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Righteous Investing: Direct Funding for Ecopreneurs

Jun 01, 2008 03:00AM

Finally, profit-motivated green investors have an easy way to match up with forprofit ecopreneurs to help solve global environmental challenges. “The longstanding disconnect between green investors and ecologically-motivated entrepreneurs is now greatly reduced with our new Ecopreneur Portal,” says Mark Winstein, president of Ecostructure Financial.

By logging onto Ecostructure.us, investors can view and assist green companies that appeal to both their investment objectives and environmental interests. Ecostructure Financial estimates that there are 4,000 to 20,000 ecological entrepreneurs currently developing simple, salable and profitable solutions to looming issues. Inventions tackle problems ranging from deforestation and collapse of marine ecosystems to urban sprawl and global warming.

“Accredited” investors can register for a monthly fee of $35 and review business proposals posted at the site. Fee revenue helps the company provide listed ecopreneurs with free technical assistance to develop business strategies and structure financing.

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