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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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2016-05-27 04:52 | The District Government of Buol in Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia wants continued international support for a project led by the World Agroforestry Centre that helps with sustainable agricultural development based on agroforestry   Amiruddin Rauf, the head of...

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2016-05-27 02:20 | 26 May 2016 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has recently conducted checks on seven of its research projects funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) ScienceFund grants. The visits to the respective project locations within the FRIM campus in Kepong were undertaken on 24-25 May by the FRIM Research Grant […]

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2016-05-26 23:16 |

Bend’s Nicole Strong, an assistant professor at Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, is also an avid mountain biker. She notes that the tree removal and thinning project will actually accelerate a more sustainable forest by growing healthy old trees, improving... (more)

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2016-05-26 22:53 |

"Without This Place" highlights the importance of long-term research and the research findings of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and Long-Term Ecological Research site. The HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and LTER is a partnership between Oregon State University, National Science Foundation,... (more)

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2016-05-26 22:16 | Venue:  The Royal Society in London

The Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case 2016 will take place on June 6th at the Royal Society in London. The event will connect key experts from the financial services industry with leaders from the corporate sector, senior government officials, project developers and leading thinkers, to take investments in...

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2016-05-26 17:43 | Launched by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the first World Wildlife Crime Report highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of wildlife not only present real environmental dangers, but ultimately undermine the rule of law. An unprecedented campaign against illegal wildlife trade was launched during the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), backed by several celebrities in their role as UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassadors.

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2016-05-26 17:41 |

The fRI Research Healthy Landscapes (HL) Program has been promoting Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) principles through the research, integration, demonstration, and education of NRV concepts. Over the last few years, we have noted that one of the critical limitations of the translation of HL knowledge into practice has been its acceptance as a potential legitimate management option.

This report offers a unique...

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2016-05-26 17:26 | The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and the European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched the 'Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas' during a side event at the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Atlas maps global soil biodiversity and discusses threats to it, including from inappropriate land management practices, land conversion from forest to grassland to cropped land and poor water management.

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2016-05-26 16:22 | 26 May, 2016

26th May, Pucallpa, Peru. Leaders of the Shipibo indigenous village of Santa Clara de Uchunya, accompanied by their representative organization FECONAU, filed a constitutional law suit challenging Peru’s regional government authorities for failing to secure legal protection of their traditional lands and enabling its acquisition and clearance by an international agribusiness company.1 

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2016-05-26 16:07 | Wollongong, Australia, 26th May 2016—TRAFFIC is urging governments whose fisheries operate in the Southern Indian Ocean to consider a total ban on the use of deepwater set gillnets at their forthcoming meeting this July.

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2016-05-26 14:28 | Cambridge, UK, 26th May 2016—the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime this week published its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report, the first global assessment of its kind.

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2016-05-26 12:09 | The soil is the “living, breathing skin of our planet.” It is the basis of food production and essential for clean water, health, greenhouse gas capture and numerous other functions that support life on earth. Soil biodiversity is...

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2016-05-26 12:06 | A little over a month ago, REDD-Monitor wrote about a company called Prestige Investment Group Limited. The company director, Lee Hales had written to REDD-Monitor explaining that he wanted to speak to people who had been scammed into buying carbon credits as investments. Hales was offering to buy carbon credits …...

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2016-05-26 08:36 | May 26,2016--Constantia Flexibles Group has agreed to sell its non-core folding carton activities in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Mexican company Grupo Gondi for an undisclosed amount.

The transaction requires anti-trust approval from the Mexican authorities and is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Aluprint Plegadizos is located in San Luis Potosi, with approximately 600 employees. It manufactures folding cartons and high graphics micro-corrugated...

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2016-05-26 08:35 | May 25, 2016 --mutares AG (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2) acquires the French core board manufacturer Sonoco Paper France from Sonoco Products Company. In 2015, the company generated a turnover of EUR 32m with 73 employees.

Sonoco Paper France is a manufacturer of core board located in Schweighouse-sur-Moder, France. Its core board is mainly used in tubes and cores, e.g. for the hygiene market. The company has a strong market position in France and Germany. In 2015, it generated a turnover...

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2016-05-26 08:34 | BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 25, 2016 -- Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €40 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company’s Italian region. The price change is effective with shipments on or after June 6th, 2016.

“This price increase is in response to rising raw material costs which have occurred and are now at the point where we need to pass this onto the market,” said Phil Woolley, Director – Paper Europe. “We are also experiencing...

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2016-05-26 06:30 |

Sandy, Bedfordshire Ash dieback threatens a tree that is unwittingly generous at both ends of the season

A line of trees on the green, their fresh bright leaves glazed with sunlight, take from the east and give nothing to the west. Oaks, sycamores and chestnuts bathe their crowns in the mid-morning rays and cast dark shadows on the ground, as wide as the trees...

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2016-05-26 05:16 | Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland’s oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said. Source: Associated Press, ABC News The Environment Ministry’s plan to fell thousands of spruce trees affected by bark beetles in the Bialowieza Forest has drawn the ire of environmental groups, which argue it threatens the forest and that nature will take care of itself. The groups...

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2016-05-26 05:15 | Sumitomo Forestry plans to add wind and geothermal power to its renewable energy portfolio and expand its biomass business over the next three years, bringing around five new plants online in Japan and abroad. Source: Nikkei Asian Review The Tokyo-based forest manager and lumber producer plans to put around 20 billion yen (US$181 million) — more than 10% of planned investment — into growing renewables operations in that time. It will buy a nearly 10% stake in Renova, a Japanese...

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2016-05-26 05:14 | Chinese log imports have trended upward in early 2016 with Australia increasing their market share the most. Source: Scoop Media Increased demand for wood products and declining log inventories in China has resulted in higher importation of logs to China in the 1Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Australia has increased its shipments almost three-fold in three years and currently, 10% of all softwood logs unloaded in Chinese ports are from Australia. Softwood log imports to China...

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