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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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2017-02-24 04:31 |

Americans are spending their lives farther from forests than they did at the end of the 20th century and, contrary to popular wisdom, the change is more pronounced in rural areas than in urban settings.

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2017-02-24 04:14 |

Forest ecosystems are accustomed to change.

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2017-02-23 18:29 | Researchers develop a new metric on deforestation, hoping the information will guide conservation and educate the public.

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2017-02-23 16:58 |

Location: University of Missouri

Job Title: Research Scientist in Silvopastoral Systems

Job ID: 22464

Job Description

Provide research and outreach leadership to an established and innovative silvopasture program focused on understanding forage-tree-livestock interactions in the temperature-humid zone of the United States. Existing research projects include multiple location, systems-level experiments...

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2017-02-23 12:19 |

Conservationists get used to hearing bad news.  But here is some outstanding news, as announced 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 as a world...

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2017-02-23 10:19 |

A new book offers insights and recommendations to support researchers targeting smallholder farmers with integrated agricultural systems innovations. Innovations for agricultural intensification—for instance adding fruit trees to farms and intercropping—can sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ production. But for greater...

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2017-02-23 09:40 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 22, 201 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced the following senior leadership changes.Thomas J. Plath has been elected by the board of directors to become Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Global Citizenship, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Plath joined International Paper in 1991, serving most recently as Vice President, Human Resources, Global Businesses.

The company also announced the retirement of Thomas G. Kadien, Senior Vice President,...

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2017-02-23 09:38 | Feb 22, 2017--This stock exchange release may not be published or distributed, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan or any other country where such publication or distribution would violate applicable laws or rules or would require additional documents to be completed or registered or require any measure to be undertaken, in addition to the requirements under Finnish law. For further information, see “Important notice” below...

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2017-02-23 09:00 |

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) as a partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital.

A sustainability leader dedicated to the future of our forests, SFI promotes the responsible procurement of forest products. The organization has arranged for the donation of responsibly sourced forest products to...

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2017-02-23 07:53 |

  By Brian Belcher, Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) In the new phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, the previous work under “Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment” has been re-labelled as “Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment” (MELIA). FTA is developing its MELIA unit as a core research and support unit with team […]

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2017-02-23 04:52 | December 21, 2016 – INBAR and the African Women’s Network for Sustainable Development (REFADD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing them to closer collaboration in developing regional women and bamboo initiatives across Central Africa. Read the full release at: Press release_REFADD

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2017-02-23 04:44 | December 14, 2016 – INBAR and the Engineering Research Center for Bamboo Winding Composites signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing each other to further cooperation on bamboo and rattan innovation in future. Read the full release at: Press release_ERCBWC

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2017-02-23 04:39 | December 6, 2016 – The Kingdom of Thailand became a Member of INBAR, and various diplomats attended a flag-raising ceremony at INBAR Headquarters to celebrate. Read the full release here at: Press release_Thailand membership

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2017-02-23 04:30 | December 6, 2016 – Nepal’s ambassador to China visited INBAR’s Headquarters to find out more about bamboo and rattan’s potential. Read the full release at: Press release_Nepal ambassador HQ

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2017-02-23 04:24 | December 5, 2016 – Officials from Ecuador visited INBAR Headquarters to learn about bamboo research and discuss ways to cooperate in promoting bamboo. Read the full resource at: Press release_Guayaquil HQ

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2017-02-23 04:19 |

By Catriona Croft-Cusworth, originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Inclusive development is on the agenda at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, kicking off this week in Davos, Switzerland. We sat down with Christine Padoch, former Director of CIFOR’s Forests and Human Wellbeing Team, to discuss how inequality relates to global migration patterns, and what it all means for forests. […]

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2017-02-23 04:12 | Papermaking was an iconic industry in Maine, ranking right up there with the state's famous lobsters. But half the state's paper mills have closed in the past two years. Politicians blame unfair trade, but the real culprit is the "strong" U.S. dollar. (Features two early 20th century postcards of Maine paper mills.): http://bit.ly/2kOj1IZ ...

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2017-02-23 01:48 |

The international workshop on ‘Developing science- and evidence-based policy and practice of bioenergy in Indonesia within the context of sustainable development’ was co-organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), partners in the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Policymakers, researchers, and representatives from the private sector and civil society, among others, […]

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2017-02-23 00:27 |

Related Content: Geographic Scope of fRI Research

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2017-02-23 00:00 |

Help mark the International Day of Forests (21 March) and this year’s theme, Forests and energy, by taking part in our #LoveForests video campaign. All you need to do is grab a smartphone and head for your local forest, city park, or even a tree, and make a 30-second video of yourself explaining how forests energize you. Once you’ve...

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