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Investing in a Biodiversity-Integrated Manner

Investing in a Biodiversity-Integrated Manner

This article provides an overview of a recent white paper by the WEF, which aims to ‘demystify’ biodiversity practices among the investment community, recommends tools for risk management and ways to leverage investment opportunities in nature-positive business models.

Insetting Opportunities in the Cocoa Sector 

Insetting Opportunities in the Cocoa Sector 

This article summarizes my review of Ferrero’s 2021 sustainability report, and draws some reflections as to how they could bring together the positive elements of their work into an Insetting Strategy, and unlock even more value and impact.

Is Smallholder Forestry Investable?

Is Smallholder Forestry Investable?

Smallholder tree growing brings several complexities across the forest to wood product value chain. This article explores these elements as uncovered by research in Elsevier’s Land Use Policy and makes inferences for the investment community considering to apply the smallholder approach.   

The 7 Pillars of Additionality…

The 7 Pillars of Additionality…

In this article, I layout the basics about additionality, how it applies to forest investment, and 7 pillars you can use in the design of your forest investment to ensure additionality is achieved.

Redefining the Forest Investment Case to Attract Net-Zero Investors

Redefining the Forest Investment Case to Attract Net-Zero Investors

Last week I had the honour of speaking at the International Forestry Business Conference. In my presentation I discussed how to redefine the forest investment case to support these prospectors, providing them with knowledge, access to high quality projects and the credibility they need in realizing a full spectrum of forest values from their investments. The following article summarizes my presentation.

Adding value to waste 

Adding value to waste 

The case for bioenergy in British Columbia  I was recently on an advisory visit, reviewing the challenges and opportunities around the bioenergy sector in British Columbia. The study explored the complicated issues pertaining to the BC forest industry, such as...

The Investment Case for People and Nature 

The Investment Case for People and Nature 

Today, at the World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Korea, a day has been devoted to the topic of sustainable investments in forests for people, profit and nature, and I am honored to sit on a panel with WWF New Generation Plantations (NGP), titled: Screening in: Advancing...

Land Degradation Assessment for Dummies

Land Degradation Assessment for Dummies

Forest degradation or land degradation are terms that are thrown around loosely in the nature-based solutions space. This article aims to provide some guidance for preliminary land evaluation to answer this seemingly simple question – is this forest degraded?

So, you want to build a Nature-based Solutions Pipeline…?

So, you want to build a Nature-based Solutions Pipeline…?

Whenever I start a conversation with an investor who is interested to build a NBS pipeline, the primary questions I ask in order to understand their strategy are more or less the same. I thought I would share some of these with you, so if you are looking to develop your own NBS pipeline, you can gain some clarity on where you want to go.