TORONTO, June 3, 2019 – EcoForests Asset Management (“EcoForests”) is pleased to announce that CEO Michael Ackerman delivered an informative presentation at the annual Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) event hosted by Nikkei. The presentation covered impact investing, whereby investors can deliver positive social change while receiving profitable returns.
The symposium brings expert knowledge, opinion and future predictions on how social and corporate efforts can be utilized to achieve the UN-designated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
According to Ackerman, investments in sustainable forestry are still small compared to levels of demand. This provides investors opportunities to improve social and environmental conditions, alongside strong financial gains.
“I am thrilled to be speaking at such a prestigious event on a topic that is both core to our business but also near and dear to my heart,” said EcoForests Asset Management CEO Michael Ackerman. “Institutional and private investors have the power to change the world, without sacrificing returns. At EcoForests, we have proven that together we can do both.”
The presentation and subsequent panel discussion was televised live on Nikkei’s CNBC and was featured in the March 2019 print edition of the Nikkei Asian Review.
A link to the Nikkei SDG presentation can be found here (Ackerman’s presentation begins at the 20:40 mark).
Additional speakers at the annual conference included the Minister of Environment of Japan Yoshiaki Harada, who delivered opening remarks, and Mr. Hitoshi Watanabe, President of the Japan Investment Bank. The event also included lectures by Japanese companies and organizations contributing to SDG activities and a panel discussion moderated by Taro Tanaka from Nikkei ESG Magazine.
Ackerman’s next speaking engagement will be at Campden Wealth’s 20th Family Office Conference in Geneva on June 12, 2019, and he will participate in a roundtable meeting at the conference on June 13th, 2019.
About Nikkei Group
The Nikkei Asian Review is the world’s largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million. The Nikkei 225, more commonly called the Nikkei, is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It has been calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai Shinbun newspaper since 1950. Nikkei Inc. was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
EcoForests Asset Management is a Toronto-based Canadian forestry investment management company with regional offices in Hong Kong, Israel, Northern Ireland and England and Forestry. Fostering and managing forestry projects throughout the Central and South American regions, EcoForests specialises in producing and maintaining tropical hardwood timber. The tropical timber produced by the company features rapid growth and high economic value giving individuals and companies alike an opportunity of middle to long-term investment where capital is invested in timberlands and forestry with a complete and reliable management system in place. EcoForests is known for establishing sustainable forestry globally and the company strongly believes in the principles of social responsibility, environmental commitment and financial performance.
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