Two Case Studies on the Financing of Forest Conservation

36 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2020 Last revised: 19 Feb 2021

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Andrew Baxter

Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Students

Connor Cash

Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Students

Josh Lerner

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Ratnika Prasad

Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Students

Date Written: February 2, 2021

Abstract

A variety of factors is leading to fresh approaches to the ownership and management of forestland, with an emphasis on the combination of conservation goals and private investments. But the barriers to successfully achieving attractive financial returns and desirable social outcomes can be daunting. This working paper, which features two short case studies that examine the challenges and opportunities associated with forest conservation finance, explores these important issues.

Suggested Citation

Baxter, Andrew and Cash, Connor and Lerner, Josh and Prasad, Ratnika, Two Case Studies on the Financing of Forest Conservation (February 2, 2021). Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 20-137, Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 20-137, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3640706 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3640706

Andrew Baxter

Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Students ( email )

Cambridge, MA
United States

Connor Cash

Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Students ( email )

Cambridge, MA
United States

Josh Lerner (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School - Finance Unit ( email )

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Ratnika Prasad

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United States

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