracked from the onset of an initiative. Timelines related to impact, ESG and sustainability outcome realization are correlated to revenue, substantiating how decision-making influences financial performance.

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