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Seeding By Drone

EFM's partnership with Droneseed a company seeding the Henry Creek property is featured in this new Wall Street Journal piece.

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Conserving the Galapagos of Oregon

B the Change features how EFM‘s recent transition of forestland has contributed to a unique land-to-sea conservation corridor on the northern Oregon Coast.

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Climate-smart forestry practices: the key to restoring biodiversity?

Promote biodiversity and positive climate effects tend to follow. This Environmental Finance feature explores the relationship between biodiversity and climate change within the context of EFM's climate-smart forestry practices.

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Canopy & Understory Celebrates the Forgotten Berry of the PNW

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 on the Poetry of Impact Podcast

Bettina von Hagen, Co-Founder & CEO of EFM was interviewed this June by Gino Borges on The Journey to Impact podcast. Their discussion focuses on the deep financial, social, and environmental value of investing in our forests, the impacts of COVID on our forests, and EFM's partnership with Tribes.

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EFM CEO Recognized in World Changing Women List

Bettina von Hagen EFM CEO, was selected for the Conscious Company/SOCAP Global 2020 third annual World Changing Women List.

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EFM Featured in New ImpactAssets Report

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

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

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FSC Leadership Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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EFM – Seeing the Forest for the Trees

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

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

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.