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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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2018-09-19 19:39 | The adoption of 'silvopastures' -- incorporating trees into pastureland -- can provide habitat for forest bird species and improve connectivity in landscapes fragmented by agriculture. But how do silvopastures measure up to natural forest habitat? New research shows that birds in silvopasture forage less efficiently than those in forest fragments but offers suggestions for how silvopasture habitat could be improved.

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2018-09-19 19:30 | Researchers report that forests with trees that employ a high diversity of traits related to water use suffer less of an impact from drought. The results, which expand on previous work that looked at individual tree species' resilience based on hydraulic traits, lead to new research directions on forest resilience and inform forest managers working to rebuild forests after logging or wildfire.

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2018-09-19 16:26 | “Early evidence from REDD+ projects suggests major challenges, including: ongoing weak enforcement of domestic laws on forests and land, leading to limited effectiveness; contestation or conflict over property rights and community benefits; as well as securitisation and violence, often perpetrated by government agencies.” That’s from a recent paper published in Conservation and Society. The paper […]

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2018-09-19 10:10 | SNS had the great honor to participate in the ten year anniversary of NordGen – a celebration of the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of Nordic genetic resources.     Share List

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2018-09-19 00:00 |

This week the Malaysian Palm Oil Council is hosting the 5th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference, a two-day event that provides palm oil industry stakeholders with updates on current and emerging trends and sustainability developments.


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2018-09-18 16:21 | The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Climate Group’s ZEV Challenge. To unlock inclusive economic growth, 488 companies from 38 countries adopted...

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2018-09-18 15:54 |

By Jonky Tenou The Africa Green Revolution Forum – AGRF2018 – is the biggest forum on the continent. It brings together 2,800 participants and is held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 5th to 8th September 2018. The AGRF2018 served...

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2018-09-18 14:33 | Eighteen philanthropic organizations released a joint statement at the Global Climate Action Summit, expressing support for land use policies and finance that help achieve ambitious climate targets and contribute to sustainable development, and for indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ land rights and management of forests. The organizations call for increasing investments in forests and lands to tackle climate change.

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2018-09-18 13:39 | ECOSOC has released the proceedings of the 2018 HLPF that convened from 9-18 July under the theme ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The report calls for: a greater commitment to developing official statistics and data and effective monitoring systems; and a long-term perspective to build resilience at all levels that includes adopting a proactive approach, building partnerships across borders, and investing in human capacity and in early warning systems. The Forum...

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2018-09-17 22:57 |

To celebrate another important milestone for ALERT -- we are now reaching up to 2 million readers each week -- we are going to do something a bit different.

Rather than talk about the dire need for nature conservation, we're going to share some images of the last place on Earth where Orangutans, Tigers, Elephants, and Rhinos still coexist -- along with an abundance of other species — the Leuser...

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2018-09-17 22:31 | A new tool developed by UBC researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.

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2018-09-17 13:40 | The consideration of gender issues and women’s rights in REDD+ policy formulation and implementation can be seen as a moral imperative, but it is also based in legal texts and institutional commitments. This new Focali brief, written by Lisa Westholm, provides an overview of the work with gender issues in REDD+ policy making to date, and brings up some key issues relating to gender equality in the design and implementation of REDD+ programs.

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2018-09-17 12:14 | This new Focali brief, written by Liv Lundberg and Martin Persson, offers guidance to policy makers on PES program design. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs are an increasingly popular policy tool to conserve nature. A recent study conducted by the authors shows that considering context - be it political, economic or geographical - is key in designing PES programs for maximum conservation impact.

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2018-09-17 10:35 | MultiPly, a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral wooden pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood has opened to the public in the Sackler Courtyard of the V&A in time for the London Design Festival. Source: Timberbiz The 43m3 of tulipwood that makes up MultiPly stores the equivalent of 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide and is replaced with natural growth in the American forest in five minutes. The installation is a collaboration between Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export...

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2018-09-17 10:34 | Caterpillar has announced that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler to sell the Cat purpose-built forestry business. The sale is subject to negotiation of a final agreement, the closing of which is expected by early 2019. Source: Timberbiz “We remain committed to supporting our forestry customers and the forestry industry,” Tom Pellette, Caterpillar Construction Industries Group President said. “The sale of the purpose-built forestry business enables Caterpillar and Weiler to...

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2018-09-17 10:34 | Stora Enso has been developing augmented reality (AR) and 5G technology solutions together with Telia. The utilisation of augmented reality was first tested at Stora Enso’s Oulu mill where real-time information is being used in mill maintenance. Source: Timberbiz The application of augmented reality and virtual models will in the future enable the more rapid use of, for example, maintenance information at Stora Enso mills. Using a virtual model of a machine and real-time data concerning ...

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2018-09-17 10:32 | Launched in 2016, Dangerous Designs is an online competition to promote the use of wood and wood products in sustainable design and encourage the commercialisation of appropriate designs. Two of the latest Dangerous Designs winners were: Loft Bench by Scott van Tuil, in the Open category BD6touch by Troy Baverstock, in the Student category. Source: Timberbiz The standard of entries was exceptional and the judges congratulated all designers on their work. The annual winner will be announced at...

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2018-09-17 10:31 | Businesses of all sizes across Australia’s forest industries have joined together in a united approach to lift safety standards across the board. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Chair Greg McCormack, said the Safe and Skilled program demonstrated that Australia’s forest industries are committed to safety and investing in the skills needed to ensure its workers are safe. “Together with the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) our members have signed up...

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