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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2017-10-21 06:16 |

Each year, forests face a growing threat.

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2017-10-20 23:54 |

Premier Horgan has tasked Environment Minister George Heyman to develop a new species at risk legislation for British Columbia. Coast Forest Products Association believes this creates an opportunity to generate made-in-BC policies and legislation which will account for the social, environmental and economic interests of British Columbians while managing species at risk. Coastal companies have a long history of science-based, responsible habitat management for species …

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2017-10-20 19:16 |

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine today announced the winners of the 2017 Forestry Photo Contest. “For this year’s contest, we really wanted to showcase the significance of the forest industry to the people and communities throughout B.C.,” said Susan Yurkovich, President and […]

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2017-10-20 17:48 |

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2017-10-20 15:23 |
  • TowerBrook plans future investments to further expand the mill’s capacities
  • Jörg Harbring continues as Managing Director – the ownership change will not affect the employees
  • In 2011 Schweighofer Group acquired unprofitable pulp mill in Hallein – invested more than EUR 60 million, thus securing 250 jobs and creating a profitable company with future growth potential
  • The Schweighofer Group enhances its focus on its core business of wood processing
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2017-10-20 15:22 | Tropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed.

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2017-10-20 15:09 |

A multiannual project developed by the Association of Forest Administrators (AFA) and the “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava with the support of Holzindustrie Schweighofer:

•7 years of planting and aftercare (from 2017 to 2024)
•One million trees to be planted
•Over one million euros invested
•The first planting operation will take place in November 2017
•An initiative open to private & community forest...

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2017-10-20 14:30 |

Building machinery maker Komatsu will bring its “smart” construction know-how into forestry operations, harnessing both drones and information and communication technology-equipped logging machines to improve efficiency by about 10 times.

Verification testing on the so-called “smart forestry” concept has recently started in central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa. Images of a forest taken in 3-D by a drone will help analyze the concentration of trees, as well...

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2017-10-20 12:44 | Focali researcher Göran Berndes is one of the main authors of the Global Land Outlook working paper on energy and land use - one in a series focusing on the land-energy nexus. This paper identifies and compares the land impact of all terrestrial energy forms and provide recommendations on how to deliver a sustainable global energy system - hectare by hectare.

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2017-10-20 10:56 |

As colour marking is the foundation for delivering the right products to the sawmill and to minimise wastage, it is important that the paint is of the right quality. Komatsu CM has shown many advantages over competing brands in performance tests.

Colour marking facilitates the handling of the processed wood and is a prerequisite for the correct product being...

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2017-10-20 10:41 |

Ove Ljungqvist (on the right in the photo) will assume the responsability for marketing, support and service of Log Max Harvesting heads and accessories in Finland

For sales and service, contacts are as follows;
Ove Ljungqvist
Solf Ängsväg 236
64 450 Solf Finland

For more information:
Lars Strömsund, +46 70 347 65 74
Ove Ljunqvist, +358 500 169 037

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2017-10-20 09:59 | Bogor (Indonesia), October 20, 2017 After five years as Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Peter...

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2017-10-20 07:33 |

By Jan Carl Matysiak* It is a rare outstanding forest with an innumerable number of over 100 year old trees. It is one of the last places where you can find free roaming wisent. And it is the very last primeval forest in Europe. Bialowieza is on the border of Poland and Belarus. So you can only be left speechless when you hear Jan Szyszko Poland’s environmental minister. He stated ”The Białowieża forest was granted UNESCO natural heritage status illegally. …

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2017-10-20 07:00 | Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 20th October 2017—National Women’s Day is an important date on the Vietnamese calendar when the contributions of women to their families and the local community are celebrated.

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2017-10-20 06:45 |

In Palm Springs, a row of tamarisk trees separates the Crossley Tracts, a historically black neighborhood, from a city golf course.

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2017-10-20 06:05 |

New solutions for pre-fabricated engineered bamboo house design in China hopes to set the tone for future green construction. The house design, which was managed by INBAR’s long-term partner the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), uses lightweight steel frames as load-bearing components, with bamboo-based panels as building enclosures, such as walls and roofs. […]

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2017-10-19 23:14 | The 2017 SDTF will build on the 2016 SDTF outcomes and insights and help create a bridge between the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the 2018 HLPF. The event will also consider the sub-set of Goals that will be reviewed at HLPF 2018: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The 2017 SDTF will include...

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2017-10-19 18:07 |

Temer government claimed a victory as deforestation rate declines slightly, but green groups said announcement was no cause for celebration

The post Brazilian Amazon lost 660,000 hectares of forest in last year appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news.

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2017-10-19 17:47 | Fiji has issued the first emerging market sovereign green bond. A multi-stakeholder partnership has announced a reforestation project aiming to restore 30,000 hectares of degraded Amazonian forest land by 2023. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced several sustainable energy projects in Egypt, Morocco, and Serbia. The European Investment Bank and the International Solar Alliance have announced a Joint Declaration to mobilize finance to develop and deploy affordable...

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