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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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2017-04-21 11:44 | 22 April, 2017

“We must restore the forests and protect the water basins so that the spirit of the water is back with us. Only in this way will the songs of the birds and the sound of the wind through the branches of the trees return to serenade the dawn, and from the lagoons will our spirits emerge to help our doctors heal the earth.”

Hector Jaime...

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2017-04-21 11:15 | 20 April, 2017 Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon will travel to capital to share proposals for sustaining the rainforest and actions required to uphold community rights in international forest and climate programmes.


20 April 2017: Between Tuesday the 25th and Friday the 28th of April, 15 leaders, traditional chiefs and representatives of the Uitoto, Muinane, Nonuya and Andoque peoples...

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2017-04-21 09:00 |

The newly published QS World University Rankings for 2017 shows the strength of EFI’s network as three our member organisations are in the top ten of the Agriculture & Forestry category. Congratulations to Wageningen University for being number one for the second year in a row! In the top ten are also the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and AgroParis Tech.

The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer...

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2017-04-21 08:01 |

The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program’s second-year of awards expands the pace of proactive watershed protection in the U.S. through conservation and improved stewardship of hundreds of thousands of acres of lands that provide drinking water, flood risk reduction, and an array of economic and environmental benefits.

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2017-04-21 07:03 |

In the winter and spring of 2016, wood markets in the Adirondack Region of New York were robust.

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2017-04-21 06:21 |

Trees are dying at an unprecedented rate across urban Southern California a new study has found, and the potential effects trouble those who love trees and Southern California.

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2017-04-21 06:11 |

It was risky, Paul Summerfelt concedes, to ask voters for an unprecedented $10 million bond issue for forest and watershed restoration.

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2017-04-21 06:04 |

Starting his project as a nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner aims to restore the world’s forests.

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2017-04-21 05:10 |

ALERT members Philip Fearnside and Thomas Lovejoy -- two of the world's most eminent authorities on tropical environments and development -- are intensely worried about recent political attacks on protected areas in the Amazon: 

Avoiding Amazon Dieback

If conservative legislators in Brazil get their way, nature reserves in the Amazon could be slashed by around 1.5 million hectares --...

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2017-04-21 05:09 | by Dr David Ganz, Executive Director, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests 22 April is Earth Day! To celebrate the occasion, RECOFTC Executive Director Dr David Ganz makes the case that now more than ever we must continue to work to empower local people to effectively engage in mechanisms like REDD+ and other forms of […]

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2017-04-21 02:01 | Hong Kong, 21st April 2017—Surveys by TRAFFIC of Hong Kong’s ivory markets found traders at 27 out of 76 licensed ivory outlets (36%) encouraging buyers to smuggle ivory out of the city without the appropriate export permits.

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2017-04-20 21:34 |

Published April 20th, 2017 by Catalyst Paper – Source The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued Final Results of its expedited review of Catalyst Paper and found the company received a negligible (de minimis) amount of subsidies during the applicable review period. “We are pleased with the result, which confirms the DOC’s November 2016 preliminary finding that Catalyst did not receive any material subsidies …

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2017-04-20 21:29 |

Published April 19th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source At TimberWest our goal is to get everyone home safely without harm, accident or injury, throughout their entire career. We understand that in order to accomplish this goal we need to constantly strive to learn best safety practices and adopt these learnings across our operations. And that is why in 2016, TimberWest consulted DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the …

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2017-04-20 18:14 | Cambridge, UK, 20th April 2017—World leading conservationists, including Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Steven Pinker, are gathering in Cambridge, UK, to celebrate #EarthOptimism this coming Saturday, 22nd April.

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2017-04-20 17:57 | CBD Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer said her top priority is to raise the profile and political visibility of the Convention while working cooperatively with other entities to achieve the SDGs. The CBD Secretariat along with UNEP-WCMC and IIED published the report of a workshop, titled ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development and the Sustainable Development Goals: sharing and developing workable solutions’.

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2017-04-20 14:11 | The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) filed a lawsuit against the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

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2017-04-20 13:24 | On 13 and 14 June, 2017 the first African Forestry Investment Working Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. After the 2-days conference an optional fieldtrip to Form Ghana Ltd. will be organized on the 15th June.

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2017-04-20 12:55 | Apr 20, 2017--Preparations for the start-up of Metsä Fibre's next-generation bioproduct mill are currently under way in Äänekoski, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for late summer. In 2015 Metso was selected as the main supplier of the bioproduct mill's valve solutions. Metsä Fibre and Metso have worked in close collaboration to select the technically and economically optimal valve solutions to keep all the mill's processes operating reliably. Metso has supplied the customer with about 3,000...

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2017-04-20 12:54 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Apr 19, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.39 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 5.4 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.37 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 9, 2017, to shareholders of record as of May 12, 2017.

According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 35th consecutive year that Sonoco has grown common stock dividends and the 368th consecutive...

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2017-04-20 12:52 | Paraná, Apr 17, 2017 – The maintenance shutdown at Klabin's Monte Alegre unit in TelêmacoBorba, Paraná, will officially begin next Monday, April 24. Scheduled to last ten days, the shutdown involves the suspension of plant operations for inspection and maintenance of all equipment in order to ensure operational safety.

Due to the processes involved in plant shutdown and resumption of production, variations in odor and noise emanating from the plant may be perceived by the...

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