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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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2016-06-24 20:39 |

Housing starts slowed in May despite consistently warm weather (ideal for building) throughout the US and a stock market that remains unexpectedly strong. Even though 1Q2016 corporate earnings reports were largely lackluster and the US dollar (USD) continues to lose strength globally, southern yellow pine (SYP) prices remain strong...

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2016-06-24 18:02 | I’m guessing, but you probably don’t need me to tell you that more than half of the population the United Kingdom has just voted to leave the European Union. More than half of the population that voted, that is – 28% didn’t vote. I’m shocked, and struggling to think about … read more...

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2016-06-24 17:15 | It is time to celebrate in the Netherlands as the country’s first forest owners receive their PEFC forest management certificates. This means that 2,470 hectares of Dutch forests are now PEFC-certified. “It’s great that we can finally offer a choice to Dutch forest...

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2016-06-24 16:16 | LTS Africa recently finalised Kenya’s National Adaptation Plan 2015-2030 (NAP) which aims “to consolidate the country’s vision on adaptation supported by macro-level adaptation actions that relate with the economic sectors and county level vulnerabilities in order to enhance long term … Continue reading →

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2016-06-24 11:42 | As part of integrated landscape initiatives, organizations increasingly invest in multi-stakeholder collaboration – often in the form of a multi-stakeholder platform. These are institutional coordination mechanisms that enable discussions, negotiations and joint planning about complex natural resources management issues between stakeholders from various sectors in a given landscape. The objectives of multi-stakeholder platforms may change along the way. With growing investments in such...

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2016-06-24 10:19 |

By Marianne Gadeberg. Originally published by the Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. The ‘Global Landscape Forum – the Investment Case’ convened in London earlier this month with the aim of mitigating climate change and reducing poverty through investments in landscape restoration. Events like this one are desperately needed to ensure private-sector involvement in conservation […]

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2016-06-24 09:49 | At the launch of the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas, experts shone a spotlight on the astonishing biodiversity in the soil, which supports food production, clean water, human health, and environmental sustainability. The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas— the outstanding...

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2016-06-24 09:21 |

Fourth installment in a series of interviews from the 2016 Global Landscapes Forum - The Investment Case

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2016-06-24 06:44 |

Firefighters have used information compiled with remote sensing technology to help contain several wildfires blazing through southern California this summer.

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2016-06-24 02:39 | The graphic below shows pallet weights for bales of woody biomass made by Forest Concepts’ prototype baler from August 20, 2015 to June 10, 2016. The bales were stacked two per pallet and stored in the open at Forest Concepts’ facility in Auburn, Wash. Pallets 1 and 2 were baled from very dry (about 23-25% […]

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2016-06-24 02:33 |

Agroforestry is a “back to the future” concept, advocating a return to the origins of farming —trees and fields— rather than the modern concept of huge monocultures, says Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), one of the six institutions that form the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. In a recent interview with the specialized […]

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2016-06-24 01:00 | “Illegal logging is not just a forest problem, it is also part of the financial basis of international organised crime,” Helesen said. “This is another reason why we raise this issue higher on the agenda.”

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2016-06-24 00:31 | Dozens of international forest industry and government leaders gathered in June for a Canada Wood  reception that marked the start of Vancouver’s five-day Wood Best Practices: Industry Forum. Among the guests were Minister Steve Thomson, Minister Teresa Wat and NRCan Assistant Deputy Minister Glenn Mason.   The forum was delivered by Forestry Innovation Investment and designed to enhance working relationships and strengthen opportunities for British …

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2016-06-23 22:00 | Every year in the U.S. roughly 200 people are killed in as many as 2 million wildlife-vehicle collisions and at a cost of more than $8 billion, according to the Western Transportation Institute. But the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station scientists, along with their collaborators in the Highway 89 Stewardship Team, are paving [...]

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2016-06-23 21:46 |

By Madelon Lohbeck The Bonn challenge aims to restore 350 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 of which currently almost 100 million hectares has been committed through various initiatives. Restoration is a global priority; not only to restore the productivity of degraded and unproductive land, but also because promoting tree cover will increase carbon […]

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2016-06-23 19:08 | Shortly after receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University, Robin McCarthy returned to Maine and joined our communications team. Welcome, Robin! This week, Robin is in Belize facilitating a staff storytelling training. Following the training, she’ll be visiting partner families in Otoxha, Belize and getting fully immersed in our program. While in Belize, Robin has taken over our Instagram. Follow her trip at @sustharvintl or #2016robintakeover! 

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2016-06-23 17:42 |

Near the end of May, a caribou died on a mountainside. We know this because it happened to be wearing a radio-collar for research. If the collar doesn't move for eight hours, it sends out a mortality signal and we make arrangements to investigate the site, ideally within 24 hours.

This time the Caribou Program's efforts were frustrated for three weeks as weather and circumstance prevented a safe helicopter flight...

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2016-06-23 11:43 | June 23,2016 --CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) hereby announces the appointment of Sylvain Lhôte as its new Director General. As of 5 September 2016, Sylvain Lhôte will take over from the current Acting Director General, Jori Ringman. Mr Lhôte is currently Vice-president Governmental Affairs in Europe for Alcoa, the leading aluminium and light metals engineering group.



“We are very pleased to welcome Sylvain Lhôte on board and are sure his...

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2016-06-23 11:42 | June 23,2016 --Heidenheim, Germany: Voith has developed a ‘Seal Wear Monitoring’ system which will make sealing strip replacement easier to plan in future. Used for the first time at Swiss company Model, it helps minimize unscheduled downtimes due to roll failure or sealing strip wear or defects. The technology is one of Voith’s innovations from its Papermaking 4.0 range and enables paper producers to also take a significant step towards ‘smart factory’ conversion.

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2016-06-23 11:41 | June 23,2016 --As a responsible manufacturer of speciality papers, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has now been certified with the PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody for the first time, whilst at the same time the existing FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification has been successfully renewed.

The conscious use of resources and the sustainable production of premium speciality papers is a special concern for Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. As a result of this, in addition to ISO 9001 (quality management), the two...

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