Paper of the XV WFC Private Sector Investment Forum: Sustainable Investments in forests for people, profit and nature

This Paper explores relevant business models and the role that key stakeholders should play to enhance resource mobilization and financing for forests globally.

Innovative models of blended finance and integrating the value of forest ecosystem services will be discussed. It highlights the essential role of the private forest sector to promote the development of viable forest-based industries to support ecosystem restoration and sustainable forest management, both at operational and financial levels.

Members of key initiatives boosting the adoption of good practices and knowledge sharing between private forest sector stakeholders (such as the WBCSD, Forest Solutions Group and the New Generation Plantation) and representatives of financial institutions (such as GCF, GEF, KfW and World Bank among others) will provide key insights on ways to transform our approach to finance investments in forests and their associated products and services.