Protect natural forests from logging
Reduce atmospheric CO2
As a natural carbon sink, forests play a vital role in the fight against climate change through carbon sequestration. Forestry is a proven long-term investment with low correlation to capital markets, positively correlated with inflation and the flexibility to change the maturity date.
The Climate Endowment Forestry Fund is a next generation timber fund employing a 100% afforestation / reforestation, across Australia and New Zealand, to achieve true additionality according to clear biodiversity and ESG criteria. We seek to have all forest under management certified with an
internationally recognized forestry certification.
The proposed portfolio will have considerable genetic, species, and geographic diversification across multiple timber strategies to achieve plantations with strong resilience against pests, diseases and extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change.
THE CLIMATE ENDOWMENT FORESTRY FUND TARGETS A CUMULATIVE CO₂ CAPTURE UP TO 25 MILLION TONS*
WHICH CORRESPONDS TO**...
CO₂ emissions by
passenger vehicles driven per year.
CO₂ emissions through combustion of
CO₂ emissions by
coal-fired power plants in one year.
* estimated cummulative carbon capture based on a modelling period of 30 years and a fund size of US$600m
** results from EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
Proven long-term profitable investment and focus on high impact strategies in stable jurisdictions
Historically low correlation with capital markets and positively correlated with inflation
Flexibility to choose maturity via harvest date
All forests managed with forest certification, additionality achieved through stringent criteria and transparency across the whole supply chain
Upside potential through significant corporate uptake of carbon credits and future environmental policies such as carbon taxes
Team of experienced forest managers with a 20+ year global track record and sound returns across 9 funds and 15 mandates
WHAT WE CAN OFFER
DEEP INDUSTRY NETWORK, SOLID RETURNS, LIMITED DOWNSIDE, CO₂ REDUCTION
The Fund targets a yield of 7-8% p.a. while asset composition also considers maximizing carbon capture and preserving native biodiversity.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCED TEAM
Forest manager with 20+ year track record in forestry investments across the target geographies, having invested $3.9bn across 9 funds and 15 mandates).
SIGNIFICANT CO₂ CAPTURE
Forests are one of the most efficient carbon sinks and are vital in the fight against climate change and limiting temperature rises to below 2°.
CLEAR AND ROBUST FRAMEWORK
A stringent sustainability framework to guide the acquisition, ownership, and reporting of assets.
AFFORESTATION / REFORESTATION
100% allocation toward greenfield strategies to maximise climate impact and contribute to increase in global tree cover through conversion of degraded pasture land.
Asset location largely allocated to safe jurisdictions such as Australia and New Zealand. All of which our forest managers have a history of sound returns and ongoing operations.