Over the past decade, we have witnessed substantial development in the importance of corporate responsibility. Corporations are increasingly investing in and accounting for their actions. In some cases, this is a response to the regulatory environment, while in others, it is more grounded in strategic corporate goals and operating philosophy. In either case, the concepts of ESG/impact investing and sustainability are in many ways synonymous with investments in forestland portfolios. Not only do many properties offer the potential for carbon sequestration and storage, they often offer a trove of other ESG attributes, creating a strong integrated solution.  

A Sampling of ESG Attributes of Forestland Properties
ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL GOVERNANCE
1. Conservation stewardship 1. Support rural economy 1. Sustainability commitment
2. Carbon sequestration and storage 2. Conservation stewardship 2. Third-party certification (SFI/FSC)
3. Sustainable forest products 3. Promote outdoor recreation 3. Regulatory oversite
4. Habitat protection 4. Public access 4. Professional forestry licensing
5. Water quality protection 5. Industry associations/thought leadership 5. Industry association code of ethics
6. Biodiversity improvement 6. Protection of cultural resources/historic sites 6. Best management practices

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