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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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2016-02-09 06:48 |

Indigenous hunters in Colombia are keeping track of their prey and harvest on their mobile phones.

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2016-02-09 00:52 |

Caribou Program fieldwork doesn't have an off season. The field crew have been busily snowshoeing up and down seismic lines in caribou habitat, setting up trail cameras. In this short video, Doug shows how they are collecting data and explains some of the Caribou Program...

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2016-02-08 23:11 |

The Endowment released its 2015 Annual Report highlighting these partnerships and sharing both successes—and failures—of the past year.

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2016-02-08 19:43 |

A new strategy for managing public lands for recreation, heritage and wilderness paints a bleak picture of the U.S. Forest Service’s own ability to tackle the job.

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2016-02-08 19:38 |

The concept of avoiding use of paper in order to save trees may seem logical and has been adopted by many.

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2016-02-08 19:22 | While PEFC certification is part of the license to operate for many companies along the timber supply chain, why forest certification matters is not clear to others. Why are forests important, what does PEFC deliver, how can my company contribute? These questions are answered in a new 2-minute...

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2016-02-08 17:38 | LTS staff supervised Joanna Ferreira and Han Zhang in the MSc final disserations. Joanna completed a dissertation on Environmental Markets in Malawi, which analysed efficiency for buyers of paying for watershed services. Han’s work deals focuses on land use options … Continue reading →

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2016-02-08 16:00 | By Tom Fry, Western Conservation Director, American Forest Foundation Tom Fry is the Western Conservation Director of the American Forest Foundation (AFF). AFF and the U.S. Forest Service hold a long-standing partnership in pursuit of protecting and conserving the important forest benefits that come from family and individually owned forest lands across the United States [...]

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2016-02-08 15:00 | For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Craig Leisher, Director of Monitoring and Evaluations in Africa for The Nature Conservancy. What organization do you work with and what do you do? I’m the director for Monitoring and Evaluations in Africa at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). My job is to measure socioeconomic and […]

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2016-02-08 14:42 | At the Climate Conference in Paris (CoP 21), all attention was focused on how humanity can reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, especially Carbon Dioxide, that are driving climate change, either by reducing emissions at source or by...

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2016-02-08 12:56 | The 6th Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) under COST Action FP1203: European NWFPs Network is open. We invite STSM candidates to submit their applications until the 22nd of February 2016. The STSM proposals on this call should not start before the 15th of March 2016 nor end after the 15th of May 2016.… Read More »

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2016-02-08 12:50 | 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.   1 February 2016 EU Market: EUAs … read more...

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2016-02-08 12:46 |

WE IMPORT MILLIONS OF TONNES OF HARDWOOD AND YET WE LEAVE HUGE AMOUNTS OF THE SAME MATERIAL IN OUR UNMANAGED WOODS. OUR WOODSTOCK PROJECT IS LOOKING AT THE OPTIONS TO STREAMLINE THE COMPLEX SUPPLY CHAIN THAT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS ONE OF THE KEY BARRIERS TO USING MORE HOMEGROWN HARDWOOD. Recently we asked the supply […]

The post MAKING THE GRADE – GROWN IN BRITAIN...

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2016-02-08 09:52 |

A new business opportunity could help protect Belize's Yellow-headed parrots and benefit local communities as well.

Savannah forests in Southern Belize are a burning issue right now. It is not just that intense dry-season fires and expanding populations are degrading these resources in an increasingly variable climate. The forest land itself has also recently become a hot topic in relation to land rights.

Back in 2014 the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR...

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2016-02-08 06:00 | Today, Two Sides North America released a new study outlining key facts on why paperless initiatives do not save trees. Findings point to mounting evidence that loss of markets for paper and other wood products, a large portion of which are produced from wood harvested on privately-owned land, increases the risk of forest loss. The study was conducted by Dovetail Partners, an environmental think-tank specializing in forestry research and analysis.

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2016-02-08 00:32 | In 2015, sales of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets increased by 5% to 22.4 million m3, but the average value fell by $753 million to $2.7 billion. General decline in prices amounted to 22% in dollar terms. China, the major market for Russian softwood lumber, increased deliveries by 18% to 9.8 million m3, […]

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2016-02-07 20:18 | 5 February 2016 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) with Sime Darby Plantation today to collaborate in research and development (R&D) on forest biodiversity conservation, particularly ex-situ conservation of endangered, rare and threatened forest tree plants species. The MOC also aims to share knowledge on matters on […]

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2016-02-07 20:11 |

Morning begins hours before first light for William Parke.

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2016-02-07 16:38 | - From 1 January 2016, the Russian government prohibited organizations under the jurisdiction of Turkey or controlled by citizens of Turkey to engage in a whole complex of works and services, including wood processing, construction, architecture and design. The corresponding regulation from December 29, 2015 has been published on the website of the government. - […]

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2016-02-07 16:33 | - UK’s forestry, wood and wood products sector is picking up after five years of low demand and little expansion, according to the UK Timber Trade Federation Statistical Review. A 10% rise in UK timber and panel products consumption takes total figure in 2014 to nearly 16 million m3. - Finnish sawmills are seeking for […]

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