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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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2017-04-27 12:57 | Excellent chance to apply for new SIANI Expert Group funding! Have you got an idea about how to make our food systems more sustainable and our food security better? Do you have in mind people who would make a god team for realizing your idea? Time to put your ideas to practice.

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2017-04-27 12:30 | The Peace Corps is an essential part of our origin story. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to be some of our most valuable resources in the rural areas where we work. Here, volunteer LaTaurus Whitley reflects on the power of finding the right partners at the right time.

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2017-04-27 12:30 | Apr 27, 2017--Commemorating its 12th year at Luxe Pack New York, NEENAH Packaging will release its new LookBook, a visual celebration of packaging by leading brands from around the world.

It’s fitting that attendees at Luxe Pack New York, which takes place May 10 & 11, will have the opportunity to see the book in the same city where so many iconic fashion look books first made their debut.

NEENAH Packaging's LookBook speaks to packaging design innovation with...

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2017-04-27 12:29 | LAKE FOREST, Ill.---Apr. 26, 2017-- Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) today reported first quarter 2017 net income of $117 million, or $1.24 per share and $1.27 per share excluding special items. First quarter net sales were $1.5 billion in 2017 and $1.4 billion in 2016.

Reported earnings include the impact of $.03 of special items expense in the first quarter of 2017 and $.02 of special items expense in 2016.

Our current estimate of the total property...

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2017-04-27 12:27 | NORTHBROOK, Ill., Apr 26, 2017 -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. As compared to 2016's first quarter, results for 2017's first quarter are below:

Net sales of $766 million up $28 million, or 4 percent
Net income of $6 million down $10 million, or 63 percent
Diluted EPS of $0.06 down $0.11 per share, or 65 percent

Non U.S. GAAP financial measures for...

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2017-04-27 12:26 | NORCROSS, Ga., Apr 26, 2017 -- WestRock Company (WestRock) (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights and Portfolio Transformation

Earned $0.40 per diluted share and $0.54 of adjusted earnings per diluted share
Generated net cash from operating activities of $300 million and adjusted free cash flow of $109...

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2017-04-27 09:44 |

Knowledge is increasing about tropical peatlands, yet less is known about how best to restore them. But, some scientists are working to change that.

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2017-04-27 05:23 |

If you want to understand how deforestation works, just think about cancer.

That’s because the two behave in a remarkably similar fashion.

Large-scale studies reveal that deforestation is highly spatially contagious.  That means it grows in a tumor-like fashion, spreading out from an initial “seed” or point of origin.

For...

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2017-04-26 22:14 |

The fRI Research Healthy Landscapes Program is hosting a series of dialogue sessions to facilitate discussions around ecosystem-based management, healthy forests, and forest management in Alberta.

The attached poster explains the purpose, the process, and introduces the team who will lead the sessions.

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2017-04-26 21:03 |

Published April 25th, 2017 by Andrew Duffy and Lindsay Kines for the Times Colonist – Source The U.S.’s levying of “anti-subsidy” duties on Canadian lumber imports sent a shiver through the coastal forest industry and a tremor through the provincial election campaign Tuesday. Tariffs of between 3.02 and 24.12 per cent are to be imposed beginning May 1 on five large Canadian producers, and 19.88 per …

The post...

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2017-04-26 15:00 |



Minister of State for Forestry Andrew Doyle TD addressed the Council of the European Forest Institute in its meeting at Dublin Castle today. Ireland holds the Chairmanship of the Council for the period 2017–2020, with Professor Ted Farrell as Chair.

Minister Doyle said he was pleased to see EFI grow and develop. Ireland has been actively involved in the institute’s work from the early days on. The Minister went on to say:

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2017-04-26 14:58 | 26 April, 2017

Bogotá 25 April: We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities - the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different...

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2017-04-26 13:23 | MOBILE, Ala., Apr 25, 2017 -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved an investment of $75 million for construction of a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama. This plant, to be constructed over a two-year period, is expected to improve the facility's long-term energy efficiency and costs, as well as boost its overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark.

"The Mobile team is excited about the role this state-of-the-art energy supply...

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2017-04-26 13:21 | Apr 26, 2017--- Metsä Board is delighted to announce the startup of its new extrusion coating line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The new state-of the-art coating line has an annual capacity of about 100,000 tonnes and represented an investment of EUR 38 million. At the same site Metsä Board operates a 270,000 tonnes efficient linerboard machine and Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, which started production at the beginning of 2016 with yearly capacity of 400,000 tonnes.
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2017-04-26 12:50 |

Can communities and legislation stop Indonesian peatfires?

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2017-04-26 12:26 | Worms can be the solution to the huge problem with recycling of plastic. The larvae of the wax moth Galleria mellonella, bio-degradiates plastics really fast and produces ethylene glycol, a Spanish researcher found out. Read more in Current Biology!

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2017-04-26 10:05 |

  Trees in, and around, rice fields help farmers’ become more resilient to climate change, improve their incomes and protect the environment. A new practical manual helps guide farmers in Southeast Asia, the rice bowl of the world....

The post...

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2017-04-26 05:53 | Homebuilder stocks fell on concern new tariffs by the Trump administration on Canadian softwood lumber imports will raise costs. Source: CNBC News The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) fell about 1%. PulteGroup’s stock closed down almost 4%, and Toll Brothers shares ended the day nearly 1% lower. PulteGroup also said its first-quarter results missed analyst estimates. Shares of DR Horton also pulled back, closing down over 1%. “We expect builders to attempt to combine surcharges to...

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2017-04-26 05:52 | The Trump administration is taking retaliatory action against Canada over a decades-old trade dispute, moving to impose a 20% tariff on softwood timber that is typically used to build single-family homes, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday. Source: The Australian Mr Ross said the tariff would be applied retrospectively and imposed on Canadian exports to the US of about $US5 billion ($6.6bn) a year. He said the dispute centred on Canadian provinces that had been allegedly allowing...

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2017-04-26 05:51 | Logging of Victoria’s native ash forests would be banned under an unprecedented legal challenge. Source: The Weekly Times Green group Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum has called on Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio to “prohibit any activity damaging to critical habitat of the Leadbeater’s possum, including timber harvesting operations, immediately”. Group president Steve Meacher called on Ms D’Ambrosio to declare an Interim Conservation Order across more than 170,000 hectares of ash forest in...

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