Latin America: A source for sustainable forest investments

Alexander Watson & Giuseppe Dal Bosco, Open Forests
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2 p.m. ET | 11 a.m. PT

With growing concern for loss of biodiversity, damage to natural resources, and negative impact on local communities and cultural traditions, it is important that forest projects and investments are sustainable.

This webinar will introduce Latin America as a source for sustainable forest investments. The speakers will look at how forest projects can be integrated into existing cultural structures and share benefits with local communities while at the same time be profitable and successful.

The webinar will focus on:

  • How conventional and strong sustainable forest investments differ.
  • How a sustainable approach increases investment security.
  • Why invest in Latin America?
  • Sourcing strategies that reduce investment risk.
  • Sustainable land use concepts and success stories

Register now and submit your questions for our presenters. Alexander Watson and Giuseppe Dal Bosco will take questions and comments after their presentation.


Alexander WatsonAlexander Watson is specialized in the development and management of forest and agroforest investment projects in Latin America and Southeast Asia, Alexander is also working as forestry expert and financial advisor with a focus on product design and forest management. Since 2011, Alexander is the CEO of Open Forests, a company dedicated to connecting sustainable forest projects of high quality with responsible investors. Between 2007 and 2010, Alexander worked as project manager and forestry scientist for a leading German forest investment company conducting projects in Central America and Southeast Asia.


GiuseppeGiuseppe Dal Bosco is a professional forester with fourteen years working in tropical forestry in Central and South America. He has worked with private forestry companies, international and local organizations, and governmental institutions. His skills include planning and implementation of forestry operations (reforestation, management and harvest operations). This implementation required the development of monitoring protocols for forestry operations including timber production, biodiversity and carbon stocks. In addition, he has developed financial & environmental assessments for forestry operations in accordance to international certification standards (FSC).

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