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FORLIANCE – we create growing values since 1998

We believe in the power of alliances. FORLIANCE, together with its international clients, global partners, and multidisciplinary team of specialists strives to create intact forests and ecosystems that positively impact our climate, biodiversity and human well-being.

We initiate, finance, create and manage robust nature-based climate projects and integrate them into sustainability strategies with our clients to achieve their Net Zero Carbon targets.

Our Purpose: To make a decisive impact on climate and global well-being by connecting meaningful nature-based climate projects with inspiring businesses and impact investors.

Our Mission

We let values GROW:

  • we grow well financed, managed and monitored forests and ecosystems
  • we grow long-term alliances with project stakeholders and clients
  • we grow financial mechanisms and payment for ecosystem services to scale and improve projects
  • we grow transparency and traceability through robust carbon standards, digital solutions, and earth observation technologies
  • we grow the competency of our team by trainings, education and onboarding world leading experts

We create positive impact on our CLIMATE:

  • we partner with implementation organizations, international investors and development banks to develop the most robust climate projects
  • we help industry clients to account and manage their greenhouse emissions
  • we monitor, report and verify impact and results of performance indicators
  • we create climate solutions that are based on scientific research
  • we initiate transformation to fight climate change and to achieve carbon targets.

We take ACTION:

  • we mobilize finance for ecosystem services and develop new integrated value chains together with local stakeholders
  • we use nature to build robust and proven carbon sinks by applying internationally recognized carbon standards and methodologies
  • we turn carbon reduction plans into concrete action, and projects
  • we think new ways and combine proven nature-based solutions with innovative financial mechanisms and state-of-the-art technology
  • we unlock new climate action project types and promote developing of new methodologies for carbon sinks

Where we come from

We haven’t always been advocating for nature based projects and climate solutions as FORLIANCE: Everything we do today is based on the vision of the not-for-profit association CO2OL, founded in 1998, to activate corporate climate protection. CO2OL started calculating emissions of products, events, and companies and to offset those through forestry projects, long before the emergence of voluntary carbon compensation as we know it at present.

In 2014, ForestFinest Consulting GmbH is founded to provide forestry and agroforestry advisory services to a larger number of project developers, cooperatives and investors and takes CO2OL on board, offering corporate climate responsibility services to clients.

With the rebranding to FORLIANCE GmbH in 2021, it is brought closer together what belongs together anyway: The services of CO2OL and ForestFinest Consulting. The new name and logo stand for the all-under-one-roof concept that we offer to our clients:

The FORLIANCE team is ready to support you from idea-stage nature based climate projects all the way to carbon offsetting backed by a holistic climate strategy.

1998

Founding of CO2OL

Founding of the association CO2OL in 1998 to activate corporate climate protection.
1998

1998 - 2005

Continual forestry project management

In the following years, CO2OL deepens its expertise in initiating and managing forestry projects under different sustainable management and carbon standards for offsetters and investors. The “CO2OL Tropical Mix” reforestation project is just one example for successfully implemented and certified projects.
1998 - 2005

2005 - 2014

Support for Forest Finance Service

Starting in 2005 CO2OL supports its clients as part of the Forest Finance Service GmbH which focuses on direct forest investments for private investors.
2005 - 2014

2014

Founding of ForestFinest Consulting GmbH

In 2014, ForestFinest Consulting spins off from Forest Finance Service GmbH to provide forestry and agroforestry advisory services together with CO2OL offering corporate climate responsibility services to clients.
2014

2016

Acquisition of the ForestCarbon Group

Through the acquisition of the ForestCarbon Group in 2016, ForestFinest Consulting not only strengthens its carbon client portfolio and carbon asset book but wins highly-skilled team members for their climate solutions team.

2016

2020

Management Buy Out of ForestFinest Consulting GmbH

After a few years as subsidiary of the Canadian company Naturebank, a Management Buy Out in 2020 enables the company to run independently.

2020

2021

Rebrand to FORLIANCE GmbH

With the rebranding to FORLIANCE in 2021, it is brought closer together what belongs together anyway: The services of CO2OL and ForestFinest Consulting.

2021

Our Mission

We let values GROW, we create positive impact on our CLIMATE and we take ACTION.

Our Team

We believe everybody has the potential to achieve great impact. We invest in personal growth and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us. And where we see our colleagues doing amazing things, we help them to succeed.

Our Project Portfolio

Find out how FORLIANCE has helped all over the world to implement robuste nature-based climate projects and integrate them into sustainability strategies with our clients to achieve their Net Zero emission targets.

What our clients say

We look forward to hearing from you

Uschi Dellian
Manager HR & Office

FORLIANCE GmbH

Eifelstraße 20
53119 Bonn
Germany

© FORLIANCE GmbH 2021