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Working Forests: A Critical Investment

Jena Thompson Meredith, The Conservation Fund

The loss of America’s working forests – which provide jobs, pulp and fiber for paper and packaging and benefits for climate, water and wildlife – is one of the most urgent and overlooked environmental challenges of our time. To make a difference, we must use more forest products responsibly, and embrace new impact investment models. Companies like Apple and UPS are demonstrating how creating a more sustainable supply chain that aligns with corporate values includes investing in these forests to protect them. This session will cover how protecting working forests is a unique investment opportunity for individuals and brands, helping to conserve our finite natural resources and climate for decades to come.
Climate, corporate social responsibility, environment, Impact Investing, paper and packaging, Sustainable Supply Chains, working forests
Not Applicable
Chris Busch, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives at Apple Evan Smith, Senior Vice President of Conservation Ventures at The Conservation Fund

3 Responses

  1. Christine Quinlan says:

    This session should be on the agenda!

  2. Kelly Ingebritson says:

    I vote YES for Working Forests: A Critical Investment.

  3. Julius Tillery says:

    Working Forest Fund does amazing work in conservation! Lets see them on the agenda. 🙂

2018 Important Dates

  • May 1 - June 15
    Period for submitting ideas.
  • June 16 - 29
    Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
  • June 30 - July 13
    Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP18 Content Team.
  • July 16
    Winning sessions announced to session organizers.