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What is Socially Responsible Investing?

In our current society, many people are concerned about social issues, the environment, and the well being of our planet. This observation of issues has lead to a surge in the popularity of socially responsible investing (“SRI”). Also referred to as “ethical investing,” “green investing,” or “sustainable investing,” this investment practice is based on […]

By |July 25th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What is Socially Responsible Investing?

Socially Conscious Investing in the Teak Industry

Sustainable forestry investing in the teak industry is undeniably a wise move. Teak is a hardwood tree that is native to Southeast Asia. Teak plantations can be seen in very warm Countries around the world such as: Ghana, Latin America, Panama, Nicaragua and Ecuador. Today, it only grows naturally in four countries: Thailand, India, […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Socially Conscious Investing in the Teak Industry

Eucalyptus: A Stable Fuel Alternative

Best known for being an integral part of the koala diet, eucalyptus trees might soon have another very important role to play: a sustainable biofuel and biomaterials production source. The new role is suggested by a study in Nature, which outlines the results of an international effort to sequence and analyze the 640 million […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Eucalyptus: A Stable Fuel Alternative

EcoForests’ Guide to Sustainable Timber Investment Funds

Sustainable forestry investing in timber investment funds is a unique way to diversify your portfolio. In the current age, the environment is becoming a great concern to most, so investing in sustainability and ethical mutual funds is gaining popularity. More people are interested in investing in socially responsible funds, and the forestry sector offers […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on EcoForests’ Guide to Sustainable Timber Investment Funds

Buyers make the switch to African mahogany

African mahogany is currently the preferred variation of all mahogany species and the look-alike versions, according to lumber dealers and suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. The general consensus is that the rising price of genuine mahogany has deterred certain buyers, who have opted to deal with the more color-variant African species’ rather than spend […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buyers make the switch to African mahogany

The worlds climate is changing …

So what are we doing about it ?

By Katie Macdonald – Ecoforests

Climate Change

 

You’ve heard the term before – but what is the real, scientific definition behind it? The term “climate change” refers to the global change in climate patterns. More specifically, this change is one that has become apparent since the mid to late […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The worlds climate is changing …

Hong Kong Business Interview with Ecoforests Canada CEO Michael Ackerman

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By |March 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hong Kong Business Interview with Ecoforests Canada CEO Michael Ackerman

Where money grows on trees – The Economist

Where money grows on trees _ The Economist

By |January 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Where money grows on trees – The Economist

Bank of England’s Carney warns of climate change risk

The Bank of England governor has given a stark warning that climate change poses a huge risk to global stability.

At a gathering of leading insurers at Lloyd’s of London, Mark Carney pointed out the rapid increase in weather-related catastrophes and the jump in both the physical and financial costs.

He said the challenges currently posed […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bank of England’s Carney warns of climate change risk

Ikea buys 33,600 ha of forest in Romania

Swedish Ikea group has purchased approximately 33,600 ha of forestland in the districts of Prahova, Buzau, Vrancea (all in central Romania), remedy Botohani (northeast Romania), and Bihor (northwest Romania) through its Romanian subsidiary IRI Investments (IKEA Resource Independence).

 

The group says the acquisition was concluded on 30 June. On the basis of the usual prices […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ikea buys 33,600 ha of forest in Romania