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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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2017-02-25 06:51 | Feb 25,2017 --To further strengthen competitiveness and enable future growth in the tissue operations in Mexico, SCA has decided to invest about USD 105m (approx. SEK 950m) in one of the company’s facilities in the country. To strengthen its baby diaper product offering in Europe, SCA has also decided to invest about EUR 40m (approx. SEK 380m) in facilities in Europe.

The investment in Mexico will support SCA’s high-quality tissue offering under the Regio brand. The investment is...

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2017-02-25 06:50 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 24, 2017 -- Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) and Cascades Inc. (TSE:CAS) today announced the investment of approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Ala., facility. This investment in world-class water based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using its new FlexShield™, FluteSHIELD® and SurfSHIELD™ coating technology. These coatings, recently introduced to the folding...

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2017-02-25 05:08 |

With the Texas winter wildfire season upon us, officials at Texas A&M Forest Service are responding to an increase in wildfire frequency across the state. Yesterday, two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) responding to a wildfire in Erath County were grounded due to the presence of a drone in the wildfire perimeter.

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2017-02-25 04:37 |

I said I would write more about reorganizing the Forest Service.  Before we take a deeper dive, let’s look at our current land management structure.  The Department of Agriculture oversees the US Forest Service.  The Forest Service manages 193 million acres of land, much of which is forests.  The Department of Interior oversees the Bureau … Continue reading "How Many Agencies Does It Take?"...

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2017-02-24 22:03 | Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a team that will use genomics to test the ability of trees from different populations to resist heat, cold, drought and disease, and identify the genes and genetic variation involved in climate adaptation.

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2017-02-24 17:36 | Ethiopia’s Multi-Sector Investment Plan for Climate Resilience pursues a multi-sectoral approach that identifies priority investments in the agriculture, forestry, water, livestock and energy sectors that enhance climate resilience. The multi-sectoral approach is being used to enhance the likelihood of achieving …...

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2017-02-24 17:26 | Ethiopia’s Multi-Sector Investment Plan for Climate Resilience pursues a multi-sectoral approach that identifies priority investments in the agriculture, forestry, water, livestock and energy sectors that enhance climate resilience.  The multi-sectoral approach is being used to enhance the likelihood of achieving … Continue reading →

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2017-02-24 10:42 |

By Ramni Jamnadass, Coordinator Flagship 1 In 2017, Flagship 1 Tree genetic resources to bridge production gaps and promote resilience will continue to enrich databases for a range of important tools and the knowledge framework already generated under FTA Phase I and previously. Figure 1 illustrates the already high annual use of products and indicating the visibility of the staff involved […]

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2017-02-24 09:52 | With growing volumes of logging, the conservation of biodiversity will be an increasingly important part of forestry. Standing dead or […]

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2017-02-24 04:31 |

Americans are spending their lives farther from forests than they did at the end of the 20th century and, contrary to popular wisdom, the change is more pronounced in rural areas than in urban settings.

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2017-02-24 04:14 |

Forest ecosystems are accustomed to change.

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2017-02-23 18:29 | Researchers develop a new metric on deforestation, hoping the information will guide conservation and educate the public.

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2017-02-23 16:58 |

Location: University of Missouri

Job Title: Research Scientist in Silvopastoral Systems

Job ID: 22464

Job Description

Provide research and outreach leadership to an established and innovative silvopasture program focused on understanding forage-tree-livestock interactions in the temperature-humid zone of the United States. Existing research projects include multiple location, systems-level experiments...

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2017-02-23 12:19 |

Conservationists get used to hearing bad news.  But here is some outstanding news, as announced today in an ALERT press release.

An Indonesian Province the size of Norway has just committed publicly to protect at least 83 percent of its land area as undisturbed natural habitat—a goal that immediately marks it as a world...

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2017-02-23 10:19 |

A new book offers insights and recommendations to support researchers targeting smallholder farmers with integrated agricultural systems innovations. Innovations for agricultural intensification—for instance adding fruit trees to farms and intercropping—can sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ production. But for greater...

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2017-02-23 09:40 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 22, 201 -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced the following senior leadership changes.Thomas J. Plath has been elected by the board of directors to become Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Global Citizenship, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Plath joined International Paper in 1991, serving most recently as Vice President, Human Resources, Global Businesses.

The company also announced the retirement of Thomas G. Kadien, Senior Vice President,...

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2017-02-23 09:38 | Feb 22, 2017--This stock exchange release may not be published or distributed, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan or any other country where such publication or distribution would violate applicable laws or rules or would require additional documents to be completed or registered or require any measure to be undertaken, in addition to the requirements under Finnish law. For further information, see “Important notice” below...

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2017-02-23 09:00 |

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) as a partner for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital.

A sustainability leader dedicated to the future of our forests, SFI promotes the responsible procurement of forest products. The organization has arranged for the donation of responsibly sourced forest products to...

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2017-02-23 07:53 |

  By Brian Belcher, Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) In the new phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, the previous work under “Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment” has been re-labelled as “Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment” (MELIA). FTA is developing its MELIA unit as a core research and support unit with team […]

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