Changing the Climate: Investing in a Regenerative Economy

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EcoJustice RadioGreen banking, responsible investing in ecosystem protection and planting projects, provides immense environmental benefits. Moreover, it creates livelihoods and gives communities a chance to move toward economic independence, making it a win-win solution for both people and our planet.

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Mangroves

Mangroves planted to secure the coastline. Earthbanc invests in mangrove projects in India.

Green Finance as a Solution to Climate Instability

Earthbanc provides a sustainable finance and carbon marketplace API (application programming interface) to create a regenerative economy that scales up sustainable livelihoods through restoring the planet’s critical ecosystems, and provides a solid return on investment to investors and payments to communities regenerating the planet. Tom Duncan uses the example of mangrove restoration and beekeeping as an important way to understand the goal of their green banking services. Mangroves sequester carbon at 5-fold the rate of terrestrial trees, they provide habitat to support rich biodiversity. They protect coastal communities from storm surges and other extreme weather events. Earthbanc’s carbon offsets enables businesses, individuals and the financial system to integrate carbon offsetting into their lives and businesses so that every transaction can be offset to reduce our collective impact, and help communities on the front line of climate change.

Earthbanc recently won the Mastercard Lighthouse FINITIV program as the best fintech in the Nordics and Baltics in the program for its digital sustainable bonds issuance, ESG reporting, with satellite AI carbon monitoring and reporting for the world’s first continuously audited offsets API. Earthbanc has been listed by the International Union of Conservation (IUCN) in their Global Congress as the key stakeholder to operationalize the ‘Mangrove Moonshot’ of 20 billion trees.

STORY: Green Banking: Toward A Regenerative Economy

Listen to the interview with Tom Duncan, CEO & Founder of Earthbanc the world’s first sustainable finance and carbon reduction investment platform, that pays dividends to contributors while funding communities to restore and conserve ecosystems, and sequester carbon.

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Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Interview by Carry Kim
Intro by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer: Blake Lampkin
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Music: Javier Kadry
Episode 108
Image: Pixabay

Updated 20 August 2021

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About Jack Eidt

Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt