Good management of ESG factors is a critical element of successful and sustainable long-term forestry investing. Moreover, forestry investing may have a substantial role to play in addressing global issues such as climate change and achieving the SDGs. To learn more about our forestry work, contact us.

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An introduction to responsible investment in forestry

Forestry investors are exposed to a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. How those factors impact investments – ultimately, whether they materialise as risks or opportunities for value creation – depends largely on an investor’s responsible investment approach.


Responsible investment DDQ for forestry investors

This responsible investment due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) has been developed to help investors appraising potential forestry investment managers to evaluate how a manager handles environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

PRI signatories with forestry investments

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93 PRI signatories (out of over 1,400 total signatories), largely concentrated in Europe and North America, reported having forestry investments in 2018. This compares with 60 signatories in 2014.

Webinar: Combatting climate change: what role can forestry investors play?


This webinar explores the role of forestry in the fight against climate change, with a particular focus on how emissions trading schemes can provide opportunities to forestry investors and managers to make market returns while also generating positive environmental impact.