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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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2014-12-20 09:00 | Reduced pulpwood prices in Sweden, Russia, Brazil and Australia in the 3Q/14 resulted in the lowest Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) since 2009, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. With mixed price trends for softwood fiber, the Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) has been fairly stable the past two years. [PR.com]

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2014-12-20 07:21 | Ahlstrom, a high performance fiber-based materials company, announces that it has completed the co-operation negotiations with employee representatives at its Kauttua production line in Finland....

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2014-12-20 07:20 | Dec 19, 2014 - Appleton Coated, a leader in the coated paper industry, has been purchased by Virtus Holdings LLC, a new company formed by members of Appleton Coated's management team....

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2014-12-19 23:42 | MONTRÉAL, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Government of Quebec stated in the Le Quotidien newspaper earlier today that it will be unable to quickly resolve its dispute with the Cree First Nation o...

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2014-12-19 19:00 | I am proud to announce that we exceeded our ecological restoration goals for Fiscal Year 2014. This was no small feat. A lot of great people across the U.S. Forest Service worked hard to make it a reality. We did substantial homework and planning, and then based on that we made strategic investments across all [...]

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2014-12-19 18:56 |

Latest Defra figures show the market for sustainable palm oil continues to grow, but will the UK meet its target?

Consumption of sustainable palm oil in the UK has increased for the fifth year running, according to the latest report from the government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The second CPET Annual Review on UK Consumption of Sustainable...

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2014-12-19 18:48 | During December 2014, finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects was announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AfDB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank. Germany, Norway and the UK also reported on funding for projects to be undertaken in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) released its annual report, and publications on REDD+, climate...

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2014-12-19 18:37 | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released global forest data showing an increase in wood product production in 2013. The ‘2013 Global Forest Products Facts and Figures' also notes the emergence over the past five years of China and the Russian Federation as significant forest product producers and consumers.

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2014-12-19 17:50 | The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) announced the launch of a project, ‘From Aspiration to Action,' addressing implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project seeks to examine barriers to and enablers for the successful implementation of the goals and targets, and recommend essential means of implementation (MOI) to put them into action "through active engagement with various stakeholders and partners." The project issued a commentary on 12 December...

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2014-12-19 16:58 |

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Beyond enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade

Symposium to be held February 2015, South Africa


IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for...

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2014-12-19 16:58 | Region: World Sector: Renewable energy, Agriculture Program: REDD+ Country: Peru SNV attended the 2014 20TH Session of the Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru.

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2014-12-19 16:42 | By Prashanth Parameswaran, The Diplomat, 16 December 2014 ASEAN member states should abandon their principle of not interfering in each other’s internal affairs and confront Laos on rights abuses in the country as responsible members of the international community, a group of leading regional and international non-governmental organizations said yesterday. “Instead of invoking the principle of non-interference into one another’s internal affairs, ASEAN member states must act as responsible...

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2014-12-19 15:23 | UPM and Indicatorium Oy have entered into an agreement for the international commercialisation of the food freshness indicator technology developed by UPM.

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2014-12-19 15:06 | Focali researcher Eskil Mattsson participated in a seminar on “Forests’ role for water in Sweden and the world”.

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2014-12-19 14:34 | By Patrick Anderson, Harry Oktavian and Rudiansyah, Forest Peoples Programme, 19 December 2014 A new report reveals unresolved social conflicts over the pulpwood plantation of a major Indonesian company promising ‘No Deforestation’. The report, from Forest Peoples Programme and Indonesian NGO partners, details a flawed conflict resolution process for community lands grabbed for pulpwood plantations by the massive pulp and paper company Asia Pulp and Paper, in Sumatra. APP is owned by the...

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2014-12-19 14:33 | By Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Bangkok Post, 19 December 2014 After 11 full days of intense negotiations, the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) held in Lima, Peru, ended last week with proposals deemed too weak by climate campaigners. The results, which lock us to a disastrous global temperature rise of at least 3-4C, do not merely show a lack of progress in the talks, but also prove that the convention cannot offer the right...

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2014-12-19 14:26 | By Peter Bosshard, Huffington Post, 18 December 2014 Sarawak, the Malaysian province on the island of Borneo, has long been one of the six world regions with the highest biodiversity. An average hectare of Sarawak rainforest contains more tree species than all of Europe. The local Penan communities have names for more than 1300 of the plants they live with. The forest is also home to orang utans and tree leopards, hundreds of bird species, and frogs that can glide up to 20 meters through the...

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2014-12-19 14:07 | REDD-Monitor’s occasional series, Carbonballs usually features the howlers made by con artists selling carbon credits as investments. Today’s post features Al Gore, Former Vice President of the USA, the man who insisted on carbon trading as part of the Kyoto Protocol, back in 1997. On 11 December 2014, COP20Lima posted … read more...

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2014-12-19 13:23 | In mid-November a new tissue paper production line was successfully put into operation at Fripa Papierfabrik's Miltenberg paper mill in Germany.

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2014-12-19 12:59 | After having been sold to investment company Perusa, the former Stora Enso mill in Uetersen will...

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