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Scaling sustainable forestry

through financial innovation

FLS® Forestry-Linked Securities is an investment platform that develops and structures sustainable reforestation investments, offering attractive returns, carbon sequestration, positive environmental and social impact as well as best-in-class analytics, reporting, and governance.

FLS® target: 3% of global Assets under Management

to be invested in sustainable forestry

FLS® wants to scale global investments into sustainable forestry to reduce deforestation, mitigate climate change, and enhance biodiversity.
We aim to disrupt the prevalent business model focused on acquiring existing forests, re-selling them within 7 to 10 years and achieving the bulk of its returns from land appreciation.

To achieve this, we intend to:
1. Turn sustainable forestry into a fungible and liquid asset class investable by the broad institutional investor community;  
2. Offer project developers around the globe a platform with high standards to attract material funding from investors.

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USD 50 bn

Estimated investable forestry market 2022

Besides proprietary direct investments by large institutional investors, with few notable exceptions, the investable market for forestry consists mainly of private equity funds, with the underlying assets predominantly located in the US. The sector’s geographical weighting generates significant correlations with the US residential home building cycle and with US land price development.

In 2022, the investable forestry market is estimated at less than 0.04% of global Assets under Management and has limited potential for both scaling and greater sustainability. Sustainable forestry activities require permanent capital to match the duration necessary for reforestation and afforestation projects. The ideal source for such capital is the capital markets.

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USD 4-5 trn

Estimated investment to cover wood demand until 2050

Our mission of 3% of global Assets under Management corresponds to USD 4 - 5 trn (interpolation of FAO’s annual investment needed to supply the growing global wood consumption until 2050).

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Reforesting the global maximum

(100%) - 05 TRILLION USD

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FLS® brings financial innovation

to sustainable forestry investing

FLS offers a FinTech solution to carbon sequestration

FLS® is a global forestry investment platform, matching its own and third-party sustainable forestry projects with funds provided by institutional investors. We blend commercial fundamentals with a focus on conservation and biodiversity.

FLS® aggregates sustainable projects into global, diversified portfolios with critical mass large enough for securitization. Our aim is to transform a currently small, private equity market into a much larger, public debt market, enabling liquidity and fungibility.

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SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY • SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY • SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY • SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY • SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY • SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY • SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY •

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Project Midgard - mosaic commercial and    

conservation afforestation in Eastern Paraguay

Project Midgard will convert 70–80 k ha of degraded pasture land into sustainably managed commercial areas, blended with reforested conservation zones (>25%). Project Midgard offers financial return through a sound commercial strategy, high integrity carbon sequestration (~6 m tons of CO2 derived from the commercial areas alone, to be complemented further by carbon sequestration from conservation zones), biodiversity net gain in conjunction with ecological restoration, and social return.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM


FLS® is led by a management team of skilled professionals with proven international experience in capital markets, structured finance, project management and sustainable forestry.

The founders have a proven track record in founding and scaling a securitization business of comparable nature.

The board consists of senior executives experienced in forestry management, sustainability, insurance and international governance.

We are a management team of skilled professionals with proven international experience in capital markets, structured finance, project management and sustainable forestry