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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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2016-09-28 12:53 | The IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania will be held in Beijing from 24 to 27 October. Covering approximately...

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2016-09-28 12:18 |

Blog originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) website. By Kerstin Reisdorf With massive commitments to land restoration such as the Bonn Challenge and the AFR100, there is a buzz in the...

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2016-09-28 12:05 |

By Kerstin Reisdorf For six years, Indonesia has used a moratorium on cutting down primary forests as a means to reduce deforestation and the carbon (CO2) emissions associated with forest loss. Although the concrete benefits of the moratorium are questionable, researchers and policy-makers still see a forest moratorium as an important instrument to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity. It […]

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2016-09-28 10:22 |

By Kerstin Reisdorf With massive commitments to land restoration such as the Bonn Challenge and the AFR100, there is a buzz in the restoration community that is difficult to equal with actual success stories. One of these rare beasts is the Shinyanga restoration in northern Tanzania. Scientists from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) have been engaged in restoration efforts in […]

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2016-09-28 05:40 |

How extra cash generated from Indonesia’s new tax amnesty program could boost the country’s green economy.

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2016-09-27 23:00 | The greater sage grouse is an iconic bird that lives in the American West’s sagebrush landscape. It’s also a species at the center of a nationwide debate focused on how best to manage its habitat to balance multiple uses and ensure the bird’s long-term survival. And the dialogue has just been informed by new information [...]

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2016-09-27 18:30 | The 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) has concluded its general debate. In a closing address delivered on his behalf, UNGA President Peter Thomson welcomed Member States' work to implement the SDGs and their support for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and the UN Conference on SDG 14. He urged all governments to include the SDGs on their country's education curricula, stressing that youth are the ones who will inherit the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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2016-09-27 18:17 |

CEO visits women’s shea groupWomen's shea enterprise group On a hot dry Saturday in June, we visited one of TREE AID’s local partner’s SEMUS, they’ve been working in Yako region in Burkina Faso for over 10 years. We currently work together on local forest governance – helping communities to take control of their natural resources

The post CEO visits women’s shea butter enterprise in Burkina Faso appeared...

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2016-09-27 16:00 | In the back parking lot of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), seven workers wear neon green shirts with the Camp Crew logo written across the back. And they stand out. They are young and their bright T-shirts contrast with those of the more seasoned personnel. As the crew works among large mounds of fire [...]

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2016-09-27 15:47 | Today, in Montreal, the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation starts. One of the agenda items is ICAO’s response to climate change. The industry’s preferred option is to continue expanding, to continue polluting, and to offset its emissions. ICAO is proposing a massive new carbon trading mechanism that will leave us no chance of […]

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2016-09-27 14:00 | After the Civil War, former African American slaves were deeded or bought property across the South, but in subsequent years often lacked the money for — or were denied access to – the legal resources needed to establish title to…Read more ›

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2016-09-27 13:05 | Sept 27,2016 --A.Celli Paper has recently concluded an order for a latest-generation rewinder model E-WIND® with the Italian Group Sofidel, a world market leader in the production of tissue for hygienic and domestic use.

Sofidel, that has just celebrated 50 years of business activity, is present in Europe and the United States with 19 companies that each year produce more than one million tons of paper and employ over 5,500 people.

The new tissue rewinder model E-...

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2016-09-27 12:41 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 26, 2016 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6 percent to 10 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, beginning October 24, 2016.

“This price increase, our first in more than a year, is necessary due to the recent increase in costs for uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material, combined with price escalations in energy, labor and other input costs,” said...

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2016-09-27 11:12 |

We, the signatories of this paper, energy-intensive sectors representing about 2 million jobs in the EU and comprising many SME’s, are under direct impact of the EU ETS and are deemed exposed to carbon, investment and employment leakage.

We urge Members of the European Parliament to acknowledge the importance of our sectors for the EU economy, in particular for European jobs, and all their economic value chains by rejecting any “tiered approach” to free allocation and voting against...

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2016-09-27 10:08 | Johannesburg, South Africa, 26th September 2016—Big business, government agencies and the NGO community are uniting to protect endangered wildlife from online crime during a unique event held today at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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2016-09-27 07:47 |

The REPI Challenge seeks to leverage public and private funds for land conservation projects that limit incompatible development or that relieve current or anticipated environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations.

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2016-09-27 07:01 |

The trees are dying.

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2016-09-27 06:50 |

Small, private forests, which make up more than half of the forestland in the United States, can be turned into potent weapons against climate change.

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2016-09-27 05:48 |

By Deanna Ramsay, originally published on CIFOR’s Forest News Debates over forest loss in Borneo generally focus on the extent to which industrial plantations are to blame: those on the conservation side charge oil palm and pulp and paper for the destruction of tropical rainforest, those on the plantation side tend to argue that planting […]

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