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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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2017-08-22 19:13 |

Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestation

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2017-08-22 14:47 |

ALERT member Philip Fearnside, arguably the world’s leading authority on Amazon conservation, tells us about a chilling recent events in Brazil:

The last two months have seen a spectacular series of blows to Brazil’s environmental licensing system and other eco-protections. 

These have occurred in the days and even hours leading up to a congressional vote to begin impeachment...

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2017-08-22 12:04 | Soyuz, based in Moscow, produces corrugated packaging for a range of sectors and has approximately 300 employees.

Smurfit Kappa already has three plants in Saint Petersburg, Russia producing paper-based and Bag-in-Box® products for customers across Europe.

This acquisition enables Smurfit Kappa to further strengthen its position in Russia and broaden its offering to its multinational and local customers.

The acquisition also establishes Smurfit Kappa...

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2017-08-22 12:02 | Aug 22,2017 --Arctic Paper has contracted Greycon to upgrade to their system with Greycon’s latest scheduling and trim optimisation solutions, opt-Studio and X-Trim.

In 2002 Greycon first implemented S-Plan and X-Trim at Arctic Paper’s paper mills based in Kostrzyn, Poland. Since then Artic Paper has been a long-standing client of Greycon’s.

Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A. is the largest manufacturer of offset papers in Poland. The mill produces over 280,000 tonnes of...

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2017-08-22 12:01 | Aug 22,2017 --Neenah Paper has characterized its new synthetic paper as “a significant addition” to its portfolio of labels for harsh environments. The Neenah Performance Labels portfolio of high performing, highly engineered substrates is designed for applications in demanding conditions. Its Kimdura line of label stock has been used for more than 30 years for challenging applications – including labels and tags for drum chemicals, hazard communications, health care, industrial, logistical and...

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2017-08-22 12:00 | LAKE FOREST, Ill.----Aug. 21, 2017-- Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sacramento Container Corporation, and 100% of the membership interests of Northern Sheets, LLC and Central California Sheets, LLC in a cash-free, debt-free transaction for a cash purchase price of $265 million. The Company has also announced that it will discontinue production of uncoated freesheet (UFS)...

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2017-08-22 02:22 |

Do you know where your water comes from?

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2017-08-21 22:00 | As the world’s forests are carved up by roads and farms, the animals in them are vanishing. A simple fix may help.

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2017-08-21 20:55 | By Nancy Harris and Donna Lee Forests play a huge role in mitigating climate change. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI Forests are natural heroes of the climate change story. They soak up nearly a third of fossil fuel emissions, with the potential to absorb even more. But when cleared, they become as villainous as smokestacks, emitting carbon back into […]

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2017-08-21 15:50 |

Food assistance needs in 2017 are unprecedented, say FEWS-Net, an early warning system pioneered by the US government. Famine threatens South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Ethiopia is also included within the top 5 areas of highest concern....

The post...

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2017-08-21 15:12 |

Soil carbon could help mitigate significant greenhouse gas emissions, while also supporting food production and adaptation to climate change.

The post What is CGIAR doing on soil carbon and climate change? appeared first on...

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2017-08-21 15:11 |

CEPI's Director General Sylvain L'hôte sat down recently with journalist Jean-Francois Munster of Belgian daily newsaper Le Soir to talk about climate change, innovation and CEPI's 2050 'Investment Roadmap'

Read the full article in French below

 

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2017-08-21 13:19 | Participate, partner, promote or pitch a solution: there are many ways you can get involved with the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART. And we are looking forward to hearing from you! Our two-day dialogue (16-17 November 2017; Helsinki, Finland) will explore and discover...

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2017-08-21 10:03 |

As part of a new interdisciplinary partnership, IIED will be working with sector experts, scientists and practitioners to better understand and manage the growing competition for land in sub-Saharan Africa, as governments seek to balance food production with forest conservation targets.

Africa's forests are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world, losing almost three million hectares a year between...

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2017-08-21 09:19 | ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 -- At drinktec 2017, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) will reveal a new packaging machinery system and state-of-the-art robotic integration capabilities for the beverage industry, along with other industry-leading machinery and carton solutions.

For the first time, the company will demonstrate ReShape™, a revolutionary technology capable of creating virtually any pack configuration seamlessly with one piece of packaging equipment. With ReShape,...

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2017-08-21 09:18 | Äänekoski, Finland---Aug 21,2017 --International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill (metsagroup.com) with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. All ANDRITZ processes were started up successfully according to the agreed schedules.

The core equipment supplied by ANDRITZ originates mainly from Finland, with a significant part being fabricated at the...

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2017-08-21 09:15 | Jiangsu, China-- Aug 21,2017 -- In February 2017 Bohui Paper Group contracted Voith to supply a new board machine. The BM 4 will be built at Dafeng in the Chinese province Jiangsu and following completion will be one of the largest board machines in the world. Voith will supply the complete XcelLine process line from wet end process to winder. This reduces the number of interfaces for the customer to a minimum and provides cost transparency for the entire project.

The order is...

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2017-08-21 09:12 | Aug 21, 2017---There has been an encouraging trend in both divisions over the first six months of the 2017 financial year. The paper division is benefiting from the excellent reputation that its products enjoy on the market, with distribution focusing increasingly on the sale of high-margin speciality papers. Efficiency gains at the company's mills are also increasing profitability. The real estate division achieved higher rental income and is developing according to plan, with a focus on the...

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