Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
greenhouse gas

A new initiative to increase engagement between investors and large multi-national corporations with regards to their contribution to climate change is likely to have a major impact in 2018. Around the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, some 225 heavy-hitting investors, with a total of USD$26.3 trillion of assets under

Climate change affecting investgment

Sustainability is going to play an increasingly important role in the future of investments, according to a recent report on the outlook of sustainable investments in 2018. In the Schroders Sustainability Outlook 2018 report, Global Head of Stewardship at the asset management firm, Jessica Ground, said that challenges presented by the impact

biomass projects

Private investment could hold the key to closing the gap between the amount of cash needed to help control climate change and the amount actually available. This is according to the CEO of a leading conservation organisation, who has written a piece on the subject for Forbes and the Huffington

christmas tree demand

Investing in the business of growing Christmas trees could be a savvy move as demand for ‘greener’ real Christmas trees continues to outstrip supply. There has been much media coverage, this festive season, of the continuing shortage of Christmas trees. The supply problems stem from the fact that growers had

forestry south america

The global impact fund TriLinc recently announced an additional £13 million investment in term loans and trade finance facilities to companies, including timber businesses, operating in Latin America. This will bring the total for financing commitments as of October 31st to £293 million worth of business expansion and socioeconomic developments

forest space

The forestry industry plays an important role in the providing the world with energy, construction materials, paper and wood-based products, and as populations and standards of living increase, so does the demand for wood. This naturally puts the future of the earth’s protected forests in jeopardy. So what’s the solution?

forestry climate change

A new report has found that although climate finance can be particularly effective in sectors such as renewable energy, funding is not efficient when it comes to protecting forests and the rights of the wildlife that inhabits them. According to Climate Focus’s “Finance for Forests” report, which examines how effectively

nz forestry bond

A new project in New Zealand has begun to build the business case for a proposed green bond which would be leveraged to fund the planting of new forests around the country. The project, led by consultant Sam Lindsay and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)’s policy researcher Dr David

Urban forest

Investment in forestry within urban areas, or Urban Forests, could be the key to making cities across the Asia-Pacific region greener and more environmentally friendly, according to a report unveiled at the Asia-Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Launched in front of representatives from 17 countries from

Amazon Forest

Amazon conservation groups have begun celebrations after the Brazilian government announced that it will reverse its plans to open up large areas of the rainforest to mining companies. President Michel Temer caused uproar in August when he first announced the plans to remove the reserve status of the Renca region,