Amy McIntyre

A new report has revealed that 54 million Americans consider real estate to be their favoured long-term investment strategy, highlighting the zero-risk, zero-return mentality of many of today's investors. The report from Bankrate.com found that 25 per cent of Americans saw real estate as their top investment option for savings

tropical forest

Highlighting the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy forest industry across the globe, the World Bank has recently approved a grant totalling $22 million to boost the management of Indonesia’s tropical forests. Indonesia’s forest cover, which is the third largest in the world, is to benefit from the grant,

Forest FAO EU

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union (EU) have confirmed that they will work together to lend support to countries that produce tropical timber, helping to curb illegal logging and boost forest governance. Under the new agreement, which totals an investment of $30 million, the

According to an expert at US Trust, increasing numbers of Millennials are turning to impact investments as they seek to make more out of their investments than a mere return. Jackie VanderBrug, the senior vice president at US Trust, said that many investors these days were no longer content with

forest governance

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Union (EU) have confirmed that they will work together to lend support to countries that produce tropical timber, helping to curb illegal logging and boost forest governance. Under the new agreement, which totals an investment of $30 million, the

urban trees

This week’s United Nations World Environment Day has called attention to the need for tree planting and proper forest management across the globe, citing ‘urban forestry’ as its new buzzword. The event is held each year in a bid to boost awareness about the need for environmental protection and to

lumber investing

The timber asset class should be looked at as a long term investment and, as such, can return between eight and 10 per cent annually, according to US Trust, part of Bank of America’s private wealth management group. There are a host of advantages that come alongside investing in timber,

chairman mao online art

The digital age we are living in has had a marked impact on the world of art investment, with many industry experts calling technology the 'next frontier' of the global art market. Online buying and selling is now becoming far more common in terms of art, with strong growth in

commercial forestry

The chairman of a sustainable investment organisation has said that investing in commercial forestry is a good move for businesses, who will see that tackling climate change and stopping deforestation can also be profitable. Eric Bettelheim, CEO and chairman of Floresta Singapore, which works to demonstrate that private sector investment

iron ore prices

Iron ore production targets are being cut by some of the biggest iron ore miners in the world, and the move looks set to lead to price rises in the sector. The third-biggest producer of iron ore in the world, BHP Billiton, announced last week that it was to lower