Anthony Johnson

bamboo china forest

Following more than 60 years of work to repopulate forests across China, the country is now home to almost 70 million hectares of monoculture forest (often referred to as ‘artificial’ forest), the highest amount in the world. According to the head of the State Forestry Administration, Zhang Jianlong, afforestation work

Sustainable development

Impact investing has hit the headlines following its endorsement by the US State Department at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, held last week. At the event, the State Department, along with Bretton Woods II, announced the introduction of the Trillion Dollar Challenge, which is aimed to help

Latin America Impact Investment

Impact investing is expected to see marked growth across Latin America following the publication of a new report which shines a light on the investment trend for the first time. In order to make the right decisions regarding a new investment, detailed, reliable information is needed to inform those choices

private equity

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been urged to stand firm on the warnings it issued to the private equity industry regarding treatment of clients in 2014. Two years ago, the SEC made use of new powers granted as a result of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act and

Dow Jones

The S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI have given the real estate sector its own class, separating it for the first time from the rest of the financials arena. The decision to make real estate a distinct class has come in part due to the huge success that the sector

brazil nut trees

An upcoming law change relating to foreign land ownership in Brazil has been tipped to unleash a major surge in investments across the country. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government shocked local people and investors in 2010 when it announced the prevention of international investors from purchasing large pieces

A recent UN report has suggested that boosting co-operation between the essential farming and forestry sectors of nations across the globe will help to lower deforestation and improve food security. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s State of the World’s Forests (Sofo) is a biennial report that is released in

climate change

The coming decades look likely to see a major boom in the global forestry arena, which will not only boost the sector’s profitability but also help to stamp out some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The importance of global forestry in combating climate change has been realised to

alabama timberland

The global forestry investment industry has enjoyed marked gains in recent years, with certain locations — such as Alabama in the US — seeing overall capital investment tallies significantly buoyed by the forestry arena. According to a recent report, the Alabama Department of Commerce confirmed that, in 2015, almost $7

Auckland property market

According to the 2016 National Business Review rich list for New Zealand, which was published in early August, property has become the go-to investment for many of the country's richest people. The review found that many New Zealand residents, who are worth at least $50 million, began their road to