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ECONOMICS

Slow Finance

A patient approach
Far away from the constant hustle and bustle of the financial markets, our trees keep growing day in and day out, and yet, they rank among the most valuable assets in the world.
Transparent Calculations
The calculations made in our model are based on 25 years of experience by our forestry partners as well as scientific estimations. We deliberately chose not to include speculative assumptions such as rising timber and land prices.
Solid Financial Benefits
Most of the successful investors like Harvard Management Company, have invested into forestry because it is independent from the movement of other investment types and profits depends largely solely on the growth of the trees.

Our Precious Woods

Projection of annual and cumulative dividends of one cooperative share (500m²)

*inflation-adjusted **no increase in timber prices ***exchange rate 1 USD = 0.876 EUR. Total loss of capital is possible.

“The density of trees with economic value makes the Generation Forest in the beginning very attractive for long term investors. On the other hand, the degree of intervention is compatible with the preservation of habitat for species of global significance. Its carbon content is also higher than the one of the secondary forest and could be above the one of primary forest.”

Gabriel Labbate

Global Coordinator UN-REDD, Forest Economist

Where does your money go?

20%
Land
Our cooperative buys the land we use for reforestation. This provides additional diversification and security.
55%
Forest
The biggest portion of the funds are used for the planting, care and maintenance of the trees.
25%
Cooperative
A portion of the funds are used for control, administrative, marketing and reporting costs of the cooperative.

Investment Value Grows with Trees

Value evaluation
Each year the value of the land and standing trees is evaluated and the price of each share is increased accordingly.
A key factor to promote fairness
The increase in value is reflected by the entry free. It is a key factor that promotes fairness, because future profits will be distributed proportionally among all members, no matter when they entered.
Early exit is possible
We offer a long term investment with an option to exit even before timber harvest.

Cooperative values

Cooperative
values

A Social Enterprise
As a social enterprise, we are committed to our mission. We operate purely at cost and all profits go to our members.
Transparency
It is possible to run businesses differently. We are more than happy to share financial models, business figures and contracts. Members have access to all data and documents. Visitors are always welcome in both Hamburg and our forests.
Member Protection
Due to thorough pre-start-up and mandatory audits our members interests are protected. In the event of losses there is a legal exemption from obligations to make an additional contribution as stated by our statutes.
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Investment protection treaty agreement between Panama and Germany
Investmentgrade: Baa1 (Moodys) BBB (S&P)
US-Dollar as a currency
Profits from reforestation are tax free
Stable democracy with strategic importance for world trade
facts_panama_UNI
Investment protection treaty agreement between Panama and Germany
Investmentgrade: Baa1 (Moodys) BBB (S&P)
US-Dollar as a currency
Profits from reforestation are tax free
Stable democracy with strategic importance for world trade