Investments in sustainably managed timberland and farmland can play a vital role in improving the world’s natural capital while allowing investors to benefit from long-term global trends that will help them achieve their investment objectives.
The benefits of natural capital include food, fibre and timber as well as a broad range of regulating, supporting and cultural ecosystem services that drive the global economy and human well-being. In fact, the World Economic Forum estimates that $44 trillion, or over half, of global output is moderately or highly dependent on natural capital. Economic development, however, has degraded this capital, altering ecosystems and transforming landscapes. The global decline in nature puts this economic value and the well-being of people all over the world at risk.
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