- Sezzle, the Minneapolis-based buy-now-pay-later company, has announced a partnership with Maryland’s Trees for the Future, a non-profit working to end hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
- Sezzle is committed to planting one tree for every new customer in 2021 through Trees for the Future’s “Forest Garden Approach”
- The non-profit’s Forest Garden Approach, “gives African farmers the ability to plant thousands of trees that protect and bring nutrients back to the soil” in addition to helping famers gain financial independence by improving access to food and income
- Sezzle is also committed to becoming Climate Neutral Certified in 2021
The Quote: Charlie Youakim, CEO of Sezzle
“In proactively working with Trees for the Future, we are honoring our pledge to support environmental sustainability. Our company is committed to a purpose-driven approach to business, guiding our hand in creating meaningful ways to improve the world around us.”
For more information on the partnership between Sezzle and Trees for the Future, read the full release below. We also recently chatted with Killian Brackey, CTO of Sezzle, as part of our CTO Spotlight series.
MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sezzle Inc. (ASX: SZL) (Sezzle or Company) // – Sezzle, the highest-rated installment payment platform, announces a partnership with Trees for the Future, advancing Sezzle’s initiative of contributing to environmental sustainability and financial independence.
As a Public Benefits Corporation, Sezzle is committed to improving the community at large. This initiative includes pursuing solutions to the environmental crisis that new generations are set to inherit. Experts estimate that the world’s last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years. To combat this, Trees for the Future’s ‘Forest Garden Approach’ gives African farmers the ability to plant thousands of trees that protect and bring nutrients back to the soil. In addition to environmental benefits, Forest Garden farmers gain financial independence through increased access to food and income.
“By committing to plant a tree for every new user, Sezzle is enabling more farmers to plant trees across sub-Saharan Africa,” says Trees for the Future Executive Director John Leary. “We’re grateful for Sezzle’s support of our Forest Garden Approach. Together, we’re restoring land and the environment while ending hunger and poverty for smallholder farmers.”
“In proactively working with Trees for the Future, we are honoring our pledge to support environmental sustainability,” said Charlie Youakim, CEO of Sezzle. “Our company is committed to a purpose-driven approach to business, guiding our hand in creating meaningful ways to improve the world around us.”
In related news, Sezzle committed to becoming Climate Neutral Certified for our 2021 carbon emissions.
Interested in donating to Trees for the Future? Learn more here.
About Sezzle Inc.
Sezzle is a rapidly growing fintech company on a mission to financially empower the next generation. Sezzle’s payment platform increases the purchasing power for millions of consumers by offering interest-free installment plans at online stores and select in-store locations. Sezzle’s inclusive payment option allows consumers to control their spending and gain access to financial freedom. When consumers apply, approval is instant, and their credit scores are not impacted, unless the consumer elects to opt-in to a credit building feature called Sezzle Up.
This increase in purchasing power for consumers leads to increased sales and basket sizes for the more than 29,200 Active Merchants that offer Sezzle.
For more information, visit Sezzle.com.