The Faber Halbertsma Group Fund helps to protect life on land and promote biodiversity and a greener, healthier environment in collaboration with two partners: LandLife Company and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Land Life Company
Land Life Company was established in 2013 by Jurriaan Ruys, former partner at McKinsey and Eduard Zanen, the founder of Bugaboo. The goal, then and now, using the latest technologies and insights to reforest two billion acres of severely eroded areas around the world with trees that can take a beating. In this way, Land Life Company aims to restore nature, support local economies and contribute to the mitigation of the negative effects of carbon deposits. A grown tree is able to absorb a great deal of carbon from the air.
Land Life Company often collaborates with international business partners. Recently, we became one of them and we are very proud of that. The coming years, we will provide financial support for Land Life Company’s projects.
The first result of our collaboration with Land Life Company can be found in Tarilonte de la Peña, in the Spanish region of Castillo y Léon. It’s an area that which had been intensively grazed by sheep. As a result, the soil was completely destroyed. Nowadays, almost nothing grows at there.
When working the land in this agricultural region was no longer an option, employment opportunities soon evaporated and hence many people left the area. The erosion proved to be a disaster, not only in an ecological sense, but also with regards to the local economy and the community’s social fabric.
In order to give Tarilonte and its surroundings a new lease of life, Land Life Company aims to plant a total of 40,800 trees, on 68 acres and in 13 different varieties with the financial support of Faber Halbertsma Group.
Monitoring the growth
Land Life Company has developed a portal that we can use to keep track of the projects’ progress. There, we can monitor how many trees have been planted, whether the trees are growing well and how much carbon has been absorbed.
At the time of writing, 2000 trees had been planted. We’re off to a good start!
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Investing in forestry
In 2018, the Faber Halbertsma Group Fund started its collaboration with Prins Bernhard Culture Fund. Not surprisingly, timber and wood will be a recurring theme in the projects that the fund will support. Increasing the sustainability of forestry, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, stimulating diversity and improving nature values are among the primary objectives.