This guide assists businesses in the forest products sector to assess how they depend on, and impact, ecosystem services and natural capital so that they can identify business benefits and risks.
Organisation: Natural Capital Coalition
This report describes the business case for companies to invest in natural infrastructure, including forest management and restoration. It outlines drivers for businesses to invest in natural infrastructure, as well as its potential applications for business.
Development of the business model of the organisation of complex harvesting of wild-harvested non-timber forest products for use by business entities (in Russian)
This report aims to support entrepreneurs interested in setting up a business for non-timber forest products. It provides recommendations on the development of business plans depending on the different business conditions across the region.
Organisation: FLEG II
This report provides guidance and recommendations for running successful ecotourism businesses. It addresses topics such as understanding the market, developing a sustainable business plan, running sustainable operations, and carrying out successful marketing.
Organisation: IUCN and Kuoni
Recommendations on effective tourism planning around protected areas, governance of tourism, participation and collaboration, and communication.
Wood-based entrepreneurs’ toolkit: Communicating effectively with your customers
A toolkit with guidance on communications and marketing for wood-based small companies. It includes advice on messaging, communication channels and communication planning.
Organisation: Oregon State University
Measured development: Options to distinguish and measure the impacts of business models of forest and farm producers
A framework to assess the contribution of different business models in forestry to sustainable development. It proposes metrics for businesses to manage performance and define their impacts for communication to consumers, creditors and state authorities.
This website provides an overview of legal information for the forestry sector, including links to legislation, contact details for government authorities and legal briefings. It provides information on issues related to forest governance and trade issues.
Organisation: Client Earth