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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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2015-08-02 00:19 | The status of Jericho, the brother of Cecil the lion, who was gunned down by an American dentist in an organized hunt last month, is in question after a conservation group said he was shot and killed today in Zimbabwe, according to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

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2015-08-01 12:28 | By Patrick Collinson, The Guardian, 1 August 2015 It’s the prestigious address that gives an air of authenticity to the con artists who are duping the unwary out of millions of pounds before they disappear without trace. It only costs a few hundred pounds to rent a “virtual office” that redirects mail and phone calls. What could be more respectable than, say, an office in Tower 42, still better known as the former NatWest Tower and an icon of the London skyline? One investor, though, had her...

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2015-08-01 12:06 | It’s a bright morning on Wednesday 24 June, 2015 and the four-day Agricultural Society of Kenya (A.S.K) Show in Machakos has just began.

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2015-08-01 11:37 | By Hans Nicholas Jong, The Jakarta Post, 1 August 2015 The government has wrapped up the task of setting up a task force aimed at protecting the rights of indigenous people and preserving their customary lands. Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto said that the government had finished preparing the final draft of the presidential decree for the formation of the team and would soon submit it to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to be signed later in August. “After that [the task force] can start...

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2015-08-01 06:00 | The deal between the United States and 11 other Pacific nations will provide protections for some of the most threatened ecosystems on earth.

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2015-08-01 05:18 |

Work is underway to “help transform the coffee landscape in Colombia,” reports an article on the website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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2015-07-31 23:51 |

Road construction and timber harvesting are no long allowed in Alaska’s largest national forest after a controversial court ruling.

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2015-07-31 22:07 | By Ben Garside, Carbon Pulse, 31 July 2015 EU carbon prices kept below €8 on Friday as the last auction to sell more than 2 million units for a month drew little interest. The Dec-15 EUA contract settled down 1 cent at €7.88 on ICE amid fairly thin turnover of around 7 million after easing back from €7.95 in early trade. The benchmark carbon contract has gained 5.6% in July despite dropping out of the month’s upward channel on Thursday, when speculators pushed prices below support at €8 to...

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2015-07-31 22:06 | By Ben Garside, Carbon Pulse, 31 July 2015 Analysts at Energy Aspects left their EUA price forecasts unchanged on Friday, judging the Greek bail-out and higher-than-expected temperatures to have removed a bearish weight that had been hanging over the bloc’s carbon market. “Last month we highlighted that an eventual Grexit would probably lead us to write down these forecasts. With the immediate risk of that scenario having fallen substantially, the August market can probably take something of a...

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2015-07-31 21:56 | OTTAWA, July 31, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for ...

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2015-07-31 19:22 | There's another wolf in the world, according to results published yesterday.

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2015-07-31 18:27 | More than a dozen leading U.S. companies have committed to investing a total of $140 billion in new funds to combat climate change in a White House-organized effort.

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2015-07-31 17:27 |

This summer, wildfire threats abound across the West.

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2015-07-31 15:22 | By Jensi Sartin, The Jakarta Post, 31 July 2015 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s latest pledge to award US$5 million to Indonesia is encouraging news. If the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) uses it to address the right problems, the money could make a huge difference. This is important not only for Indonesia but for the world. Indonesia is predicted to play a key role in the global battle to stop climate change. But what are the real problems? When it...

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2015-07-31 15:20 | By Martin Evans, The Telegraph, 30 July 2015 A company which allowed a sophisticated boiler room scam to operate out of one its prestigious offices in the City of London has been successfully prosecuted. Regus Management UK Ltd, a well-known serviced office provider, was fined after it emerged that it had allowed fraudsters to use an address in the capital’s famous of Tower 42. Having such a prestigious address helped the scammers convince would be investors that they were a legitimate and...

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2015-07-31 15:18 | By Kate Palmer, The Telegraph, 30 July 2015 An former trader who ran a five-year, £1m wine investment scam was jailed for eight years yesterday after promising investors huge returns on crates of non-existent fine bordeaux. Spyros Constantinos, 44, plundered the life savings of his unsuspecting victims, who included a vicar and a doctor, promising returns varying from 8.9pc to as much as 50pc. But rather than investing in French vintages, the conman spent the money at Harrods, Selfridges and...

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2015-07-31 15:16 | Allcot Group press release, 31 July 2015 Ferrero Trading Lux SA has agreed that sustainability solutions provider, ALLCOT AG will have exclusive worldwide marketing and sales rights for its Gold Standard carbon project portfolio. In 2007, Agrigeorgia LLC., a full subsidiary of Ferrero but 100% locally managed company, developed Ferrero’s first carbon project “Afforestation with Hazelnut Plantations in Western Georgia”. The plantation represents the first ever Gold Standard food afforestation...

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2015-07-31 15:09 | By Kalina Oroschakoff, Politico, 29 July 2015 Finally, environment ministers in the European Union have started talking dollars and cents. With only 10 days of negotiations left before the United Nations’ global climate summit in Paris in December, the thorny subject of money has once again raised its ugly head, challenging the success of the talks. “Everybody knows, to really succeed we need to make financial efforts,” said Estonia’s Environment Minister Marko Pomerants. In the failed climate...

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2015-07-31 15:07 | By Trsitan Edis, Climate Spectator, 30 July 2015 Yesterday the government released a document outlining a decision on a matter that on face value seems utterly obscure, but could in fact have huge ramifications for climate policy. It touches on a far broader fundamental issue around whether or not Australian governments should use international carbon credits to meet emission reduction targets. The decision related to what to do about roughly $200 million collected by landfills from customers...

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2015-07-31 15:06 | Survival International, 30 July 2015 The Peruvian government has announced plans to initiate dialogue with a group of uncontacted Mashco-Piro Indians who have been put at great risk by sporadic contact with outsiders. The plans follow increased sightings of a group of around 30 Indians on the fringes of the Manu National Park in Peru’s southeastern Amazon rainforest. Local Yine Indians, who speak a similar language to the Mashco-Piro, will attempt communication with the tribe. Survival...

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