The kindest cut: Sustainable forests are the future

Sustainable Forest’s CFO Sandy Fletcher explains why logging is sometimes necessary to protect the environment.
Sandy Fletcher, CFO of Sustainable Forest Holdings
Sandy Fletcher, CFO of Sustainable Forest Holdings

Whenever tree clearing is suggested, the mind conjures up images of bulldozers forcing their way through virgin rainforest or chainsaws felling ancient woodlands. But not all tree felling and clearing is as savage and damaging to the forests and environment as many assume. There are times when such actions are both necessary and desirable.

Sandy Fletcher, chief financial officer of Sustainable Forest Holdings, speaks to FinanceAsia and explains why.

Please outline the business of Sustainable Forest.

In general we have operations in Brazil, Russia and China and we specialise in investing in natural forests. Our base for our hardwood products is in the Amazon in Brazil because it’s the largest economy...

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