Private forest management for sustainable commercial activity


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Private forest management for sustainable commercial activity
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Forestry and Paper
Business Model Description

Invest in private forest concessions to operate consumer-facing ecotourism, ventures, and support local smallholder producers and value chains

Expected Impact

Support sustainable tourism activities that avoid harm to the environment and empower local producers & communities

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
Concessions occupy an area of 1.6 million hectares
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 500,000 - USD 1 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Life on Land (SDG 15)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Climate Action (SDG 13)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2019, 2) BNDES, 2018, 3) Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, 2019, 4) Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, 2019, 5) APEX< 2019, 6) Forest Declaration, 2017, 7) Globo, 2019, 8) UNFCCC, 2015, 9) Presente Rural, 2019, 10) BNDES, 2019, 11) BNDES, 2018, 12) Serviço Florestal Brasileiro, 2019,
IOA Sources
  • 13) Diálogos Sustentáveis, 2017, 14) Forest Declaration, 2017, 15) Serviço Florestal Brasileiro, 2018, 16) Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2013, 17) Universidade de Brasília, 2015, 18) Governo do Brasil, 2016, 19) Mongabay, 2020. 20) SDG Tracker, 2021. 21) Global Gender and Climate Alliance & UNDP, 2016.