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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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2014-10-25 20:52 | Sarah Walters owns and manages Alvecote in Tamworth with her husband Stephen. This year they won the Royal Forestry Society’s award for Best Small Woodland in England. Today Sarah popped into local Hopwas Wood to photograph the deep beauty of this precious ancient woodland under threat from quarrying.  I am not entirely sure what is difficult […]

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2014-10-25 15:19 |   On 20 October 2014, Indonesia inaugurated its new president: Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The following day, Jokowi wrote to the House of Representatives with a list of proposed changes to ministries. Jokowi is proposing merging the Environment Ministry and the Forestry Ministry. There is little doubt that reform of the … read more...

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2014-10-25 12:12 | By Wimar Witoelar, The Jakarta Post, 24 October 2014 | President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has never been a foreign minister or diplomat, but he has a keen sense of the world and the reciprocal interests it has with the national needs of Indonesia. As a businessman he had from early on linked his products to international markets and frequently participated in international fora. As a mayor he was internationally recognized and won several awards. Now there is the exciting prospect of extending his...

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2014-10-25 02:56 | 25 October 2014 (Saturday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received a five-day study visit from the Myanmar Forest Department (FD). The visit was organised by the FRIM-ITTO REDDES Project implemented by the Natural Forest Programme under the FRIM Forestry and Environment Division. The five-member delegation was led by the Myanmar FD Planning and […]

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2014-10-24 22:34 | By Arthur Nelson, The Guardian, 24 October 2014 | In the economically flush days of 2007 as states prepared poker stances for an anticipated Kyoto II deal in Copenhagen, the EU’s climate and energy targets for 2020 were seen as a ‘me first!’ moment. Six years later, the bloc’s sequel is already being denounced by the clean energy industry and environmentalists as a ‘why me?’ package that barely rises above the EU’s own ‘business as usual’ forecasts, and comes with caveats that could render it...

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2014-10-24 19:50 | PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to source forest products in a responsible way. "This recognition by BREEAM underscores the growing importance of sustainably sourced wood in...

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2014-10-24 18:43 | The European Union (EU) has financed a project to strengthen protected areas systems in the Amazon. The ‘Amazon Conservation Vision' will increase the areas' resilience to climate change and promote the maintenance of environmental goods and services provision.

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2014-10-24 18:36 | Community involvement is alive and well at ESF. According to a National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement survey conducted in the spring of 2014, about 76 percent of ESF's undergraduate population volunteers in some way. "That says a lot about our students," said Meagan Pepper, ESF's program coordinator for community service.

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2014-10-24 18:34 | Mandated by the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat will be cooperating with the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management to prepare technical guidance on the role of sustainable wildlife management in the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and prepare an analysis of the impacts of 'subsistence use' of wildlife on the survival and regeneration of wild...

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2014-10-24 18:04 | Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, October 2014—After two weeks of deliberations by 194 Parties(1) and more than 3000 delegates at the 12th Conference of the Parties (CoP12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, there were mixed views on the summit’s outcomes according to TRAFFIC.

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2014-10-24 17:28 | By Fred Pearce, New Scientist, 24 October 2014 | It sounds bold and ambitious. European Union leaders last night signed off on an agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2030. But climate scientists are wary of applauding the plan. For one thing, the target is a cut of 40 per cent compared with greenhouse gas emissions in 1990 – nearly 25 years ago. Since then, the EU has made cuts of almost 20 per cent, mainly through burning less coal and outsourcing heavy industries to...

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2014-10-24 17:15 | Stora Enso will invest EUR 27 million in an upgrade project involving consumer board machine 5 at the company's Imatra Mills' Tainionkoski unit in Finland.

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October 24, 2014—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Getting kids outdoors and actively engaged in learning is a tough task in a day where TV and video games seem to come first. But that is exactly what Project Learning Tree’s Walk in the Forest aims to do—starting with teachers. Throughout the school year, hundreds of teachers and pre-service—or student—teachers converge at forests across the state for Walk in the Forest, a PLT initiative aimed at getting environmental education implemented...

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2014-10-24 15:23 | Coated woodfree and specialty paper manufacturer Fedrigoni has been approved for listing on the Star segment of the Italian stock exchange Borsa Italiana in Milan and has launched an initial public offering on 13 October, according to Euwid Pulp & Paper.

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2014-10-24 15:12 |

Gangs commercially picking edible fungi to sell to restaurants and markets are leaving a trail of destruction across ancient woodlands, such as Epping and New Forest

Here we go this is one of the really nasty ones, says Jeremy Dagley, pointing at the cappuccino-coloured cap of a two-inch mushroom nestled in the coppery leaf litter in Epping Forest. The brown roll rim will kill you...

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2014-10-24 15:08 | Shuijing Township, Sichuan Province, China 24th October 2014—A dedicated group of companies, government representatives and NGOs gathered in Shuijing Township, Sichuan Province this week to exchange experiences gained through a ground-breaking...

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2014-10-24 15:00 | ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care, soon to be Halyard Health, today announced that the Canadian Health Care sales team, led by Tony Ceci, Director of Sales, has receiv...

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2014-10-24 14:58 | Reuters, 21 October 2014 | The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U.S. state of Delaware. The new reserve, called Alto Maues, has 6,680 square km (668,000 hectares or 1.65 million acres) of mostly untouched forests that are not known to have human presence, the Brazilian Environment Ministry said. Declaring a federal reserve means forest clearing and similar...

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2014-10-24 14:35 | 24 October, 2014

360 civil society groups and indigenous peoples’ organisations have endorsed a statement warning the World Bank that the newly proposed safeguard system risks increasing the burden on vulnerable communities and undermining years of progressive developments in the recognition by financial institutions of the need to adhere to best standards in development.

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