Our Africa strategy offers access to sustainable forestry operating companies and related assets in Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of delivering commercial returns alongside conservation and sustainable development outcomes at scale.


New Forests has had a presence in Kenya since 2021 and launched the Africa Forestry Impact Platform in 2022.

Our vision is to see investment in land use and forestry central to the transition to a sustainable future, and sub-Saharan Africa must be part of the equation.
Geoffrey Seeto
Head of Emerging Markets

What we do in Africa

New Forests’ strategy in Africa is centred around four areas: consolidation, restructuring, growth, and enhanced impact.

We focus on managing a portfolio of forests and forest management operations, while also managing investment in conservation, rehabilitation, and community benefit projects.

With a value creation mindset, we work with teams on the ground to enhance operating processes, implement analytical tools, improve governance structures, and emphasise positive ESG and climate impacts.

Our investment strategies

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Our reputation is built upon core values of transparency, integrity and respect for each other, our people, communities, and the natural environment. If you have an Africa related grievance, complaint, or suggestion, please email [email protected]. All correspondence will be treated with the strictest confidence. We aim to respond to correspondence within 30 days. If you make a query anonymously and wish to be contacted, please include a way we can reach you.