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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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2017-07-27 17:19 |

Launch of the LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 Project

Location: Europe

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2017-07-27 17:10 |

CEPI is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry. It currently has 18 staff members and covers a variety of topics from environment, energy, recycling, forestry, the bioeconomy up to trade issues.

This traineeship will allow you to gain experience in all areas of communication with a focus on event management and use of social media. We operate in an environment where creative ideas are encouraged and where your voice is heard!

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2017-07-27 16:29 | A team of researchers has recently completed a global study on the trade-offs between the benefits provided by tropical forests and its conversion for agricultural use. The team examined deforestation activities of more than 50 countries in the tropics between 2000 to 2012, and identified regions where deforestation is most and least beneficial.

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2017-07-27 16:10 | ‘The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017’ provides an overview of the first two years of SDG implementation and finds that increased efforts are needed to achieve the Goals by 2030. The report was launched in tandem with the ‘Global SDG Indicators Database.’

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2017-07-27 16:00 | A CDKN report titled ‘10 propositions for success: Integrating international climate change commitments into national development planning’ outlines ways to support the successful integration of NDCs into national development planning. The final Southeast Asia regional workshop of the ‘Climate-Smart, Tree-based, Co-investment in Adaptation and Mitigation in Asia’ (Smart Tree-invest) project convened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17 May 2017.

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2017-07-27 14:39 | PDF for download   Many rural forest-dependent communities face similar challenges – lack of infrastructure, housing, and transport as well as aging populations. When global issues such as climate change, sustainability, and energy and food security are added to the mix, the need for solutions to the challenges becomes much more pressing. Prof. Maria Nijnik, […]

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2017-07-27 13:47 | YORK, Pa.--July 27, 2017-- Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered materials, today announced several cost reduction measures in its Specialty Papers Business Unit.

The changes include the shutdown of Paper Machine 24 (“PM24”) at the Company’s Chillicothe, OH facility, the elimination of approximately 50 affected hourly positions at the facility, and a reduction of 70 salaried positions across the business unit. The PM24 shutdown will remove approximately...

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2017-07-27 13:40 | The second IUFRO Anniversary Congress Spotlight draws attention to social innovation and its role in attaining a more sustainable use of ecosystem services.

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2017-07-27 12:53 | Usually we think about big, strong men cutting down huge trees when talking about forestry in the past. But the truth is a little bit different and now a swedish researcher want to make women visible – they have had … Continue reading →

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2017-07-27 11:41 | LAKE FOREST, Ill.---Jul. 26, 2017-- Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) today reported second quarter 2017 net income of $143 million, or $1.52 per share and $1.52 per share excluding special items. Second quarter net sales were $1.6 billion in 2017 and $1.4 billion in 2016.

Excluding special items, the $.27 per share increase in second quarter 2017 earnings compared to the second quarter of 2016, was driven primarily by higher prices and mix ($.25), sales volumes ($....

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2017-07-27 11:39 | MONTREAL, July 26, 2017 - Consolidated sales for the three-month period ended June 24, 2017, were $419 million, as compared to $376 million in the same quarter a year ago. The Company generated net earnings of $17 million or $0.17 per share in the June 2017 quarter compared to net earnings of $9 million or $0.09 per share in the June 2016 quarter. Operating earnings before depreciation, amortization and other items (adjusted EBITDA) was $59 million for the three-month period ended June 24,...

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2017-07-27 11:37 | VANCOUVER, July 26, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX:CFX) announced today that it plans to undertake capital projects at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft ("NBSK") Pulp mill located in Prince George, British Columbia ("BC"), and its Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp ("BCTMP") mill located in Taylor, BC.

The Northwood project will install a new 32 megawatt condensing turbo-generator for an estimated cost of $65 million....

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2017-07-27 11:24 |

Jeremy Hance, a leading environmental journalist, argues that we can make major strides for conservation by making our protected areas bigger:

Most of the world’s protected areas are too small to maintain nature — at least in all its spectacular diversity and complexity. 

A study last year, for...

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2017-07-27 09:20 | A stunning mountain sunset, three baby owls, and the light glinting through the trees: what do they have in common? They are the subjects of the winning photos of PEFC Slovakia’s ‘Objavuj les, objavuj PEFC’ photo contest! In first place was ‘Mountain Sunset’ by...

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2017-07-27 02:00 | The UK’s renewable energy industry, including heat, power and transport, employed a record 125,940 people in 2015/16, according to a new report. Source: Bioenergy News The report is called REView 2017 and is the sector’s  annual publication. The number of jobs grew by 2.5% between 2014/15 and 2015/16, a significant decline in growth from two years previous when growth was at nearly 9%. REView is published with employment data from independent consultancy Innovas and investment data and analysis...

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2017-07-27 01:59 | The Global SuperTanker – the largest, fastest, and most technologically advanced aerial firefighter in the world – has received interim approval from the US Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) to fight fires in the United States. Source: Timberbiz The 17-month approval is similar to what has been given to other aerial tankers and is a necessary step for the SuperTanker to compete for contracts in the US and abroad. However, IAB approval is only a first step; the SuperTanker does not...

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2017-07-27 01:58 | Following the restructured engagement process, FWPA has embedded a new grower-focused voluntary matching program within its operations, off the back of extensive industry consultation. Source: Timberbiz Over the last 18 months, a number of major growers have worked together to fund a consultation process to determine the level of interest in expanding collaborative R&D within the industry. The consultation involved a review of research priorities, funding mechanisms and management...

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