We serve investors in renewable natural resources, providing research and contacts on 3 sectors: Agriculture, Forestry and Water.
We focus on opportunities in real assets and infrastructure, with content from many perspectives in text and multi-media.
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Renewable, real assets are exceptional investments - providing diversification, steady returns and sustainability benefits for the investor and the planet.
D. Michael Adams
Founder & Editor
This is why we created Natural Assets: To be a research forum that helps drive private capital and responsible management to natural resources.
As a Research Partner for the PRI Initiative, we curate reports, videos and commentary on resource investing from a wide variety of perspectives. Our sectors are agriculture, forestry and water. Our investment focus is real assets, infrastructure and private equity. Our vision is one where investors, industry and local communities have their interests aligned in healthy partnerships.
If you share that vision, please get in touch so we can include your stories here.
Agriculture: Food doesn't grow in Silicon Valleys
By Rufo Quintavalle, Private Investor
We are living through multiple and simultaneous environmental crises of an unprecedented gravity—climate change, resource depletion, overpopulation, water stress, oceanic acidification, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. These crises coalesce in food production...
Why Agriculture Investing is not a Lottery
By Marc Sadler, Leader of Risk Management & Markets Practice, AES, The World Bank
The Next Economy
By Tompkins Conservation
See how one private investor takes good business thinking and clear vision into South American land conservation on a large scale.
Agriculture: Investing in Agribusiness
By Geoff Tyler & Grahame Dixie, AES, The World Bank
A retrospective view of a development bank's investments in agribusiness in Africa, Southeast Asia & the Pacific.
Forestry: REDD Challenges & Opportunities
By Imogen Badgery-Parker, CIFOR
Actions must be taken to clarify land tenure in forest-rich developing countries, and to improve the economic viability of REDD+ or risk jeopardizing efforts to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change, a new study based on 23 forest carbon initiatives suggests.
Water: Water Valuation
These detailed case studies complement the Business Guide to Water publication. They document how and why different companies have carried out water-related valuation studies from EDP, EDF, Hitachi, Veolia Water.
Ecosystems: Conservation Finance
By Credit Suisse & WWF
A complete analysis with recommendations on how to move beyond donor finance to an investor-driven approach.