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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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2017-10-16 10:35 | Tomorrow the last conference of the Sumforest project is held. The project will be reborn into the ForestValue project. Today the management committe and the steering committe of the ERA-NET Sumforest meets for the last time. Sumforest is a EU financed project coordinating European forest research that now ends. But…

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2017-10-16 10:04 |

An update from INBAR’s Construction Taskforce. Update: Bamboo standards development Context: Since 2010, a European harmonized standard for the CE marking of bamboo flooring has been under development. This standard lays out health and safety standards, as well as requirements related to the appearance and tolerance of bamboo flooring. This European standard is expected to […]

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2017-10-16 07:40 |

The sheer number of bamboo species can make it difficult to know how to treat and use them. This is one major challenge which the INBAR-led, IFAD and EU funded South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies project is aiming to tackle, through its intensive training programmes taking place in Ethiopia, Madagascar and Tanzania. In the most recent, […]

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2017-10-16 04:00 | By Josefhine Chitra, Arief Wijaya and Rizky Firmansyah Oil palm plantation in East Kalminatan, Indonesia. Photo by Mokhamad Edliadi/CIFOR. As part of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia faces a unique challenge in achieving equitable development across its 16,000 islands. Despite strong overall economic growth, development is still concentrated in the western parts of Indonesia, like Java, […]

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2017-10-16 03:57 |

As migrant workers leave their villages behind, landscapes and social hierarchies are being shaken from tradition

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2017-10-16 00:54 |

Three leading researchers in Africa -- Eugene Dongmo, Louis Nkembi, and Arend de Haas -- have produced a stunning picture of deforestation in the Congo Basin. 

The Congo is one of the world's great rainforests, second in size only to the Amazon. 

It harbors an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the critically endangered ...

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2017-10-15 05:27 |

The Nature Conservancy and the Forest Service plan to work together on a new approach to thinning Arizona's overgrown forests.

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2017-10-15 05:18 |

Gov. Kate Brown has declared Oct. 15-21 as "Oregon Forest Products Week" in recognition of Oregon's leadership in manufacturing wood products, developing innovative wood products, and designing and constructing tall wood buildings.

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2017-10-15 05:11 |

It's time to focus on solutions rather than worry about who was right 30 years ago.

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2017-10-14 18:09 | Ninety years ago the first state statistical account of forests was carried out in USSR - as of October 1, 1927 (in some publications it is indicated as of October 10). Prior to this in the pre-revolutionary period a complete statistical account of forests was carried out only in the European-Ural part of Russia - in 1881 and 1887. In the Asian part, accounting was made conditionally, mainly according to the land use data. In fact, the accounting for 1927 was the first complete account of the...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | “I would first like to thank Stéphane Marchesi, who, after 16 years of leading PEFC France, has decided it is time to move on,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following two days in Paris. “In these last few days I have met with senators, civil society...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? This was the call earlier in the year to photographers around the world. And they answered, in their thousands! National contests spanning the world… For the first time ever, our...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Log tracking, dynamic data transfer, blockchain… what are the ‘must have’ technologies that can help us to strengthen trust and traceability throughout supply chains? What technologies are showing promise for transferring complex information in a useable and credible form? How...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Indonesia’s forests are diverse and beautiful, with their own distinctive features and charms. Photographers from across the country highlighted these stunning forests through the photo contest ‘Explore Indonesia Forest with IFCC’. “We received more than 200 photos within...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | Demonstrate your commitment and activate your support to forests and PEFC by becoming an International Stakeholder member. Want to know more? Then check out our new brochure! Companies, organizations and associations with principles and objectives supportive to PEFC’s are encouraged to...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | A beautiful staircase, spiraling out into the air, is the showpiece of the recently renovated Council Chamber of the City Hall in The Hague, Netherlands. Made from PEFC-certified wood, this icon has sustainability at its heart. Adorning the atrium of the City Hall, it is the result of digital...

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2017-10-14 13:14 | A decade after a branch-cutting inauguration ceremony, the pioneers of the European Forestry House, Natalie Hufnagl-Jovy, Birt Schmetjen and Erik Kosenkranius, returned to remind everyone of the reasons that led to its founding: the need to establish a clear, consolidated voice in Brussels...

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