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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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2017-06-28 04:56 | Forest conservation is not only crucial for protecting the benefits of biodiversity in the natural world but also for maintaining...

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2017-06-28 00:46 |

Coastal forest industry looks to FPInnovations to address boomstick inventory replacement annual cost of approximately $12.7 million To address the coastal forest industry’s need to extend the service life of new boomsticks, FPInnovations conducted a recent study looking at the treatability of debarked and drilled logs of coastal species. The study involved a small-scale lab trial where boomsticks were treated with the marine-approved commercial preservative …

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2017-06-27 19:58 |

Published June 26th, 2017 by the BC Lumber Trade Council – Source B.C. lumber producers continue to vigorously defend against additional duties B.C. lumber producers will continue to vigorously defend the industry against a new round of preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber.  “These duties result from the trade action which is part of the continued attempt …

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2017-06-27 16:54 | How can we ensure forest protection and sustainable forest biomass production at the same time? A first-ever global map of certified forest areas, based on a participatory and collaborative mapping approach, contributes to the answer.

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2017-06-27 14:21 |

The recently released double edition of Enterprise Development & Microfinance (EDM) explores how VCD initiatives involving smallholders and small and medium enterprises are designed, implemented and assessed. Since the early 2000’s, practitioners and researchers have been working on ways...

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2017-06-27 13:58 |

What’s causing the holdup?

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2017-06-27 13:10 |

Over the past few years, South Korea has become the largest pellet importer in Asia, ahead of Japan, and the third largest in the world, and South Korean demand is expected to continue to increase in the coming years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Vietnam has been the major supplier of pellets to Asia, accounting for about 65% of the total import volume in late 2016 and early 2017.

Wood pellet imports to Asia reached an all-time-high in the 4Q/16 when Japan and South Korea...

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2017-06-27 11:20 | I am still grateful to my parents who woke me up at half past three in the morning on 21st […]

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2017-06-27 10:41 | An electronic version of the full 2016 IUFRO Annual Report is now available. A short summary of 2016 Highlights was already published earlier on.

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2017-06-27 08:56 | With the help of a new online service, all the timber available in Finnish private forests can be sold in […]

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2017-06-27 06:00 | By Brookie Guzder-Williams When Global Forest Watch launched, FORMA (FORest Monitoring for Action) 500 was our first and only near real-time alert system. By analyzing NASA satellite images, FORMA 500 gave monthly updates of tree cover loss (the death or removal of trees, regardless of cause) across the forests of the moist tropics at 500 […]

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2017-06-27 03:59 |

Payson has spent 20 years and some $50 million to secure rights to 3,000 acre-feet annually from the C.C. Cragin Reservoir — enough to make Payson one of the only places in the state with an adequate, long-term water supply.

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Independent forest monitoring by civil society can improve transparency and help strengthen checks on illegality in the forest sector in Africa, an international conference heard last month in Accra. Over 70 experts from ten countries including Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo attended the African Sub-Regional Conference on...

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2017-06-26 20:40 | Deer and elk are dying from chronic wasting disease in growing numbers. Burning the land may be the only way to turn back the disease.

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2017-06-26 16:58 | Loving pandas isn't just a feel-good activity. Recent work shows China's decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and animals, boosts biodiversity and fights climate change.

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2017-06-26 15:34 | The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of the rainforest. A new research study shows that it is not only the climate that is adversely affected by deforestation. In fact, the very stability of the ecosystem in the entire Amazon region is altered when deforestation takes place in the outermost regions.

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2017-06-26 15:26 | “Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at...

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