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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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2018-06-12 00:19 | New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have released a consultation paper proposing 12 improvements to forestry regulations in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS). Source: Timberbiz “Expanding the forestry industry’s capacity is essential to the success of the One Billion Trees program, and ensuring the ETS works better is an integral part of this,” Mr Jones said. “We have listened to the sector and these improvements are another step...

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2018-06-12 00:18 | Forestry services firm PF Olsen Ltd has announced a replacement CEO for Peter Clark when he steps down at the end of September this year.  Source: Timberbiz Te Kapunga Dewes will join the Rotorua headquartered company as CEO. Mr Dewes has a strong background in forestry and wood processing and for 7 years was the NZ General Manager for Contract Resources, a substantial firm servicing the energy sector. He has a degree in Forestry from Canterbury University, and an MBA with distinction from...

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2018-06-12 00:17 | HVP Plantations has announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Rob Hescock, who has held the position of General Manager Northern Region at HVP Plantations since 2010. Source: Timberbiz Prior to his time at HVP, Mr Hescock held a series of operational roles across forestry in Australia and the US. The General Manager Northern Region role vacated by Mr Hescock has also been filled by Anne Partridge who has been promoted to the leadership team in this role. HVP Plantations...

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2018-06-12 00:14 | Across Australia, award-winning architect Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia, is entering the living rooms and devices of hundreds of thousands of people, with news about the wellbeing, productivity and other advantages of wood for Planet Ark and Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). Source: Timberbiz The commercials, produced under Planet Ark’s Make It Wood brand and co-branded Wood. Naturally Better will run on free-to-air and pay TV in metropolitan and major regional...

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2018-06-11 21:21 | As we celebrated World Environment Day last week, our 2018 PEFC Photo Contest came to close – and we cannot believe how many amazing photos you have submitted! More than 12,000 photos from around the world, celebrating everything that forests provide and stand for, were entered into the...

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2018-06-11 20:10 |

Kelowna, BC – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) today announced the winners of the 50th Annual BC Lumber Grading Championship held in Kelowna on May 26, 2018. The only competition of its kind in the world, top lumber graders from around the province gather to demonstrate their skills in their craft. To compete, […]

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2018-06-11 13:11 | In september there will be a conference about Landscape Management in Prague. The conference will be about new ways of gathering and processing data and remote sensing, the impact of climate change, modelling and how to bridge the gap between science and practice. Kristina Blennow, professor of Landscape Analysis, Swedish…

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2018-06-11 03:45 |

The annual Beijing-based training for bamboo and rattan development begins 8 June 2018 – The Seminar on Bamboo and Rattan for Poverty Alleviation and Social Development for Developing Countries 2018 opened today in Beijing, China. The seminar, which is funded by China’s Ministry of Commerce and run by INBAR and the International Bamboo and Rattan […]

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2018-06-11 03:42 | The goal of this Forum is to celebrate results and identify remaining challenges 10 years after reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) was included in the climate change negotiations, and to advance strategies for mobilizing forests to help achieve the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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2018-06-11 00:00 |

2018 Call for concept notes: the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs with the EU


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2018-06-10 07:00 |

UD engineers convert commonly discarded material into high-performance adhesive

Whether you're wrapping a gift or bandaging a wound, you rely on an adhesive to get the job done.

These sticky substances often are made from petroleum-derived materials, but what if there was a more sustainable way to make them? Now, a team of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a novel process to make tape out of a major component of trees and plants called...

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2018-06-10 00:00 |

Read about major recent and forthcoming activities of FAO Forestry and its partners in the latest issue of the Department’s e-newsletter, inFO news.


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2018-06-09 13:28 | In constantly changing market conditions, it can be difficult to remain a leader, to increase production capacity and to invest in modern technologies and equipment. How SVEZA Group manages to lead, is the question the correspondent of our agency asked the General Director of SVEZA, Anatoly Frishman.   — Anatoly, please tell us, how much […]

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2018-06-08 20:55 | Kathy Martin has been elected President of the American Ornithological Society, serving from 2018 to 2020.

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2018-06-08 15:06 |

Experts meet in Nairobi to take stock on implementation In 2017, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the Integrated Approach Programme on Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa, a major initiative bringing together a...

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2018-06-08 15:05 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th June 2018—Wildlife cybercrime in Peninsular Malaysia took a hit this month with authorities netting over 680 wild animals and parts in three separate raids.

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2018-06-08 14:29 |

ForestTECH is this region’s premier technology series. It’s run for Australasia’s forest resource managers, planners, inventory foresters and GIS and mapping specialists by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). Since 2007, it’s the one event every year that focuses on this particular part of the forestry industry.

Forest owners, forestry mangers, key researchers and technology providers are also now picking up the opportunity of building in their own client meetings,...

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2018-06-08 14:07 | Masses of forestry debris that flooded a small town north of Gisborne has created a NZ$10 million cleanup, but questions have been raised about who should pay. Heavy rain caused water to flood through Tolaga Bay, crashing through homes when the Mangaheia River burst its banks on Monday reports Friday Offcuts.

It took slash – forestry debris – in its wake damaging roads and bridges and piling up on farms and in gullies. Gisborne...

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2018-06-08 12:45 | HVP Plantations has announced that it has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Rob Hescock (photo), who has held the position of General Manager Northern Region at HVP Plantations since 2010, has taken up the COO role. Prior to his time at HVP, Rob held a series of operational roles across forestry in Australia and the U.S. Additionally, the General Manager Northern Region role has also been filled, with Anne Partridge promoted to the leadership team in this role.

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2018-06-08 11:48 | Lilongwe, Malawi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 7th June 2018—Two advocacy workshops raising awareness on wildlife trafficking amongst Chinese nationals living and working in Malawi and Tanzania were jointly hosted by China’s State Forestry and Grassland Administration(SFGA), China’s CITES[1] Management Authority(CITES MA), TRAFFIC and WWF, supported by the Chinese Embassies in Lilongwe and Dar es Salaam.

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