Campbell Global and Bluesource Launch Strategic Partnership to Optimize Timberland Investment Returns and Environmental Benefits

July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018
Liz Fuller

Portland, OR & San Francisco, CA – Campbell Global and Bluesource today announced a strategic partnership, combining their expertise in timberland investment management and environmental assets markets to create new opportunities and generate value for investors.

The two companies will target and evaluate acquisitions with a unique perspective, analyzing timber and environmental assets, including carbon offset credits. This approach is the first large-scale partnership in the timberland investment management and environmental attributes markets.

Both companies are pioneers and leaders in their fields. Campbell Global is a global investment manager focused on timberland, widely recognized as an authority on both forest management and timberland investing. Bluesource is a leader in developing and selling environmental attributes in North American markets with deep expertise in carbon sequestration.

“Campbell Global and Bluesource share a commitment to responsible investment. This initiative leverages the expertise of both companies to create additional investment value and environmental benefit,” said Stephen Levesque, Managing Director of Operations for Campbell Global.

“We’re excited to combine Bluesource’s leadership in environmental markets with Campbell Global’s expertise in forestry and investment management to create bottom line value for impact investors while providing innovative climate and environmental benefits,” said Bluesource President Roger Williams.

Both companies take an entrepreneurial approach to the market and employ robust quantitative and analytical tools to support their decision-making. The two companies are actively evaluating new opportunities where carbon sequestration optimizes value. The approach further demonstrates that investing wisely and responsibly are not mutually exclusive.

Campbell Global and Bluesource previously collaborated with the Pacific Forest Trust in Northern California, transitioning voluntary carbon offset credits from approximately 9,000 acres of timberlands to the California Air Resources Board compliance program.

The strategic partnership does not affect the ownership or governance of the two companies, which remain independent.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bluesource has been a leader in developing and marketing environmental attribute projects in North American markets since 2001, creating some of the first projects for the voluntary and compliance carbon markets. It is the longest-standing firm of its type in North America and has the largest and most diverse portfolio of environmental assets. Bluesource was most recently recognized in the 2017 Environmental Finance Market Rankings as the Best Project Developer in all North American markets and the Best Offset Originator in the California market for the third year in a row.

Campbell Global, LLC is a global investment manager focused on timberland. They are widely recognized as an authority on both forest management and timberland investing. Based in Portland, Oregon, Campbell Global has more than three decades of experience in timberland management and value creation. A pioneer in the field, they have managed more than 5 million acres worldwide for pension funds, foundations and other institutional investors since inception. Campbell Global combines ingenuity, data-supported decision making and a passion for responsible investing, striving to deliver the best possible performance to clients.

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