Impact Partners

From reforestation to safe water, from ocean health to gender equality, we scour the world to find teams and communities whose work truly aligns with your values.

Choose a project. Create a better world.

Mangroves Reforestation
Yakopi Man With Mangrove Seedlings

The co-benefits with Yakopi:

⚖️ Equitable

Planting and nursery work is supported by expert foresters and a large contingent of local women’s groups.

📊 Data-driven

Pre and post-project data is collected and will be published for open-access public review.

🤝 Supporting the local community

Mangrove restoration will ensure long-term livelihoods for local silvofishery businesses, thereby discouraging deforestation.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Clean Water
Wateroam Kids

The co-benefits with Wateroam:

⚖️ Supporting refugees

Wateroam is providing their flagship water filters for free to refugees in Myanmar

📊 Complete solution

Clean water helps protect refugees from water-borne diseases.

🤝 Supporting the local community

A single water filter supports over 300 people and entire communities of refugees.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Plastic Offset
Seven Clean Seas

The co-benefits with Seven Clean Seas:

⚖️ Complete solution

Recovered plastic from oceans is recycled, incinerated in waste-to-energy plants, or placed in a secure landfill.

⚖️ Data-driven

Data on plastic collected and sorted is recorded every week and available on SCS’ public ledger.

⚖️ Listening to the local community

Local vounteer teams lead missions to rescue plastic and determine where efforts are most needed.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Mangroves Reforestation
Trcc Community Tree Nursery

The co-benefits with Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRCC):

⚖️ Equitable

Seedlings are purchased from local community members, thereby aiding their livelihoods.

📊 Data-driven

Pre and post-project data is collected and will be published for audit.

🤝 Supporting the local community

In addition to mangroves, community bee-keeping units and fruit and ornamental trees will sustain livelihoods for the local community and prevent deforestation.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Oxford Modern Primary School Biguli 18

The co-benefits with Oxford Modern School:

⚖️ Fresh start

Free high quality education for rural children in Uganda aids kids to escape poverty and a vicious cycle of low-skilled jobs.

⚖️ Complete solution

Oxford Modern’s curriculum fosters a spirit of life-long learning in young kids through physical and academic training.

⚖️ Supporting the local community

Oxford Modern School aims to double their teaching staff and prioritize jobs for local community members.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Reforestation
Kenvo Forest Restoration

The co-benefits with KENVO:

⚖️ Equitable

Seedlings are purchased from local community members, thereby aiding their livelihoods.

📊 Data-driven

Pre and post-project data is collected and will be published for audit.

🤝 Supporting the local community

Run by the local community, forest recovery efforts will prioritize a diversity of trees and skill-building through conservation workshops to ensure long-term ecosytem health.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Mangroves Reforestation
Yagasu planting baby mangroves

The co-benefits with Yagasu:

⚖️ Equitable

Planting and nursery work is supported by expert foresters and a large contingent of local women’s groups.

📊 Data-driven

Pre and post-project data is collected and will be published for open-access public review.

🤝 Supporting the local community

Mangrove restoration will ensure long-term livelihoods for local silvofishery businesses, thereby discouraging deforestation.

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Coral Restoration
Livingseas Coral Restoration

The co-benefits with Living Seas:

⚖️ Just

A portion of sponsored funds per coral goes towards supporting a local women-first marine conservation fellowship program.

📊 Backed by science

Planting locations and coral species are shortlisted based on the best of marine science knowledge.

🤝 Supporting the local community

Planting corals now will decrease coastal hazards, increase fisheries, andsupport livelihoods for hundreds of local people in the tourism sector

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Daughter Of Cambodia

The co-benefits with Daughters of Cambodia:

⚖️ Fresh start

Skill-building workshops for rescued sex workers enable them to quit the trade and enter a new life.

⚖️ Complete solution

Physical and mental counselling aids women during their transistion and prepares them for their new life.

⚖️ Community building

Rescued women find a collective voice to protect each other from trafficking and thrive together

Sustainable Devlopment Goals

Creating impact across the globe


How we choose the right partners

How We Choose The Right Partners
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Our Impact Board

Linzi Hawkin Impact Board
Linzi Hawkin

Founder at ProtectBlue, SUPKids and Wavemaker Collective, Director at Global Mangrove Trust

Alan Laubsch Impact Board
Alan Laubsch

Founder at Generation Blue, risk management thought-leader and impact investor

Angel Hsu Impact Board
Angel Hsu

Founder and Director at Data-Driven EnviroLab, PhD and Assist. Professor at the University of North Carolina

We don’t make profit on impact

As a social enterprise, Handprint is committed to bypassing intermediaries who eat up to 80% of sponsorship funds flowing to impact projects.

