Amy McIntyre

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

Wisconsin forest

New legislation has been signed that looks set to change the managed forest programme in one US state. This could, in turn, lead to changes for forest management — and forestry investors — across the country. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has recently signed Senate Bill 434, which will enable

oil prices commodities

Oil stocks are rumoured to be one of the top investments for 2016, according to experts in the field. For those investors who are considering options that allow them to buy low, oil stocks are more tempting than ever, with oil prices sitting at their lowest levels since the 1990s.

sustainable forestry investment

Sustainable investors will be interested to know that the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has confirmed it is to give credit to the timber produced from forests that are sustainably certified. The council has confirmed that it is to encourage a higher rate of responsibly sourced building across the US

real estate and classic cars investment

According to a new report, prime residential real estate and classic cars remain solid investments even in the face of geopolitical instability and stock market volatility. Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report 2016 found that, while many asset classes have seen negligible appreciation over the course of the

Germany real estate

Germany has been named as the most attractive country in Europe for commercial real-estate investment by an annual survey of global real-estate investors. The 2016 EMEA Investor Intentions Survey was carried out by property brokers CBRE and surveyed 423 global real-estate investors over the first two months of this year.

Sustainable forestry

Both existing and potential forestry investors will be interested to learn that The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released its 2016–2025 strategy, which is focused on sustainable forestry and solid forestry management. Last year, major developments such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement

The Southern states of the US produce more wood than any single country and, with demand for wood products growing across the globe, the economic impact of the asset class is being brought sharply into focus. According to South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama, properly managed forests are the real

natural spring aquifier

It can be difficult to measure a return on investment when that investment is made into natural assets such as forests and groundwater, however a new study looks set to change all that. A research team from Yale University in the US put together a study called ‘Measuring the value