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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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2017-03-14 03:55 |

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act grew out of successful collaboration in a complicated landscape.

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2017-03-14 02:48 |

Dear friends and colleagues, Welcome to the ninth edition of the FTA Gender Integration Team Newsletter: Focus on Gender. In this issue we would like to commemorate International Women´s Day. This year´s theme is ´the working world of women´. In line with this, the newsletter features a research study  on gender and oil palm production and two exciting videos telling the story […]

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2017-03-14 02:00 |

By Susan Onyango, originally published at ICRAF’s Agroforestry World Blog By the year 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 9 billion. To meet this increasing demand for food, agricultural productivity must be sustainably improved. The Sustainable Development Goal no. 2 on agriculture, food security and nutrition demonstrates global commitment towards realizing this ambition. The theme for International Women’s Day […]

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2017-03-14 01:17 |

Originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Researcher Agus Mulyana, affiliated with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, speaks about the implications of a recent handover of management rights, and what it will mean for indigenous communities A recent handover of customary land rights from the Indonesian government to indigenous peoples has been hailed as a milestone for […]

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2017-03-13 22:18 |

It’s always easy to look at a glass and say it’s half-empty rather than half-full.

But in the case of Indonesia, a megadiversity nation, even critical observers would have to acknowledge there’s been a fair bit of good news recently.  Here’s a brief synopsis of some of the positive signs:

Looking Up

President Jokowi’s choice for Minister of...

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2017-03-11 07:21 |

Some invasive plants might look pretty, but they threaten the population of Guam's native plants, local experts say.

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2017-03-11 07:07 |

Scientists have trained a quantum computer to recognize trees.

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2017-03-11 06:50 |

David Milarch is on a quest to save California's coast redwoods, some of the world's oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet along the way.

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2017-03-11 05:59 | HARTSVILLE, S.C, Mar 10, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a $75 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning April 3, 2017.

“The extraordinarily rapid inflation in our input costs, especially for recycled fiber, has made it necessary for Sonoco to seek recovery in the market,” said Palace Stepps, division vice president of sales and marketing for Sonoco’...

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2017-03-11 05:58 | MONTRÉAL, Mar 10, 2017--- Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced the indefinite idling of its paper mill located in Thorold, Ontario. The facility, which employed over 100 workers, has an annual production capacity of approximately 197,000 metric tons of newsprint on one machine using 100 percent recycled furnish.

The difficult decision to proceed with the indefinite idling is driven by the ongoing significant decline in North American newsprint...

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2017-03-11 05:56 | Mar 10, 2017--Munksjö Oyj (“Munksjö”) has supplemented the merger prospectus dated December 16, 2016. The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has on March 10, 2017 approved the supplement to the merger prospectus, which relates to the publication by Munksjö of its annual report 2016 on February 28, 2017 and the publication by Ahlstrom Corporation (“Ahlstrom”) of its annual report 2016 on February 23, 2017.

The Finnish language merger prospectus and the supplement to the...

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2017-03-10 19:44 |

Published March 9th, 2017 by The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Source Special Envoy to the United States David Emerson has issued the following statement following productive meetings in Ottawa and Washington D.C. where he advanced British Columbia’s interests in softwood lumber: “Over the past three days, we have met with elected representatives, officials and stakeholders in Ottawa and Washington, D.C. …

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2017-03-10 19:26 | Conservationists working to safeguard tropical forests often assume that old growth forests containing great stores of carbon also hold high biodiversity, but a new study finds that the relationship may not be as strong as once thought, according to a group of researchers.

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2017-03-10 15:30 | Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

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2017-03-10 15:19 | New report from Swedwatch and Fair Finance Guide shows that seven of Sweden's largest banks invest billions in companies linked to deforestation and violations of indigenous people in Borneo.

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2017-03-10 15:15 | Researchers have discovered and identified 16 new fungus gnat species in the Amazonia. The diverse gnat species maintain exceptionally rich parasitoid wasp species, which shows the importance of interdependence between rain forest species.

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2017-03-10 13:14 | The eye-catching Houtpaviljoen (Wood Pavilion) captivated the crowds earlier this month at the 2017 BouwBeurs construction fair in the Netherlands. The aim of this fantastic installation was to promote the use of wood as a building material. It certainly did, the stand was a clear favorite among...

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2017-03-10 12:08 |

On 21 February, the 12,000th PONSSE forest machine was handed over to the customer at Ponsse’s Vieremä factory.  The PONSSE ScorpionKing was received by a French family company called Sarl NC Bois from Trémilly.

“We have co-operated with NC Bois for a decade and I am very glad to be celebrating the 12,000th forest machine with our French customer. Last year was our best year of operations in France of all times, and our market share in France has developed positively....

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2017-03-10 12:00 | This year, the International Day of Forests is celebrated on March 21. The UN proclaimed the Day to raise awareness […]

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2017-03-10 11:59 |

Komatsu Forest has introduced the Komatsu Traction Aid Winch, a high-quality capstan winch based on more than ten years’ experience of working with winches in the alpine regions of Europe. In 2017 Komatsu Forest will begin delivering the Komatsu Traction Aid Winch for the Komatsu 875 forwarder and the Komatsu 911/230H and Komatsu 931 harvesters.

There is an ever-increasing need for winch accessories for forwarders and harvesters. Competition for land use, such as for food and...

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