Environmental Finance is pleased to announce that our 4th Forest Finance & Sustainability Conference 2016 will be taking place in London on 13 July.

Attend this year's conference for a full analysis of recent developments in policy, economics and financing in forestry and to identify new investment opportunities and risks in this rapidly growing market.

Participate in a varied interactive programme including panel sessions, case studies and special focuses on

  • Climate change and worldwide implications for businesses and investors
  • The Outlook for Sustainable Forest Finance and Investment
  • Strategies and innovative financing mechanisms for forestry investing
  • Managing risks and returns within global forestry
  • Sustainability criteria, standards and certification for forestry and biomass
  • Promoting investments in productive forests for achieving green growth and climate goals
  • Anti-deforestation developments post COP21 and market implications
  • Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project
  • Delivering landscape financing in San Martin, Peru
  • The future for forestry and its role as a sustainable solution

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Adrian Rimmer, President, Climate Markets and Investment Association
  • Alexandra Pinzon, Project Lead Unlocking Forest Finance, Global Canopy Programme
  • Anders Nordheim, Programme Co-ordinator for Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Water, UNEP FI
  • Andrew Heald, Technical Director, Confederation of Forest Industries
  • Andrew Mitchell, Founding Director, Global Canopy Programme
  • Chris Knight, Assistant Director Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC
  • Christian Del Valle, Founder and Managing Partner, Althelia Ecosphere
  • Darius Sarshar, Consultant, SLM Partners
  • David Brand, Chief Executive Officer, New Forests
  • Gerhard Dieterle, Program Manager, FIP and DGM, Sustainable Development Network, Worldbank
  • GianPaolo Potsios, Partner, Timberland Investment Resources Europe
  • Holt Thrasher, CEO, Permian Global
  • Hugh Humfrey, Partner, Timberland Investment Resources Europe
  • Jane Feehan, Senior Engineer, European Investment Bank
  • Jane Wilkinson, Director, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Jeffrey Hatcher, Managing Director, Indufor North America
  • Joost Kanen, Director, Gryphon Carbon Consulting
  • Joost Oorthuizen, Executive Director at IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Julia Young, Manager, Global Forest and Trade Network, WWF
  • Marcel Silvius, Programme Head Climate-Smart Land Use, Wetlands
  • Mark Eadie, Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management, Standard Chartered
  • Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Naomi Swickard, Director, Land-based Frameworks, Verified Carbon Standard
  • Pat Snowdon, Head of Economics and Climate Change, Forestry Commission
  • Roger Naylor, Forestry - Chief Operating Officer, FIM Services
  • Stephen Rumsey, Chairman, Permian Global 
  • Thorsten Arndt, Head of Communications, PEFC


We are offering a 20% early bird discount and Environmental Finance subscriber will receive an additional 30% discount, which is applied to the early bird rate if booked before 10 June 2016



From Environmental Finance magazine - (free article)

"In the continuing low-interest rate environment, amid volatile debt and equity markets, investors' search for yield continues. And one increasingly popular asset class to which a sustainable investor can look for returns is forestry".

Environmental Finance10 March 2016

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