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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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2018-02-20 22:11 |

Debate has erupted over a development plan for Panama’s Coiba National Park — a World Heritage Site.  Critics are worried it could unleash harmful development and be a bellwether for plans to degrade and damage other protected areas around the world.

Coiba is an island chain and vast marine area in Panama’s Pacific coast.  It contains massive reefs and...

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2018-02-20 21:05 |

In 2017, Nepal held its first local elections in 20 years, a test of the country’s fledgling democracy after a slow recovery from civil war. Nearly 2,000 of those elected to local office were members of the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN), a coalition representing 8.5 million Indigenous Peoples and local communities, almost a third of Nepal’s population. This is a game-changer for both the local people who protect Nepal’s forests and for Nepal’s democracy itself. These...

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2018-02-20 20:35 | Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming.

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2018-02-20 16:58 | Many drivers of deforestation lie outside the forest sector and are rooted in wider social and economic issues. With collective action now, we can address the global challenge of deforestation, achieve our targets, and ensure that the world today, and in the future, continues to enjoy all of the goods and services that forests provide.

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2018-02-20 15:21 | The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.

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2018-02-20 15:21 | The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.

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2018-02-20 13:31 |

NY Timber will be merged with existing Cairngorm portfolio company Thornbridge, which Cairngorm picked up in November last year, the private equity firm’s first investment from Cairngorm Capital II.

The merger is Cairngorm’s latest step in its bid to consolidate the UK value-added timber distribution market. The combined group will generate revenues of over £50m (€44.4m) across its 15...

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2018-02-20 13:14 |

Rayonier reports Q4 net income of US$64.2M, on revenues of US$239.7M, up from income a year ago of US$48.3M on revenues of US$229.3M, and 2017 net income of US$148.8M on revenues of US$819.6M. It’s reported that the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand and Real Estate performed strongly for the company.

For New Zealand, fourth quarter sales of $59.3 million increased $9.2 million, or 18%, versus the prior year period. Harvest volumes increased 16% to...

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2018-02-20 13:02 | Pretoria, South Africa, 20th February 2018—Representatives from South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) based in Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal today received mobile trailers with everything needed to carry out detailed forensic wildlife crime scene investigations in even the remotest of locations.

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2018-02-20 12:47 |

Log export prices are having a 25-year high, with southern industry insiders optimistic longer-term gains are likely to be sustained. As of December 17, key indicator the At Wharf Gate price for A-grade logs 30cm or more at the small end, stood at $148 per export cubic metre, according to the latest available data from PF Olsen Ltd.

Invercargill-based Log Marketing NZ Ltd general manager Greg Lindsay said that put average prices at their highest since August 1993. The peak had been...

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2018-02-20 11:45 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, is opening a new factory installation and competence centre in Meppel, the Netherlands, during the first quarter of 2018. The new centre will offer FrameWorksTM subframes, truck bodies and complete vehicle solutions for Hiab’s European customer base. It is the global competence centre for Hiab FrameWorks installations as well as the distribution centre for Hiab FrameWorks kits.

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2018-02-20 10:05 |

La degradación de la naturaleza está socavando la seguridad y la paz de miles de millones de personas en todo el mundo –no...

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2018-02-20 10:01 | Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 19th February 2018—The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and TRAFFIC today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to intensify collaboration on areas of mutual interest, in particular on furthering the aims of EAZA’s Silent Forest campaign.

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2018-02-20 09:45 |

La dégradation de la nature ébranle la sécurité et la paix de milliards de personnes dans le monde - et pourtant, nous en...

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2018-02-20 09:45 |

The degradation of nature is undermining the security and peace of billions of people worldwide – yet we know little of how...

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2018-02-20 09:21 | The environmental rationale for protecting forests is well known. Lesser known, but equally significant, is the role of forest products. Forest products are key to a green economy, an economy that relies on sustainable materials with a minimal environmental footprint. This is the spirit of the...

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2018-02-20 09:11 |

Estimados Miembros y asociados de la UICN:

Bienvenidos a Crossroads –un blog de la UICN que estamos lanzando para conmemorar el 70.o...

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2018-02-20 09:11 |

Chers Membres et partenaires de l’UICN,

Bienvenue à Crossroads – un blog de l’UICN que nous lançons à l’occasion du 70ème anniversaire...

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2018-02-20 09:11 |

Dear IUCN Members and partners,

Welcome to Crossroads – an IUCN blog which we are launching to mark the 70th anniversary of the...

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2018-02-20 09:00 | Focalis värdinstitution Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum byter namn till Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling. Detta på grund av ett förnyat samverkansavtal mellan Chalmers och Göteborgs Universitet med större fokus på hållbar utveckling och FN:s 17 globala mål för hållbar utveckling.

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