Forest landscape restoration could generate $7–$30 in economic benefits for every dollar invested. Yet, many investors are capturing less than 1 percent of the value.
We mobilize intelligent conservation capital, enabling investors to optimize the value of their portfolio, while reducing climate risks, through three main solutions.
CLIMATE RISK MITIGATION TAXONOMY
The Climate Risk Mitigation Taxonomy (CRMT) enables institutional investors to select from 13 types of climate risks such as flooding, wildfires, and drought, and from 18 types of co-benefits such as supply chain efficiencies, reducing disaster relief costs, and increasing property values.
Selected risks and co-benefits are mapped to 10 types of forest and landscape restoration (FLR) solutions that can either reduce those risks e.g. wetlands can mitigate wildfires; or generate co-benefits e.g. every hectare of mangroves generates ~$1,000 in ecotourism revenues.
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MAP & DIRECTORY
The Forest Assets Directory is not an investable platform and does not replace investor due diligence. It is a complimentary, searchable database of pre-screened, sizeable, and responsible investment opportunities in forest and landscape restoration (FLR). These opportunities can fulfill ESG investment mandates, or, when strategically selected, they can mitigate investor climate risk exposures and generate a variety of co-benefits.
Using the Forest Assets Map ‘search nearby’ feature, investors can enter the address of their assets at risk, and find suitable investables that mitigate those risks, within a 20-mile radius.
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Imagine being able to quantify the value that each FLR investment has in terms of mitigating your portfolio climate risks, such as reducing the costs of damages, credit risks, and supply chain disruptions.
Our AI-powered analytics dashboard quantifies the benefits of making an investment—beyond IRR—helping investors capture value from climate risk mitigation, and from other co-benefits, such as increasing property values of assets, decreasing utility costs, and revenue generation.
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Nature’s growth is nonlinear,
which means that the net value of
1 million trees is greater than the value of
1 tree x 1 million dispersed.
WHY INVEST IN FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
Sustainable and responsible forestry meets ESG investment criteria and has a strong track record of performance. ESG funds outperformed the S&P 500 amid COVID-19.
Renewable asset, with a low risk to return ratio.
Traditional risks can be avoided through professional forest management.
Asset maturation (i.e. tree growth) follows biological, cycles, regardless of the economy.
Potential to generate multiple income streams such as timber, non-timber forest products, carbon credits, and recreational activities.
Uncorrelated to stock markets and to more commonly held assets; helps with portfolio diversification.
Growing demand for wood in construction suggests that timber prices will continue to rise.
Forests sequester carbon during their lifecycle, and post-harvest in the soil, stumps, and wood products.
Natural disasters led to $103bn in economic losses globally in 2019. An insurance company with flood risk exposure can co-benefit by averting damages at a 1:15 cost benefit ratio through strategically investing in green infrastructure, such as mangroves.
According to FEMA, every inch of floodwater causes $25,000 in damages. A bank offering mortgages to borrowers living in flood zones can invest in FLR in physical proximity of their borrowers to protect them from flood risks. If borrower homes are damaged during flooding, this increases the probability that they will default on mortgage payments.
For public investors, every hectare of mangrove creates around $1,000 in recreation and tourism annually, $5,800 of value in water and air purification, $3,600 in coastal protection, and hundreds of dollars each year from carbon sequestration, fishing, and forestry.
The UK National Health Service estimates that green spaces could save them £2.1 billion in health care costs. Such an investment could benefit investors that own private healthcare assets, in addition to government investors.
California’s 9 million trees boosted property values by $839 million. Investors that own real estate assets would benefit from such an investment.