The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity

January 2018

by Sofia Faruqi, Andrew Wu, Andrés Anchondo Ortega, Alan Batista and Eriks Brolis

World Resources Institute


In recent years, hundreds of companies have entered the restoration industry. They represent a wide range of business models that deliver financial returns for investors while restoring forests and agricultural lands. This report profiles 14 businesses that are part of an emerging restoration economy. It highlights four promising investment themes in land restoration: technology, consumer products, project management, and commercial forestry.


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