Lisa Best is a project manager for Green Forestry Investments and claims that, although Brazil’s economy is not growing as fast as it once was, it should definitely still be considered as a place to invest cash in alternatives, such as forestry and real estate.
Not only has the country become extremely stable, both economically and politically, in recent years it has also managed to win bids to host major sporting events over the coming few years. In 2014 the FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil, while Rio will host the Olympics in 2016. For both of these events, considerable infrastructure investments will take place and the steel industry in particular is booming.
FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, said, “This is one of the reasons why investing in forestry plantations in Brazil is a good bet. The plantations provide sustainable charcoal to the steel industry, who would otherwise be sourcing it form native forests which, as we all know, are threatened and extremely vulnerable.”
Ms Best added that Brazil already sources 85 per cent of the energy it needs from renewable sources. The government is still investing heavily in this area and, therefore, this is another reason why sustainable timber plantations that could produce biomass are worth investing in.
FRA supports all kinds of ethical investing and particularly green investments like timberland. Mr Collins explained that a growing number of investors want to see something with an intrinsic value in exchange for their hard-earned cash following the economic collapse. “Forestry investments through firms like Greenwood Management and Green Forestry Investments are a good option for risk-averse alternative investors,” stated Mr Collins.
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