World Economic Forum

Forest destruction and degradation is accelerating the severe climate and nature crises facing the world. Halting business practices that contribute to this degradation is a vital priority and investment in forest conservation and restoration is urgently needed. Investing in forests fulfils multiple corporate priorities. Beyond contributing to tackling the nature and climate crises, it has potential to sustain business resilience, embody values-led leadership and boost profitability and growth – the economic value of forests is vast, with one estimate suggesting the total value of intact forests and their ecosystem services to be as much as $150 trillion, around double the value of global stock markets.