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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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2017-02-23 00:27 |

Related Content: Geographic Scope of fRI Research

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2017-02-22 23:51 |

Conservationists get used to hearing bad news.  But here is some outstanding news, as announced globally today in an ALERT press release.

An Indonesian Province the size of Norway has just committed publicly to protect at least 83 percent of its land area as undisturbed natural habitat—a goal that immediately marks it...

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2017-02-22 22:31 | Deere’s Construction and Forestry segment reported revenue of US$1.10 billion in fiscal 1Q17, a decline of 6% compared with US$1.17 billion in fiscal 1Q16. Source: Market Realist The segment’s revenue fell mainly due to lower shipment volumes. The Construction and Forestry segment reported an operating profit of US$34 million in fiscal 1Q17, a decrease of 51% year-over-year, compared with US$74 million in fiscal 1Q16. The decline in the segment’s operating income was mainly due to higher sales...

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2017-02-22 22:30 | CPAWS welcomed today’s passage at third reading of Bill C-18, which strengthens the Rouge National Urban Park Act to ensure that nature conservation is the first priority for managing the park.

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2017-02-22 22:29 | The global engineered wood market is estimated to reach $41.2bn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 24.8% from 2016 – 2022. Source: Forestry Expo North America and Europe account for nearly 70% of global engineered wood production and will continue to maintain high CAGRs, according to a new report from market research firm Allied Market Research (AMR). Demand for engineered wood is driven by the industry looking for alternatives to concrete and hardwood to conserve energy, speed up construction...

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2017-02-22 22:29 | Stefano Boeri, started with his Vertical Forest in Milan and more recently with his proposal for the Nanjing Vertical Forest. Source: Treehugger In fact, the Italian architect now has an office in Shanghai and is planning entire cities covered in forests. Forest City Shijiazhuang will house 100,000 people in what Boeri calls an “anti-sprawl device” because it is so dense, housing the same number of people in 225 hectares, or 555 acres, what is normally in 25,000 hectares. That...

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2017-02-22 22:28 | Hume Partners Property, the developer behind Melbourne’s tallest timber commercial tower, is also building its smallest – a single-storey childcare centre. Source: Australian Financial Review The company backed by BRW Rich-Lister Peter Scanlon has partnered with childcare industry veteran Vin Harink to build Australia’s first childcare centre out of cross-laminated timber (CLT). Construction of the one-storey centre in South Oakleigh, with approval for 139 children, will start as...

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2017-02-22 22:27 | NZ roundwood log prices jump to a record on demand from construction, horticulture industries. Source: Scoop NZ Strong domestic building activity combined with buoyant horticulture and viticulture industries has pushed up the price of roundwood logs to a record. The average price for roundwood logs rose to NZ$90 a tonne in February, up NZ$5 from January’s average price and at the highest level since AgriHQ began collecting the data in early 2002. New Zealand local councils approved...

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2017-02-22 22:26 | Community environmental volunteer group, Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves in New Zealand, is campaigning for Wellington City Council to make a bid to secure the 36 hectare, . Source: Stuff NZ A million-dollar forest on the hills above Tawa is for sale, and locals are hoping Wellington ratepayers can save it from the clutch of developers. Tenders for the area, which is marketed as a forest revenue opportunity with subdivision potential, close on February 27. Councillors will receive a confidential...

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2017-02-22 22:23 | Hyne Timber welcomed Taiwanese visitors to the Tuan Mill near Maryborough for a tour of their manufacturing plant. Source: Timberbiz For more than 18 years, Hyne Timber has been exporting large volumes of processed, plantation softwood from both Maryborough (QLD) and Tumbarumba (NSW) to countries such as Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines. In the last 12 months alone, more than 2500 containers full of Hyne Timber product has left Australian shores to meet international...

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2017-02-22 22:22 | A worker from Heyfield’s timber mill has received more than 800 responses to a letter he wrote for the Victorian Premier at the weekend, but says he is yet to hear from Daniel Andrews. Anthony Wilkes, a supervisor at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods green mill, raised more than $25,000 from the Gippsland community to publish the letter in a full-page ad in Saturday’s Herald Sun. The letter called on Mr Andrews to “please, come and see the mill”. Despite Mr Andrews calling it an “eloquent, well-...

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2017-02-22 22:22 | The New Zealand Labour Party is pledging up to NZ$20 million, if elected, to support the region’s timber processing sector, possibly by helping fund a prefabricated housing plant. Source: NBR Such an initiative would dovetail with Labour’s KiwiBuild policy to fund construction of 100,000 affordable homes over a decade. The announcement, by party leader Andrew Little at Gisborne’s Prime Sawmill, is the second in a series of targeted regional development investment announcements...

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2017-02-22 19:11 |

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Plains region Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service  Storm Prediction Center  has issued an alert putting western portions of the state in the

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2017-02-22 14:51 | PDF for download There is an assumption that there is a correlation, possibly even a direct cause and effect relationship, between the devolution of forest governance and improved forest condition. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was interested in testing that hypothesis to assess its impact on global climate change mitigation and adaptation. […]

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2017-02-22 12:35 | Researchers at Michigan State University conclude that research on linkages between forest tenure and forest condition needs to be broader.

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2017-02-22 12:29 | Feb 22, 2017 --Pankaboard is proud to announce that the Swan Ecolabel has been granted for PankaMax in December 2016, after rigorous inspection of the production process and raw materials of the board.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is a voluntary ecolabelling scheme that evaluates a product’s impact on the environment throughout the whole life cycle.

The label guarantees among other things that climate requirements are taken into account, and that CO2 emissions (and...

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2017-02-22 11:27 |

By Marlène Elias, Gender Specialist, Conservation and Management of Forest Genetic Resources, Bioversity International, and Gender Coordinator of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) In 2017, we will build on progress made in Phase I to strengthen capacities for gender analysis, equip scientists and partners with the latest thinking on gender in Natural Resource Management (NRM), […]

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2017-02-22 11:07 |

Unclear policies and weak markets are stopping bioenergy supply meeting its target but focusing on local demand might be the doorway to success.   ‘In terms of technology, bioenergy can be developed almost anywhere in Indonesia’, said Ingrid...

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2017-02-22 11:04 | 7 February, 2017

We the undersigned representatives of indigenous peoples, local communities and civil society organisations from Indonesia and around the world have travelled to Pekanbaru to highlight the impact of timber, palm oil and other agricultural commodity supply chains on our communities, lands and forests.

We have information in a letter from Long Isun community; and research and report to the Forest Stewardship...

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2017-02-22 09:45 |

  In 2017, Tropenbos International (TBI) will start working as a managing partner of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). TBI was invited to become a partner as a boundary organization with the special responsibility to link the high-level research from FTA research with policy making at the national level and practice at the landscape level. Who […]

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