Recently, a reader raised questions regarding the complexity of forest investment financial modelling after my most recent article on bankable NBS projects. Simultaneously I happened upon a white paper written on the topic of The Real Cost of Restoring Forests by the...
In this article, I reflect on my interactions with capital seekers and deal seekers to provide some insights for the developers, so that they might put their best foot forward when given the opportunity to present their project to an investor.
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.
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.
This article provides an overview of a recent joint report by Regenerative Travel, and Solimar International & the University of Edinburgh, highlighting how several businesses within the tourism sector have implemented Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and regenerative practices into their daily business operations to help tackle climate change.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...