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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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2017-08-21 15:50 |

Food assistance needs in 2017 are unprecedented, say FEWS-Net, an early warning system pioneered by the US government. Famine threatens South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Ethiopia is also included within the top 5 areas of highest concern....

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2017-08-21 15:12 |

Soil carbon could help mitigate significant greenhouse gas emissions, while also supporting food production and adaptation to climate change.

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2017-08-21 15:11 |

CEPI's Director General Sylvain L'hôte sat down recently with journalist Jean-Francois Munster of Belgian daily newsaper Le Soir to talk about climate change, innovation and CEPI's 2050 'Investment Roadmap'

Read the full article in French below

 

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2017-08-21 13:19 | Participate, partner, promote or pitch a solution: there are many ways you can get involved with the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART. And we are looking forward to hearing from you! Our two-day dialogue (16-17 November 2017; Helsinki, Finland) will explore and discover...

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2017-08-21 10:03 |

As part of a new interdisciplinary partnership, IIED will be working with sector experts, scientists and practitioners to better understand and manage the growing competition for land in sub-Saharan Africa, as governments seek to balance food production with forest conservation targets.

Africa's forests are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world, losing almost three million hectares a year between...

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2017-08-21 09:19 | ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 -- At drinktec 2017, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) will reveal a new packaging machinery system and state-of-the-art robotic integration capabilities for the beverage industry, along with other industry-leading machinery and carton solutions.

For the first time, the company will demonstrate ReShape™, a revolutionary technology capable of creating virtually any pack configuration seamlessly with one piece of packaging equipment. With ReShape,...

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2017-08-21 09:18 | Äänekoski, Finland---Aug 21,2017 --International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill (metsagroup.com) with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. All ANDRITZ processes were started up successfully according to the agreed schedules.

The core equipment supplied by ANDRITZ originates mainly from Finland, with a significant part being fabricated at the...

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2017-08-21 09:15 | Jiangsu, China-- Aug 21,2017 -- In February 2017 Bohui Paper Group contracted Voith to supply a new board machine. The BM 4 will be built at Dafeng in the Chinese province Jiangsu and following completion will be one of the largest board machines in the world. Voith will supply the complete XcelLine process line from wet end process to winder. This reduces the number of interfaces for the customer to a minimum and provides cost transparency for the entire project.

The order is...

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2017-08-21 09:12 | Aug 21, 2017---There has been an encouraging trend in both divisions over the first six months of the 2017 financial year. The paper division is benefiting from the excellent reputation that its products enjoy on the market, with distribution focusing increasingly on the sale of high-margin speciality papers. Efficiency gains at the company's mills are also increasing profitability. The real estate division achieved higher rental income and is developing according to plan, with a focus on the...

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2017-08-21 09:00 | Cambridge, UK, 21st August 2017–Today marks the launch of the first ever “FairWild Week” - a digital event celebrating the often-overlooked role played by wild plant ingredients in homes, communities and supply-chains across the globe.

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2017-08-21 09:00 |

OTTAWA, ON and WASHINGTON, DC The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) welcomed two new officers and one new member to its Board of Directors: Mark Rodgers as Board Chair, Guy Gleysteen as Vice Chair, and Laura Downey as a new member in the social chamber. These new members will play a key role as SFI continues to enhance the sustainability of well‑managed forests and the communities that depend on them across the U.S. and Canada.

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2017-08-21 07:32 | Now it is possible to validate your land cover map – for free, on the internet! And above that, you can share it with others to do the validation together. Accuracy assessment, or validation, is a key process in the … Continue reading →

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2017-08-21 04:01 |

Urban forests offer a wide range of environmental services, such as stormwater management, air pollution mitigation, reduced air temperatures (Urban Heat Island mitigation), wildlife habitat, aesthetic appeal and visual barriers.

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2017-08-19 06:07 |

My name is Uslaini, my nickname is Chaus and I’m the Director of WALHI Sumatera Barat in Indonesia. My passion in life is helping rural communities to have a better life, and this is WALHI’s passion too, so I really love my job.

I come from a farming family, I’m the sixth of seven children, and we all had to help in our home and in the fields to earn enough to cover our school fees. I want ...

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2017-08-19 05:47 |

Fire agencies are preparing for the eclipse hordes, in the midst of a large fire season.

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2017-08-19 05:34 |

If you’re a rural landowner of Gullah heritage, you are a sort of guinea pig and may not know it.

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2017-08-19 05:29 |

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.

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2017-08-19 04:57 |

Fire fighters from the Saanich Peninsula recently joined other nearly 4,000 fire fighters from across B.C. and around the world, to combat wildfires in B.C.'s interior in what is quickly becoming the worst wildfire season on record.

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