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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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2018-05-25 04:13 | The 2020 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress will be held in Marseille, France. The last Congress convened in 2016 in Hawai'i, US, and was attended by approximately 10,000 participants from 192 countries. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of outcomes from the 2016 Congress is here.

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2018-05-25 03:47 |

Representatives from INBAR Member states and European countries attended INBAR’s final pre-Congress event 24 May 2017 – Embassy representatives from Member states of INBAR and the European Union, including the Ambassadors for Burundi and Cameroon, were among those attending an event on ‘Bamboo, Rattan and the SDGs: the road to the Global Bamboo and Rattan […]

The post Discussing bamboo, BARC and Europe...

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2018-05-24 20:17 | Sixty-six million years ago, the world burned. An asteroid crashed to Earth with a force one million times larger than the largest atomic bomb, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. But dinosaurs weren't the only ones that got hit hard -- in a new study, scientists learned that the planet's forests were decimated, leading to the extinction of tree-dwelling birds.

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2018-05-24 19:10 | By the resolution, UNGA requests the Secretary-General to submit a report that identifies and assesses possible gaps in international environmental law and environment-related instruments. It also decides to establish a working group to consider that report and discuss possible options, which may include the convening of an intergovernmental conference to adopt an international instrument.

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2018-05-24 19:05 | The UN Secretariat has compiled the executive summaries of discussion papers submitted by Major Groups and Other Stakeholders for the 2018 HLPF. The note includes contributions from: Women; Children and Youth; NGOs; Local Authorities; Workers and Trade Unions; Business and Industry; Scientific and Technological Community; the Education and academia stakeholder group; Persons with disabilities; Volunteer groups; Older persons; Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM); and...

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2018-05-24 16:10 | Light in the Forest by Fabio Bercorpi is this month’s photo in the spotlight. This beautiful image rewarded Fabio with a runner up position in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Tell us about the photo I took this photo during a misty morning. It...

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2018-05-24 15:37 | World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) are honoured to announce that unparalleled conservation leader Grand Chief Herb Norwegian, 66, of Dehcho First Nations is the winner of the 2018 $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize.

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2018-05-24 15:09 | Here is the full list of the funded activities this year! SNS and NordGen Forest have decided who will get the scholarships this year.   Every year SNS and NordGen Forest scholarships funds activities that contribute to common Nordic benefit by supporting education, continuing education and knowledge exchange for persons…


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2018-05-24 14:38 |

Thank you for your interest in IIED's work. In light of the requirements of new data regulations (GDPR), we are changing how we provide some of our content to you.

Effective immediately, we are discontinuing the use of Feedburner for all of our RSS feeds, including the IIED jobs feed and various thematic content feeds. This means that the Feedburner URLs will no longer work, and that these feeds will no longer be available via email.

Ways to...

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2018-05-24 13:09 |

From May 25th the new EU data privacy legislation (GDPR) will come into effect.

To ensure we meet our obligations to you, we need to ask for your opt-in to continue receiving information from us such as our newsletter, event invitations, press releases etc. We want you to continue being the first to know about the latest news and updates from one of Europe's most innovative and forward looking industries...

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2018-05-24 11:52 |

International donors have frozen funding to conserve the world's second largest rainforest, with the DRC environment minister said to have gone "rogue"

The post Norway at loggerheads with DR Congo over forest protection payments appeared first on Climate Home News.

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2018-05-24 04:43 |

Investors worldwide are in a feeding frenzy — revolving around China’s Belt & Road scheme to push massive infrastructure and extractive industries across 70 nations spanning half of the planet.

Not one person in a thousand understands what this gambit will involve. 

In an interview published yesterday, ALERT director Bill Laurance argues...

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2018-05-24 02:17 | The team at OneFortyOne Wood Products was delighted to help Boandik St Mary’s recently with their fundraising efforts by donating assorted timber cut-offs from the Jubilee Highway Sawmill. Source: Timberbiz The donated timber has been crafted into handmade children’s furniture and toys and sold by the fundraising committee to the public, with the sale proceeds used for the benefit of residents and staff at St Mary’s. “When Boandik St Mary’s contacted us, we were more than happy to help. It is...

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2018-05-24 02:17 | The launch of environmental standards in New Zealand for plantation forestry will ensure uniformity across councils, but may lead to an increase in the use of consultants. Sources: Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Herald, Southern Rural Life Rural consultants and rare galaxiids could benefit from the new National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NESPF) introduced on 1 May. Farm Forestry New Zealand president Neil Cullen said the standards had taken seven years to come into effect...

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2018-05-24 02:16 | Boss Fire & Safety, has released a whitepaper Optimising fire resistance in timber for interior applications that discusses the importance of internal materials in terms of fire hazards and standards. Source: Timberbiz Timber is conventionally thought of as a material best suited for use in structural applications or as external cladding. However, the recent popularity of the ‘Scandinavian’ (or ‘natural’) aesthetic has seen an increasing use of timber in decorative or architectural ...

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2018-05-24 02:15 | Award-winning Brisbane eco-architect Mark Thomson and Responsible Wood Director has been appointed to the international judging panel at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, the world’s largest global gathering of the architectural elite. Source: Timberbiz The festival, dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture, is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live judging presentations from...

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2018-05-24 02:14 | So far, more than 500 people and businesses have shown interest in the Hermal Group’s $190 million Cross Laminated Plantation timber mill and production facility to be built in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz There have been 350 inquires about employment opportunities at the mill, and 150 businesses who have offered to help complete work on the project. The ground-breaking project gives a significant boost to business confidence in the region and the forestry industry. Once complete, the new...


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