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Canopy & Understory Celebrates the Forgotten Berry of the PNW

February 1, 2021

Seattlerefined delves into EFM's forest products company's featured product, Salal berry fruit spread, and why it is a celebration of the understory plants of the forests around us.

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EFM Featured in New ImpactAssets Report

December 6, 2019

We are honored to be featured in ImpactAsset's new report, which speaks to the urgency with which we all must address global challenges and highlights EFM's role in accelerating impact.

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Canopy and Understory Turns Forest Berries into Jam

December 12, 2018

Canopy and Understory's new Salal berry fruit spread is featured in the Willamette Week.

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FSC Leadership Award

November 15, 2018

EFM was honored to receive a 2018 Leadership Award from the Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest certification system, in a celebration held in conjunction with the Greenbuild Conference.

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How Forests Grow Solid Returns

September 20, 2018

EFM CEO Bettina von Hagen discusses climate-smart forestry and how she came to EFM in this full-length profile.

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A Walk in The Woods: How Forests Grow Solid Returns

Bettina von Hagen, EFM’s CEO, details the firm’s unique vision, value and purpose and how, specifically, impact investors can benefit.

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Catalytic Financing to Accelerate Climate Change

August 29, 2018

IMPACTALPHA | EFM funds are featured in this article on The Packard and MacArthur Foundation's most successful climate-smart investments.

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New Ecological Forest Management Textbook

March 31, 2018

EFM's work has been featured in a new textbook called Ecological Forest Management authored by Jerry Franklin, Norman Johnson, and Debora Johnson. The book addresses the fundamental elements of ecological forest management and how it can be used to resolve major 21st century issues.

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Blending Capital and Worldviews

March 20, 2018

Next Economy Now's podcast interview with CEO Bettina von Hagen on EFM's blended capital approach to addressing complex ecological challenges.

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ImpactAssets Giving Fund

March 15, 2018

CSRWIRE | EFM's third fund is one of the new funds featured in ImpactAssets Giving Fund.

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EFM Contributes to New Impact Investment Benchmark Report

May 3, 2017

The Global Impact Investing Network and Cambridge Associates present the first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of private real assets impact investment funds. EFM is honored to have contributed to the Cambridge Associates and GIIN partnership that created real-asset impact investing benchmarks, which will help investors measure their performance in timber, infrastructure, and real estate against the rest of the sector.

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Oregon Lands at Work

February 17, 2016

OREGON LANDS AT WORK | A case study featuring wildlife habitat and water quality on the EFM-managed Desolation Creek property.

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EFM Featured in Oregon Lands at Work Initiative

February 8, 2016

EFM’s integrated model for restoration of working forestland is featured in this profile of wildlife habitat and water quality work on the EFM managed Desolation Creek forest.

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Making the Math Work for Sustainable Timber in the Northwest

June 8, 2015

ImpactAlpha's in-depth look at EFM's strategy that both benefits local communities, the environment and deliver market-rate returns for investors.

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Report Highlights Fund Managers With Social Impact

October 21, 2014

ImpactAssets has released its fourth annual online guide highlighting fund managers that deliver social or environmental impact benefits in addition to financial returns.

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EFM Honored as ‘Best for Workers’

September 8, 2014

EFM is included in this list of 80 companies worldwide that were recognized for creating the highest quality jobs by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list.

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Global Impact Investing Network Profile

May 8, 2013

A profile of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation's investment in Ecotrust Forests, LLC.

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The Nature Conservancy Q&A with Edward Norton

May 6, 2013

Edward Norton discusses EFM Funds and why he is excited about climate-smart forestry in this Q&A session with The Nature Conservancy.

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Finding the world’s best social entrepreneurs

April 17, 2013

EFM is featured in this Bloomberg article on companies trying to balance social missions with profits.

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Best for the World: the ranking companies are queuing up to earn

The Guardian's profiles BCorps and their Best for the World program.

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67 businesses honored for “Best for the World”

EFM is honored to be one of 67 companies worldwide recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab, with the release of the second annual ‘Best for the World’ list.

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B Corp "Best for the World" honorees

April 8, 2013

EFM has been awarded the Best for the World award by BCorp.

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EFM – Seeing the Forest for the Trees

August 22, 2012

The David and Lucille Packard Foundation shares their reasons for a $1 million equity investment in Ecotrust Forests.

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To Advance Their Cause, Foundations Buy Stocks

November 8, 2011

The New York Times profiles program-related investment's or P.R.I's and their growing impact.

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Evolutions in Sustainable Investing

October 8, 2011

EFM's Amrita (Kumar) Vatsal is a contributor to this collection of over 15 case studies of leading global investors and companies demonstrating how they successfully apply sustainability aspects to their core strategies.

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Go Hug A Forest

September 2, 2011

Sustainable Forestry investments explained, including the reason they have become a favorite alternative investment vehicle for top-performing endowments like Harvard and Yale.

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Oregon woodland owners consider selling carbon credits

April 8, 2009

THE OREGONIAN | Peter Hayes stands in a small woodland plot that he owns in the foothills of the Coast Range near Manning. Hayes is among Oregon forest owners considering selling carbon credits to generate extra revenue from their land.