SURVEY – PERSONAL FINANCE: Tangible assets with less of a sting attachedBy Anna Bawden - Financial Times View Publication
Michael Jenkins, executive director of Forest Trends, says that carbon forestry could be worth $20bn annually and purifying water through forestry $4bn per year. Mr Jenkins says that while returns from forestry are typically 8-10 per cent, revenue from carbon credits and water purification pushes up returns to around
15 per cent. Those with $1m plus to invest in forestry can expect to make returns of 13-17 per cent, and sometimes inexcess of 25 per cent.