Sustainability

The Timberland Investment Group is committed to sustainably managing the world’s timberlands. 

We believe that investing in a sustainable manner can achieve compelling investment returns while applying high standards of environmental and social governance. 

We are focused on sustainable forestry practices and maintaining productive, respectful relationships with the local communities, labor and tax practices in the regions in which we invest. 

 

LANDSCAPE CAPITAL

In 2020, TIG launched Landscape Capital, a new division that is seeking to  accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy through natural climate solutions at scale.

There is a growing understanding that we cannot limit the rise of global temperature below two degrees Celsius and achieve ‘net-zero’ emissions by mid-century – the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement – without major investments in natural climate solutions today, including climate-positive forestry.

Our team at Landscape Capital is working to bridge the gap between nature’s potential to address climate change and what has been delivered to date.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Our commitment to sustainability begins with our parent company, BTG Pactual

Our commitment to sustainability begins with our parent company, BTG Pactual. Through BTG Pactual, TIG is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UN Global Compact, the UNEP Finance Initiative, the Equator Principles and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). It is member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Brazilian Coalition for Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizao Brasil Clima, Floresta e Agricultura) [1] [2]. We are held accountable to every aspect of BTG Pactual’s commitments and TIG’s Global Responsible Investment Policy.

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RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

TIG is committed to responsible investment practices across all assets under its management. 

TIG carefully evaluates environmental and social governance attributes (“ESG”) before making any investment decision. As an institutional investor, TIG believes it has a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. We recognize that ESG issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios.

Building on BTG Pactual’s ESG commitments and policies, TIG maintains a timberland-specific Responsible Investment Policy based on nine core principles that seek to ensure best practices are taken into consideration throughout our investment process.

BTG Pactual is also a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI). 

1. Strictly comply with all environmental, social, health and safety laws, regulations, and standards

2. Foster environmental protection and enhance biodiversity conservation

3. Respect and uphold human rights in all operations and contracts

4. Develop supply chains and prioritize local hiring

5. Strictly comply with anti-corruption and bribery regulations

6. Establish an open dialogue with the communities where TIG manages timberlands

7. Promote ESG awareness among employees by developing and providing specific training programs

8. Report ESG performance with clarity and transparency

9. Commit publicly to global initiatives that strengthen our values

CERTIFICATION

FSC & PEFC

TIG’s properties have been third-party certified under Forest Stewardship Council® (“FSC”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (“PEFC”) standards since 2003.

Currently, 97% of TIG’s timberland assets are certified to FSC and PEFC sustainability standards [3].

ESG REPORTING

Transparency & Accountability

TIG applies transparent and robust measurement and monitoring frameworks to ensure positive impacts from its activities. As a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), TIG uses the GIIN’s IRIS+ performance metrics to support transparency and accountability. This information is made available annually through TIG’s ESG Report. TIG continuously seeks to improve its monitoring systems in order to optimize its positive impact

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[1] Through BTG Pactual’s legal entity Banco BTG Pactual SA.

[2] Such certifications do not necessarily have any positive or negative effect on returns, or on any other material issue that arises from the use of such ESG designations.

[3] As of May 31, 2021.