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

Aug 18, 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

August 18, 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: 

  • Moderator: Paige Brown (​Climate and Energy Funders Group)
  • Sam Hasty (Active Impact Investments)
  • Paul Rossetti (Paul and June Rossetti Foundation)
  • Eric Law (USDA Rural Development)

12:30 Social Venture Panel: 

  • Moderator: Kevin Naranjo (USDA Forest Service)
  • Scott Ehlert (Fabric Workshop)
  • Jessy Ledesma (Shortstack Housing)
  • Ben Kaiser (Kaiser + Path)
  • Maria Rengifo and Brad Yankiver (Ember Infrastructure)

1:05 2 Min Pitches from Social Ventures

  • Stan Keasling (Rural Community Assistance Corporation)
  • James Gaspard (Biochar Now)
  • Andrew Haden (Wisewood Energy)
  • Michael Hansen (Hansen Bridge)

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.