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The world’s first rating on ecosystem resilience to reverse biodiversity loss

Our science-based due diligence makes investments in nature-based solutions easy and reliable by rating and monitoring the success factors for reforestation and afforestation projects in tropical forests.

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Our partners & clients

McKinsey & Company
Stadelmann Verlag
SkyCell
Bauminvest
Bankers Without Boundaries
Porsche

Our partners & clients

What we tackle

Lack of trust and knowledge about operational risks.

Climate projects often do not restore nature but just create plantations for short-term carbon storage which cause further harm to ecosystems.

Investors do not posses the technical knowledge to understand the risks of different restoration projects across multiple geographies, whilst current standards do not consider ecosystem resilience.

Systemic Risks

The destruction of nature and the overstepping of planetary boundaries is destroying economic resources.

Regulatory Risks

Governments are defining strict rules for companies to act upon reversing biodiversity loss.

Reputation risks

Companies that destroy forests and biodiversity will not survive on the market in the long term.

recarb follows scientific organisations and standards

recarb follows scientific organisations and standards

WBCSD
IC
TNFD
Gold Standard
SBTI

Our approach

A Due Diligence focused on operational risks for tropical forest restoration.

recarb's rating system makes the performance of tropical forest restoration visible, enabling investors to select high-quality projects with science-based impact, credible carbon claims and long-term resilience.

Our due diligence is risk-based, which means projects are evaluated according to the likelihood of success for the chosen forest restoration strategy.
Environmental

A rating of results against baselines, additionality, permanence, data sources and leakage, etc.

Social

A rating which captures how well the project fulfils criteria for IPLC and stakeholder engagement.

Counterparty

A rating of the trustworthiness of the project developer, e.g. regarding financial stability, reputation, etc.

Political

A rating which incorporates an analysis of the project's regional political context and specific risks to its success.

Technical

A rating which indicates whether the technical provisions of the restoration are appropriate relative to scientific standards.

Social

Rating for the criteria that represent how the project fulfils the criteria for IPLC and stakeholder engagement.

Counterparty

Rating for the trustworthiness of project developers, e.g. regarding financial stability, reputation, etc.

Environmental

Rating for the results against the baselines, additionality, permanence, data sources and leakage, etc.

Political

Rating for the analysis of the regional political context of the projects and specific risks to its success.

Technical

Rating against scientific standards we ensure the technical provision of the restoration is appropriate

Environmental

Rating for the results against the baselines, additionality, permanence, data sources and leakage, etc.

Social

Rating for the criteria that represent how the project 
fulfils the criteria for IPLC and stakeholder engagement.

Counterparty

Rating for the trustworthiness of project developers, e.g. regarding  financial stability, reputation, etc.

Political

Rating for the analysis of the regional political context 
of the projects and specific risks to its success.

Technical

Rating against scientific standards we ensure the technical provision of the restoration is appropriate

Your benefits with a science-based due diligence

Identifying the right project for your investment is difficult and carries potential risks. Set aside any presumptions and base your decision on scientific facts compiled by nature and climate experts.

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Safeguard your value chain

Restoring forests and biodiversity ensures access to natural resources.

Avoid reputation damage

by accessing rated and monitored forest restoration projects.

Secure your company value

by investing in restoration to secure long-term access to capital markets.

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A win-win for your company and our planet

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Impact Labs GmbH rates nature-based climate projects with the aim of dividing the CO2 storage potential resulting from the projects into shares for the purpose of contributing in long-term removal and sequestration of CO2 (so-called carbon shares). In conducting its services, Impact Labs GmbH does not offer or create an investment product within the meaning of Art. 4 Abs. 1 Nr. 15 of the Directive 2014/65/EU or pursuant to Sec. 2 para. 11 of the German Banking Act (KWG) or Sec. 2 para. 5 German Investment Firm Act (WpIG) and (therefore) does not provide any banking business or financial service in accordance to Sec. 1 para. 1, 1a of the German Banking Act (KWG), investment service pursuant to Sec. 2 para. 1 German Investment Firm Act (WpIG). Impact Labs GmbH also does not provide a payment service pursuant to Sec. 1 para. 1 of the German Payment Services Oversight Act (ZAG). Hence, Impact Labs GmbH does not require the respective licenses to be granted by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and is therefore not licensed or supervised by this authority.