Geneva, Tuesday 28 May 2019: Campbell Global has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Campbell Global is a global investment manager focused on timberland. With over three decades of experience in sustainable timberland management and value creation, Campbell Global combines ingenuity, data-supported decision making, and a passion for responsible investing to deliver the best possible service and performance to their clients.
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of nearly 200 businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. As a member, Campbell Global will utilize its expertise within forestry to advance progress towards sustainability.
Responsible investment is a fundamental belief and a core element of Campbell Global’s practice. In response to climate change, they are taking an innovative approach that includes developing strategies for carbon sequestration and forest restoration.
John Gilleland, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Campbell Global said: “We are pleased to join WBCSD and to add our voice and expertise emphasizing forests’ valuable contribution to sustainability, and specifically their role in sequestering carbon. Membership in WBSCD supports and bolsters our approach of creating exceptional value for our clients while providing responsible stewardship of our natural resources.”
He added that Campbell Global is particularly interested in WBCSD’s innovative work with the Forest Solutions Group. “We look forward to being part of a solution that promotes healthy and productive forests, the renewable products they create, and the importance of working forests to global communities,” Gilleland said.
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said: “WBCSD is delighted to welcome Campbell Global as our newest member. As a business that combines natural resource management with investment performance, their decisions have impact for people, forests, wildlife, watersheds, and rural economies. We are dedicated to working towards a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain like Campbell Global.”
In addition to leading on corporate sustainability, Campbell Global is widely recognized as an authority on both forest management and timberland investing. Based in Portland, Oregon, they have more than three decades of experience in timberland management and value creation. A pioneer in the field, over the last 30 years they have managed more than 5 million acres worldwide for pension funds, foundations, and other institutional investors.