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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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2016-08-29 14:04 |

Today, Britain’s woodlands are suffering from unprecedented attacks from pests and diseases as the threat to the UKs biosecurity rises.  Andrew Harvey, founder of Woodsure and a director of Grown in Britain has started a campaign to make the public aware where there firewood comes from and to always buy local and British.   When consumers […]

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2016-08-29 11:13 | My view about the UN-REDD is very straightforward: it simply does not work and will never do, as it is based on wrong premises. I mean here that it will never realize targets included in its long name. However, I strongly argue that this program plays perfectly important political role in the hands of developed … Continue reading RE(D)D is BAD!

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2016-08-29 06:18 |

Industry leaders speak on the sidelines of the 2016 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

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2016-08-29 06:13 |

Coexistence of species in tropical forests remains an open debate in community ecology. Two main substrates, sandy and clay soils, exist in sites harboring semi-deciduous forests in the central Congo Basin. The way this edaphic heterogeneity affects species occurrences and abundances was investigated. Sampling plots were established on each of the soils in Yoko, a natural forest reserve located in […]

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2016-08-29 03:33 |

The environmental footprint of humanity is massive -- no single species has ever consumed so much of the planet’s energy, resources, and land area. 

But thankfully, the pace of expansion of the human footprint appears to be slowing down, at least relative to human numbers and economic growth.

Those are the conclusions of a...

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2016-08-27 21:30 | The battle against the emerald ash borer needs more ammunition.

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2016-08-27 07:47 |

A federal lawsuit stemming from a 65,000-acre fire in Central Washington last summer challenges the U.S. Forest Service’s authority to suspend environmental laws and take emergency actions during a wildfire.

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2016-08-27 07:37 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2016 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), a leading producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp in North America, today announced the publication of its 2015 Sustainability Report titled "A Principled Path to Sustainability.

"Throughout Verso's history and continuing today, the Verso Foundation document—the framework for our core values, vision, mission and principles—guides our everyday decisions and keeps us focused on the things that...

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2016-08-27 06:57 |

Actually proving a species is being affected by climate change, and not some other factor, is incredibly difficult. 

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2016-08-26 23:58 | Though he is expected to win re-election, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who has prioritized protecting wildlife, faces criticism that he worries more about animals than his nation’s people.

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2016-08-26 21:23 | The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) coordinates efforts to sustain forest resources, enhance natural resource management and improve the standard of living in the Congo Basin. Partnership members convene biannually to coordinate priority activities, propose action on emerging issues and share information with others that are active in the Congo Basin. The CBFP, which brings together 70 partners, including African countries, donor agencies, governments, international organizations,...

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2016-08-26 12:33 | Aug 26,2016 --The Schoellershammer paper mill has placed an order for electrical and I&C system installation, control cabinet manufacture and commissioning with the automation team of Voith Industrial Services in Mainhausen. Until the end of 2016, about 40 employees will perform all activities required to commission the new PM6 paper machine in approximately 28,000 working hours.

Within the scope of the electrical and I&C system installation, the experienced teams install...

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2016-08-26 12:30 |

  Can tropical dry forests recover their species richness and composition after major disturbance?  GET THE PAPER! Secondary forests recovering after previous deforestation account for a substantial proportion of the world’s remaining area of tropical forest and their importance is expected to increase in the future. Assessing the resilience of tropical forests is key to […]

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2016-08-26 12:29 | Hong Kong - Aug 26,2016 --Hengan International Group Company Limited ("Hengan International" or the "Company", SEHK stock code: 1044, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") announces today its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

On 8 July 2016, Qinqin Foodstuffs Group (Cayman) Company Limited ("Qinqin Group", SEHK stock code: 1583) was spun off from the Group and listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of...

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2016-08-26 12:27 | Aug 26,2016 --As communicated earlier today, the SCA Board of Directors plans to initiate work in order to propose to the Annual General Meeting 2017 to decide on a split of the Group into two listed companies in order to create further value for the shareholders.

This is planned to be completed through a distribution of the Group’s hygiene business to its shareholders whereby SCA’s shareholders will, in addition to their current shareholding, also receive shares in the new...

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2016-08-26 10:18 | July 14, 2016

Reed Exhibitions will host SinoCorrugated 2017 from April 11 to 14 in the Shanghai New International Expo Center, China. The exhibition area will increase to 11,000 sqm for a show expected to achieve better results than even the outstanding 2015 edition. As a leading global showcase of corrugated equipment, consumables and technologies, SinoCorrugated 2017 will bring together more than 1,100 world’s highest profile equipment and consumable suppliers to display the...

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2016-08-26 08:09 | This month, scientists from University of Oxford published extra-ordinary finding. They have identified a new way of putting accurate dates to great events of prehistory. This new way is called astrochronology and, in this case, it uses tree rings.  Image source: NASA It looks that rare and spectacular solar storms have left their traces in … Continue reading...

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2016-08-26 07:05 | Cambridge, UK, 9th August 2016—TRAFFIC today published its Recommendations on the Proposals to amend the species listed in the Appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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2016-08-26 07:00 |

The forest industries in Maine and the Northeast have faced unprecedented challenges. Paper mill shutdowns have occurred that would not normally accompany a national economic recovery.

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2016-08-26 04:00 |

Leaders of Pacific island nations shared their concerns about climate change and forests at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

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