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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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2017-04-12 20:30 |

While it’s well known that trees and forests provide an important carbon sink, the carbon stored in forest products is often overlooked. Forest products and materials such as those used for construction and furniture store carbon for decades and even centuries.

A new report, Harnessing the Potential of Private Sector Engagement in Productive Forests for Green Growth, shows how sustainably harvesting wood products can help meet growing demand while providing jobs, mitigating...

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2017-04-12 19:08 |

Landowners, homeowners and forestry professionals are invited to attend the first Western Gulf Forest Health Conference. This two-day conference will focus on issues affecting both rural forestlands and individual trees within urban and suburban areas. These forests and tr

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2017-04-12 16:30 | “We are delighted to welcome two new members to the PEFC International Board of Directors, representing the retail sector and labour unions,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. Peter Crook, from Kingfisher PLC, is our new brand owner and retailer representative, and...

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2017-04-12 15:11 | Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists have learned about a key transition in their agricultural evolution. This transition allowed the ants to achieve higher levels of complexity in farming, rivaling the agricultural practices of humans. Scientists report that this transition likely occurred when farming ants began living in dry climates.

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2017-04-12 13:54 | Drawing upon the WPA’s classic National Parks posters, Hannah Rothstein’s new series envisions our natural treasures ravaged by climate change.

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2017-04-12 13:44 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 12, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, now offers PromoPeel™ Integrated Label Technology for flexible packaging, which allows brand owners to create an instant redeemable coupon or label as a part of the product packaging, guaranteeing a consistent label position while saving production time and costs. The label lays flat, removes cleanly and eliminates scanning issues at the register.

“Customers lead...

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2017-04-12 13:41 | (UPM, Helsinki, Apr 12, 2017 ) - UPM Paper ENA has a strong foothold all over Europe. Local presence and supply reliability of its improved newsprint offering will now be further strengthened by expanding regular production of the UPM Brite family to the UPM Steyrermühl mill in Austria.

"We already have wide geographical coverage in Germany, France and Finland, but the latest product development initiatives enable us to increase and strengthen our local presence in Central...

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2017-04-12 11:19 | New report calls for action to secure research integrity. The report comes from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), and is called Fostering Integrity in Research. The authors recommend for example to establish a new Research Integrity Advisory … Continue reading →

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2017-04-12 09:22 | MOSO is a clear example of how global partnerships create green-growth value chains in bamboo January 2017 – Created in 1997, MOSO excels in producing innovative bamboo products, from bamboo flooring and worktops to the new bamboo ceiling at Madrid International Airport. As a global business selling to 70 countries across the world, employing people […]

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2017-04-12 05:04 | 11 April 2017 – INBAR hosted its Seventh Council Working Group Meeting of the Tenth INBAR Council, held at the Secretariat Headquarters in Beijing. Representatives from 29 Embassies attended the meeting, where they heard about INBAR updates and plans for the next few months. The event was co-chaired by INBAR Director General Dr. Hans Friederich […]

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2017-04-11 18:22 | The fifth Mediterranean Forest Week resulted in nine countries affirming their support to forest and landscape restoration, land degradation neutrality, and biodiversity conservation efforts in the Mediterranean region. The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference convened under the theme ‘Forests for Prosperity and Posterity'.

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2017-04-11 18:18 | Denmark launched a national action plan by which new legislation will be assessed in relation to the SDGs. Denmark is one of 44 countries presenting a Voluntary National Review to this year's HLPF. Norway launched a white paper on its policy for development, outlining several contributions to the achievement of the SDGs.

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2017-04-11 16:22 | Nairobi, Kenya, 12th April 2017—representatives from across Eastern Africa meet this week to discuss implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products and formally launch its Steering Committee.

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2017-04-11 12:30 | Higher temperatures, due to climate change, are expected to lead to faster rates of organic matter breakdown in streams and rivers. That would cause increased carbon emissions to the atmosphere. But the theory is now refuted by a new study … Continue reading →

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2017-04-11 12:05 |

Making their own mark on the future landscape, Grown in Britain staff, supporters and licence-holders came together to begin planting the Grown in Britain Grove, part of the Sylva Foundation’s Future Forest, in Oxfordshire on Friday 10th February. Some 300 productive tree saplings were planted during the day, which also included a tour of the […]

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2017-04-11 11:55 | Apr 11, 2017 --Valmet will supply Valmet DNA automation systems and Valmet IQ quality control systems to Jiangxi Taison Paper's four new tissue machines, TM7, TM8, TM9 and TM10, at its greenfield mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. By installing Valmet's advanced automation technology in these tissue machines, the mill will be able to optimize machine performance and end-product quality.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the...

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2017-04-11 11:53 | Apr 11,2017 -On 4th April, the South African tissue producer Hygienic Tissue started up their new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec.With an annual production capacity of 27,000 tonnes, the unit will increase the total mill’s production capacity by threefold. Hygienic Tissue provides its customers with a wide range of products for hygienic use and AFH market, made from 100% virgin pulp as well as from recycled paper.

Based on an intensive energy-saving concept,...

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2017-04-11 11:50 | Apr 11, 2017 --Valmet and Solar Turbines Incorporated (a Caterpillar company) have agreed to cooperate with a view to further develop integrated gas turbine cogeneration systems for the tissue industry. The target of the joint development of the energy optimizing systems is to contribute to the reduction of tissue mills' production costs and improve the energy efficiency of the production process.

Valmet and Solar Turbines share a long history in the development of cogeneration...

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2017-04-11 11:13 |

The latest WOOD MARKETS annual survey of the “Top 40” Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers featured steady production growth in 2016 due to the cooperation of a strong U.S. market, plus growth in China. Amid an absence of any major mill acquisitions, almost all of the production gains came from existing mills. Of the top forty companies, only three in Canada and four in the U.S. recorded any production declines – a sign of a good year.

These and other industry highlights were...

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2017-04-11 11:03 |

Peterson’s all-new 3310 Drum Chipper is a radical departure from traditional drum chippers.

With a 540 hp (402 kW) Caterpillar engine, the 3310 has the power to handle up to 24-inch (61 cm) diameter logs. The fully enclosed engine compartment keeps things clean, but easily serviced by large access doors on both sides of the machine.

The 3310’s transverse design allows for a much smaller operations deck, and the rotatable end load or optional top load spout...

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