Invest in Go Greener Preferred Investment Certificates
Author: Peter Krajsa
Help drive positive movement on climate change and earn a stable return while aligning your values with an impact investing strategy.
Impact investing is growing in popularity and energy sector investing is leading the charge. These investors use their money with the intention of generating a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact along with their financial return. Impact investing is a way people can align their beliefs and values with capital to influence these issues. These investors play an important role, not just for new technology research and development, but more notably they are turning to strategies that support efforts for clean energy.
To that end, the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), a national lender in program-driven financing for home and commercial energy improvements, offers an investment program designed specifically for smaller ticket investors. Now in its sixth round, this highly successful program offering provides a stable fixed return and, at the same time, helps increase the affordability of essential energy improvements, such as heating, cooling, insulation, lighting and battery storage, for home and building owners.
Crowd-funding, especially through a focused and regulated portal like raisegreen.com, is designed to help democratize investing, making it available to almost everyone. According to an article in Wharton Magazine, “since 1934, except for a few small exemptions, only millionaires could invest in private companies. The enactment of the crowdfunding section of the JOBS Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2012, allows 99 percent — instead of just 1 percent — of the investing population to put some capital in Main Street instead of only Wall Street.”
How Does This Investment Make an Impact?
When purchasing Go Greener Investing Certificates, investors are taking direct action by helping fund loans that help improve local energy efficiency and workforce entrepreneurial empowerment. At the same time, they are igniting economic growth at this crucial time of environmental stress.
Go Greener certificates enable NEIF to offer innovative energy financing programs. These loan programs are available for both business and home owners and are exclusively designed to provide financing for improvements such as, but not limited to, upgrading or replacing heating/cooling units, windows, insulation and air quality — anything that improves the energy efficiency of the building.
To date, the NEIF team is responsible for over $1 billion in innovative energy financing programs. As the nation’s only Certified B Corp energy efficiency and resiliency lender, NEIF meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.
More About NEIF
As a full-service, multi-state licensed consumer and commercial lender, NEIF has funded over 100,000 energy and resilience improvements for HVAC, roofing, lighting and battery storage for homes and businesses delivered through a network of more than 1,400 qualified contractors.
Go Greener Investment Certificates are offered under Regulation CF through RaiseGreen, Inc., an SEC and FINRA licensed Funding Portal. In this, the sixth-round offering, investors can purchase a certificates for as little as $1,000 and will realize a 7% annual return redeemable via a 7-year amortization of 28 quarterly payments. For more information, visit GoGreenerInvestment.
Peter Krajsa is the Co-Chair and Founder of NEIF. A recognized innovator in energy efficiency finance for over 20 years, he spearheaded the creation of a number of major national energy finance programs as CEO of AFC First Financial Corporation, a company founded by his parents in 1947, a specialty residential energy efficiency lender, operating programs nationally with a network of over 6,000 participating contractors. Most recently, he headed national channel business development for the innovating energy lender, Renew Financial, which acquired AFC First in 2015, as part of its national expansion plans. Mr. Krajsa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.