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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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2018-04-05 08:08 |

  Representatives of Philippine government forestry and agriculture agencies, the private sector, universities, farmers’ organizations and NGOs are calling for a national agroforestry policy to meet climate challenges   The Philippines is one of the world’s most vulnerable...

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2018-04-05 04:53 | The UN Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and partners are organizing an Expert Group Meeting on SDG 15 (life on land) and its role in advancing sustainable development through implementation of the 2030 Agenda, ahead of the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The objectives of the meeting are to: take stock of progress towards SDG 15; share knowledge on success stories, good practices...

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2018-04-05 03:31 |

Restoring hundreds of millions of landscapes requires ample decision-making – and mechanisms to help

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2018-04-04 18:38 |

Prince George, B.C. (April 3, 2018): More than 500 industry and government leaders, expert speakers and delegates will gather in Prince George for the BC Council of Forest Industries [COFI] annual convention in Prince George from April 4-6, 2018. The convention program will cover topics critical to the industry, including trade, international markets, economic outlook, […]

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2018-04-04 18:00 | This month we hear from Miroslav Saniga, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest with his fantastic photo Wondering Babies of Boreal Owls. How you feel about forests? Since my earliest childhood, I have been fascinated by nature and especially by...

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2018-04-04 17:17 | Taipei, Taiwan, 4th April 2020–Taiwan is the latest territory to announce plans to close its domestic ivory market pursuant to CITES1 Resolution 10.10 in what is a global move towards shutting down ivory markets worldwide.

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2018-04-04 13:45 | When it comes to harvesting the timber, the process doesn’t centre around axes and saws. Forest harvesting operators use complex machinery to cut it into precise logs to use as much of the wood as possible. Source: Timberbiz “Forest harvesting operators work in high-risk environments so safety is a priority,” said Stacey Gardiner, General Manager of the Australian Forest Contractors Association. “Trees are a long-term investment by the forest owner – as are the harvesting machines, which can...

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2018-04-04 13:43 | The world of the future must run on renewable raw materials instead of fossil fuels. Wood is the best renewable raw material, and in Finland it grows faster than it is used. Source: Timberbiz Digitalisation is transforming the Finnish forest industry, providing unprecedented solutions that make forests more intelligent. Data can be collected from forests using innovative methods, and modern data can be used to optimise forest use and management. Virtual forests are also emerging. The Metsä...

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2018-04-04 13:42 | OneFortyOne (OFO) has confirmed that independent forestry auditors have found the company to be fully compliant with the globally endorsed Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Source: Timberbiz Certification is managed by the Responsible Wood Scheme and ensures that OFO’s forests are conserved and managed responsibly to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits now and into the future. Every nine months accredited forestry experts audit how sustainably OFO is...

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2018-04-04 13:40 | The site of a jobs-rich timber mill in the Burnie area is likely to be finalised soon. The Hermal Group aims to start construction of its $190 million plantation-based hardwood mill and manufacturing plant this year. Source: The Advocate The project is expected to create about 220 ongoing jobs and to need about 160 construction workers. It is believed the Melbourne-based Hermal Group is close to an agreement on a mill site. It has previously said the site would be in the Burnie area. “We’d like...

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2018-04-04 13:39 | Three Nelson men are leading the way to improving safety in New Zealand forestry. Source: Stuff NZ Mechanised Cable Harvesting (MCH) which is run by Nelson locals Ross Wood, Hamish Matthews and Nathan Taylor, is the first in New Zealand to become a certified forestry contractor. Set up just over four years ago, the company uses machinery to harvest the trees, which Taylor said was much safer than harvesting using chainsaws. “Putting a guy in the cab of a machine is a lot safer than...

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2018-04-04 13:38 | Kangaroo Plantations (KIPT) has welcomed Premier Steven Marshall and his new State Government in South Australia. Source: Timberbiz KIPT has been in contact with Mr Marshall and various members of his Shadow Ministry in the past couple of years, and the company looks forward to updating him on the progress of its projects, and working with his team for the prosperity of South Australia. According to KIPT, the incoming Marshall Government has committed to a range of measures to increase the size...

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2018-04-04 13:36 | VicForests has announced that it will retain habitat areas around about 20 habitat trees identified through field assessments and three night surveys of the Noojee Backdoor coupe, scheduled for harvesting towards the end of April. Source: Timberbiz “This is part of a routine and thorough pre-harvest process designed to double check and update desktop data before any harvest,” Alex Messina, VicForests General Manager Corporate Affairs said. “Our Ecologists have methodically walked the coupe to...

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2018-04-04 13:34 | The monthly sawn softwood imports have hit a new record in January 2018 – 71,319m3. Source: IndustryEdge 40% – loans for alterations and additions to existing homes rose over 2017, increasing building activity into 2018 $462.9 million – the value of Builders’ Joinery imports for the year-ended January, up 13.6% on a year earlier. Includes LVL, I-Beams, Windows, Doors and some flooring $362.65/m3 – average price of imports of sawn softwood from Estonia in January 2018, on a free-on-board...

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2018-04-04 10:16 |

Researchers have found that greater inclusion of women is needed to optimally intensify cocoa value-chains in a region of Peru.

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2018-04-04 08:07 |

Watch a conversation between PROFOR's Werner Kornexl and the World Bank's Ellysar Baroudy on the importance of forests.

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2018-04-04 03:56 |

Smallholder tree farming in fragmented tropical landscapes can boost crop production and protect the landscape too

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2018-04-04 00:40 |

The threat of a burgeoning forestry industry posed to destroy even such places as Shirakami-Sanchi and Yakushima—both later to become World Heritage Sites—triggered a powerful movement to save native forests.

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2018-04-03 18:46 | The “Billion Tree Tsunami” project in Pakistan’s Hindu Kush mountain range became the first to fulfill a pledge towards the Bonn Challenge by restoring nearly 350,000 hectares of deforested and degraded land. The achievement was announced during the Central African event preparatory event for the 3rd African High Level Roundtable on the Bonn Challenge and the 3rd International High Level Roundtable on the Bonn Challenge.

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2018-04-03 18:31 | UN CC:Learn and ZCO2, a Brazilian coalition program of citizens and companies engaged in sustainable development initiatives to combat climate change, convened a workshop to increase awareness about climate change issues in the urban context of Rio de Janeiro’s communities. The CTCN published updates on its ongoing technical assistance on designing a knowledge management system for tropical forests management and ecosystem services in Costa Rica, and strengthening technical capacities for the...

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