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BTG’s Mark Wishnie says an expectation that the private sector will be made responsible for its carbon emissions is driving action in voluntary carbon markets.
The vehicle received a £50m commitment from the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority to hit the fundraising milestone.
The chairman says forestry ‘could be the infrastructure of tomorrow’ and that Australia’s superfunds would do well to make their move sooner rather than later.
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The firm manages a 306,000ha portfolio that is regeneratively managed and sequestered 100,000 tonnes of CO2 while emitting 30,400 tonnes.
Piled wood logs with a muddy road in italian forest in Dolomites, Europe
The investment was made into the firm’s tenth iteration of its secondaries timberland fund, which has a $1bn target and had raised $635m by January 2024.
New Forests has built up its presence in Kenya since 2021 and aims to scale its investment in Africa’s forestry sector.
Eucaliptus trees, forestry, timberland
Gerrity Lansing says positive investor sentiment around Latin America has returned to a level last seen around 2015, when the firm closed BTF I on $860m.
The debut forestry fund surpassed its $200m target and will be deployed exclusively in Paraguay.
Processed Indian Sandalwood (Santalum Album) raw wooden logs for Essential Oils Extraction.
A source close to the matter says potential buyers are likely to pick and choose the most valuable Quintis assets rather than buying the company outright.

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