EFM creates compelling investment opportunities at the intersection of working landscapes, conservation, and rural economic development in the western United States. Since our founding in 2004, we have invested over $100M and transitioned more than 75,000 acres of forestland to FSC-certified, ecological management in Oregon, Washington, and California. Our management is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and our forests are managed to produce a full range of goods and services - logs for mills, clean water for communities, carbon sequestration and biodiversity – for the benefit all our stakeholders. Our 11-person team has deep local experience in forestland investment and management, finance, tax credits, and environmental markets. EFM is proud to be a top 50 Impact Fund Manager and among the top 10% of BCorps globally since 2013.
We use IRIS metrics to show our commitment to maintaining and enhancing the economic, social, and environmental value of our investments and to track and monitor our impacts.
Other Impact Measurement Tools
We also measure the impact of our work using third-party standards like FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) - the gold standard for sustainable forestry, GIIRS (Global Impact Investment Rating System), and the B Impact Assessment, which are verified by regular, independent audits from respected groups like B Lab and FSC. This data both drives management decisions and attracts impact-oriented capital seeking enduring, verifiable impact. EFM is the first forest management company to be certified as a B Corporation and is proud to have been ranked among the top 10% of certified B Corporations for the past 4 years. It is also a platinum-rated GIIRS fund manager, a rating that measures and benchmarks a firm's impact management standards. EFM is also consistently named among the best 50 impact investment fund managers in the world by ImpactAssets.