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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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2017-07-22 08:19 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla.----Jul. 21, 2017-- Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN) announced today that the company’s board of directors has declared a third quarter cash dividend of $0.25 per common share. The dividend is payable on September 29, 2017, to shareholders of record on September 15, 2017.

About Rayonier

Rayonier is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing regions in the United States and...

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2017-07-21 15:30 | SNS supports the transition to a sustainable bio-based economy – and now we do that with a new fresh call for networks within wood science and technology!   SNS wants to promote collaboration among researchers, stakeholders and communicators from the Nordic … Continue reading →

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2017-07-21 12:42 | Huhtamäki Oyj's Half-yearly Report January 1-June 30, 2017: Net sales grew and profitability was at a good level

Q2 2017 in brief

Net sales grew to EUR 772 million (EUR 742 million)
Adjusted EBIT was EUR 75.6 million (EUR 77.8 million); EBIT EUR 75.6 million (EUR 77.6 million)
Adjusted EPS was EUR 0.52 (EUR 0.54); EPS EUR 0.52 (EUR 0.53)
Comparable net sales growth was 1% in total and -1% in emerging markets; Soft growth was due...

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2017-07-21 12:41 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 20, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter, ending July 2, 2017.

Second Quarter Highlights

Second quarter 2017 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.43, compared with $0.55 in 2016.
Second quarter 2017 GAAP results included $0.28 per diluted share, after tax, in charges for pension settlement distributions, restructuring-...

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2017-07-21 12:38 | STOCKHOLM, July 21, 2017 --

JANUARY 1 – JUNE 30, 2017
(compared with the year-earlier period)

During the period, shares in the discontinued operation Essity (the hygiene business) were distributed to SCA's shareholders and on June 15, Essity was listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Net profit for the period mainly comprised an earnings effect of SEK 136,914m from the distribution of Essity shares. The distribution was a non-recurring event. Unless otherwise stated...

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2017-07-21 10:21 | Public land is always under threat. We are its enemy — and its savior.

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2017-07-21 10:02 |

The objective of this activity is to influence policymaking in Mozambique and other miombo forest countries. The activity will support the preparation of a Forest Sector Vision and a Strategic Forest Agenda for Mozambique, which in turn will feed into the preparation of Mozambique’s National Forest Program. The resulting knowledge will be shared regionally through the Miombo Network, which this activity will also support.

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2017-07-21 09:48 |

This PROFOR activity aims to build the necessary evidence base and rationale for developing a regional and harmonized program on landscape restoration and sustainable management in the arid, semi-arid, and desert areas of sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, and the Mashreq.

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2017-07-21 08:36 |

A new report carried out for Fairtrade Africa by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Bioversity International concludes that monetary benefits derived from Fairtrade cocoa remain low, contributing on average an additional 2% of cocoa income for certified farmers.

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2017-07-21 07:01 |

INBAR Member state Uganda, represented by Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), has officially joined ISO/TC 296 as a Participating member. ISO/TC 296 is a Technical Committee established under the International Standardization Organization (ISO). It works to standardise the terminology, specifications and quality requirements for bamboo and rattan products. INBAR has been involved in ISO/TC 296 since […]

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2017-07-21 06:31 |

INBAR welcomed participants of Nanjing Tech University’s civil engineering course to find out more about bamboo construction On 5 July, INBAR co-organised a ‘Bamboo Village day’ in Beijing, as part of an international summer programme hosted by Nanjing Tech University. Students from the programme on civil engineering and architecture attended INBAR headquarters to learn about […]

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2017-07-21 00:00 |

Experts from regions around the world have provided valuable input into the process of finalizing a set of guidelines for the sustainable management of public production forests in tropical countries through forest concessions.


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2017-07-20 23:10 | July 18, 2017 This article was written by Ken Day, Manager, Alex Fraser Research Forest On Friday afternoon July 7, 2017 I was sitting at my desk, looking at a dark sky with concern.  “Looks like a stormy sky” I thought.  Returning to my work on the computer screen I didn’t hear a dry lightning […]

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2017-07-20 21:00 | A new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.

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2017-07-20 20:23 | A new study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change. The study sought to evaluate how effective 'Payments for Ecosystems' (PES) is at reducing deforestation.

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2017-07-20 15:52 |

Decision-making mechanisms solely based on externally-determined rules could make meaningful involvement of women and marginalized groups difficult

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2017-07-20 15:29 |

Western wildfires are the headline grabbers, but forests in the eastern United States are also fire-dependent and increasingly at risk because of fire exclusion, according to a researcher at Penn State University.

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2017-07-20 15:25 |

It’s a museum of national scope geared to start telling a very national story — the history of the United States Forest Service.

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2017-07-20 15:00 | PDF for download   Private owners control nearly 70 million hectares of forestland around the globe and account for well over 50% of the forestland in many countries in Europe and North and South America. These owners – many of them families, individuals and other small holders – operating within social, financial and political constraints, […]

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2017-07-20 14:45 | It is time to celebrate in New Zealand as the first forests in the country achieve PEFC certification. Over 400,000 hectares of forest - about 20% of New Zealand’s plantation forest estate - are now PEFC-certified! “It is really encouraging to see forest managers adopting PEFC on such...

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