Activating Full Spectrum Capital for Sustainable Forestry, Mass Timber, and CLT

How do we drive more investment capital to the ventures, small businesses, startups, funds, and nonprofits working in sustainable forestry, Mass Timber, and CLT?

Thanks to a grant from the USDA Forest Service, Impact Finance Center is working to build the infrastructure to achieve this goal. The infrastructure includes Investor Accelerators (Impact Investing Giving Circles) and Investor Clubs that act as a marketplace to directly connect investors with the projects they care about.

If you are interested in participating in this effort and staying informed as it develops, whether you are an investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, or otherwise interested in the sector, please fill out this survey.

Sustainable Forestry Investor Club

Oct 20, 2021

11:30 am - 1:30 pm (MT)


TO ATTEND: You must either be a) a social venture in the US sustainable forestry, Mass Timber, CLT sector, or biomass or b) an investor

October 20, 2021, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm MT

11:30 Welcoming Remarks and Opening Presentation: 

  • Stephanie Gripne (Impact Finance Center)
  • Kevin Naranjo (USDA Forest Service)

11:45 Investor Panel: 

  • Stephanie Gripne (Impact Finance Center)
  • Steve Freeman (Room & Board)
  • Scott Taylor (Taylors Guitars)

12:30 Social Venture Panel: 

  • Kevin Naranjo (USDA Forest Service)
  • Alexander Bender (Tri-Lox)
  • Jeff Carroll (Urban Wood Economy)
  • Jeff Spiritos (340+ Dixwell Project)

1:05 2 Min Pitches from Social Ventures:

  • Ronald Rideout (Dirigo Building Science Engineers)
  • Alex Wick (Cascadia Carbon)
  • Patrick Kennedy (The CarbonKarma Ap)
  • Gordon West (Managing Member, Trollworks)

1:30 Adjourn and Send out Evaluation Survey and Due Diligence Interest Survey


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Thanks to our supporters:

Impact Finance Center is working to catalyze unprecedented investment into Main Street by creating the infrastructure for a National Impact Investing Marketplace.


Direct investing marketplaces like our Investor Clubs are a critical part of that infrastructure. Your support will help make it all possible!

Please note that IFC is not an investment advisor or broker - our investor clubs are for educational and networking purposes for investors to learn more about impact investing and what direct investing opportunities may be available in their areas of interest, identity, and place. IFC makes no investment recommendations or endorsements of investment opportunities or products. Consult your financial, legal, and/or tax professionals for how a particular investment may fit with your goals.