Forest Highlight: Leading on Forest Stewardship

May 2023

Centuries of deforestation have caused serious damage to global biodiversity and our climate. Avoiding the worst impacts means taking rapid, effective action. World leaders, environmental experts, and local stakeholders—through various summits and collaborative work—have agreed to set a goal of ending deforestation by 2030. It’s an ambitious but critical goal, and its feasibility depends on companies’ efforts to operate sustainably and help preserve nature.

At Domini, we conduct proprietary in-house research to evaluate the social and environmental performance of our investments. Our in-depth, independent ESG research and high standards help create prosperity not only for portfolios, but for people and planet too. During our research process, we discover many innovative initiatives worth sharing.

An evergreen forest

Svenska Cellulosa

Held in the Domini International Opportunities Fund portfolio.

Svenska Cellulosa, a Swedish company, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of certified forest products. It ensures everything it sells—from pulp to paper—is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This demonstrates compliance with the highest social and environmental standards on the market. Additionally, the firm leases land to investors in green energy; its acreage is home to 5.4 TWh of wind power projects.

Sustainability is an integrated part of Svenska Cellulosa’s activities this decade. It aims to source 100% of its raw materials from responsibly managed forests by 2030—and further, is working to achieve zero-waste in its manufacturing processes by the same time.

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