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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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2016-04-29 12:00 | They’re cool, green and fragrant, ringing with only the sounds of creatures, squeaking tree limbs and wind. They put us smack dab in the middle of nature. In short, forests speak to our souls.

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2016-04-29 09:48 | Taronga, Australia, 29th April 2016—An international campaign to stop the massive illegal trade in wildlife will engage world zoos and their supporters in a powerful community campaign to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

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2016-04-29 09:10 | Global food and development policies are increasingly being supported by crop models, but current modelling approaches are unfit for this purpose. The models in use, many of which were developed in the 1970s and 1980s for high-input monoculture...

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2016-04-29 06:30 |

Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire Not a carpet of bluebells, but a scattering of sweet hyacinth, celandines and anemones

I propose that a few hours spent in an English wood in the full flush of spring is an experience that leaves all such time investors revitalised and calmed.

Fineshade Wood is not furnished with a wall to wall carpet of bluebells, although sufficient in places to provide wafts of sweet hyacinth fragrance. This Forestry Commission-owned, largely...

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2016-04-29 05:58 |

New research finds plantation development in peatlands in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia has increased 37 percent in the past five years, with emissions from peat draining amounting to 55 tons of CO2 per hectare in 2014.

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2016-04-29 05:14 |

From industrial concessions to community forests, new research looks at what constitutes responsible forest management.

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2016-04-29 03:14 | 28 April 2016 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) organised a seminar on bamboo as a tribute to an outstanding bamboo scientist, Prof. Walter Liese at FRIM in Kepong this morning. This seminar aimed to commemorate the 90th birthday of this prolific scientist as well as announce the soft launch of ASEAN Bamboo Seminar […]

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2016-04-28 23:05 | The huge breadth of activities undertaken by PEFC members around the world was clear to see today, as we entered the second day of our annual Members Meeting. From capturing the imagination of children, teenagers and students to forging dynamic new partnerships in person and online, our members...

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2016-04-28 23:00 | Many know about America’s Great Plains, the vast, far-as-you-can-see mostly flat lands in the country’s interior west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains, consisting of prairie, steppe and grasslands. The 20 national grasslands and the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie are part of this heartland tapestry, rich in stories about history, ecological [...]

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2016-04-28 17:31 |

 

Wood fuel prices have decreased over the last three quarters to an average of $20.74 per ton in 1Q2016. The market is on a declining trend as prices for substitute energy sources (i.e. natural gas and electricity) have declined and recent supplies of wood fuel have increased. Purchasers have reacted opportunistically by decreasing delivered prices....

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2016-04-28 16:39 | “Conservation efforts in the Congo Basin are mostly failing to protect forests and biodiversity, having serious negative impacts on local populations, and for these reasons are probably unsustainable.” That’s the conclusion of a major new report by Rainforest Foundation UK, released last week. The report is titled, “Protected areas in …...

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2016-04-28 11:52 | 28 April, 2016

INDONESIA: The Yerisiam Gua, an indigenous people in Nabire district in Indonesian Papua have filed a complaint with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil against the palm oil developer, PT Nabire Baru. Despite being a subsidiary of an RSPO member, the company has been taking over and clearing community lands without the community’ agreement and despite repeated appeals by the community to the company...

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2016-04-28 09:26 | A group of PEFC National members moved a step closer to achieving their “Qualified PEFC Chain of Custody Trainer” status yesterday with the conclusion of the first PEFC NGB Qualified Trainer Program (QTP) session. The PEFC QTP is a program to enable PEFC National members (also known...

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2016-04-28 08:14 | 26 April 2016 (Tuesday) – Sixteen students from University of Toronto, Canada, concluded their week long study visit in Malaysia with a four-day programme from 21-24 April at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Research Station in Pasoh (SPF Pasoh), Simpang Pertang, Negeri Sembilan. The programme led by Prof. Sean Thomas and Prof. Fred Pinto […]

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2016-04-28 07:56 | By Kristi Foster Rural farmers in many parts of the world are already using ‘smart’ agricultural practices like intercropping, agroforestry and rainwater harvesting. But what if those practices benefitted the livelihoods and landscapes of millions more? Climate-smart agriculture,...

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2016-04-28 04:35 |

The US housing market last year didn’t bode well for one valuable resource – timber, but that is only one ring in a tree’s long life. Source: Think Advisor The advantage in investing in timber, as an asset class is optionality: Unlike other farm products, you can harvest your product when the price is right. As the sustainable investment market continues to grow and gain importance in the financial world – Morningstar just released a report that more than US$6 trillion in US assets under...

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2016-04-28 04:34 |

A Papua New Guinea Forest official says logging companies are continuing to resist conservation policies put in place by the government. Source: Radio New Zealand Programs such as Redd-plus, initiated by the United Nations, have been established in countries like PNG to help curb global emissions through conserving and restoring degraded forests. A senior forest officer at the PNG-based organisation Partners with Melanesia, Kenn Mondiai, said a forest policy established by the government in...

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2016-04-28 04:33 |

A landmark commitment by one of the world’s largest producers of tissue and paper to stop cutting down Indonesia’s prized tropical forests is under renewed scrutiny as the company prepares to open a giant pulp mill in South Sumatra. Sources: AAP, Yahoo 7 To fanfare more than three years ago, Asia Pulp and Paper promised to use only plantation woods after an investigation by one of its strongest critics, Greenpeace, showed its products were partly made from the pulp of endangered...

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2016-04-28 04:33 |

Three logging trucks rolled on bends in New Zealand’s Whangarei in one week and police said speed and possibly fatigue were factors in the crashes. Source: Radio New Zealand Kim Simpson, who lives above a blind bend on Patutahi Road, said at least three people had been run off the road by log trucks, including her husband on his quad bike, and the rural delivery contractor. She said the trucks swung out wide onto the wrong side of the road to take the bend at 40 kilometres per hour, when...

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2016-04-28 04:32 |

Christchurch’s Avon River red zone could kick-start an ambitious national goal of creating 1.3 million hectares of new forest to improve health, wealth, and wellbeing, according to Christchurch red zone campaigners. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ Avon-Otakaro Network, Greening the Red Zone, and Avon-Otakaro Park congratulate business and environmental lobby group Pure Advantage on its ground breaking discussion paper, Our Forest Future which was just released. “This concept is so timely for...

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