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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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2018-06-27 12:59 |

Nokian Tractor King is a new no-compromise tractor tyre for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road construction. The design from all-new tread pattern to fortified carcass is nothing short of revolutionary in a tractor tyre.

The demands set for an ultimate tractor tyre have grown difficult to meet since machine weights, horsepower and road speeds have all...

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2018-06-27 12:22 |

Ville Kopo was positively surprised when he got his new Logset 6HP GT harvester in March 2018. The rotating and levelling cabin of the harvester, as well as the 11-meter-long crane ease his works days significantly.

“I used to drive a harvester with four wheels and a ninemeter crane. Thinning is easier with this new machine and the harvester is a lot steadier. The machine feels more effective and during a work day I get more done than before”, he says.

Even the...

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2018-06-27 11:52 |

Slovenia’s roundwood purchased from private owners in April 2018 was worth Euro 6.2 million, which is about 55% more than in the previous month, mainly due to the higher quantity of purchased wood, reports  the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

The value of purchased sawlogs and veneer logs was higher by about 56%, of wood fuel by more than 62%, of pulpwood by about 48%...

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2018-06-27 11:27 |

Stora Enso’s laminated veneer lumber (LVL) has received M1 classification, which stands for low emissions. The classification divides building materials into three categories of which M1 is the best.

M1 label tells that the product has been tested in an independent and impartial laboratory, and it has fulfilled the specified criteria at the age of 4 weeks.

Emission Classification is product-specific and granted by the Finnish Building...

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2018-06-27 11:13 |

CEPI, the industry association representing the pulp and paper industry at European level will coorganise a kick off meeting for a CEN workshop on identifying standardisation needs for inter-EU trade on 27 June 2018 in Milan, Italy. A three-month long process will follow where it is expected a “CEN workshop agreement” will be reached in early October.

Despite the EU gradually broadening and deepening its Single Market, new or changing technical regulations in different EU Member...

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2018-06-27 11:00 | New satellite data reveals that the world’s tropical forests lost roughly 39 million acres of trees last year — an area the size of Bangladesh.

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2018-06-27 00:46 |

The second day of the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress focused on these plants’ unique contribution to climate change. Tuesday 26 June 2018, Beijing, China – the second day of the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018, BARC, was full of events, but shared two central themes: a focus on climate change, and on bamboo […]

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2018-06-27 00:00 |

Access to satellite data and cutting-edge geospatial technologies will be broadened thanks to deeper collaboration between FAO and Norway, whose International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) agreed to scale up an innovative FAO digital platform that helps countries measure, monitor and report on their forests and land use.


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2018-06-26 18:47 | Nature4Climate seeks to harness the potential of the land sector to reduce GHG emissions. The “N4CMapper” on the Nature4Climate website permits the viewer to explore the potential of natural climate solutions to reduce and store GHG emissions in 190 countries. The six partners of the Nature4Climate initiative also called on subnational governments and businesses to back the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge at the Global Climate Action Summit.

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2018-06-26 18:28 | A commentary and press release by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council call on policymakers to reconsider their approach to bioenergy from forests. The documents note that classifying energy from forest biomass as carbon-neutral is overly simplistic, also flagging weaknesses in current policies. They draw on and re-emphasize the messages of a 2017 report titled, ‘Multi-functionality and Sustainability in the European Union’s Forests’.

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2018-06-26 17:45 | FORT MCMURRAY— As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.

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2018-06-26 14:31 | From now and until the end of 2019, SCA will gradually phase out the name Timber and instead start using Wood as the name of its business area. SCA will also use the Swedish translation Trä in some contexts.

“Our customers will still meet the same customer contacts at our company and we will provide the same products and services as before. The only difference is that we will now say that we come from SCA and SCA Wood when we introduce ourselves,” says Jerry Larsson, CEO of Wood...

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2018-06-26 14:01 |

For Renholmen, which manufactures lumber handling equipment, the 2017/18 operating year was very good with near record levels of turnover for the Byske based company.

“Turnover hit 128 million SEK and that is close to an all time high. We are just below our record year of 2011, when we turned over 130 million. As regards profit we will need to wait for the final figures, but we can state it is a strong result,” says Renholmen’s newly appointed...

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2018-06-26 13:07 | Södra is divesting Södra Wood Kallinge and Södra Wood Umeå to the German company Sörnsen Holzleisten. The divestment date is September 1, 2018. Trade union negotiations in regard to the divestments will commence immediately.

“Last year, Södra Wood Grimslöv, UAB SIWood and Södra Wood AS were sold to Sörnsen. The operations in Kallinge and Umeå are now being sold to the same buyer. The acquisition of Kallinge and Umeå increases Sörnsen’s market share...

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2018-06-26 11:21 | We are delighted to announce that Macedonia has achieved PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system for the first time. “Having a PEFC endorsed national system in Macedonia makes the dreams about Macedonian forestry joining global initiatives for sustainable forest...

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2018-06-26 10:52 |

21st–22nd May, 2018, Chongzuo, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China—TRAFFIC, together with its local partners, organized a Community Training Workshop on Sustainable Wild-Harvesting of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and Dendranthema indicumin in Longdeng Village, Chongzuo, in southwest of Guangxi province which borders Viet Nam.

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2018-06-26 06:03 |

Sumba in eastern Indonesia has been almost totally deforested, has only patches of thin soil on limestone savannahs and a wet season that has contracted to three months a year. Farmers have been struggling to survive yet nonetheless...

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2018-06-26 00:52 |

The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress opened on Monday 25 June, with a focus on South-South Cooperation. Monday 25 June, Beijing, INBAR – On the first day of the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress, a diverse group of people, including policy makers, entrepreneurs, development practitioners and two heads of state, called for the use of […]

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2018-06-25 17:00 | ITTO and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) agreed to increase their collaboration on the sustainable management, use and trade of tropical bamboo and rattan resources and enabling South?South cooperation. Gerhard Dieterle, ITTO Executive Director and Hans Friederich, Director General of INBAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 25 June 2018, during the first day of the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018, underway in Beijing, China.

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2018-06-25 15:05 |

PRESS RELEASE: NEW SINO-AFRICA PROJECT BOOSTS DEVELOPMENT BAMBOO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new project will help develop the bamboo sectors in a number of African countries, using experience from China. Beijing, China, 25 June 2018 (INBAR) – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) today launched a […]

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