Forestry Investments in Emerging Markets
nvestments in forestry have many desirable features. Under certain conditions, forestry investments yield attractive returns to investors and can contribute substantially to the economic, social and environmental development of countries. Environmentally and socially conscious investors are actively exploring the "ins and outs" of forestry opportunities, motivated by opportunities that are profitable, but also in line with their core values.
Between the 17th and 19th of May 2011, about 50 participants attended the meeting "Forestry Investments in Emerging Markets." About one third of the participants were socially and environmentally conscious investors and investment advisors. Another one third of the participants jointly represented 17 investment opportunities in the tropical hemisphere, together worth over 95 million of investments in responsible forestry. The meeting took place in the Netherlands, a country with significant expertise in tropical forestry and a history of public and private investment in forestry in developing countries. The meeting was organized by FAO, the NFP Facility and Tropenbos International with support of the Business in Development Network, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation of the Netherlands. The meeting was attended by institutional investors, investment advisors, timber funds, forest business developers, and forestry specialists. Selected NFP Facility partner countries attended the meeting. Participants from these countries included forest finance professionals that have worked domestically to identify promising business opportunities.
Objectives of the meetings were to:
- Share perspectives on challenges and opportunities regarding the greater involvement of investors in forestry (REDD+, biodiversity, forestry) in emerging markets
- Showcase and discuss a variety of forestry-based business cases and fund structures as a basis to better understand the requirements and potential of such business cases and for collaborative work between potential investors and promising forest business initiatives in emerging markets.
- Contribute to an action plan to narrow the gap between investors and forestry opportunities.
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|Tuesday May 17 2011|
Panel discussion: perspectives and challenges of forestry investments in emerging countries
Emerging trends and opportunities relevant to forestry investments.
Forestry investments from a development bank perspective
Emerging opportunities and challenges for forestry investments in Paraguay
The value proposition and the “missing middle” of forestry investments
Limits and opportunities of financial markets in emerging countries: implications for forestry investments
Break out groups: discussing the business case for forestry
KHJL TEAK PLANTATION
Investing in Teak in its natural environment
Forest Development Fund
Investments in natural forest concessions
Senegal Mangrove Reforestation Project
Natural rubber plantation on agroforestry systems in Madre de Dios region, Peru
Forest Financing : Forestry as a Viable Business
|Wednesday May 18 2011|
FORM International: Experiences from Ghana
|Thursday 19 may 2011|
Expert meeting: key issues and experiences in developing a forest investment fund
Ideas for a Forestry Fund
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