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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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2018-08-18 02:13 | Chiara Longhi, Director of Student Services, for being selected for this year’s UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence.

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2018-08-17 18:59 | A two day meeting is currently taking place at the Columbia Law School in New York of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the Green Climate Fund. On the agenda is the Green Climate Fund’s funding of forestry projects. One the first day of the meeting, speakers included Agustin Silvani from Conservation International, Barry Ulrich […]

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2018-08-17 18:53 | A new study tackles an important, unresolved question in the biology of invasive plants. Which is most important to the establishment of new invasive communities -- proximity to seed sources, canopy disturbance, or soil disturbance?

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2018-08-17 13:44 |

The forest industry contributed more than AU$7 billion to the Victorian economy last financial year. This includes AU$1.9 billion in direct sales, and a further AU$5.4 billion once flow-on effects in other industries are included, leading to a total contribution to gross regional product (the regional equivalent of GDP) of AU$779 million.

These figures are among the key findings of two reports funded by Forest and Wood Products Australia; the new Socio-economic impacts of the forest...

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2018-08-17 13:24 |

The NZ Government is doubling to nearly NZ$500 million the funding for forestry tree-planting from its Provincial Growth Fund, meaning one-sixth of the NZ$3 billion, three-year fund will be spent on trees. Regional Development Minister Shane Jones announced the boost this week after the weekly Cabinet meeting.

The NZ$240 million commitment to plant some 60 million trees will be funded through the PGF with about NZ$118 million set aside for grants and a further NZ$120 million for...

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2018-08-17 11:46 |

Conifex Timber Inc. reported results for the 2Q ended June 30, 2018. EBITDA in the 2Q 2018, which excludes countervailing and anti-dumping duty deposits of $8.2 million, was a record $20.8 million, compared to $9.3 million in the 1Q 2018 and $10.2 million in the 2Q 2017.

Revenues totaled $200.3 million in the 2Q 2018, an improvement of 53% over the prior quarter and 72% over the same quarter last year. The revenue growth over the comparative quarters was mainly attributable to an...

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2018-08-17 11:35 | This August, Sapto Nugroho, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, shares the story behind his photo ‘Water Bombing’ and explains why forest fires are so dangerous for all of us. How do you feel about forests? I am closely involved...

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2018-08-17 11:27 |

Boise Cascade Company reported net income of $41.8 million, or $1.06 per share, on sales of $1.4 billion for the 2Q ended June 30, 2018. 2Q 2018 results include $9.0 million of net after-tax losses, or $0.23 per share, from non-cash pension settlement charges.

“Both of our businesses delivered outstanding results in the second quarter. Wood Products made very good progress on engineered wood products pricing and took advantage of exceptionally...

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2018-08-17 11:00 | Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp. The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on 8 August 2018.

The bioproduct mill was started up on 15 August 2017, on schedule and within budget. The start-up phase progressed in line with the target curve....

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2018-08-17 10:39 | Western Forest Products Inc. has entered into a new $250 million syndicated credit facility. The credit facility matures on August 1, 2022 and includes an accordion feature of $100 million.

The credit facility replaces Western’s existing $125 million revolving credit facility and $110 million revolving term loan facility, which would have matured in December 2018 and June 2019, respectively. The credit facility will be used for general corporate purposes, and has terms consistent with...

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2018-08-16 21:31 | A researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees.

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2018-08-16 18:41 | Despite the limited data on private sector and NGO restoration efforts, the report emphasizes the vital role that all stakeholders play in the planning and implementation of restoration programmes. At the first Bonn Challenge roundtable in Asia, held in May 2017, restoration pledges for the region crossed the 150 million hectare milestone.

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2018-08-16 18:05 | The publication examines nine theses or assumptions related to climate change and sustainable development in LAC and seven challenges they pose. These assumptions and challenges are supported by a series of graphics and illustrations.

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2018-08-16 15:14 | New research suggests the removal of timber harvest residue during harvesting may be a boon for wild bees, an important step toward better understanding the planet's top group of pollinators.

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2018-08-16 15:14 | Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably dropped.

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2018-08-16 14:41 |

James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd has announced the acquisition of one of the UK’s leading pallet collar manufacturers, Billington International Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.

The deal will see James Jones & Sons (Pallet & Packaging) Ltd take immediate control of the Billington Group, with business operations continuing from Billington’s current office and warehouse premises in Rotherham, Yorkshire to ensure a smooth transition for the Group’s long-standing...

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2018-08-16 00:45 | Few, if any, construction projects on an Oregon campus have undergone the kind of scrutiny that Oregon State University’s Peavy Hall has faced. But then again, few projects are carrying the load that Peavy Hall has shouldered. Source: Democrat Herald Not only is the new building intended to be the home of OSU’s College of Forestry, it also is intended to showcase a technology that could help revitalize the state’s wood-products industry. Peavy was meant (and still is meant) to...

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2018-08-16 00:44 | Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This sounds like good news. After all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood and hence taking away the key ingredient in global warming. But is it that simple? Source: Timberbiz A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed wood samples from the oldest existing experimental areas spanning a period of 150 years – and reached a surprising conclusion. The team led by Hans...

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2018-08-16 00:42 | Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp. Source: Timberbiz The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on 8 August 2018. The bioproduct mill was started up on 15 August 2017, on schedule and within budget. The start-up phase progressed in line with the target curve. The bioproduct mill produces 1.3 million tonnes of high-...

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2018-08-16 00:41 | Tumboosh, Tumbarumba’s only before and after school care, and vacation care program for primary school children was recently declared open at an official ceremony. The construction of the dedicated facility was enabled by an $86,000 grant from the Hyne Community Trust, a $30,000 grant from the NSW Department of Education and Training with the balance and ongoing operations supported by the Snowy Valley’s Council as part of their broader children’s services. Source: Timberbiz The event was...

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