RAZ is on a mission to catalyze stakeholder influence across the decentralized impact finance landscape.
Our stakeholders collaborate to realize positive outcomes for social, economic, and environmental regeneration and lasting vitality.
RAZ strives to ensure data sovereignty.
Our team is working to enable stakeholders and project owners to control access to their data and transform their outcomes into digital assets.
Our network facilitates transparency: stakeholders can choose to share a project’s economic, environmental, social and governance outcomes while they are still unfolding.
Through an equitable investment lens catalyzed by blockchain technology, RAZ is opening doors for funding to be channeled towards world-changing social and environmental innovation.
Together, our community consciously implements continuous improvement plans including impact measurement and management, stakeholder engagement, impact business models and regenerative agricultural practices.
We choose partners and contributors who deploy capital towards measurable positive impact.
We seek to ensure each transaction our exchange facilitates:
- The creation of economic opportunity as well as positive impact on workers through access to skills training
- The trade of products that are verified for supply-chain practices, content, effects and transparency
We prioritize listing products that are certified organic, regenerative organic, and grown without the utilization of chemicals.
We screen for waste management and energy use practices.
We strive to increase the use of alternatives to plastic practices, and prioritize the distribution of bioplastics and biodegradable solutions.
We engage stakeholders who are involved in the processing, manufacturing and packaging of the retail products across our network to support the implementation of environmental management best practices.
We partner with companies and organizations working to preserve and heal our planetary ecosystems, especially our oceans.
We keep it local
We utilise a range of tools, including the GIIN IRIS metrics catalog, and B Impact Metrics developed by the B Lab non-profit organization as part of the B Impact Assessment for B Corp Certification to manage our impact. RAZ utilizes the same screening tools to choose our Commerce partners, their products and services to be shared with our community.
We actively work to realize positive outcomes across our stakeholders’ local environments and in the growth, knowledge, long-term health and financial security of our team members.
We source products and engage projects that transform the local commercial landscape for the betterment of health and well-being across the wider global community.
We source products from companies that are committed to reducing or eliminating their use of harmful chemicals.
Across the technological and digital space, we develop our solutions in partnership with companies, communities and DAOs that realize verifiable social and environmental outcomes.
Challenges: Finance, Impact and ESG speak different languages
Solutions being developed
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.
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
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.