Forestry. Timberland. Woodland.
Sustainability and ESG
Forestry can be a truly sustainable alternative investment. Forestry has a long history of demonstration of its sustainability through certification to internationally recognised standards, and individual forests need to undergo rigorous audit in order to maintain their certified sustainable staus.
In addition, forests can offer investment opportunities in natural capital and give investors the opportunity to make positive land use changes that can contribute towards Environmental, Social, or Governance (ESG) goals. Investors' strategy around ESG and natural capital may include selection of assets with opportunities to deliver on the aspects of ESG that meet their needs and then benchmarking appropriate metrics to assess performance. For example, if increasing carbon sequestered was an objective, then understanding the current carbon stock and influence of future management would be essential.
To discuss your own ESG requirements and to see how forestry might contribute,
Forestry investment offers sustainable investment outcomes and can contribute to ESG goals.
To read more context of how forestry can fit into this space please follow the link below to, 'An introduction to responsible investment in forestry', published by Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
As a forestry investor you can contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Investment is forests can be targeted to achieve multiple SDGs but can be especially potent regarding:
good health and wellbeing
life on land
Forestry Sustainability can be independently accredited. Both PEFC and FSC provide schemes of certification which can be used to provide assurance that forests managed for timber growth also fulfil appropriate sustainability goals.