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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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2018-01-19 01:01 | Manila, Philippines, 19th January 2018—A new TRAFFIC study reveals a flourishing trade in reptiles on Facebook in the Philippines with rapidly growing membership in groups offering everything from Critically Endangered crocodiles to rare tortoises.

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2018-01-18 22:42 | Cumulative Effects are changes to the environmental, social and economic values - caused by the combined effect of past, present and potential future human activities & natural processes.

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2018-01-18 22:24 | Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction. The authors of the study say city planners, residents and other stakeholders should start looking within cities for natural resources and conserve the nature in our urban areas by planting more trees.

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2018-01-18 21:30 | Throughout the year, the SDG Knowledge Hub tracks actions to achieve each Goal, and reflections on progress and challenges. This brief highlights one story for each of the 17 SDGs, to provide a snapshot of key issues raised regarding that Goal in 2017. New features in 2017 included a weekly knowledge briefing and Generation 2030, a column for stories by and about youth, who will see the agenda through to 2030.

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2018-01-18 20:26 | Researchers have used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and how much lasting impact they had on the rainforest in the Amazon Basin in South America.

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2018-01-18 17:51 | The information presented in this report serves as a starting point for inves- tors to understand the growth opportunity in the restoration economy.

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2018-01-18 12:42 | Melaka, Malaysia, 18 January 2018—Smugglers dumped 300 birds into the sea on Tuesday while attempting to escape authorities, drowning most of the animals that were believed to have been collected in various Southeast Asian countries, for sale in Indonesia.

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2018-01-18 12:26 | ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2018 -- WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) has named James Armstrong vice president - Investor Relations.Armstrong brings more than 12 years of experience in investment analysis on both the sell and buy sides, specializing in the paper and packaging industry.

Most recently, Armstrong covered the paper, packaging and building materials industry through his own investment research firm. Prior to starting his own firm, he was vice president and chief technology officer...

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2018-01-18 12:21 | Jan 18,2017---On December 23, 2017 the new Voith XcelLine tissue machine TM 12 was successfully started up at Guangdong Lee & Man, taking only 28 minutes from “stock on wire” to “paper on reel”. From the very first parent roll produced, the tissue was of saleable quality. TM 12 was the fourth XcelLine tissue machine that was launched by Voith for Lee & Man in 2017; the previous three were TM 9, TM 10 and TM 11.

Thanks to the excellent cooperation between Lee & Man and...

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2018-01-18 11:24 |

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global organization to president and...

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2018-01-18 10:49 | The yearly open call for Formas research grants opens for applications the 1st of March, and closes the 12th of April, 2018. Applications are welcomed within the three main areas – environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. Start writing your application today!

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2018-01-18 10:46 |

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is returning to the Moncton Coliseum Complex this spring, with over three decades of bringing the industry together on a bi-annual basis. Taking place April 5th and 6th, the event is Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the colossal event, which attracted a record-breaking 14,700 visitors in 2016. Convenient online registration and full details are available on the show website:...

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2018-01-18 00:00 |

New research looks at community roles in tenure reform

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2018-01-17 23:55 | More than half of Europe’s forests have disappeared over the past 6000 years thanks to increasing demand for agricultural land and the use of wood as a source of fuel, new research led by the University of Plymouth suggests. Source: Science Daily Using pollen analysis from more than 1000 sites, scientists showed that more than two thirds of central and northern Europe would once have been covered by trees. Today, that is down to around a third, although in more western and coastal regions...

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2018-01-17 23:54 | As the European Union Parliament debates changes to a directive on renewable energy, more than 650 scientists have signed a letter demanding an amendment to the directive’s definition of forest biomass. Source: Forest News CIFOR Under the current definition, nations and industries can count as ‘renewable’ the energy sourced from burning trees that were cut down just for that purpose. The letter from scientists states that only the forest biomass from residues and waste left by trees cut down...

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2018-01-17 23:53 | More pop-up shops, high-rises made of wood and the demise of big box shopping malls — these are just some of the architecture trends you can expect to see in 2018. Source: ABC News Celebrated Brisbane architect Michael Rayner said tastes were changing when it came to spaces in which people lived, worked and shopped. “The new public space isn’t the static space anymore; it’s something where events keep changing, programming keeps changing,” he said. “I think there...

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2018-01-17 23:51 | The boss of a timber mill has played down the number of complaints lodged about its smoke emissions, pointing out the mill was once on the outskirts of town, but is now surrounded by houses. Sources: The Marlborough Express, Stuff NZ Neighbours of Timberlink in Burleigh, Blenheim have filed 18 complaints about smoke in the last four years, but only one resulted in punitive action, records requested under the Official Information Act reveal. Timberlink has to obey strict rules about releasing...

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2018-01-17 23:50 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is calling for a ban of single use light weight plastic bags nationally. Source: Timberbiz “It is good to see that many jurisdictions have already taken the step to ban single use light weight plastic bags,” CEO of AFPA, Mr Ross Hampton said. “It is now important that this effective measure is adopted nationally to realise the full environmental benefits. The UK Government has just announced it will eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042...

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2018-01-17 23:50 | The Forest Owners Association is paying tribute to Jim Anderton for his contribution to the forest industry. Source: Scoop NZ President Peter Clark says Jim Anderton had a keen eye for the significance of forestry in the New Zealand economy and appreciated targeted government support was a critical factor in its development. “As Forestry Minister in the 2005 government, Jim was at the forefront of getting the different parts of the supply chain together with his Forest Industry Development...

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