Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
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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

Woodpile of cut lumber for forestry industry

The global forest products industry provider, RISI, has announced a major Forest Investment Conference, highlighting the skyrocketing interest in this sustainable, reliable asset class. Forestry as an investment class has all the buzzwords you could expect from a sector that is currently seeing a boom in interest from buyers across

One of the most respected wealth experts in the US has confirmed that forestry is a solid investment likely to yield strong returns. Dennis Moon, managing director of specialty asset management at US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, spoke at CNBC’s business news programme, Power Lunch recently about

forestry investment environment

There are many reasons why investors are increasingly looking to forestry, such as solid continuity and tax advantages, but could the main reason really just be that forestry is a ‘feel good’ investment like no other? Investors crave continuity and forestry is one asset that represents that. The advantages of

recycle symbol reflecting forestry impact investment

Impact investments look set to become big news in 2016 as people become increasingly aware of global issues and how their financial and consumer decisions impact things on a bigger scale. Among consumers, we’re already seeing a huge level of growth in the number of ethical businesses, not just launching,