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Dr. Clark Binkley

Senior Advisor

Clark S. Binkley, Ph.D., is a Chief Strategist of GreenWood Resources, Inc. GreenWood’s investment strategies uniquely combine advanced forest management technologies, development and utilization of elite varietals and a commitment to the highest standards of environmental and social performance as evidenced by third-party certification. GreenWood manages about $2 billion of assets in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Between 2005 and 2012, Binkley was Managing Director of International Forestry Investment Advisors (IFIA) a firm he founded to develop and implement innovative, socially responsible high-return timberland investment strategies.  In that position he collaborated with GreenWood in the development of the GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP as well as biomass plantations in Chile and Poland, and with Global Environment Fund in the Global Emerging Markets Forestry Fund

In 2012, IFIA merged with GreenWood, and TIAA-CREF (now Nuveen Asset Management)  acquired a majority interest in the merged entity.

Prior to founding IFIA, he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Hancock Timber Resource Group, the world’s largest timberland investment advisory firm serving private-equity clients. During the six full years of his tenure at Hancock, he was responsible for the investment strategies that produced 300 bps/yr of annual out performance versus the industry benchmark, and lead efforts to raise over $2 billion in equity capital.

Before joining Hancock, Clark was Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. From 1978-90, he was a member of the faculty at Yale University where, in 1990, he was named the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Forest Resource Management.

He has served the Boards of Directors of West Fraser Timber, Ltd.(the leading softwood lumber manufacturer in North America), Timberwest, Pacific Forest Products and Cellfor. In the past 30 years, he has consulted to numerous forest products companies, governmental agencies and conservation groups. Clark has written more than 100 books and articles on forest economics, and is widely known for his research on timberland investments. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics and in Engineering from Harvard University and in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University.

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