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There are many different possibilities to help NEXUS Center Netherlands to make an impact where necessary. This can be done through financial investments and/or donations. With this you invest in the achievement of social and ecological goals.

Financial structure – broad based

The financing of the NEXUS projects is based on a blended approach and the premise of generating fair profits. Centers are established and supported by means of grants, loans or equity.

The technical solutions are relatively expensive, and generally the local population is unable to finance them themselves. Our operational business model offers a possible enterprise-based alternative for providing the necessary capital for the NEXUS Center’s operations and maintenance.

When you support NEXUS projects, you invest in social and ecological goals while generating profits. While there is always a risk that the financial objectives will not be met in full and that projects will not go as planned, you can be certain that you will have made a positive impact.

Financial investments

Equity

Do you want to become involved in a NEXUS project? Why not become a shareholder? We plan to offer the possibility of equity investment for interested parties, starting with small amounts. If the projects develop as planned, you will benefit from performance-based financial returns. We can also discuss an exit strategy, where your shares will be bought back by the organization after a certain amount of time. We can in any event guarantee that your investment will make a positive social and ecological impact. Contact us for more information.

Loan/ (Impact) Bond

If you traditionally invest in loans or bonds, you can invest in us along similar lines. The average terms we offer for loan or impact bond investments are of a 5-7 year duration with a one-year grace period. Profitability is usually estimated at 5% interest per year. Revenue-based financing (RBF) could also be an interesting option to finance our social projects while offering fair returns on your investment. Contact us for more information.

Donation

Are you looking for a more short-term involvement? Why not support the project with a donation? We follow the blended finance approach for our projects. Any donation received will help us to raise loans and/or equity. This will enable philanthropic investors (donors) to leverage their impact while helping impact investors to reduce their risk. You can be certain that your donation is much more than a one-off contribution – it will make a long-term impact because your money will be put to use in an enterprising, transparent way.

Financial fairness

We strive for fair profits for all parties. A national company is established for each NEXUS project. The company’s owners are the founder investors, the local cooperatives and WECONNEX. The investments flow into the national company, which sets up and supervises the infrastructure and on-site operations.

In the long term, a national foundation receives the surplus funds. This provides investors with an exit strategy as well as reinvestment opportunities.

Your contribution will make a lasting impact on three levels. The local communities will be empowered and have opportunities to take the project forward themselves. The introduction and use of modern technologies and sustainable practices, in both fishing and farming, will protect and improve the ecological environment. Your support ensures greater financial stability and income generation for the local producers, thus making a positive impact. In total, your contribution will trigger a whole chain of long-term, large-scale beneficial effects, which are designed to bring about sustainable development in BoP markets.

Financial transparency

Setting up organizations in foreign countries and cultures requires constant control and sound process management. Besides monitoring the financial performance, the local NEXUS team ensures the social and environmental impact is monitored transparently. The goal is to bring about a fundamental, sustainable improvement in the living conditions of people in rural regions through the established NEXUS Centers, and in doing so lay the foundation for further economic development. This approach to triple-bottom line monitoring is designed to provide investors and donors with full insight into the impact of their contribution. Monitoring and control are a crucial part of each NEXUS Project.

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