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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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2017-04-21 06:04 |

Starting his project as a nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner aims to restore the world’s forests.

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2017-04-21 05:10 |

ALERT members Philip Fearnside and Thomas Lovejoy -- two of the world's most eminent authorities on tropical environments and development -- are intensely worried about recent political attacks on protected areas in the Amazon: 

Avoiding Amazon Dieback

If conservative legislators in Brazil get their way, nature reserves in the Amazon could be slashed by around 1.5 million hectares --...

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2017-04-21 05:09 | by Dr David Ganz, Executive Director, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests 22 April is Earth Day! To celebrate the occasion, RECOFTC Executive Director Dr David Ganz makes the case that now more than ever we must continue to work to empower local people to effectively engage in mechanisms like REDD+ and other forms of […]

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2017-04-21 02:01 | Hong Kong, 21st April 2017—Surveys by TRAFFIC of Hong Kong’s ivory markets found traders at 27 out of 76 licensed ivory outlets (36%) encouraging buyers to smuggle ivory out of the city without the appropriate export permits.

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2017-04-20 21:34 |

Published April 20th, 2017 by Catalyst Paper – Source The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued Final Results of its expedited review of Catalyst Paper and found the company received a negligible (de minimis) amount of subsidies during the applicable review period. “We are pleased with the result, which confirms the DOC’s November 2016 preliminary finding that Catalyst did not receive any material subsidies …

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2017-04-20 21:29 |

Published April 19th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source At TimberWest our goal is to get everyone home safely without harm, accident or injury, throughout their entire career. We understand that in order to accomplish this goal we need to constantly strive to learn best safety practices and adopt these learnings across our operations. And that is why in 2016, TimberWest consulted DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the …

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2017-04-20 18:14 | Cambridge, UK, 20th April 2017—World leading conservationists, including Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Steven Pinker, are gathering in Cambridge, UK, to celebrate #EarthOptimism this coming Saturday, 22nd April.

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2017-04-20 17:57 | CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer said her top priority is to raise the profile and political visibility of the Convention while working cooperatively with other entities to achieve the SDGs. The CBD Secretariat along with UNEP-WCMC and IIED published the report of a workshop, titled ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development and the Sustainable Development Goals: sharing and developing workable solutions’.

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2017-04-20 14:11 | The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

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2017-04-20 13:24 | On 13 and 14 June, 2017 the first African Forestry Investment Working Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. After the 2-days conference an optional fieldtrip to Form Ghana Ltd. will be organized on the 15th June.

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2017-04-20 12:55 | Apr 20, 2017--Preparations for the start-up of Metsä Fibre's next-generation bioproduct mill are currently under way in Äänekoski, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for late summer. In 2015 Metso was selected as the main supplier of the bioproduct mill's valve solutions. Metsä Fibre and Metso have worked in close collaboration to select the technically and economically optimal valve solutions to keep all the mill's processes operating reliably. Metso has supplied the customer with about 3,000...

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2017-04-20 12:54 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 19, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 5.4 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.37 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 9, 2017, to shareholders of record as of May 12, 2017.

According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 35th consecutive year that Sonoco has grown common stock dividends and the 368th consecutive...

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2017-04-20 12:52 | Paraná, Apr 17, 2017 – The maintenance shutdown at Klabin's Monte Alegre unit in TelêmacoBorba, Paraná, will officially begin next Monday, April 24. Scheduled to last ten days, the shutdown involves the suspension of plant operations for inspection and maintenance of all equipment in order to ensure operational safety.

Due to the processes involved in plant shutdown and resumption of production, variations in odor and noise emanating from the plant may be perceived by the...

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2017-04-20 11:48 |

Grown in Britain is proud to be supporting the Tree Charter Campaign run by the Woodland Trust and supported by more than 70 organisations. The Tree Charter will be launched on the 800th anniversary of the original Charter of the Forest, on 6th November 2017. The 1217 Charter of the Forest was written to establish […]

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2017-04-20 09:50 | Training, demonstrations and the establishment of a bamboo shoots enterprise are helping to spread the word about bamboo edibility in Madagascar. Even though bamboo is recognised around the world as a healthy food option and is savoured by food enthusiasts, many people are still unaware of this unique plant’s edibility. One such place is Mananjary, […]

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2017-04-20 09:01 | The origin of the product, traceability and environmental values are important for consumers when it comes to food. Similarly, products […]

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2017-04-20 05:36 |

A new Montana-based online magazine aims to dig deeper into stories about trees and forests that its CEO says are no longer getting covered in-depth by a mainstream media struggling to adapt to staff downsizings and digital deadlines.

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2017-04-20 05:16 |

It’s certainly a bad time to be a Lodgepole Pine, at least in the Hinton area.

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2017-04-20 05:06 |

Anyone who’s primary concern is for the environment might fear that active management might mean developing or damaging some of the last great places on public lands.

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2017-04-20 02:52 | A piece of wood, a chisel, a hacksaw blade and a few hours of time are enough for Vallivireddy Srinivasa Rao to carve out a wooden marvel. Source: The Hindu Times The self-taught artist is adept at making wooden portraits and created over 1000 masterpieces in the past two decades. His fascination for wooden marvels turned into a passion when he was in Class IX. “That was when I spent kneeling down in the principal’s room for not completing my homework. “But, the wooden portraits of Mahatma...

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