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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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2015-04-27 18:57 | “A transformation towards sustainable soil management is possible if all actors are integrated in the search for solutions.” These were among concluding remarks made by Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and Chair of the Third Global Soil Week. Töpfer welcomed the contribution of the Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), noting “this sends a strong signal...

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2015-04-27 18:57 | Delegates to the fourth session of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, which convened as a joint meeting with the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3) process, debated how the two processes should relate to each other. Some said the FfD3 process should comprise the means of implementation (MOI) section of the post-2015 development agenda, while others viewed them as warranting distinct outcomes. Some Member States wished to leave...

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2015-04-27 18:40 | In preparation for upcoming discussions on financing for sustainable forest management (SFM) at the eleventh session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF11), the UNFF Facilitative Process and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) organized a workshop on forest and climate financing in Southeast Asia.

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2015-04-27 18:40 | Organized crime in timber, wildlife and gold continues to finance transnational organized criminal networks in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report examines transitional environmental crime as one of the key factors fueling the conflict cycle in eastern DRC and provides analysis on the illegal exploitation of natural resources, including their values, stakeholders in the trade, smuggling routes and impacts.

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2015-04-27 18:37 | The Major Groups Partnership on Forests (MGPoF) prepared three papers ahead of the eleventh meeting of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF11). The papers cover: financing for sustainable forest management (SFM), perspectives on a new UN body on forests, and expectations for the participation of major groups.

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2015-04-27 16:00 | As a young man, Tom Tidwell had a summer job with the Forest Service as a member of a Youth Conservation Corps crew.  Today, he is Chief of the Forest Service, overseeing an agency of forty thousand employees that honors a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands [...]

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2015-04-27 15:53 | WILMINGTON, Ohio, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- When hail damaged a 23-year-old cedar deck that had started to show signs of aging, the Omaha, NE, homeowner knew it could be an opportunity to replace the...

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2015-04-27 15:00 | MONTREAL, April 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec's second fiscal quarter results for the period ended March 28, 2015, will be released on Monday, May 4, 2015. James Lopez, President and Chief Executi...

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2015-04-27 14:52 | REDD-Monitor’s weekly round up of the news on REDD, forests and climate. The links are organised by date (click on the title for the full article). REDD-Monitor’s news links on delicious.com are updated regularly. For past REDD in the news posts, click here.   What is the potential for a … read more...

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2015-04-27 14:07 |

SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (wallsm@safnet.org).

Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function...

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2015-04-27 14:01 |

Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.

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2015-04-27 13:24 | We are delighted to announce that APF 2016 will be held on the 15/16/17 th September 2016 and we are returning to exactly the same site as last year.   ...

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2015-04-27 13:11 |

The depreciation of the ringgit is having a positive impact on Malaysia’s timber exports. Last year Malaysia was the eighth largest furniture exporter in the world, ITTO reported. 2014 wood product exports rose by 5% to RM20.5 billion ($5.54 billion) up from RM19.5 billion in 2013. Exports of furniture contributed just over a third of the total value of exports followed by plywood (25%). It has been forecast that the value of Malaysia’s wood product exports by 2020 could reach...

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2015-04-27 13:09 |

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported earnings of $49 million, or $0.58 basic earnings per share on sales of $1,014 million in the 1Q 2015.

In the 1Q lumber operations generated operating earnings of $84 million (4Q 2014 - $90 million) and Adjusted EBITDA of $117 million (4Q 2014 - $121 million). Reduced shipments and lower U.S. prices for SPF lumber were substantially offset by the benefit provided by a weaker Canadian dollar.

Lumber markets weakened in the quarter, largely...

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2015-04-27 08:51 | By Robin Davies, Center For Global Development, 20 April 2015 This paper describes the truncated life of IAFCP in its political context and interrogates a number of possible reasons for its demise. It concludes the main culprit was neither political change nor mismanagement, but rather the failure of the project developer, the Australian government, to engage single-mindedly with the central thesis of REDD+: that the provision of proportional financial incentives to relevant actors can achieve...

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2015-04-27 08:18 | April 24, 2015 --Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter, "Nippon Paper Industries) and Mitsubishi Corporation (President: Ken Kobayashi; hereinafter, "MC") are pleased to announce that they have agreed to establish Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center Ltd. (t


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2015-04-27 05:34 | Liz Deakin, a post-doctoral fellow at CIFOR, spoke at an international seminar on the landscape approach, part of a global...

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2015-04-27 05:17 |

There are enormous gaps in our knowledge about how gender relations shape the lives of people living in the forests of the Amazon, a new study has found – but on the ground, remarkable changes are happening across the region as women begin to organise and empower themselves. In the Brazilian state of Pará women... Read more

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2015-04-27 04:19 |

Bangladesh is set to implement 2 major agricultural development programs that are aimed at pulling one-fifth of the country out of poverty.

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