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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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2017-04-26 03:33 | The Trump administration seized on the decision to slap tariffs on the industry’s exports as a way to demonstrate the president’s tough-on-trade posture.

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2017-04-25 20:35 |

Published April 24th, 2017 by the British Columbia Trade Council – Source Lumber tariffs will mean American job losses and higher American consumer costs Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed punitive preliminary countervailing duty rates on Canadian softwood lumber in response to a petition filed by the protectionist lumber lobby in United States. In this preliminary determination, countervailing duty rates imposed are as follows: …

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2017-04-25 16:48 | Call for abstracts! Focali is part of the Coordination Committee when FLARE (Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) will have its annual meeting in Stockholm, hosted by Stockholm University.

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2017-04-25 16:25 | 3rd International Conference on Scaling-up Efforts to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights. The event is co-organized by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), and the International Foundation for Science (IFS).

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2017-04-25 13:17 | ATLANTA, Apr 25, 2017 / --Q1 Net Sales increased to $1,061.5 million versus $1,034.0 million in the prior year period.Q1 Earnings per Diluted Share decreased to $0.12 versus $0.18 in the prior year period.Q1 Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share decreased to $0.14 versus $0.20 in the prior year period.
Q1 Net Income decreased to $37.0 million versus $57.5 million in the prior year period.
Q1 Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $160.9 million versus $193.4 million in the prior year...

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2017-04-25 12:46 | DALLAS, April 24, 2017 -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today reported first quarter 2017 results and confirmed its previous guidance for full-year 2017 earnings per share.

Executive Summary

First quarter 2017 net sales of $4.5 billion were even with the prior year. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates increased sales by 1 percent, while organic sales decreased 1 percent. Organic sales were down 3 percent in North American consumer products,...

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2017-04-25 12:25 |

A Chinese company has announced plans for a new particle board plant for Kawerau that is expected to bring 100 jobs to the district. The Chinese-based Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group has announced plans to establish the plant, to be built on Putauaki Trust land adjoining SH34, within two years.

It will produce 600,000cu m of panel boards a year for exports mainly to China. The announcement comes following a recent visit to China by representatives of Kawerau District Council...

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2017-04-25 12:12 |

Barko Hydraulics, LLC has announced ARDCO Equipment as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Louisiana.

“ARDCO Equipment is a great addition to our dealer network,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “We look forward to them representing Barko and serving our valued forestry customers in the Gulf Coast region.”

Based in New Iberia, Louisiana, ARDCO Equipment will handle sales and service of Barko loaders, industrial wheeled...

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2017-04-25 11:19 | How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? Whatever forests mean to you, we want to know. Express yourself through your photos and compete for the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award! For the first time ever, our members have...

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2017-04-25 11:13 | Zambia, 20th April 2017—In an encouraging move for East African forestry management and timber trade, the Zambian government has announced a ban on all “In Transit” timber within the country. The declaration, passed today, takes place effective immediately until further notice.

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2017-04-25 10:33 |

A scientist’s reflection on the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

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2017-04-25 10:25 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has delivered to its customer in Sweden the first LOGLIFT forestry crane equipped with the camera-based HiVisionTM control system. HiVision moves crane operation to the truck cabin. It has four cameras on top of the forestry crane that provide the operator with a realistic 270-degree view. This enables the crane operator to see the working area and operate the crane from the truck cabin using virtual reality goggles.

Hiab’s long-standing customer...

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2017-04-25 00:18 |

The world's oldest tree, a 9,550 year old spruce, was recently discovered in Sweden.

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2017-04-24 23:58 |

In late 2014, a whistleblower scientist rocked the Agriculture Department with a charge that it retaliated against him because his research found that a popular and lucrative farm pesticide might harm pollinators such as bees.

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2017-04-24 23:40 |

At the International Mass Timber Conference last month in Portland, Jason McLennan of McLennan Design, the architect who designed the Bullitt Center in Seattle and the creator of the stringent green building certification the Living Building Challenge, gave a keynote address. In his speech, he stated that he believes we are at a tipping point where wood construction will take over the commercial building industry much the way the automobile replaced the horse and buggy in the early 20th...

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2017-04-24 23:32 |

Forests are feeling the heat.

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2017-04-24 23:08 | New insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change has been gained by recent research. The new work suggests that climate-change driven increases in rainfall in warm, wet forests are likely to cause increased plant growth. Plant-growth declines are still expected in cooler forests with increased precipitation.

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2017-04-24 22:56 |

“We know we need to learn to live with fire. And when we add climate change to the equation, all signs point to urgent shifts in policies and philosophies of fire in our natural and built landscapes,” said Meg Krawchuk, co-author on the report and an assistant professor in the College of...(more)

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2017-04-24 11:09 |

CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries) has presented a Trade Barrier Regulation (“TBR”) complaint to the European Commission against the unfair non-automatic import licensing system established by Turkey concerning, inter alia, EU exports of uncoated wood free (“UWF”) paper, which includes office paper, books, envelopes and paper used for direct mail marketing.

Following an inconclusive safeguard investigation on UCWF imports in 2014-2015, Turkey extended in...

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2017-04-24 07:17 | “40 per cent of migrant workers in Guangdong are coming home to Chishui; three quarters of the returnees are involved in the bamboo sector” – the new phenomenon of urban-rural migration in China’s bamboo heartland Bamboo has always been an integral part of Chinese culture, traditions and the economy. As a world leader in utilising […]

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