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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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2014-10-22 23:53 | By Sisonke Msimang, africasacountry.com, 19 October 2014 | The Ebola crisis in Liberia has also shone a spotlight on the faults of the international development system that has propped up Sirleaf’s political leadership. In many ways, one could argue that Ebola serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of ignoring cronyism in countries where a government that is friendly to Western governments is in place. Liberia is one of the most dependent countries on Earth: 73% of its gross national...

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2014-10-22 23:47 | environmentalresearchweb, 20 October 2014 | Rane Cortez from The Nature Conservancy, Chief of Party of the Allianza MREDD+ states, “Mexico is quickly becoming a leader on REDD+ and can serve as a model for other countries. This biomass map and dataset represent one of the important advancements that Mexico has made in developing its national monitoring system and will help the country prioritize its strategies and investments for reducing emissions from deforestation.” This work was made...

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2014-10-22 23:27 | By Kevin Smith, World Development Movement, 22 October 2014 | Representatives from Colombia and Indonesia have arrived in London to tell the BHP Billiton board that coal-mining is destroying communities. On Thursday morning the board of controversial mining company BHP Billiton will be facing a series of angry community representatives at their AGM who have come to London to describe the impact that coal mining is having in different parts of the world. We're going to be supporting them in a...

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2014-10-22 23:16 | With an astonishing 40% of Nepal’s population involved in community forestry, the importance of this community-based forestry in the country cannot be overstated. In fact, over a quarter (or 1.6 million hectares) of the total forest area in Nepal is managed by more than 18,000 community forestry...

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2014-10-22 20:49 | By Asa Strong Mt. Mulanje is a large monadnock (relatively isolated hill or mountain) in Southern Malawi, an hour’s drive east of the commercial hub of Blantyre. The granite rocks from its 20 peaks jut 2,500 meters or more into the air, towering over the relatively flat landscape that surrounds them. The mountain area is […]

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2014-10-22 19:48 |

If all goes as planned, come fall term 2017, Oregon State University’s College of Forestry will be housed in what Dean Thomas Maness describes as “a showpiece on the OSU campus.”(more)

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2014-10-22 19:05 | The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry joined the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York Biomass Energy Alliance Oct. 22 in celebrating National Bioenergy Day with activities to educate the public about cleaner, more efficient ways to heat with wood and the value of sustainable forestry.

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2014-10-22 18:41 | During the 20th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM20) of the Environment Management Group (EMG), senior management of 38 UN agencies, multilateral agreement bodies and intergovernmental financial institutions focused on coherence in environmental programming, sustainable operations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The senior officials also undertook important discussions on the Group's contribution to the preparation of a UN System-Wide Strategy on the Environment.

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2014-10-22 17:14 | Warren, a UK-based independent cartonboard and graphical board stockist, have announced a number of additions and increases to their range of high quality boards.

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2014-10-22 16:53 |

The 3000MW Dibang dam, rejected twice as it would submerge vast tracts of biologically rich forests, is to be cleared but huge local opposition could still stall the project

Six years ago, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the 3000MW Dibang multipurpose dam project. The dam, to be built across the Dibang river, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, will be the countrys largest. The...

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2014-10-22 16:39 | By Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com, 21 October 2014 | A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report published by Greenomics, an Indonesian environmental group. The report focuses on the zero deforestation policy established in 2011...

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2014-10-22 16:24 |

Gifts that Grow help communities across the African drylands transform their lives and protect their environment. TREE AID’s charity gifts are suitable for all occasions: Christmas, birthdays, weddings – or simply to say “thank you”. Gifts start from as little as £5 and include: Trees & Seedlings: Mango, Baobab, Shea and more – give a villager a miracle tree from just £10! Tree [...]

The post...

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2014-10-22 16:21 | A company called Sterling and Bond is cold calling people to persuade them to convert their near-worthless carbon credits into a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scheme. There’s an advanced fee involved. And it’s a ridiculously obvious scam. Sterling and Bond put out a press release today, telling us that … read more...

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2014-10-22 15:13 | The Czech company Papcel has merged with its French competitor and thus expanded its production range and markets portfolio.

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2014-10-22 14:53 |

A partnership between state and industry in Borneo has helped cut malaria cases by 96% in less than 20 years

Malaria is often associated with Africa, but the disease is rampant in the Asia Pacific region too. In countries such as India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, almost 30m cases are reported every year, resulting in an estimated 42,000 deaths.

The regions national governments...

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2014-10-22 14:37 | For the fourth academic year in a row, Sylva has supported a DPhil student in the Department of Plant Sciences with the Oxford–Sylva Foundation Graduate Scholarship. Current Oxford-Sylva Scholar Louise Hill, now in the second year of her DPhil, was interviewed recently . . .

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2014-10-22 14:13 | You can register for the November ThinkForest event- Forests and the bioeconomy: future steps. The European forest-based sector is undergoing more significant structural changes than for decades, and the next 20 years are likely to change the sector even more. Many … Continue reading →

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2014-10-22 13:59 | TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) proudly celebrates that over the past five years some 157,000 tons of cartons have been diverted from Canadian landfi...

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2014-10-22 13:19 | Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) recently reported third quarter net income of $104 million, or $1.06 per share.

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2014-10-22 13:13 |

Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor stopped by
Fecon in Lebanon, Ohio, as part of US
Agriculture Day to discuss
agriculture in Ohio as well as manufacturing jobs in Southwest Ohio.
The Governor and Lt. Governor toured the factory during
their visit. Kasich spoke of his work with Jobs Ohio, a non-profit, business
focused group that is working to open international markets. One of the goals
is to not only have...

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