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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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2017-04-20 02:52 | This month, more than 40 logging trucks and their drivers rallied alongside the CFMEU in a fight for the survival of the Heyfield Mill in Victoria. A strong visual reminder of the role trucking plays in any industry, it’s clear the potential closure of the Heyfield Mill in a town that’s home to 2000 people goes far deeper than just the end of a single company. As the current situation stands, access to areas of Central Highlands timber has been restricted due to the presence of the...

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2017-04-20 02:50 | They say that trees live for thousands of years. Like many things that “they” say, there is a germ of truth in the saying (even though it is mostly false). Sources: The Conversation, ABC News The vast majority of trees that burst forth from seeds dropped on the Australian continent die before reaching maturity, and in fact most die within a few years of germination. But depending on how you define a tree, a very select few trees can live for an astoundingly long time. If we define a...

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2017-04-20 02:47 | New Zealand needs more trees. An increase in plantation forestry is the best and most immediate answer to reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, NZ Forest Owners’ Association chief executive officer David Rhodes said in Whangarei. Sources: The New Zealand Herald, Northern Advocate He told about 50 people assembled for the Northland launch of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report on the New Zealand forest industry there had been very low levels of new...

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2017-04-20 02:46 | Businesses fear abolishing the 457 visa program will make it harder to bring in some types of workers they say are as “rare as hen’s teeth” in WA.  Source: The West While unions complained the changes did not go far enough, the business community was apprehensive about axing a program that had helped keep some kitchens, abattoirs and IT firms, among others, going. The scapping of 457 visas has received mixed reactions from business groups and unions The Chamber of Commerce and Industry warned...

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2017-04-20 02:45 | The Tasmanian Sawmillers Association has added its name to a list of those opposed to the State Government’s plans to open 356,000 hectares of wilderness to logging. Source: The Mercury Association director Robert Torenius briefed the Legislative Council before MLCs were due to begin considering the forestry Bill. However, the Government withdrew the Bill — and the Anti-discrimination Amendment Bill — from the Legislative Council agenda, frustrating some MPs. The Upper House will now not...

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2017-04-20 02:44 | Gas contract swaps must be facilitated and implemented urgently to prevent the national gas crisis from causing widespread collapses across manufacturing. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) CEO Mr Ross Hampton called on the Federal government to fully explore the proposal from the Australian Industry Group, which would see Australian gas exporters’ commitments to overseas customers being met with gas from outside eastern Australia. This would effectively free up...

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2017-04-20 02:44 | Primary producers across South Australia are encouraged to take part in a survey to highlight road transport issues as part of the second stage of the 90-day Change@SA Transport Project. Source: Port Lincoln Times The project is a collaboration between Primary Producers SA, Primary Industries and Regions SA and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to improve issues with productivity and route access. The first stage brought about 50 projects which included enabling road...

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2017-04-20 02:42 | The decision by Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy to accept the Anti-Dumping Commission’s findings that companies in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Thailand exported dumped A4 copy paper into Australia is big win for fair trade and an important step towards a level playing field for domestic producers. Source: Timberbiz Mr Laundy accepted the Commission’s findings that all Chinese, Thai, Brazilian and the majority of Indonesian exporters of A4 copy paper have...

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2017-04-19 23:23 |

Published April 19th, 2017 by John Harding for the North Island Gazette – Source A signing ceremony and dinner was held Tuesday night in Quatsino to celebrate the event Quatsino First Nation signed agreements with three forest companies on Tuesday night, but all of the parties say this is just the start, not the end, of negotiations. Forest companies Western Forest Products Inc., Interfor Corporation …

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2017-04-19 22:38 |

Forests and Poverty Program[1], PROFOR

April 19, 2017

Five broad pathways can help launch the forest-dependent poor onto a sustainable path toward prosperity.  These pathways, referred to as PRIME, identify economic development strategies and build on the premise that forests themselves will remain intact.  

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2017-04-19 16:08 | Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians -- driven by pipeline and access road construction -- is the major threat posed by shale-gas development, according to researchers, who recommend a change in infrastructure-siting policies to head off loss of this critical habitat.

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2017-04-19 15:24 | The world’s forests already have a lot on their plate: Providing flood protection, drinking water purification, lumber, and recreation, plus habitat for about half the world’s mammals, birds and insects.

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2017-04-19 14:00 |

What does active management mean for National Forests?  When people hear this or read this for the very first time, there are many different thoughts.  For those that are in the Forest Industry, it sounds like a good plan that we should have been following for some time.  For those who care mainly about recreation, … Continue reading "Active Management"

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2017-04-19 13:35 | Apr 19, 2017--The sudden and continuing sharp rise in input costs, particularly pulp and latex, make corrective pricing measures inevitable. Therefore Sappi Europe announces prices increases for all Packaging and Specialty Papers with effect as of June 1st, 2017.

The increase will be in the range of 5 – 8% and will affect all Coated and Uncoated Grades for Flexible Packaging, Siliconising Base Papers, Label Papers and Topliner. The price rise will apply to all European and...

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2017-04-19 10:25 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Apr 18, 2017 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) continues to celebrate innovative U.S. manufacturers that share its passion for being the best at what they do with the release today of the second in its series of printed promotions titled Sterling® Premium. ELEVATED.

"Verso's Sterling® Premium challenged the paper quality/cost paradigm to create a first – premium paper at a budget friendly price," said Verso President of Graphic Papers Mike Weinhold....

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2017-04-19 10:23 | YORK, Pa.--Apr 19,2017-- Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced today that the company was named “Supplier of the Year” by Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single serve brewing systems.

Glatfelter received this award based on a combination of high performance and demonstrated commitment to Keurig’s values. This is the highest honor among Keurig’s 16 annual Supplier Recognition Awards, which were announced during its 2017 Top 100 Supplier...

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2017-04-19 10:21 |

How elevation affects carbon and biodiversity in a warming world

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2017-04-18 22:57 |

After completing graduate school in 1998, my first job was working for Sustainable Northwest in Lakeview, Ore. where I coordinated diverse interests involved in federal forest restoration and local jobs.

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2017-04-18 22:52 |

In Trinity County, California, wildfire is ever-present.

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2017-04-18 22:48 |

We are very excited to announce that this Sunday, April 23rd at 7pm Taking Root will be featured in a 20-minute segment of a new CBC series We Are Canada, produced by Ken Dryden in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The six-part series follows a dozen young Canadian leaders whose work is shaping and defining... Read More

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