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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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2017-04-24 07:11 | The journey of bamboo to a pulp paper factory in Chishui. From carvings on cave walls to etchings on stone and calligraphy on artistic sheets, writing has always been part of human history. Bamboo, closely intertwined with the Chinese culture, has been used to make good quality paper. With the constant innovation in the bamboo […]

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2017-04-24 07:03 | Bathed in green, the undulating landscapes of Chishui offer a picturesque view. Located along the Yangtze River, in the remote and mountainous northwest of Guizhou Province, it is a key focus of China’s national poverty alleviation program. Chishui is also a target of the largest ecological conservation and land restoration programme (Yangtze River Shelter Forest […]

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2017-04-24 06:08 |

There's a biology professor in Tennessee who can distinguish trees by their sounds.

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2017-04-24 06:01 |

With the spectre of deep budget cuts looming, the U.S. Forest Service in Southern California is seeking cash donations from major corporations in order to continue basic services such as trash pickup and trails maintenance in the Angeles National Forest.

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2017-04-22 07:40 | Apr 22,2017 --The Supervisory Board of Arctic Paper S.A. has appointed Per Skoglund as President of the Management Board and CEO, and Ma?gorzata Majewska-?liwa as Management Board Member.

The Supervisory Board has also decided to create an Executive Team made up – aside from the CEO and CFO – of people currently serving as members of the Management Board: Wolfgang Lübbert (as Director of Marketing and Strategy), Micha? Sawka (as Director of Sales) and Jacek ?o? (as Director of...

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2017-04-22 05:36 |

Here Thomas Straka, a professor of forest economics and management and former industrial forester, answers questions about the current state of U.S. forests.

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2017-04-22 04:49 |

In 2015, the U.S. Forest Service spent over half the agency's budget on fighting wildfires.

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2017-04-21 20:40 | In this paper we review and evaluate existing knowledge on human health impacts of urban natural spaces, such as parks and open water elements, and make a case for increased investments in such.

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2017-04-21 17:19 | As more and more countries join the PEFC family, we need to ensure our endorsement process can handle this growing number of assessments – all while ensuring it loses none of its rigour. Future-proofing our endorsement process is therefore our aim as we revise the document governing this...

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2017-04-21 12:39 | Apr 20,2017 --Södra’s operating profit totalled SEK 451 million (249) for the first quarter. The operating margin improved to 9 percent (5) and return on capital employed to 11 percent (7). Södra’s first quarter was strong with increased net sales, higher earnings and an improved operating margin. Robust demand contributed to the favourable volume and price trend, and the currency trend was also positive. Based on its Group strategy, Södra will continue to strengthen and focus on increased...

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2017-04-21 12:38 | NORCROSS, Ga., Apr 20, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on its common stock payable on May 15, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 5, 2017.

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 36,000 team members support customers around...

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2017-04-21 12:36 | SPOKANE, Wash.-Apr 21,2017 --- Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2017.The company reported net sales of $437.5 million for the first quarter of 2017, essentially flat with net sales of $437.2 million for the first quarter of 2016. Net earnings determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, for the first quarter of 2017 were $7.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $18.4...

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2017-04-21 12:35 | DALLAS, April 20, 2017 -- The board of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.97 per share. The dividend is payable on July 5, 2017, to stockholders of record on June 9, 2017.

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2017 marks the 45th consecutive year that Kimberly-Clark has increased its dividend and the 83rd straight year it has paid a dividend to shareholders....

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2017-04-21 11:44 | 22 April, 2017

“We must restore the forests and protect the water basins so that the spirit of the water is back with us. Only in this way will the songs of the birds and the sound of the wind through the branches of the trees return to serenade the dawn, and from the lagoons will our spirits emerge to help our doctors heal the earth.”

Hector Jaime...

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2017-04-21 11:15 | 20 April, 2017 Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon will travel to capital to share proposals for sustaining the rainforest and actions required to uphold community rights in international forest and climate programmes.

20 April 2017: Between Tuesday the 25th and Friday the 28th of April, 15 leaders, traditional chiefs and representatives of the Uitoto, Muinane, Nonuya and Andoque peoples...

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2017-04-21 09:00 |

The newly published QS World University Rankings for 2017 shows the strength of EFI’s network as three our member organisations are in the top ten of the Agriculture & Forestry category. Congratulations to Wageningen University for being number one for the second year in a row! In the top ten are also the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and AgroParis Tech.

The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer...

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2017-04-21 08:01 |

The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program’s second-year of awards expands the pace of proactive watershed protection in the U.S. through conservation and improved stewardship of hundreds of thousands of acres of lands that provide drinking water, flood risk reduction, and an array of economic and environmental benefits.

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2017-04-21 07:03 |

In the winter and spring of 2016, wood markets in the Adirondack Region of New York were robust.

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2017-04-21 06:21 |

Trees are dying at an unprecedented rate across urban Southern California a new study has found, and the potential effects trouble those who love trees and Southern California.

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2017-04-21 06:11 |

It was risky, Paul Summerfelt concedes, to ask voters for an unprecedented $10 million bond issue for forest and watershed restoration.


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