JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC published its first annual sustainability report today. This report signals our commitment to becoming a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.
“As institutional investors, Molpus strives to be a reliable, trustworthy investment partner for timberland investors. At Molpus, we use sustainability metrics embodied in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles and key performance indicators to realize these goals and support sound land stewardship—ESG plays a significant role in what we do,” said Bob Lyle, President of Molpus.
At Molpus Woodlands Group, we believe that today’s investors are making the connection between a company’s commitment to ESG principles and its ability to create sustainable value and reduce risk whenever possible. Our sustainability report outlines our plans and commitments to sustainably managing our forests in the interests of our investors and the communities and ecosystems that rely on them.
Our sustainability report also shows how we directly support five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: UN SDG 4‒ensure inclusive and equitable quality education; UN SDG 6‒ensure access to water and sanitation for all; UN SDG 12‒ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns; UN SDG 13‒take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; UN SDG 15‒sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
“I’m proud that Molpus is committed to being part of a global effort to manage forests in ways that help our shared environment while also delivering value for investors. We are pleased to share insights into how we are incorporating and implementing our ESG strategies into our management activities,” Lyle said.
We like to say that “our time is not measured by clocks.” Instead, our success is based on the natural rhythms of nature as we harvest today and replant trees for the next generation. Our sustainably managed forests offer the potential for sustainable, long-term returns supported by healthy ecosystems, flourishing communities, and strong local economies.
We trust that our inaugural sustainability report reflects our values and shows our commitment to working to build a sustainable future that we can all share.
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC (Molpus), an SEC registered investment adviser, acquires, manages, and sells timberland as an investment vehicle for pension funds, college endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and high-net-worth individual investors. Molpus currently manages approximately 1.7 million acres of timberland investments in 15 states. We incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies and practices into investment analysis and decision-making. We believe our strong ESG initiatives have positive implications for the environment and the future of Molpus. Molpus was founded in 1996 as a timber investment management organization and has a company legacy dating back to 1905. Molpus is one of the oldest timber-related companies in the United States.
For more information, visit molpus.com. Nothing herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy any security with respect to any fund. In considering the performance of investments referred to in these materials, prospective timberland investors should keep in mind that prior performance of Molpus investments is not indicative of future results, and there can be no assurance that Molpus will achieve comparable results in the future.