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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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2016-09-17 07:00 |

The long-awaited wood pellet mill in Enterprise is another step closer to reality.

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2016-09-17 04:16 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 16th September 2016—100 master trainers, transport company managers and drivers have all pledged to become champions for wildlife protection by promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and adopting zero-tolerance towards the consumption of threatened species, in particular rhino horn.

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2016-09-17 04:02 | The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) announced a new round of funding in its public private partnership (P3Nano) to support collaborative projects designed to advance the commercialization of cellulosic nanomaterial. P3Nano has approximately $2.25 million in funding for 7 to 8 proposals.

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2016-09-16 20:25 | State foresters would have more ways to help manage federal and private forests under a bipartisan proposal authored by senators Steve Daines and Amy Klobuchar.

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2016-09-16 20:18 |

It’s summertime or the tail end of it at least. Fires are still an issue for some communities, while others move towards the cool fall nights and rainfall. We had another season of massive wildfires. Fortunately, the season was much better for those of us in Northeast Washington, while others still face significant loss concerning

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2016-09-16 15:52 |

Forest industry performance in July and August was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.

July was a positive month for sectors that produce physical goods. Total industrial production (IP) rose 0.7 percent—the largest advance for the index since November 2014. Manufacturing output also experienced its...

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2016-09-16 15:11 |

Short summary: We support a completely free market for transport services in the European Union that can improve industry’s competitiveness. Liability of shippers should be proportionate. Simple cabotage rules allowing the development of today’s complex and international supply chains should be promoted throughout the EU.

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2016-09-16 15:00 | How well do you know some of history's most influential environmental activists?

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2016-09-16 14:42 | Focali member Eskil Mattsson who has rich research experience from Sri Lanka is invited to hold a key-note address at the “International Research Symposium on Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services” to be held on October 18 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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2016-09-16 12:18 | In July 2016, the Walt Disney Company agreed to hand over US$2.6 million for carbon credits from a REDD project in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province. The REDD project, covering an area of 180,513 hectares in the core area of the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Disney bought 360,000 carbon credits from the project […]

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2016-09-16 11:45 | Even in southern Finland the protection percentage is high, 4.8. New research by the Natural Resources Institute Finland also lists […]

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2016-09-16 11:19 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 15, 2016 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced that it will raise the price for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products by $40 to $60 per ton depending on grade, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, beginning October 3, 2016.

“It is critically important in a mature business, such as our paper business, to run our operations efficiently and provide a return that justifies continued investment,” said Palace Stepps,...

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2016-09-16 11:18 | Sept 15, 2016 --Valmet has recently received all together nine orders for its automated paper testing laboratory from various paper mills around the world. Three of the Valmet Paper Lab units will be delivered to North America, four to Europe and two to Asia. The deliveries will take place later this year.

"Valmet Paper Lab pro­vides papermakers with tools to manage quality and optimize the pa­permaking process. In addition to laboratories, today paper testing is...

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2016-09-16 10:03 |

By Kerstin Reisdorf Blog originally published on the website of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) It sounds like not only the CIA’s, but also a scientist’s worst nightmare: tons of datasets just “lying...

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2016-09-16 08:55 | Automation is imminent. More and more daily tasks are being conducted by machines/computers in many disciplines where a certain autonomy is being allowed to the machine, yet still in many cases hampered by regulations. Read more what the greatest challenges for forest robots are. Mobile platform equipped with laser scanner and stereo camera. Photo and … Continue reading...

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2016-09-16 07:00 |

Tembec's specialty dissolving pulp mill in Tartas, France, has ordered a Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and an expansion of its existing Valmet DNA distributed control system (DCS) for its pulp dryer. By complementing its current control system with this investment, the mill is targeting to improve process stability and reduce lost time during transition phases such as start-ups, breaks and speed changes. Start-up of the new QCS is scheduled for October 2016.

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2016-09-16 07:00 |

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Heinzel Group to rebuild the PM10 at its Laakirchen paper mill in Austria. As from the third quarter 2017, PM 10, which is currently producing SC paper, will be producing waste paper-based lightweight containerboard. After full conversion, PM 10 will be among the most efficient paper machines in the lightweight containerboard sector with a working width of 7,500 mm and a design speed of 1,600m/m.

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2016-09-16 05:52 |

Presentation given by Robert Zomer at ICRAF’s Science Week, 5-9 September 2016 in Nairobi. During Science Week, researchers with the World Agroforestry Centre also discussed their work under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Trees on Farm: Global Extent and Socio-Ecological Characteristics and the Contribution of Agroforestry to Global and National Carbon Budgets from Forest Trees Sentinel […]

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2016-09-16 05:12 |

Key messages There are currently five payment distribution models implemented in Dien Bien and Son La provinces under the national payment for forest environmental services (PFES) program for community forests: (1) equal distribution to all households within a community, (2) payment for forest protection groups, (3) building infrastructure, (4) community investments, and (5) livelihood development options e.g. microcredit schemes. Each […]

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2016-09-16 04:48 |

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