Maximpact spotlight deals shine a light on the forestry sector. Currently Maximpact Eco has over thirty forestry deals listed and many of these are seeing a high degree of interest from impact and sustainability investors.
The number of responsible investments in the forestry sectors of the emerging countries may still be limited due to uncertain market environments and a low level of investment experience. However, there are attractive deals in the marketplace now; and those listed with Maximpact Eco are proving attractive to investors looking to place capital in sustainable businesses.
Twenty of these deals have been chosen and show cased to a select group of the Maximpact Eco investor community. As a result six of them were short listed and three of them are now in advanced discussion.
These are very promising results for a sector where, in large investment portfolios (USD 1 billion), forests and forestry usually represent only around one percent of the total portfolio. Yet it isn’t enough: From an impact point of view, more investment is needed worldwide in order to effectively combat forest exploitation combat carbon related issues and build bridges between sustainable forestry and investors.
The fact that forestry deals are getting substantial traction is a step in the right direction, demonstrating that, when it comes to sustainable forestry and impact investors, the attraction is mutual.