Planted Forests in Emerging Economies: Best practices for Sustainable and Responsible Investments
Authors: Brotto, L.; Pettenella, D.; Cerutti, P.O.; Pirard, R.
Publisher: Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Investments in industrial-scale planted forests have grown exponentially in recent years and are included into investment portfolios for various reasons (e.g. diversification, risk mitigation, attractive returns). The rapid growth of planted forests may incur negative social and environmental impacts. Thus, investment companies and fund managers are increasingly interested in using sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) tools (e.g. standards, guidelines, and codes of conduct). However, a classification system for SRI tools in the field of planted forests still lacks consensus.
The present study therefore identifies, describes and analyzes SRI tools for planted forests and suggests a framework for the evaluation of their capacity to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
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