Unveiling Retreeb’s Impact DeFi: A Game Changer in Decentralized Finance #RWI

4 min readApr 2, 2024


In the evolving landscape of Web3, a groundbreaking concept emerges, brought to you by Retreeb: Impact DeFi. This innovative approach marries decentralized finance (DeFi) with positive societal and environmental impact, setting a new standard for the future of finance.

The Rise of Impact DeFi

You might wonder, “Why is Impact DeFi crucial now?” The answer lies in the changing dynamics of DeFi investors. Today’s BullRun is not just about profits; it’s a narrative deeply intertwined with institutional investors who prioritize positive impact, aligning with ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria.

Source Natixis ESG Investment & Global Capital : https://www.im.natixis.com/fr/recherche/esg-investing-survey-insights-report https://www.capitalgroup.com/content/dam/cgc/tenants/eacg/esg/global-study/esg-global-study-infographic-without-glossary(fr).pdf
Sources at the bottom of the page.

A staggering 72% of institutional investors, including hedge funds, pension funds, banks, and large corporations, have already integrated ESG criteria into their investment strategies. For DeFi to secure its place in their portfolios, embracing Impact DeFi is not just beneficial — it’s essential.

The Essence of Impact DeFi

Unlike traditional finance (TradFi), which has often been criticized for greenwashing, DeFi stands out for its inherent virtues such as decentralization, transparency through public ledgers, and programmability. Impact DeFi leverages these attributes to support the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovative financial mechanisms.

The core of Impact DeFi is the “Giveback” concept, which redirects a significant portion of the value generated by DeFi activities towards funding charitable or environmental initiatives. This paradigm shift impacts every player in the DeFi ecosystem, from market makers to exchanges (DEX and even CEX), and providers of cloud mining, power farming, and staking services.

Retreeb’s Pioneering Model

Retreeb stands at the forefront of this transformation, introducing an impact model where service providers commit to donating a percentage of their profits to projects selected by the Retreeb community. This not only funds meaningful projects but also involves partners in the decision-making process through the $Treeb token and the impact launchpad.

For example, a staking provider adopting Retreeb’s Impact Staking will offer an iAPR (impact APR), which includes the usual APR plus a Giveback component:

iAPR = % APR (Rewards) + % Giveback (Impact)

Discover more about imact Staking on this medium article.

*These are random numbers, it is simply a simulation of the iAPR integration on a provider’s platform.

This innovative approach does more than just preserve attractive returns for investors; it guarantees that a portion of the profits is channeled into supporting social or environmental initiatives.

By doing so, ‘Stake for Good’ becomes not only a compelling proposition for all types of current investors but also paves the way for attracting new investors, be they institutions or individuals, by merging financial growth with meaningful impact.

Why Retreeb Leads in Impact DeFi?

Retreeb has already made significant strides in impact payments, sourcing, identifying, and financing projects with tangible social and environmental benefits. With our Dapp, the Impact Launchpad, we’re extending our model to the wider WEB3 industry, a move that places us at the intersection of technical and social innovation.

* this is a beta version of the dApp, go-live very soon…stay tuned !

The projects thus selected upstream by our community of holders, extended to our DeFi partners and their communities, will then be eligible for our various funding streams: our payment apps or the DeFi impact.

Retreeb will be responsible for sourcing and checking the projects submitted, as well as for on-chain tracking of flows (proof of payment) to the projects and project monitoring with. Our community-driven project selection process, combined with rigorous project vetting and on-chain tracking, ensures transparency and effectiveness in how contributions make a real-world impact.

Towards a More Virtuous Financial Future

Retreeb is not just proposing a new model; we’re setting a new standard for how the finance industry can contribute positively to our world. As we launch our Impact DeFi initiatives, we invite you to join us in this journey towards creating a more sustainable and equitable future.

Discover more about how you can be part of this transformative movement with Retreeb’s Impact DeFi here : www.retreeb.Io

Source Natixis ESG Investment & Global Capital : https://www.im.natixis.com/fr/recherche/esg-investing-survey-insights-report