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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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2017-04-29 08:44 |

Something finally happened.  The US government imposed a 20% duty on Canadian softwood lumber imports to the United States. Everyone seems to have an opinion. For those that think this is something new, it’s not.  This dispute has been going on for decades and will continue far into the future.  Why, because both nations rely … Continue reading "North American Softwood Lumber: 20% Duty"

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2017-04-29 08:14 | Apr 28, 2017 --Amcor, a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, will showcase some of its latest packaging solutions for food and beverage, home and personal care, medical and pharmaceutical industries at Interpack 2017 (Hall 9/B15) May 4-10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Innovations on display will include Amcor’s AmLite, a metal-free laminate for high-barrier packaging; Vento™, a coffee packaging system with built-in venting control for ground and whole beans; and PushPop, a patented stand...

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2017-04-28 23:23 |

In contrast to years past, the 2017 Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) Convention in early April revealed a markedly new tone – one that was more forestry informed, and, as it appeared more supportive. The Convention opened with a formal welcome and presentation commemorating the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA) and AVICC (see news …

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2017-04-28 17:08 |

April 28, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — In Texas, the official state Arbor Day celebration is held in a different host city each year on the first Friday in November. Today, on National Arbor Day, Texas A&M Forest Service revealed that this year’s state celebration will be hosted in Grand Prairie, Texas. Acro

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2017-04-28 16:02 | 29 April, 2017

The Embera Chamí indigenous people of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, an indigenous reserve located in the municipalities of Riosucio and Supia in Colombia, know all too well that when it comes to protecting their territory and upholding their rights, they need to move forward autonomously. 

Their small land base of only 4,826 hectares for a population of 20,790 living in 32 communities, has been carved up...

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2017-04-28 14:19 |

New Zealand log supply will likely be curbed by recent stormy weather, as cyclones dented local production and disrupted sea freight.

“Rain and wind from the ex-Cyclones Debbie and Cook lashed the central and lower North Island in the past fortnight, slowing production rates and causing damage to trees,” AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick said in his monthly forestry market report. “This should slow offerings to the market, but will obviously only benefit those not impacted...

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2017-04-28 14:00 |

Sawmilling tech series ready for September 2017

Two years ago – over two weeks – FIEA’s WoodTECH conference series achieved a record turnout of sawmilling companies drawn from throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over 350 delegates from all major sawmilling companies in the region in addition to leading technology providers from throughout Australasia, North America and Europe converged on Melbourne, Australia and Rotorua, New Zealand.

Two years later, in September 2017...

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2017-04-28 13:41 |

The Trump administration has fired the first broadside in its battle against bilateral trade imbalances. And its aim was not what most people expected. Canada, not China, is the target of the Trump trade team’s wrath.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has just announced a new 20% tariff on imports of Canadian softwood lumber. The US currently imports about $5.66 billion worth of softwood lumber from Canada every year. It is an essential input for the American construction and home repair...

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2017-04-28 13:09 |

Sawmills in Quebec and Ontario are running at record high levels, resulting in difficulty finding outlets for generated residuals, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review

Record high production at sawmills in Ontario and Quebec in 2016 has generated large volumes of residues in the two provinces, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. In the past that would have been good news for the local pulp industry, but with a declining pulp and...

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2017-04-28 12:56 | Apr 27, 2017 --Sales at EUR 2 497 (EUR 2 445) million increased for the first time in five years.Sales excluding the paper business increased 9.7%Operational EBIT decreased to EUR 215 (EUR 248) million. This is mainly due to lower hardwood pulp and paper prices, and transformational costs, such as innovation and investments to growth businesses.
Balance sheet remained strong; net debt to operational EBITDA improved to 2.0 (2.2)
The ramp-up of Beihai Mill is proceeding...

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2017-04-28 12:51 | FORT MILL, S.C.----Apr 27, 2017-- Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today reported net earnings of $20 million ($0.32 per share) for the first quarter of 2017 compared to net earnings of $47 million ($0.75 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2016 and net earnings of $4 million ($0.06 per share) for the first quarter of 2016. Sales for the first quarter of 2017 were $1.3 billion.

Excluding items listed below, the Company had earnings before items1 of $20 million ($0.32...

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2017-04-28 11:24 | Libreville, Gabon and Douala, Cameroon, April 2017—workshops aimed at raising wildlife conservation awareness amongst Chinese nationals working in Africa were held this week as part of a co-operative effort by Chinese and African governments to reduce trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other threatened wildlife.

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2017-04-28 09:47 | The Swedish forestry industry and the agricultural university makes a common research effort to make the advises about forestry up to date with how the forests actually are constituted. Read the whole story in the newsletter from Pär Fornling, SLU … Continue reading →

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2017-04-28 01:00 | For conversion forest stands because of climate change non-native species are also considered on top of the site appropriate native tree species. They present a good alternative, especially on sites where native species can hardly be utilized.

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2017-04-27 17:22 | The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, scientists found in a new study.

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2017-04-27 17:00 | Recognizing an urgent need to reduce the continuing loss and degradation of mangroves, participants in the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems, have urged policymakers, mangrove practitioners and scientists, costal communities, international organizations, the private sector, and donors to “redouble their work” to ensure the conservation, restoration, protection and sustainable management and use of the world’s remaining mangrove ecosystems.

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2017-04-27 15:20 | In 2011, REDD-Monitor asked “Can REDD save the Amazon?”. Six years later, after Norway has poured more than US$1 billion into REDD in Brazil, it is clear that REDD is not a solution to Amazon deforestation. Deforestation fell from 2004 to 2012, but the reasons were nothing to do with REDD. Now deforestation is going […]

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2017-04-27 12:57 | Excellent chance to apply for new SIANI Expert Group funding! Have you got an idea about how to make our food systems more sustainable and our food security better? Do you have in mind people who would make a god team for realizing your idea? Time to put your ideas to practice.

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2017-04-27 12:30 | The Peace Corps is an essential part of our origin story. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to be some of our most valuable resources in the rural areas where we work. Here, volunteer LaTaurus Whitley reflects on the power of finding the right partners at the right time.

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