Impact Partners

We connect with teams and communities whose work truly aligns with your values. From reforestation and ocean health, to safe water and gender equality, our impact partners come from all walks of life to create a better planet for everyone.

Support a good cause. Grow your handprint

Mangroves Reforestation
Yakopi Man With Mangrove Seedlings

The co-benefits with Yakopi:

⚖️ Equitable

Expert foresters and local women’s groups conduct planting and nursery work.

📊 Data-driven

Pre- and post-project data is collected and published for public review.

🤝 Supporting the local community Mangrove restoration supports long-term livelihoods for local silvofishery businesses, thereby discouraging deforestation.

Sustainable Development Goals

Clean Water
Wateroam Kids

The co-benefits with Wateroam:

⚖️ Supporting refugees in Myanmar

Wateroam provides their flagship water filters to refugees.

📊 Complete solution

Clean water helps protect refugees from water-borne diseases.

🤝 Supporting the local community

A single water filter can support over 300 people.

Sustainable Development Goals

Plastic Offset
Seven Clean Seas

The co-benefits with Seven Clean Seas:

⚖️ Complete solution

Seven Clean Seas recovers plastic from oceans. They then recycle it, incinerate it, or place it in a secure landfill

⚖️ Data-driven

Each week, data on how much plastic is collected and sorted is made available on SCS’ public ledger.

⚖️ Listening to the local community

Local volunteer teams identify where their efforts are most needed, and then lead missions to rescue plastic in these areas.

Sustainable Development Goals

Mangroves Reforestation
Trcc Community Tree Nursery

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

⚖️ Equitable

TRCC purchases seedlings locally, supporting local livelihoods.

📊 Data-driven

Project data is collected and published for audit.

🤝 Supporting the local community

TRCC prevents deforestation while also helping sustain local jobs with community bee-keeping units and ‘economic’ trees — such as fruit trees.

Sustainable Development Goals

Oxford Modern Primary School Biguli 18

The co-benefits with Oxford Modern School:

⚖️ Fresh start

Helps rural kids escape poverty by providing free, high-quality education. This enables them to work in skilled jobs which pay more.

⚖️ Complete solution

Fosters a spirit of life-long learning in young kids using physical and academic training.

⚖️ Supporting the local community Oxford Modern School aims to double their teaching staff, providing jobs for local communities.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reforestation
Kenvo Forest Restoration

The co-benefits with KENVO:

⚖️ Equitable

Kenvo purchases seedlings locally, supporting local livelihoods.

📊 Data-driven

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

🤝 Supporting the local community

Kenvo plants a diverse range of trees to ensure long-term ecosystem health. The projects are run by the local community, helping build valuable skills through conservation workshops.

Sustainable Development Goals

Mangroves Reforestation
Yagasu planting baby mangroves

The co-benefits with Yagasu:

⚖️ Equitable

Expert foresters and local women’s groups conduct planting and nursery work.

📊 Data-driven

Pre- and post-project data is collected and published for public review.

🤝 Supporting the local community

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

Sustainable Development Goals

Coral Restoration
Livingseas Coral Restoration

The co-benefits with Living Seas:

⚖️ Just

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

📊 Backed by science

Uses the latest marine knowledge to determine the best coral species to plant, and where to plant them.

🤝 Supporting the local community

Planting corals decreases coastal hazards and increases fisheries. It also supports local jobs in the tourism industry.

Sustainable Development Goals

Daughter Of Cambodia

The co-benefits with Daughters of Cambodia:

⚖️ Fresh start

Skill-building workshops enable sex workers to quit the trade and start a new life.

⚖️ Complete solution

Physical and mental counseling prepares women for the future and helps them transition to their new life.

⚖️ Community building

Rescued women find a collective voice so they can thrive together while protecting each other from trafficking.

Sustainable Development Goals

Creating impact across the globe


How we choose the right impact 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

Matteo De Besi Impact Board
Matteo de Besi

Senior Officer, Impact and Sustainability at Finance in Motion

We don’t profit on impact

As a social enterprise, we’re committed to bypassing intermediaries who take up to 80% of money sent to impact projects.

That means, when you support a good cause through Handprint, you can be confident that at least 90% of your pledge will go directly to communities in the field.

No Profit On Impact

So how do we regenerate the planet?

1. Dollar-to-impact efficiency

We choose environmental and social impact partners that deliver the most impact per dollar spent. 

Mangroves, for example, store three to five times more organic carbon than tropical upland forests.

This makes them an excellent choice for combating climate change at a very low cost. Planting mangroves also helps support local communities while providing rich habitats where native animals can thrive.

2. Transparency

We use a mobile app – Planter – to confirm delivery of all funds to your impact partner. We’re also using a public accounting system on the blockchain so you’ll be able to track donation flow from anywhere on the planet.

Our next goal is to build tools that allow project leaders to speak directly to the community about developments on the ground. These peer-to-peer links will therefore allow you to see exactly how sponsorship dollars translate to real-world impact.

3. Science-backed

We use proven algorithms for calculating carbon. Wherever possible, we also use remote sensing and machine learning to track impact. 

Together with our science partners, Global Mangrove Trust and Kumi Analytics, we’re working on the cutting edge of measuring carbon absorption from space. As a result, we’re driving change that makes sustainability accessible to everyone.

4. Social/environmental justice

While our clients are global, our environmental and social impact partners operate almost entirely in developing nations. 

This means businesses from all around the world can be involved in making vulnerable communities more resilient, while building a better future for generations to come.

5. Ownership & Traceability

Every time you support a good cause, your impact is quantified and tracked over time. That means you can be confident of exactly how much positive impact your business has had on the planet.

This impact belongs entirely to you, and you can share it with the world to show your customers how your business has made a difference.

6. Independence

We’re developing a scoring system for measuring impact. This includes the positive impact of carbon capture, gender equality, life on land, life in the water, social improvement, and much more.

How is your business making a difference?

Go beyond neutrality and carbon offsetting. Start regenerating the planet by supporting good causes that make a real impact.

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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.