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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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2017-12-07 00:24 | Finland’s harvested timber volume was 16% up over the 10-year October average, according to the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) in its monthly statistics report. Source: IHB Out of the total harvested Finnish roundwood volume, sawlogs accounted for 2.9 million m³ and pulpwood for 3.1 million m³ of the industrial roundwood logging volumes. Industrial roundwood logging volumes from forests in non-industrial private ownership were 4.9 million m³. Finnish forest industry companies...

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2017-12-07 00:24 | Innovation House 2.0 in Townsville is a smart home in the making. It sets out to challenge the ‘how it’s always been done’ mindset by presenting future home owners with better solutions. Source: Timberbiz They relate to smart technology, design, health, products, energy, water management, and in particular, ongoing cost efficiencies in an environmentally responsible way. This empowers independent, informed choices on the design, build and ongoing lifecycle costs of new homes....

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2017-12-07 00:23 | Australian forestry company, OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to acquire one of New Zealand’s leading forestry businesses, Nelson Forests. Source: Timberbiz Commenting on the proposed acquisition, OneFortyOne Plantation’s Chief Executive Officer, Linda Sewell said; “Nelson Forests is recognised as being one of New Zealand’s best run forestry businesses and an established leader in safe and sustainable forest management. “This acquisition reflects OFO’s...

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2017-12-07 00:23 | The Fair Work Commission will conduct a hearing in early February to decide if the national construction and maritime unions can merge, giving the federal government little time to block the new super union. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Fair Work Commission deputy president Val Gostencnik has released correspondene that says he proposes to schedule the matter for hearing on 2 February just days before the Senate resumes next year. Members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy...

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2017-12-07 00:22 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has signed a woodchip sale and purchase agreement with international commodities trader Mitsui. Source: Timberbiz This five-year agreement establishes key terms under which the bluegum timber resource on Kangaroo Island will be monetised. An automatic extension is built into the agreement, to give certainty to Mitsui in marketing the woodchips to its pulp mill customers in Asia. Mitsui will buy up to 500,000 green tonnes a year of woodchip from KIPT,...

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2017-12-07 00:21 | Skills Impact has advised of a project that will review units of competency from the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package with regard to occupational health and safety, so they reflect current industry skills standards and practices and all job functions are accurately described. Source: Timberbiz There are many and varied health and safety risks and hazards pertaining to pulp and paper manufacturing sites, including hazardous chemical use, extreme heat and steam, and use of large...

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2017-12-07 00:21 | The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations’ (ICFPA) has launched its 2017 sustainablity Progress Report. It is the sixth biennial Report highlighting ICFPA members’ progress on the sustainability commitments agreed upon in the 2006 CEO Leadership Statement on Sustainability. Source: Timberbiz “We are proud to announce our global industry’s continuous progress, which represents our commitment to social and environmental aspects associated with forest management and the...

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2017-12-07 00:19 | Some of the most dangerous and labour intensive jobs in the primary sector could soon be done by robots.  Source: RNZ Researchers from Lincoln Agritech, Scion, and several universities around the country are working to develop robots that can be trained to work alongside people in the sector, and in manufacturing. The $2 million project will take place over the next two years. Agritech’s group manager in precision agriculture, Armin Werner, said they would investigate how sensors and...

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2017-12-07 00:18 | Australia will kick off 2018 with ultra-low interest rates following this week’s decision from the RBA. Source: Timberbiz “The RBA’s official cash rate has been held at 1.50 per cent since August 2016. We are close to marking the longest ever period without a change in interest rates,” said Shane Garrett, HIA Senior Economist. “The current interest rate environment is remarkable in that borrowing costs are very low. Along with this, the unprecedented stability in rates over the past...

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2017-12-06 19:19 | Las alertas de deforestación GLAD, generadas por la Universidad de Maryland, se encuentran ahora disponibles para seis países adicionales en la Amazonía: Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Guyana, Surinam y Venezuela. Ver en el mapa de Global Forest Watch. Con esta más reciente actualización, aumentamos de 16 a 22 países para los cuales existen alertas GLAD. […]

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2017-12-06 19:09 |

Dec. 6, 2017 — PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia. The donation was facilitated through the Texas A&M Forest Service Helping Hands Program that allows the transfer of firefighting and rescu

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2017-12-06 18:44 |

A new paper published in a recent issue of the journal Ecological Applications by Matthew Reilly, while he was a scientist at Oregon State University, says the best way to avoid catastrophic fires may be to allow low- and moderate-severity fires to just burn. "There's a push for restoration...(more)

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2017-12-06 15:07 | Ice storms can wreak havoc on communities. Frozen limbs, dragged down by the weight of the ice, can snap off and fall on cars, homes, and power lines. But scientists aren't sure how ice storms affect long-term forest health. Researchers are changing that.

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2017-12-06 12:47 |

With indigenous land demarcations frozen across Brazil, illegal mining and hydro dams threaten the Amazon. Communities are taking matters into their own hands

The post Will these hand-painted signs be enough to stop a dam in the Amazon? appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news.

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2017-12-06 11:02 | There will be a PhD course in sample preparation for high-throughput sequencing in Uppsala on 12-16 February 2018. SNS network NEFOM funds some participants travel costs!   The course consists of preparatory literature reading and a one-week meeting with short presentations of own work, lectures on theoretical background, and an…

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2017-12-06 08:22 | Kenya’s brief winter is all but over, now we eagerly await the ‘short rains’ to quench her thirst. It was...

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2017-12-06 06:02 |

Gendered labor and creativity converge in the workshops of Central Java

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2017-12-06 05:05 |

Agroforestry is also a main facet of Kenya’s goal to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Climate Treaty, since it sequesters a large amount of carbon in woody plants both above and below ground.

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2017-12-06 04:19 |

Bamboo and rattan are strategic resource for sustainable development, but more work is needed to unlock their full potential and help them contribute to poverty alleviation, climate change mitigation, biodiversity protection, land restoration, disaster-resilient construction and green economic growth: BARC is the first international, policy-focused dialogue and knowledge-sharing platform about bamboo and rattan. It is […]

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2017-12-06 00:40 |

Three big numbers framed the National Forest Foundation’s (NFF) 25th Anniversary Gala celebration in New York City Wednesday night: 1 million dollars raised for National Forests; 50 million trees that the NFF announced it will plant in the next seven years; and 1 billion liters of water the Coca-Cola Company has restored on National Forests across the country.

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