Ecotrust Forest Management has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2014 (IA 50), a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its fourth year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.
“EFM is honored to be named among the 50 best impact investment fund managers in the world for the third year running!” says Bettina von Hagen, CEO of Ecotrust Forest Management. “With the support of our investors and community partners we are committed to demonstrating an alternative approach to managing forests in the region — one that can be financially competitive, while at the same time beneficial to the health and resilience of ecosystems and rural communities.”
Ecotrust Forest Management specializes in the acquisition and management of forestland properties with unique social and environmental value. The company currently manages over 30,000 acres of Oregon and Washington forestland to deliver timber, wildlife habitat, clean water, carbon sequestration and local jobs. EFM was formed in 2004 as a for-profit subsidiary of Ecotrust, to demonstrate an alternate approach to forest management in the Pacific Northwest.
The ImpactAssets 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund managers. The showcase includes a range of funds across the globe, spanning diverse issue areas and investment, with demonstrated and compelling social and environmental impact. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2014 manage a combined $15.5 billion in assets devoted to creating measurable, positive impact.
The IA 50 selection committee is chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and includes experts from The CAPROCK Group, Labrador Ventures, Toniic, UBS, and other leading impact investors.