Canopy

Investing in a sustainable future.

For 22 years, World Forestry Center has convened investors, land managers, advisors, carbon project developers, and others in the forestland investment space for a 2.5 day conference in Portland, Oregon. CANOPY: Forests + Markets + Society, is the premier annual event on institutional forestland investing.

A DIVERSIFYING INVESTOR LANDSCAPE

Growing awareness of climate change is generating a new wave of interest in forests beyond the traditional focus on timber assets. While timber remains a fundamental driver in many forest portfolios, some investors are entering this asset class to meet net zero, climate resiliency, conservation, or biodiversity goals. 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

We invite you to join us in this continuing—always exciting and evolving—conversation on institutional investing in forests.

Participants include forestland owners, climate and timber asset managers, institutional investors, forestry executives, wood manufacturers, sustainable biofuels producers, conservation groups, legal advisors, technology companies, and others interested in impact investing and nature-based solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

This conference attracts over 400 professionals, nationally and internationally. The conference opens with an evening reception on September 24, sessions and evening reception on September 25, and final sessions on September 26. 

The event offers ample networking and learning opportunities, including continuing education credits for appraisers, attorneys, foresters, and CPAs.

The Forest Products Forum, which runs just prior to the conference on September 24, features expert presentations from Forest Economic Advisors and guest speakers on wood markets. 

2024 Sponsors:

Title Sponsors:

  • Campbell Global
  • Farm Credit System
  • Timberland Investment Resources

Classic Sponsors:

  • Adams and Reese
  • American Forest Management
  • Arotahi Agribusiness
  • Chinook Forest Partners
  • Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
  • EFM Investments & Advisory
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • F&W Forestry Services
  • Finite Carbon
  • Forest Economic Advisors
  • Global Forest Partners
  • Green Diamond Resource Company
  • Industry Intelligence
  • International Woodland Company
  • Jeffrey M. Siegrist & Company
  • LandVest
  • Lone Rock Resources
  • The Lyme Timber Company
  • Manulife Investment Management
  • Mason, Bruce & Girard
  • Meristem Insights
  • Moss Adams
  • Prentiss & Carlisle
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Sewall Forestry & Natural Resource Consulting
  • Stoel Rives
  • BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group
  • TimberMart-South
  • University of Georgia Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business
  • Weyerhaeuser

Treetop Club Corporate Members:

  • Collins

2024 Organizing Committee:

  • MaryKate Bullen, Forest Investment Associates
  • Carter Coe, Chinook Forest Partners
  • Sam Cook, North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources
  • Karim Khalifa, Designbox
  • Bob Saul, Shearwell
  • Joe Taggart, LandVest
  • Marshall Thomas, F&W Forestry
  • Mark Wishnie, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group

​Questions? Email World Forestry Center’s Director of Professional Programs, Sara Wu, at swu@worldforestry.org.