Forestry and Timberland: Impact Investment Analysis

By Jaclyn Foroughi, Maureen McNichols
2022 | Case No. SI156 | Length 12 pgs.
Much like the famous philosophical thought experiment, impact investing raises questions about perception, observation, and reality. What is our sense that an investment results in social, environmental, and financial return? What changes can we observe taking place? What is the state of the situation as it exists (perhaps by measurement)? This case study applies this framework to our analysis of the social, environmental, and financial impact of forestry and timberland investment.

Learning Objective

This case is designed to help students learn concepts useful for understanding how to analyze an alternative impact investment. Students discuss the various situations in the case to think about and develop steps they would use to analyze and measure the impact of a real asset.
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