Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on November 5th, 2012
Location : Alternative Investments
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest professional services firm, is not known for scaremongering. So it is worth paying particular attention to its latest annual low carbon economy index.
Behind the understated language, it points to a catastrophic future unless radical action is taken now to combat climate change.
“Business leaders have been asking for clarity in political ambition on climate change,” says partner Leo Johnson. “Now one thing is clear: businesses, governments and communities across the world need to plan f…
Posted By : Daniel Kiernan on December 5th, 2011
Location : forestry
While the stock market bounces around wildly, one alternative investment that sits a safe distance away the world’s financial woes has been doing just fine – a new report shows forest values up 34 per cent over the past year.
Green, sustainable and considered low risk over the medium to long-term, timber sounds like an investors dream, especially when its inheritance tax and capital gains tax free potential is brought into play.
The catch is that most timber investments require a large amount of capital, run for a lengthy period and …