Impact measurement

We leverage powerful partnerships with relevant expertise to develop a framework for impact measurement. The impact of the FCCF is measured on multiple levels. The FCCF has modeled two key outcome metrics, direct incremental CO2 sequestration and creation of employment. Ecologically, the Fund keeps track of its contributions to the restoration of secondary forests through state-of-the-art technology. For the first time, satellite data for carbon storage and biomass change is made publicly available by the Global Forest Watch initiative. Economically, the Fund’s competitiveness is weighed against alternative uses of land, such as cattle farming and palm oil plantations.


Expected Outputs


Two expected output levels were developed to keep track of the Fund’s positive impact on a social and environmental level:


  • Close to 14 million tons of CO2 sequestered in secondary and degraded forests in which we invest and;
  • The creation of 3,000 jobs in the value chains derived from the timber production and transformation.

Outcome Indicators


We use three key areas in which we can track a number of output indicators in order to quantify our positive impact:


  • Quality employment generation
  • Socio-economic development of local communities
  • Strengthening of human and social capital


  • Multiplier effect (increase of forest resources)
  • Forests compete with other forms of land-use
  • Reaching critical mass in timber production at regional levels


  • Total area in hectares
  • Carbon stocks and deforestation
  • Areas of high biodiversity value