Trends, Drivers, and Tools for Private Investment in Forests – the World Bank, IFC and PROFOR Invitation for a Publication Launch Event, 18 November, 2014

November 7, 2014

The World Bank, Program on Forests (PROFOR) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have the pleasure to invite you to join us for the launch of two PROFOR publications on private investment and finance in the forest sector. Both draft reports were prepared by Indufor staff.



Trends, Drivers, and Tools for Private Investment in Forests

Please join the World Bank, IFC and PROFOR for a publication launch event

18 November, 2014

Room L-109 (IFC Building), 10 am to 1 pm

2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA

The World Bank, Program on Forests (PROFOR) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have the pleasure to invite you to join us for the launch of two PROFOR publications on private investment and finance in the forest sector:

Business Climate for Forest Investments: A Survey – an overview of a large diversity of tools to assess investment climate, their applicability in the forest sector and main gaps, that offers a menu of options for further development to improve methodologies and investment climate for sustainable forest management and wood processing;

Private Forest Financing for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Products in Developing Countries: Trends and Drivers – a review of available private forest sector financing data that provides a snapshot of different financing flows, improves our understanding of challenges related to forest financing, and presents a road map for better information and access to finance to promote sustainable forest management.
Opening Statements: Bill Rahill, ENR GP Director, World Bank GroupExperts from the field and from different sectors will join us to discuss key issues on how to advance sustainable private forest investments and financing.  In the meeting we will hear from

  • Presentation of Reports: Jyrki Salmi, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Indufor; Petri Lehtonen, Head of Strategy and Sustainability Consulting & Senior Partner, Indufor
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Forest Sector: Jim Heyes, Principal, Global Environment Fund (GEF)
  • How to Do It Right: Forest Trends
  • Q&A
  • Lunch

To RSVP

Non Bank Participants: Send an email to Sujatha (svenkatganeshan@worldbank.org)

Please inform us if you will need a visitor’s pass for the event.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Tuukka Castrén
Sr. Forestry Specialist
Forest Adviser (acting)
Environment & Natural Resources

T +1 (202) 458 5422
M +1 (202) 758 7055
tcastren@worldbank.org
www.worldbank.org

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