Now a U.N. PRI Signatory
EFM is proud to be an official signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. The PRI is dedicated to understanding the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decision and offer the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) as an evaluation tool. The PRI also promotes the role of forestry in the fight against climate change, with a particular focus on how emissions trading schemes can provide opportunities to forestry investors and managers to make market returns while also generating positive environmental impact.
Many of the positive impacts for our investors and for the landscape come from our conservation finance expertise that allows us to monetize the value of trees without harvesting them by using tools such as conservation easements, carbon offsets, tax credits, and recreational permits. EFM has been tracking impact metrics for our climate-smart forest management practices for fifteen years and the SDGs provide us an additional avenue to track our positive contributions to climate, biodiversity, and protecting water-based ecosystems.
We are pleased to join as a signatory as a way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the global responsible investment community.