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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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2016-06-22 12:02 | June 21, 2016 --Valmet's Board of Directors has confirmed Valmet's strategy and higher financial targets. The strategy is a continuation of the previous strategy, which was reconfirmed on June 24, 2015.

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Valmet's mission is to convert renewable resources into sustainable results. The company develops and supplies competitive process technology, services and automation to the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet is committed to moving its customers'...

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2016-06-22 10:16 | During this week, the Fire Brigade in collaboration with the Consortium of the Sierra de Llaberia, is applying low intensity fire in a pine forest of Llaberia. This action, named prescribed burning, intends to imitate the fire that would occur by the action of lightning, and aims at ensuring conservation […]

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2016-06-22 02:46 |

By Catriona Cuft-Cosworth, originally published at Forests News The ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 11,000 lives since March 2014. Yet we still know very little about the conditions in which the virus thrives and how it spreads to humans. Some answers may be found in a groundbreaking new study that borrows techniques from biology […]

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2016-06-21 23:36 | Today, Coast Forest Products Association and its member companies join Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – and Canadians from coast to coast in recognizing the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. This day represents an opportunity to celebrate all aspects of Indigenous cultures and heritage. The coastal forest industry in British Columbia shares over 100 years of history with Aboriginal peoples. Our industry values the …

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2016-06-21 22:45 | In honor of National Pollinator Week, the U.S. Forest Service joins organizations and individuals across the world to celebrate pollinators and share ways to help them survive and thrive. Pollinators are vital to healthy ecosystems. Eighty percent of flowering plants require pollination by animals to successfully reproduce and produce seeds and fruits. Plants and pollinators [...]

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2016-06-21 21:14 |

Lake Kiowa is being recognized for maintaining their status as an active Firewise Community recognized by the National Fire Protection Association, as part of their nationwide Firewise Communities/USA program.

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2016-06-21 19:21 |

The Grizzly Bear Program is back from IBA 2016 in Alaska. It's a truly international conference that brings in researchers studying the 8 bear species around the world. Past conferences have been in Greece, India, and Canada.

Anja and Sarah gave talks on our citizen science project and grizzly bear movement...

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2016-06-21 18:05 | The governing bodies of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) met to make decisions on the Funds' future strategy. The meetings attracted the participation of over 150 experts from approximately 50 developing and donor countries, as well as international organizations and civil society. Following the official opening of the governing body meetings, on 12 June, the joint Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) Trust Fund Committees met on 15 June. This meeting was followed by...

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2016-06-21 17:53 | Held on 6 June 2016 in London, UK, the invitation-only 'Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case' brought together experts from the financial services industry with participants from government, academia and the corporate sector, to explore the role of private finance in enhancing livelihoods and landscapes across the globe.

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2016-06-21 17:53 | The Oslo REDD Exchange 2016 shared ideas, experiences and perspectives among professionals and leaders working on reducing deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). Discussions focused on REDD+ implementation at national and subnational levels in light of the Paris Agreement, and cross-cutting themes, including on financing options, corporate supply chain commitments, indigenous peoples and monitoring technologies.

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2016-06-21 17:30 | On June 21 National Aboriginal Day is celebrating 20 years of strong vibrant cultures and traditions. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous Peoples.

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2016-06-21 17:22 | Strengthening PEFC in the South American marketplace and raising awareness of the value of PEFC certification for increasing competitiveness and sustainability of forest-based products value chains: the goals of an upcoming event in Buenos Aires. “Building Shared Value: Sustainability...

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2016-06-21 17:06 | The Financial Conduct Authority has charged five people with conspiracy to defraud. They are accused of promoting investment schemes in Madeira through a series of boiler room companies. The companies allegedly took about £2.75 million from 175 investors. The five people are Michael Nascimento, Hugh Edwards, Stuart Rea, Ryan Parker …...

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2016-06-21 16:48 |

Forest industry performance in April and May was reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.

Total industrial production (IP) increased 0.7 percent in April (Table 3) after a downwardly revised -0.9 percent during March (originally -0.6 percent). April’s advance was the largest since November 2014, but only the second...

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2016-06-21 15:46 | The first time he ever used Google Earth, Program Impact Officer Ricardo Romero looked up his house and his street. “In that instant I knew I had a place in the world. A graphical representation affords you that possibility,” says Ricardo. Recently, our staff in Honduras created maps of nine new communities in the Siguatepeque region (El Caliche, Santa Cruz del Dulce, Laguna II, El Junco, El Pito, El Sauce, Monte de Dios, San Antonio de la Cuchilla, and El Socorro de la Peñita) just...

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2016-06-21 15:32 | Brussels, Belgium, 21st June 2016—European Union (EU) Environment Ministers yesterday endorsed the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, part of the region’s contribution towards the international efforts to curb wildlife crime.

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2016-06-21 14:48 | 25 Turkish stakeholders and 6 from Catalonia, exchanged experiences and discussed on black truffle and aromatic and medicinal plants during a field visit in southeastern Turkey, within the TRUMAP project. The meeting took place in Antalya, Denizli and Fethiye, from 14 to 17 June 2016.. The TRUMAP project, coordinated by […]

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2016-06-21 14:44 | This blog post written by Larissa Stiem and Focali member Torsten Krause is based on results presented in their article “Exploring the impact of social norms and perception on women´s participation in customary forest and land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Implications for REDD+”.

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2016-06-21 14:29 | This blog post written by Larissa Stiem and Focali member Torsten Krause is based on results presented in their article “Exploring the impact of social norms and perception on women´s participation in customary forest and land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Implications for REDD+”.

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2016-06-21 13:01 | It looks like a ten-metre broom, standing in the middle of a forest. What can this be? The “Broom pine” […]

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