To date, Treebeard Trust has made impact investments in the fields of reducing food waste, in improving the built environment and in the construction industry. Some of our international investments are also in the field of environmental sustainability. This is an area where we see considerable opportunity for engagement across the private, public and voluntary sectors; at present our investment is in the private sector where we are keen to identify and support business models which put environmental sustainability at their core, a practice which - as we have seen first hand - does not need to affect profit negatively.

 
 
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Commonplace

Investment Type: Impact Investment - equity

Commonplace is an award-winning digital engagement and consultation platform for local authorities and developers. 

Their mission? Simple…To transform the way that their customers and communities engage with each other in order to create people-centred places. Commonplace strives to make community participation both accessible by harnessing the collaborative power of the internet and delightful by creating a trusted place for citizens tobe involved in shaping their neighbourhoods. By doing so, they break down barriers between urban planner and local people, increase community participation which provides more comprehensive insights for projects and helps remove roadblocks.


Oddbox

Investment Type: Impact Investment - debt

OddBox is a purpose driven business that fights food waste on farms with London’s first wonky fruit & veg subscription scheme. Oddbox source slightly imperfect but just as delicious fruit & veg directly from farms and deliver these directly to homes and offices for 30% cheaper than similar services.

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q-bot

Investment Type: Impact Investment - equity

Q-Bot is transforming the construction industry with robotics, digital tools and AI to transform archaic processes and enable new services for the inspection maintenance and upgrade of buildings. Q-Bot’s mission is to be able to measure and improve the health of buildings without the cost and disruption of traditional methods. This includes a highly innovative method of applying under floor insulation using a robotic device which has been successfully commercialised and is in the process of being rolled out across the UK. Click here to see the award-winning Q-bot in action.


winnow solutions

Investment Type: Impact Investment - equity

Winnow is a tech company making cutting edge technology to help chefs reduce food waste.

They connect commercial kitchens to the cloud allowing them to record and analyse exactly what is put in the bin. This gives chefs the information necessary to drive improvements in their production processes to cut food waste in half, saving money and reducing their environmental footprint at the same time.

Simple and intuitive, the Winnow System has been designed specifically for busy kitchens.

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