EFM measures and reports the impact of its work using third party standards like IRIS, and GIIRS (Global Impact Investment Rating System), which are verified by regular, independent third-party auditors from respected groups like B Lab and FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council). This data both drives management decisions and attracts impact-oriented capital seeking enduring, verifiable impact.
EFM measures the impact of our work on People, Planet, and Place via detailed metrics across the impact categories below.
Note unless otherwise noted, all metrics current as of 12/31/18
6 million tons of carbon stored, equivalent to the annual emissions of 1.3 million cars
ACCESS TO RESOURCES
100,000 acres open to the public for non-motorized hunting and recreation
3,200 acres of forestland transitioned to Tribes to date
67 jobs supported through forest management activities this year
6,573 acres transitioned to permanent long-term owners or protected by permanent easements
40,000 seedlings planted from a mix of species, to restore ecosystem health and function
3,860 acres of forestland that filter drinking water for local communities
100% of land under FSC certification - the gold standard for sustainable forestry
EFM is the first forest management company to be certified as a B Corporation, and is proud to have been ranked among the top 10% of certified B Corporations for the past 4 years. It is also a platinum rated GIIRS fund manager, a rating that measures and benchmarks a firm’s impact management standards. EFM is also consistently named among the 50 best impact investment fund managers in the world.
We are a privately held for-profit corporation founded by and affiliated with Ecotrust, a non-profit that has worked for more than 25 years to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being.