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About Cresco Capital Award

Background and purpose

Cresco Capital Award is a grant established by Cresco Capital Services. Cresco Capital Services is a specialist asset management company within direct investments in forestry, land management and related renewable energy production, registered with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. Cresco Capital Services build sustainable and profitable investments in forestry and land in the UK, Ireland, and the Baltics. The purpose of Cresco Capital Services is to contribute to a more sustainable development of the potential of forests and land to the benefit of investors, climate and nature as well as value creation for society. Through the Cresco Capital Award, Cresco Capital Services wish to support education and research that contribute to this purpose by:

  1. Inspiring students in their dissertation process

  2. Creating an international network of students with an interest in sustainable forestry 


You can read more about Cresco Capital Services here.

Target group

Cresco Capital Award can be granted to students from higher educations who have developed projects that meet the criteria listed below. The Cresco Capital Award is targeted students with interest and professional knowledge within forestry and forests’ role in the green transition. For example students who are educated within:

  • Forest and nature management

  • Enviromental economics or similar 

  • Engineering educations with relevance to wood industry and sustainable use of forest and land


Criteria for granting the Cresco Capital Award

  1. The project must be an integrated part of the study program in which the student is enrolled and there must be a university employed supervisor associated with the project. The university employed supervisor is responsible for the academic feedback. 

  2. The prize is targeted bachelor, master and PhD. theses.

  3. When assigning the prize, the grade will be part of the assessment, therefore the achieved grade should be clearly visible on the front page, when handing in the project.

  4. Generally, the project should investigate one of the themes on the current theme list. Students are free to choose their unique problem statements and projects of their own choices, but the project will not be considered for a Cresco Capital Award if the problem statement is irrelevant to Cresco Capital Services.

  5. The theses should be written in either Danish or English to be in the scope of the Cresco Capital Award.


The Grant

The Executive Management of Cresco Capital Services A/S led by Carsten With Thygesen, is responsible for appointing the winners of a Cresco Capital Award. The grant will be minimum DKK 5.000. 


How do I register a project?

If you are interested in receiving the Cresco Capital Award you or your supervisor must send the project to after it has been formally assessed at the relevant university. You are also more than welcome to contact us in advance of or during the project phase if you are interested in our feedback on the topic. We might be able to provide helpful contacts from our network.  

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