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OpenForests MarketplaceThe marketplace for sustainable forest investments

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For Investors

  • Find high-grade sustainable forest projects.
  • Search structured project descriptions efficiently.
  • Contact capital-seeking companies directly.
  • Get individual assistance by OpenForests.
  • Confidentiality is assured.
Learn more

Features and benefits

  • Listed investors can screen forest investment opportunities with social and environmental impact goals.
  • Investors can search projects by key attributes (such as country, project type, capital item, investment volume and period, project phase, project area, return on investment, etc.) matching their preferences.
  • After a pre-selection of potential investment opportunities, the investor can contact the project developers for further information and negotiations.
  • The standardized and structured pre-selecting increase the scale and effectiveness of investing in sustainable forestry. Low search costs free up time to concentrate on due diligence and project controlling.
  • The platform enables investment advisers, portfolio managers, private bankers, etc. to meet the growing client demand for sustainable forest investments.
  • If intended we facilitate the formation of investor partnerships.

Project information

A project description contains the following categories and content. See also Example Project and Template Guide (PDF).

  • Project overview
    Key attributes like country, project type, capital item, investment volume and period, project phase, project area, return on investment, etc. provide an introduction to the respective investment opportunity.
  • Production
    This category specifies the tree species and non-timber products which generate the income stream. The portion of native tree species is used as one indicator to describe a sustainable production.
  • Investment details
    The business concept, the way of financial participation, the securities which hedge the investment, the allocation of investments within the project, and the operating numbers inform about the project goals, demands, financial resilience and how the investment will generate a sustainable income.
  • Ecological and social impact
    Project developers describe the measures that are implemented to increase the ecological value and social impact. A third party evidence of the implementation of these measures can be presented by certification categories.
  • Project analysis
    External factors like policy, economy and market environment are analysed. A description of internal project factors, such as management experience, land tenure and use rights, and project history, provide a deeper understanding of project opportunities and risks.

How to register

  1. Fill out the registration form.
    All personal information is kept confidential. As an investor you can withdraw from the user contract at any time with immediate effect.

  2. OpenForests will check your identity.
    OpenForests will check the identity, track record and reputation of each newly registered member. We will eventually contact you personally by phone. You will receive a final notification about the status of your pending application within 10 days after registration.

  3. After confirmation you will receive full membership.
    As a member you will have full access to the information of all projects presented on the marketplace. In the case of business interest, you will be able to request contact details of the project developers.

For Projects

  • Optimize your funding process.
  • Create your project presentation.
  • Get professional feedback on your project information.
  • Expose your project to a global investment community.
  • Get contacted by interested investors.
Learn more

Features and benefits

  • Sustainable forest investment opportunities can be exposed to a global investing community of private and institutional investors.
  • OpenForests provides an easy online interface to upload and update the descriptions of sustainable forest investments.
  • For each project proposal you will receive an individual feedback. Once all requirements are met, your project will be published and presented to listed investors.
  • Low fundraising costs free up time to focus on project quality.
  • Interested investors will get in contact with you for further information or business details.
  • On demand OpenForests provides individual forest related services.

Project information

A project description contains the following categories and content. See also Example Project and Template Guide (PDF).

  • Project overview
    Key attributes like country, project type, capital item, investment volume and period, project phase, project area, return on investment, etc. provide an introduction to the respective investment opportunity.
  • Production
    This category specifies the tree species and non-timber products which generate the income stream. The portion of native tree species is used as one indicator to describe a sustainable production.
  • Investment details
    The business concept, the way of financial participation, the securities which hedge the investment, the allocation of investments within the project, and the operating numbers inform about the project goals, demands, financial resilience and how the investment will generate a sustainable income.
  • Ecological and social impact
    Project developers describe the measures that are implemented to increase the ecological value and social impact. A third party evidence of the implementation of these measures can be presented by certification categories.
  • Project analysis
    External factors like policy, economy and market environment are analysed. A description of internal project factors, such as management experience, land tenure and use rights, and project history, provide a deeper understanding of project opportunities and risks.

How to register

  1. Fill out the registration form.
    All personal information is kept confidential. Users, which have not published any investment offers, can withdraw from the user contract at any time with immediate effect.

  2. OpenForests will check your identity.
    OpenForests will check the identity, track record and reputation of each newly registered member. We will eventually contact you personally by phone. You will receive a final notification about the status of your pending application within 10 days after registration.

  3. After confirmation you will receive full membership.
    Once your membership is accepted you will be able to submit sustainable forest investment projects.

Register for free. In the case of a successful project finance, OpenForests has a claim on a commission of 2.5 percent of the total investment. For further information see:
General Terms of Contract and FAQs.

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Project ID:
UY001
Country:
Uruguay
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Non-timber forest products
Investment volume:
5 300 000 USD
Run time:
20 Years
Project ID:
TG001
Country:
Togo
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
5 600 000 USD
Run time:
15 Years
Project ID:
PE001
Country:
Peru
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
735 500 USD
Run time:
12 Years
Project ID:
PE002
Country:
Peru
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
11 033 000 USD
Run time:
12 Years
Project ID:
AU001
Country:
Australia
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
3 005 000 USD
Run time:
20 Years
Project ID:
NI002
Country:
Nicaragua
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Agroforestry
Investment volume:
50 000 000 USD
Run time:
17 Years
Project ID:
ID001
Country:
Indonesia
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Conservation
Investment volume:
6 720 537 USD
Run time:
18 Years
Project ID:
BO001
Country:
Bolivia
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
8 240 000 USD
Run time:
10 Years
Project ID:
ET001
Country:
Ethiopia
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Conservation
Investment volume:
25 000 USD
Run time:
1 Years
Project ID:
NI001
Country:
Nicaragua
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
69 000 USD
Run time:
1 Years
Project ID:
PA001
Country:
Panama
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Agroforestry
Investment volume:
3 500 000 USD
Run time:
28 Years
Project ID:
PA002
Country:
Panama
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Eco-tourism
Investment volume:
18 000 000 USD
Run time:
0 Years
Project ID:
GH001
Country:
Ghana
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Non-timber forest products
Investment volume:
1 266 000 USD
Run time:
10 Years
Project ID:
GT001
Country:
Guatemala
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Agroforestry
Investment volume:
5 864 000 USD
Run time:
7 Years
Project ID:
US001
Country:
United States of America
Project Type:
Natural forest management, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
102 000 000 USD
Run time:
10 Years
Project ID:
CO001
Country:
Colombia
Project Type:
Plantation forestry
Investment volume:
6 000 000 USD
Run time:
5 Years
Project ID:
BZ001
Country:
Belize
Project Type:
Natural forest management, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
300 000 USD
Run time:
10 Years
Project ID:
EX001 (Example Project)
Country:
Peru
Project Type:
Plantation forestry, Carbon and ecosystem services
Investment volume:
10 000 000 USD
Run time:
10 Years