Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
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

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

The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar

NASA has announced the development of a new Satellite laser mapping technology which will allow the structure of forests – and their carbon capture rates – to be measured for the first time. A laser will be sent into space by America’s space agency in 2018, which will be able

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

bigleaf maple

Timber investors will be interested to learn that a landmark discovery and court case have paved the way to stamp out one of the sector’s biggest threats to income – timber theft. The US Government has been able to convict timber thieves using a new technique developed by the forest

forestry investment hits the #100 billion mark

The presence of forestry on the global investment stage has grown so much that the investment class has now surpassed $100 billion, according to a sustainable real assets investment specialist. Figures from the Sydney-based specialist, New Forests, have revealed that institutional forestry investment – which comprises direct investments, funds, and

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

forestry investments on the rise

Institutional investors’ appetite for forestry and timberland is on the rise across the globe, due in part to their searching for alternative income sources following the flatlining of other, more traditional investment classes. With the world’s timber industry beginning to adapt to institutional capital’s stewarding requirements and the environmental, social

pine forest forestry investment

Proving just what a major player forestry has become on the world investment stage, the asset class was included in a major real estate global value index for the first time. The Savills’ measurement of total world real estate looks at the worth of the entire developed property world, including