Enabling Private Sector Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Investment in Southeast Asia: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
This profile documents the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which is an example of potentially catalytic climate-smart production models with a high probability of obtaining financing. To accelerate sustainable landscape investments in Southeast Asia, the USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resiliency Activity (CEADIR) profiles models like FSC to address key challenges identified by private and public sector stakeholders.
As the document details, key bankability criteria for FSC timber production includes: cash flow strength of the enterprise, market demand for the borrower’s products, annual rate of return on investment (AROI), social or environmental impact, export and/or domestic market contracts, management team and capacity, and operational planning. The document includes a case study as well as NDC targets.