We are one of the few asset managers in the industry to offer a comprehensive forestry strategy. We aim to provide environmentally conscious investments that help promote sustainability in the wood and timber sector.
Our forestry strategy
Our teams comprise specialists with in-depth, local knowledge of the sector. Focusing on wood quality and the infrastructure to facilitate harvesting, they source sustainable opportunities in forest estates.
The asset class is largely immune to economic cycles. Additionally, the geographic diversity of our forestry assets helps to protect investments against possible effects of climate change.
Forestry offers the twin benefits of a sustainable return on investment and carbon offsetting potential for clients. The long-term projected imbalance between supply and demand for timber also creates price growth.
Watch our video with Christophe Lebrun, Head of Forestry, about our strategy, key investments, and the benefits of forestry investments – for both people and planet.
The Green Triangle
With reliable rainfall, easy terrain, favourable soil characteristics and high-quality timber, our freehold land acquisition is in a strategic area that’s home to several leading domestic processing customers.
Green Triangle has a carbon stock of 8 million tonnes of CO2. Through sustainable estate management and the expansion of biodiversity, we expect net carbon sequestration of 3.9 million tCO2 over 25 years1.
Watch our video introducing the AXA Forests for Good programme, which aims to help restore damaged forest ecosystems and make them more resilient to climate change.
AXA Forests for Good
To carry out this project, AXA will be surrounded by a consortium of actors, led by Reforest'Action, and composed of FNE, Inrae, Jura Nature Environnement, AgroParisTech and SAPN. They will combine their environmental, social, technical and educational expertise.
After testing several restoration options, the consortium will make recommendations for species that promote the multifunctionality of the forest, i.e., the development of biodiversity, carbon capture and the production of biomaterials.
Externally, the consortium's members will raise awareness of biodiversity issues in schools thanks to these forests. Internally, AXA will propose actions through AXA Hearts in Action and awareness-raising operations to its partners and employees.
ESG in our DNA
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No assurance can be given that our strategies will be successful. Investors can lose some or all of their capital invested.