A minimum of 90% of every sponsorship dollar goes directly to communities on the field.

No Profit On Impact

So how do we regenerate the planet?

1. Dollar to impact efficiency

We select projects for social & environmental efficiency.

Mangroves, for instance, are hyper-efficient tools for sequestering carbon, combating climate change at very low cost.

Mangroves are also incredibly important for local communities and a massive boon to biodiversity at the base of marine food webs.

2. Transparency

We use a mobile app – Planter – to confirm delivery of all funds to the field.

We’ll soon be writing these deliveries a public blockchain as well, to allow auditors to track donation flows from anywhere on Earth. Next, we are building tools for project leaders to speak back straight to the community about developments on the ground. These peer-to-peer links open the black box of how sponsorship dollars translate to impact in the real world!

3. Science-backed

Our methodology is backed by strong science. We use proven algorithms for carbon calculations, and track impact where possible with remote sensing and machine learning.

With our science partners, Global Mangrove Trust and Kumi Analytics, we’re working at the cutting edge of how to measure carbon absorption from space, driving change to make sustainability finance accessible to the humblest communities.

4. Social/environmental justice

Our impact partners operate almost entirely in developing nations, while our clients are global.

We are thrilled to help firms and communities around the world support work that fosters social & environmental justice and local resilience in a range of low income settings.

5. Ownership & Traceability

Your micro-contributions to shape a better planet belong immutably to you; they’re not just money poured into a black box.

Your impact is quantified and remains traceable over time.

6. Independence

We’re developing a scoring system to measure impacts in terms of Carbon capture, Gender equality, Life on land, Life below water and Social improvement.

And this is just the beginning!

How is your brand making a difference?

Go beyond neutrality and start regenerating ecosystems through the most impactful projects in the world.

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FAQ

What is a handprint?

You might already know what a Footprint is: the sum of all the negative impact we leave on the planet.

Well, a Handprint is the sum of all the actions you take to create a positive impact on the Earth – beyond just neutrality or compensation.

For instance, Handprint Tech enables actual carbon absorption from the atmosphere, which has more impact than only reducing the carbon emissions. And on top of it, our actions improve the livelihood of local villagers living by the mangroves reforestation areas.

How do I know where the money actually goes to?

We’re working hard to make everything as transparent as possible.
We’re using a public accounting system on the blockchain so you can actually track the cashflow.
Our collaborators at GMT have created an application that enables NGOs to confirm receipt of funds.

So while right now, we are not yet perfectly able to track:

  • your individual dollars,
  • the total cost of a project,
  • who the people are in the local community that are going to receive the funds,
  • when they receive payments.
Can I get my customers to contribute to the positive impact too?

As for now, it’s not possible for your e-store customers to contribute with their own money to the impact projects. We’ll develop this capacity in the future, may it be a highly demanded feature.

How much does the Handprint plugin cost?

As a merchant, you will pay a USD 0.11 fee for each transaction that generates a micro-contribution to impact.
You can also add premium features for a monthly fee of $9 per feature.

What you’ll pay is what you commit to in terms of impact: for instance, if you pledge to allocate 1% of your revenue to a reforestation project, then this 1% will be charged and transferred to the organisation planting mangroves on the field.

Your customers pay $0, because we believe that it’s not fair for individuals to bear the responsibility for climate change alone. Instead, we give businesses the opportunity to actively regenerate the planet.

Will Handprint interfere with my current checkout process?

No, because the Handprint plugin shows in the Cart page – not at the Checkout process. Actually, it can improve conversion! When your customers see that your brand’s sustainable actions are aligned with their own values, they’ll more likely complete their purchase on your store.

Can I customize how the Handprint plugin looks in my shop?

Absolutely! In your Handprint Dashboard, go to your e-commerce plugin section and select:

  • Personalise my content to customise your text,
  • Style my plugin to change the size and colours of your widget.
Why Handprint?

With Handprint’s tools, businesses can finally customise sustainability impact:

  • We curate a large variety of projects they can choose from, from planting mangroves and restoring coral to removing plastic from oceans and educating children, to mention a few.
  • We offer bite-size sustainability, meaning you don’t have to break the bank to heal the planet. We make it accessible to companies on one side, with impact starting at 1 single tree, and to impact organisations on the other side, which can fund small scale projects usually ignored by big players.
  • We create peer-to-peer connections between our customers and the communities on the field. Photos and videos are shared from their villages directly into the Dashboard, ready to feed our users’ social media channels.
  • We cut down the number of intermediaries, so that more money goes to impact (while generally, up to 80% go to accreditation bodies for instance).
  • We allow our e-commerce customers to pause their contributions, to set a budget limit or to increase their impact in a simple click.