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Finance And Forestry Round Table



20 September 2010


Great Hall, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ


Long Finance Autumn Conference 2010
Long Finance-London Accord Spring Conference 2011
Report: Finance And Forestry: Where's The Data?
Report: Finance And Water: Where's The Data?

Finance And Forestry: Where's The Data?"

Z/Yen, as a delivery partner of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network, hosted a roundtable discussion prior to the Long Finance conference on behalf of Natural Environment Research Council to discuss the final report on "Finance And Forestry: Where's The Data?" which is available to download here.

The project was carried out to scope forestry data and the modelling needs of investment decision-makers in support of sustainable forests and forest carbon. The project focussed on the following questions:

  • Who invests in forestry or related areas (such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degredation, REDD, and Clean Development Mechanisms, CDMs)? In what areas are they investing?
  • What data is currently available and how do financial services firms use this data to support their decision to invest?
  • Are financial services firms seeking other data? If so, what kind of data?
  • Is NERC in a position to provide that data?
  • If so, how best could NERC collate and disseminate their research to the benefit of financial services?

The roundtable presented an opportunity not only to discuss the conclusions in the report but to further the links between financial services professionals in the City and the forestry and earth observation research communities.


Andy Shaw (National Centre for Earth Observation)
Dr Genevieve Patenaude (University of Edinburgh)
Richard Max-Lino (Green Economy Strategist - Financial Services NERC)
Dr Malcolm Cooper (Z/Yen Group and co-author of the report)
Dr Alan Grainger (University of Leeds)
Professor Michael Mainelli (Z/Yen Group and Chair)

For additional information, see also a Long Finance, London Accord and PEFC 2012 presentation on finance, forestry and certification.