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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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2014-09-02 11:14 | After a nine-week downtime, Norske Skog's Skogn mill has restarted newsprint production, according to Euwid. on its PM 2 after a nine-week downtime. 30,000 t of paper were taken from the market.

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2014-09-02 11:14 | ABB has received an order for electrification of a new pulp mill to be built in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The order comprises supply of medium and low voltage switchgears, distribution transformers, motors, drives and project services.

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    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a partner of the Global Landscapes Forum, is participating in a Field Dialogue on Changing Outlooks for Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests (4Fs) in Finland from 2-5 September. The WBCSD has recently visualized the pressure on forests world wide through increasing resources need. A sub-group of the Council brings together major […]

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2014-09-02 09:21 | The internationally operating Edelmann Group has developed an intelligently constructed folding carton for the cream pots of the dm brand “Balea”, which stands out thanks to its ease of use.

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2014-09-02 09:21 | KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announces that its mill in Longview, Washington, has now been certified according to both the SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody standards, the highest levels of sustainable forestry certifications available.

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2014-09-02 08:20 | mongabay.com, 28 August 2014 | Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, says it will start mixing palm oil-based biofuel with its jet fuel as part of an initiative to "reduce" carbon emissions, reports The Jakarta Post. Novianto Herupratomo, Garuda's operational director, said crude palm oil would be mixed into avtur — aviation turbine fuel — starting in 2016. “We hope that the biofuel can be produced on a large scale so the price will be relatively the same as avtur," was quoted as...

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2014-09-01 20:47 | By Jeff Spross, Climate Progress, 25 August 2014 | Wildfires are taking off in Canada as the country goes through one of its hottest and driest summers in decades. Wildfire activity in the Northwest Territories is more than six times higher than its 25-year average, and as of August 23 a total of 162 wildfires were burning in British Columbia. The latter province has seen 1,269 wildfires so far this year, along with 314,895 hectares of land burned — almost equivalent to 2010, when the province...

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2014-09-01 20:45 | Kaieteur News, 30 August 2014 | Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud yesterday reaffirmed that Guyana stands on firm ground in asserting that its forest is well-managed and has consistently reflected a low deforestation rate of less than 0.1 percent and has reported a verified low rate of illegality. He was at the time speaking at the closing of a weeklong international exchange workshop on Community Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (CMRVs) organised by the World...

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2014-09-01 20:41 | By Mike Scott, Forbes, 26 August 2014 | [W]hile divestment campaigns such as 350.org’s are gaining momentum among high-profile but relatively small investors such as Storebrand, the Norwegian fund, and Stanford University, for bigger institutions selling out of fossil fuels is more problematic, says a new white paper from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the research group. The paper looks at what divestment on a trillion dollar scale would look like. Oil & gas and coal companies form one of...

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2014-09-01 20:39 | By Simon Evans, The Carbon Brief, 27 August 2014 | There's a growing global campaign to stop investments in the fossil fuel industry. The British Medical Association, the World Council of Churches and Stanford University are among those pledging to take their money out of oil, coal and gas firms. But if the idea catches on, it won't just cause headaches for oil moguls. Investment managers will be scratching their heads too. If they can't invest in fossil fuel firms, where should they put their...

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2014-09-01 20:37 | BusinessGreen, 1 September 2014 | The French government has stressed it wants to deliver a "legally binding" climate change agreement at the UN's Paris summit in late 2015, arguing that it represents the primary goal of the crucial meeting. Speaking at the Annual French Ambassadors Conference in Paris late last week, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is expected to have a central role at the UN climate summit, indicated that success or failure of the summit would be measured against its...

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2014-09-01 20:36 | Xinhua, 27 August 2014 | China's carbon emission has declined by 5 percent this year, the largest progress in recent years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. "China's economy maintained medium-high growth in the first half of this year while its carbon emission has achieved the largest reduction this year, down by 5 percent year on year," Li said in his talks with Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, an island country in the Caribbean. Browne is on his first China...

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2014-09-01 20:35 | Reuters, 25 August 2014 | European carbon prices edged lower in thin trade on Monday ahead of an increase in supply from government sales of carbon allowances. Front-year EU Allowance (EUA) futures closed at 6.34 euros, down 4 cents on Friday's settlement. Liquidity was poor with around 4 million allowances of all vintages changing hands across all platforms as many traders were absent from their desks due to a national holiday in Britain. "The biweekly UK auction on Wednesday as well as the...

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2014-09-01 20:19 | By Tony La Viña, The Jakarta Globe, 28 August 2014 | In December, climate negotiators will converge in Lima, Peru, for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It will mark a milestone for the Durban Platform on Enhanced Action, the process established in 2011 that is supposed to end with a new climate change agreement at the 2015 COP in Paris. As the new agreement takes shape, it is clear that forest landscapes will be part of the negotiating...

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2014-09-01 20:18 | By Mark Foss, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 26 August 2014 | Meat. Woodfuel. Spices. Forests provide all these and more, yet the role of these products on rural livelihoods is still coming into focus. A comparative study on the relative role of these non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in supporting livelihoods in three West African countries has reaffirmed the benefits of seeing forests in a wider context. The study examined the relative importance of forest-related income for some 1,000 rural...

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2014-09-01 20:16 | By Terry Sutherland, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 27 August 2014 | The terms “landscapes,” “landscape approaches” and “integrated landscape management,” among similar “landscape-focused” terminology, underpin much of the discourse in contemporary research, donor and development circles related to conservation, agriculture and other land uses. The plethora of terms is both confusing and yet pervasive. As such, an agreed understanding on what such “landscape approaches” represent conceptually or...

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2014-09-01 20:15 | By Megan Darby, RTCC, 29 August 2014 | When and if heads of state turn up to Ban Ki-moon’s climate summit next month, there will be many ideas competing for their attention. The UN secretary general has given them 11 hours to cover everything from climate science to finance. Dirk Forrister, head of the International Emissions Trading Association, tells RTCC why carbon markets should top the agenda. He says: “In the business community, they know there are a great number of technological...

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