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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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2017-11-17 19:28 | The UN Global Compact, WBCSD and GRI have invited submissions of tools for SDG measurement, to be added to their inventory. The inventory is part of the SDG Compass, launched in September 2015. The inventory currently contains 58 tools, most of which are available free of charge.

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2017-11-17 17:19 | We walk on it, we need it for agriculture, it’s the foundation of terrestrial biodiversity but still we take it for granted. We even know that soil has the highest potential in preserving carbon. But the pressure on soil is growing and we do not treat it properly in order to preserve it. We still … Continue reading Land degradation and restoration: Brazil

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2017-11-17 16:39 | Side event: Forest restoration – our secret weapon for achieving in the Paris Agreement targets Obviously we were eager to find out about the secret weapon. The Indigenous Pavilion was completely packed so some of us loitered desperately out the front until we were handed a set of headphones with which we could listen from …...

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2017-11-17 16:38 | New research suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth's land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.

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2017-11-17 16:23 | Yesterday was Education Day at COP23. During the first of various events that focused on Education, Patricia Espinosa (the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC) and her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (representing the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection) signed a partnership to work together to promote climate education and increase public access …...

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2017-11-17 15:08 |

The new John Deere Worldwide Parts Services Regional Distribution Center (RDC) is officially open in south Florida. The 115,000 square foot facility in Miami will serve all Latin America countries, except Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, which currently have in-country RDC locations. The distribution center provides timely and efficient delivery of more than 38,000 service parts to dealers, and customers.

Latin America dealers were previously serviced from the North America Parts...

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2017-11-17 14:49 | At COP 23 most ideas focus on reducing GHG emissions in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. A much less widely discussed approach is to make use of negative emissions that can occur mostly in the field of Forestry/ Forest Conservation and Agriculture. Negative emissions do as well occur in other fields … Continue reading Toward...

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2017-11-17 12:07 | ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Graphic Packaging Holding Company's (NYSE: GPK) Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share. The dividend is payable on January 5, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2017.

About Graphic Packaging Holding Company
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is...

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2017-11-17 12:06 | NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 16, 2017 -- WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, announced today a planned investment in its Florence, South Carolina kraft linerboard mill that will significantly increase the mill’s efficiency, quality and service levels.

The $410 million investment over two years will include installing a 330” state-of-the-art kraft linerboard machine and related infrastructure that will replace three older, narrow...

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2017-11-17 12:04 | Épernay, Marne, France, Nov 16,2017--- ---The pioneering technology, which Smurfit Kappa invented in 2001, has been endorsed by the Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) research and service institute in Germany setting a new industry standard.

PTS assists companies with the development and use of fibre-based materials. The PTS validation means that Smurfit Kappa’s test prototcols is now published as an official Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) norm leading to a more scalable and...

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2017-11-17 12:01 | MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2017--- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS), a leading producer of flexible packaging, technical, and label and converting papers, today added Natural Kraft (NK) oil and grease resistant (OGR) paper options to its GlazeArmor™ family of lightweight uncoated machine-glazed papers. The GlazeArmor™ product family now features machine-glazed bleached and natural kraft virgin fiber papers that are designed for demanding OGR foodservice and microwave popcorn bag applications....

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2017-11-17 11:20 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2017—Representatives from more than 25 traditional medicine and pharmaceutical producers joined a workshop today in Hanoi, focusing on promoting sustainable harvesting and fair trade practices as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), in particular through application of the FairWild Standard.

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2017-11-17 11:17 |

A two-day, in-depth training on The Pallet Design System™ software engineering program led by Dr. Brad Gething, NWPCA Director of Science & Technology, and Dr. Laszlo Horvath, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. The course will start at 8am both days and finish around 5pm. Registration fee ($595) includes light breakfast and lunch on both days. Great training for pallet suppliers and sales professionals, those responsible for pallet purchases, packaging engineers, and pallet specifiers...

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2017-11-17 11:00 | Cambridge, 17th November 2017—the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ saw Goldenseal classified as “Vulnerable” in a move that highlights concerns about the medicinal plant’s decline.

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2017-11-17 10:47 |

Recently, reLogistics Services, the leader in reusable transport packaging and pallet management services, announced the opening of its newest reverse logistics center in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Memphis, TN Reverse Logistics Center, a 40,000 square foot facility is located at 2158 Heide Ave and has 19 dock doors. Initially, the facility will employ 15 employees to sort pallets, RPCs, break pack boxes and other returnable and reusable packaging....

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2017-11-17 08:00 | Our latest discussion document explores the plan by The Navigator Company to develop a new pulp mill in Mozambique. The Portuguese company, operating as Portucel Mozambique and with funding from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, is acquiring huge areas of land for establishing eucalyptus tree plantations to supply the mill. Local NGOs monitoring the […]

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2017-11-17 07:16 | “We need a paradigm shift in how society perceives the whole forest/tree value chain,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the 22nd PEFC General Assembly, in Helsinki, Finland. “Society is at a crossroads and the strategic direction we choose will provide...

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2017-11-17 00:49 |

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors has approved a $400,000 contribution to The Nature Conservancy in Arizona to support forest restoration on the Verde River watershed. 

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2017-11-17 00:00 |

Read about major recent and forthcoming activities of FAO Forestry and its partners in the latest issue of the Department’s e-newsletter, inFO news.


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2017-11-16 19:16 | The next generation of PEFC members embraced the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and get valuable information as they move along the road towards PEFC endorsement. Monday morning of PEFC Forest Certification Week, taking place in Helsinki, Finland, was dedicated to...

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