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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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2016-05-29 06:50 |

Martin Breed; Andrew Lowe; Nick Gellie, and Peter Mortimer, Chinese Academy of Sciences Earth is in a land degradation crisis. If we were to take the roughly one-third of the world’s land that has been degraded from its natural state and combine it into a single entity, these “Federated States of Degradia” would have a […]

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2016-05-27 23:35 |

This document represents the full technical summaries of “Research to support recovery and long term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta”, which was supported by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions and government and industry partners (listed in Appendix A). This project was undertaken and completed over a three year period (2011-2014) by a multi-disciplinary research team within the fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program as part...

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2016-05-27 21:59 |

A new collaboration seeks to ease wildfire’s impacts by thinning overgrown forests.

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2016-05-27 21:28 |

Trees provide amazing climate benefits when they're healthy, but forests are increasingly vulnerable to insects and disease as the climate changes.

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2016-05-27 21:10 |

To borrow the words of a good friend, our National Forests are like a big sandbox and we all need to figure out how to play together in it.

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2016-05-27 20:21 | In July 2009, Navin Rai travelled to the Cherangani Hills in Kenya as part of a delegation of World Bank and Kenyan officials who travelled to the Cherangani Hills in Kenya. At the time Rai was the World Bank’s top adviser on Indigenous Peoples. The delegation was investigating a series … read more...

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2016-05-27 17:14 |

During the March/April 2016 period, there was an overall decrease in both pine stumpage prices and hardwood prices throughout the US South. Pine pulpwood saw the biggest decrease (-4.69 percent) dropping to $10.03/ton. The next two largest decreases were seen in pine chip-n-saw (-3.17 percent) and hardwood pulpwood (-3.14 percent)....

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2016-05-27 10:21 | A certain climate-change denier wants to build a wall to protect a golf course “from global warming and its effects.” And get the ocean to pay for it?

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2016-05-27 09:37 | - The Central Asian and Northern African markets remained difficult in the Q1 2016, as Rusforest mentioned in its quarterly report. However, the company managed to redirect more low-quality product sales to the Japanese market instead. - Pomorskaya sawmill company LLC has started implementation of an investment project at the industrial site of Solombala sawmill […]

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2016-05-27 09:34 | - On May 1, insolvency proceedings on the bankrupt German Pellets Group were opened. The company is now managed by insolvency administrator, and its mills are gradually acquired by various investors. - A trial is underway at the international timber warehousing and distribution centre (Manzhouli IRITO, China). According to ITTO, this is an international railway […]

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2016-05-27 09:19 | At the heart of PEFC is our ambition to enable smallholders to access forest certification, independent of region and socioeconomic condition. But there is more than can be done. This was highlighted last week at the first meeting of Standards Revision Working Group 2, responsible for the...

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2016-05-27 09:08 |

Earlier this month, an intrepid team from Forestry Commission Scotland raised over £1,400 for TREE AID. Their ‘Blue Barrel Challenge’ was done during their annual leave, and consisted of paddling the 95 kilometre Great Glen Canoe Trail from Fort William to Inverness. It took five wet and windy days, camping each night. Led by Malcolm […]

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2016-05-27 07:37 | MADAWASKA, Maine---Lightweight specialty paper and dimensional lumber manufacturer, Twin Rivers Paper Company, announces the appointment of John Reichert to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Effective immediately Reichert assumes responsibility for Manufacturing, Maintenance & Engineering, Environment, Human Resources and Procurement & Logistics for all three Twin Rivers’ operations including the Madawaska Paper Mill, Edmundston Pulp Mill and Plaster Rock Lumber...

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2016-05-27 07:35 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 26, 2016 -- Verso Corporation (OTCPink: VRSZQ) announced today that the bankruptcy court presiding over Verso's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding yesterday authorized Verso to reject a specialty paper supply contract with Expera Specialty Solutions. The contract with Expera, which was an element of the sale by International Paper Company of its industrial papers business to Thilmany, LLC in 2005, had a 12-year term expiring in 2017. The contract required Verso, as the...

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2016-05-27 07:02 |

New research uses spatially and temporally explicit data to better understand deforestation trends in South America.

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2016-05-27 07:00 |

A new pilot facility known as a slurry hydrocracking plant is currently being built at SP ETC in Piteå to produce green fuels based on forestry products. It will contribute to the aim of making the transport sector fossil fuel-free by 2030.

"The plant will contribute to the development of viable new technologies for conversion of e.g. lignin to hydrocarbons, suitable for downstream processing in a traditional refinery. Here institutes, academia and the business...

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2016-05-27 06:38 |

An important focus of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) lies on governance, trade and investment in value chains and the effects on smallholders and small-scale rural businesses. One of these chains is cocoa, where FTA researchers at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Bioversity International have looked at recent developments towards more sustainability, coming from global […]

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2016-05-27 06:00 |

Under Bradley’s leadership B&Q has moved to 100% responsibly sourced timber and is working towards all products being peat-free

Quiet tenacity, impressive determination and outstanding leadership are just some of the qualities Rachel Bradley’s colleagues point to when asked why they nominated her to be the Guardian Sustainable Business Unsung Hero 2016.

The reader-nominated award, the winner of which is chosen by public vote, recognises an employee who has gone beyond the...

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2016-05-27 04:52 | The District Government of Buol in Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia wants continued international support for a project led by the World Agroforestry Centre that helps with sustainable agricultural development based on agroforestry   Amiruddin Rauf, the head of...

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2016-05-27 03:49 |

The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund (the “Fund”), a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia, announced the recipients of its 2016 grants.

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