SOURCE: Global Forestry Capital

Global Forestry Capital

December 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Global Forestry Joins the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative

LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L. (GFC) is pleased to announce joining the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) as a signatory member.

The PRI is a network of international investors and investment professionals working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. The Principles were conceived by the investment community and they reflect the vision that environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) matters can affect the performance of investment portfolios and therefore must be given appropriate consideration by investors if they are to fulfil their fiduciary or equivalent duty. Global Forestry joins a community of over 950 investment signatory institutions, with assets under management reaching nearly US$ 30 trillion.

Jose Garcia, Director of Global Forestry Capital, said that "It is key for us to show to the investment community that our business is in line with applying the best practices in terms of ESG. Being part of the Principles of Responsible Investment initiative will allow us to continuously access important information on best practices and provide the investment community with a clear message that Global Forestry is at the forefront of responsible investing."

Global Forestry Capital advises the Global Forestry Growth Fund LFP PRIME SICAV SIF, a fully-regulated, open-ended Luxembourg-based fund. Stefan Proietti, Director at GFC, explained that "The fund is set to provide investors with an opportunity to benefit from long term capital growth from investing directly and indirectly in sustainable forestry plantations, land and private equity ventures within the forestry sector. As a fully regulated, transparent investment vehicle, the fund provides investors with uncorrelated returns, regulatory oversight, tax compliance, transparency and appropriate and independent valuation."

About Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L.
Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L. (GFC) is a Luxembourg-based investment and advisory firm focused on sustainable forestry and forestry-related assets. GFC specializes in ecological alternative asset strategy consulting and fund development. GFC is also a provider of alternative risk finance and product consulting for ethical, social and ecological investments. For further information on Global Forestry Capital and its services, please visit www.globalforestry.com or contact us at info@globalforestry.com.

About the Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative
The PRI Initiative was created in 2006, after the launch of the Principles, to help investors to implement the Principles. The Initiative is managed by the PRI Secretariat and supports investors by sharing best practice, facilitating collaboration and managing a variety of work streams. For further information, please visit www.unpri.org

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