Capital allocation across industries is competitive and, like all alternative asset classes, timberland must earn its position in an institutional portfolio. The case for investing in timberland rests on five principles.
Timberland represents a direct investment in a carbon removal technology. Trees’ natural ability to sequester and store carbon is currently the only proven and scalable technology to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. Furthermore, as demand for low-carbon building materials and sustainable inputs to production increases, demand for timber from sustainably managed forests is expected to grow.
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