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ECONOMICS

Slow Finance

A patient approach
Unaffected by the stock market’s ups and downs, our trees’ value grows with them: a bit more each day, until they rank among the most valuable woods in the world.
Transparent Calculations
Our calculations are based on our forestry partner’s 25 years of experience backed up with hard science. We refrain from making speculative assumptions such as rising timber and land prices.
Solid Financial Benefits
Many successful investors, such as the Harvard Management Company, rely on forestry because it generates a long-term, secure return that is independent of daily market fluctuations.

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 your money goes

20%
Land
Our cooperative owns all of the land used by our reforestation projects. Property ownership provides lasting security.
55%
Forest
The biggest portion is used for maintenance of the forests: preparing the soil, planting trees, and caring for the forest.
25%
Cooperative
A quarter is used by the cooperative for administration, reporting, quality assurance, auditing, and marketing.

Investment value grows with trees

Regular value appraisals
We continuously evaluate the value of our trees and land and adjust the price of cooperative shares in The Generation Forest accordingly.
Fairness & equality
The increase in value is reflected in the price of a share in The Generation Forest cooperative. This is important and fair, because future earnings will be distributed equally among all members, no matter when they join.
Early exit is possible
We offer a long term investment with an option to withdrawal even before timber harvest.

Our cooperative’s values

Our cooperative’s values

Social enterprise
As a social enterprise, we are exclusively committed to our mission to help restore the world’s climate. We work on a cost basis and all profits go to our members.
Transparency
We know sustainable economic growth is possible. We are happy to share financial models, business figures, and contracts with all interested parties. Visitors to our office in Hamburg, or to our forests for that matter, are always welcome. Our processes are regularly assessed by external auditors.
Member protection
Our members are strongly protected through intensive formational audits at the beginning as well as compulsory audits administered on a regular basis. An obligation on the behalf of members to make additional contributions in the event of losses is specifically excluded in a legally binding manner by our charter.
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» Investment protection agreement between Germany and Panama
» Government Bond Ratings: Baa1 (Moodys), BBB+ (S&P)
» US-Dollar as local currency
» Stable democracy with strategic importance for world trade
» Profits from reforestation are 100% tax-free
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» Investment protection agreement between Germany and Panama

» Government Bond Ratings: Baa1 (Moodys), BBB+ (S&P)

» US-Dollar as local currency

» Stable democracy with strategic importance for world trade

» Profits from reforestation are 100% tax-free

Your Generation Forest starts here

Your Generation Forest starts here