Regenerative Finance: Fostering Sustainability in Crypto
Regenerative Finance (ReFi) is financing that uses money as a tool to solve some of the most difficult problems facing the world.
What is regenerative finance?
Regenerative finance uses money as a tool to solve some of the most difficult problems we face in the world, such as dealing with natural climate and environmental crises for future generations. This is the quest for a new financial system in balance with the Earth and its planetary boundaries-a system in which economics and ecology are in harmony.
In the crypto-economy, regenerative finance focuses on funding community projects and community values that will contribute to our largest wordless stakeholder, planet Earth. Increased demand for carbon credits or new uses of them, such as stabelcoins backed by real assets, can make them a profitable asset and at the same time a catalyst for the development of environmental projects. Increased demand is made possible by tokenized carbon credits that can be embedded in automated climate action applications.
Rafael Haupt is the founder of the Toucan Protocol, a Web3 regenerative finance protocol that allows people to put climate action at the center of digital transactions. Toucan builds an infrastructure that moves carbon credits and positive activities for the planet onto blockchain, unlocking innovation and funding for meaningful climate action at scale. Rafael holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Berlin and the Toulouse Business School.