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Thunder Bay project points to the future of forestry

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products are launching a $17m venture that will produce bio-chemicals derived from wood, as part of an effort to renew the forest products industry.

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund raises $120m, gets private backing

The Mirova-managed vehicle, which has a $300m target, expects to start deploying capital in the second quarter.

Greenhouse with envy: Emissions vs subsidies

An innovative study by the Inter-American Development Bank studies the link between greenhouse gas emissions and policy support. We sum up the results in an interactive chart.

Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.

Canadian government, UBC tackle gas emissions

The government’s C$1.8m investment with the University of British Columbia is one of 20 new research projects supported by the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program aimed at emissions mitigation in the ag sector.

How to make money from conservation investments

A fresh report seeks to address the ‘disconnect’ between conservation organizations and institutional investors. Its authors told us how LPs can hope to generate returns.

Smith College endowment targets agri amid impact push

The $1.8bn Massachusetts institution has announced plans to seek exposure to sustainable agriculture and other impact investing sub-sectors. Will the move signal a trend among endowments?

IDB invests $55m to boost Haiti agri productivity through tech upgrade

Lack of financing is one constraint faced by the country as it seeks to bolster the most important sector of its economy, the bank said.

Why the future of smart farming depends on soil

Tomer Tzach, chief executive of analytics start-up CropX, says a new wave of cost-efficient sensors could help farmers run a much tighter ship by giving them greater understanding of what happens underground.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.
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