Natural Assets Institute provides research and events for investors who understand that climate change and resource scarcity are driving both risk and return. Our private events and research websites cover opportunities in Agriculture, Energy, Forestry and Conservation. Public/private equity and real asset funds in the resource sectors are tracked by us on a monthly basis. Some measure impact; all are engaged in the resource sectors. As a Research Partner for the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), sustainability guides everything we do. Apply now for Institute membership and gain access to our events, directory and data.
Switzerland is at the nexus of responsible investment and the natural resource industry: 3 of the 10 largest wealth managers, 10% of global securitised assets, and 25% of the world's commodity trading firms are based here. The world's first sustainability index and FairTrade fund were both launched in Switzerland. Over 220 actors in sustainable finance can be counted. Sustainability is even enshrined in the Swiss constitution. Lastly, the watchful presence of the UN, NGOs and Swiss foundations creates a base for global policy research and action. In 2015, therefore, we will convene a series of private investor events in Swiss and other European locations. To participate, please get in touch.
D. Michael Adams
Founder & Editor
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The Next Economy
By Tompkins Conservation
See how one private investor takes good business thinking and clear vision to South American land conservation on a large scale.
Why Investing in Agriculture is not a Lottery
By Mark Sadler, World Bank
By Mikael Karlsson, TEDX Gotenberg
Investing in Agribusiness
By Geoff Tyler & Grahame Dixie, AES, The World Bank
A retrospective view of the world's most experienced investor in agribusiness in Africa, Southeast Asia & the Pacific.
Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Investment Case for Divestment
By Impax Asset Management
Capital Markets & Sustainable Forestry
By Pacific Forest Trust & Forest Trends
Opportunities and approaches for investors in sustainable forestry.
Investing in Conservation: A Landscape Assessment of an Emerging Market
By EKO Asset Management
Evolution of an Impact Portfolio
Seminal study with case studies of how to build an impact portfolio.
Insight into the Impact Investment Market
In-depth analysis of investor perspectives and over 2,200 transactions.