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Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit


The Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit is a globally applicable resource designed to help financial institutions support the management of forest resources through sustainable and legal timber production and processing, and markets for carbon and other ecosystem services.

It has been developed jointly by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The Toolkit incorporates detailed input from some of the worlds leading commercial banks, forestry companies, certification bodies and NGOs. Included within are practical resources to manage risks and opportunities at corporate policy and individual client level, and further contact points for more detailed support.

The Toolkit takes the form of an interactive PDF, with four key sections:

Section 1: New application
This section is designed for use by front office banking staff each time a new application for finance is received from a relevant organisation.

Section 2: Portfolio management
This section is designed to facilitate the review of the bank’s portfolio of legacy clients.

Section 3: Policy development:
This section is designed to support the development of the bank’s forestry policy, its implementation, ongoing revision and progress reporting.

Section 4: Procurement
This section is designed to help support the bank’s internal procurement function to purchase sustainable forest products.

Access the Sustainable Forest Finance Toolkit.