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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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2017-06-21 13:37 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 21st June 2017—Some potentially good news to reduce the impact of illegal wildlife trade on threatened species occurred last night when the Vietnamese National Assembly approved the long awaited 2015 Penal Code. The Penal Code will come into force on 1st January 2018.

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2017-06-21 12:00 | June 21,2017 --Metsä Group made the decision concerning the largest investment in the history of Finnish forest industry in April 2015, and the large-scale project at Äänekoski has progressed as planned – on schedule and according to the budget – towards the mill’s start-up. At the moment, the bioproduct mill project is in the departments’ trial run and commissioning phase.

The mill start-up will begin in mid-August 2017, and pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers will...

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2017-06-21 11:59 | SACRAMENTO, Calif.--June 21,2017 --Golden West Packaging Group LLC has acquired four independent packaging companies: Heritage Solutions, Inc., Capital Corrugated, Inc., PackageOne, Inc., Packaging Innovators Corporation; and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets, LLC.

This transaction creates a leading West Coast mill-independent system that provides custom packaging to a diversified customer base with an emphasis on the wine, food, produce and e-commerce markets. The...

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2017-06-21 11:50 | Preliminary results of the Finnish 12th National Forest Inventory from 2014–16 have been finalised. According to them, the timber stock […]

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2017-06-21 10:21 | Teak is one of the most valuable tropical hardwoods of the world. Natural teak forests are declining. IUFRO scientists and other experts have synthesised globally available scientific information.

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2017-06-21 01:00 | This book covers NGP?s 10-year journey. In Part A we look at the development of the NGP concept: why this work matters, the principles behind ?new generation plantations?, and how the NGP process has evolved. Part B showcases stories of the role plantations are playing around key issues: forest restoration, water stewardship, socio-economic development, climate change and sustainable intensi cation. In Part C we look to the future, considering how plantations can contribute to major global...

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2017-06-20 23:59 | The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomed the proposed changes to the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act tabled in the House of Commons on 15 June 2017.

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2017-06-20 19:55 | PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Austrian and Romanian national forest certification systems, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. PEFC Romania is one of our newest national members, joining...

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2017-06-20 17:05 | The global observance event in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, marked the first time that high-ranking officials drawn from Africa’s foreign affairs, environment and interior ministries have met to jointly address the growing challenge of rural youth unemployment. The presidents of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, received the Call to Action, which, inter alia, calls for partnerships to create two million secure land-based jobs through the rehabilitation of 10 million hectares of degraded land. UNCCD...

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2017-06-20 16:26 | As of 31 May 2017, 70 States, representing over 87.7% of international aviation activity, expressed their intention to voluntarily participate in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). In October 2016, the ICAO adopted CORSIA in an effort to stabilize aviation emissions at 2020 levels. After 2020, airlines will be required to offset any growth in their emissions by buying credits from projects that reduce emissions, such as forestry or renewable energy...

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2017-06-20 16:18 | The CGIAR Consortium launched a portfolio of 14 global research programmes aiming to lift 150 million people in developing countries out of hunger within six years by transforming agricultural and food systems. WorldFish announced a research programme to enhance the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to reducing poverty and improving food security. FAO and UN Volunteers signed an MOU to facilitate the deployment of UN Volunteers to support the fight against hunger and rural poverty. The...

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2017-06-20 15:32 | NordGen Forest Conference 2017: “Innovation and forest regeneration” Scandic Silkeborg, 19-20 September 2017   New ideas for the use of wood and new challenges for traditional forms of operation open up for reflection on renewal in forest cultivation. During the conference, … Continue reading →

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2017-06-20 13:36 | CPAWS and Nature Canada celebrate a major achievement today for Rouge National Urban Park- Bill C-18 received Royal Assent from the Governor General. The law means ecological integrity will be the first priority in management of Rouge National Urban Park. It meets a key request from leading conservation groups in Canada that the federal government prioritize nature conservation in law for the park.

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2017-06-20 13:27 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 20, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is renewing its previously announced April price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada.

“The yield on our previously announced April price increase has not been sufficient to cover rising costs, in particular rising prices for uncoated recycled paperboard (URB), our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. and Canada Tubes...

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2017-06-20 13:26 | UPM, Helsinki, June 20, 2017 --- UPM will further improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading the mill's production process with a EUR 30 million investment. The upgrade will be targeted in the mill's fibre lines, recovery boiler, evaporation, bailing and wood handling. Erection of the main equipment and start-up are scheduled for the spring of 2018.



"Last year at the Kaukas mill we successfully...

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2017-06-20 13:22 |

The world’s largest forestry fair was bigger than ever this year both in terms of area and number of exhibitors. Many visitors were drawn to Elmia Wood to see new forestry products and services and to learn about new high-tech solutions and expertise in the forest south of Jönköping, Sweden.

“This has been a terrific fair,” said Edna Keane, CEO of Treemetrics, Ireland. “We’ve made contact with high-tech companies we didn’t know existed and met potential partners and customers from...

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2017-06-20 13:03 |

Haglöf Sweden develops and manufactures professional measuring systems for field use. In good time for Elmia Wood the company is now presenting its latest new product, the VL5 Vertex Laser: a complete field measuring device that combines measuring with ultrasound and laser.

“The VL5 Vertex Laser is intended for sophisticated measuring in the field. It’s perfect for preparing and implementing plans and doing many other tasks,” says Jonas Wikner, marketing manager at Haglöf Sweden....

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2017-06-20 12:28 |

Rottne had sold some ten harvesters of the new model H8D without anyone being allowed to see it. Everyone had to wait for the world premiere at Elmia Wood. The reaction? Even better than expected!

There was great interest at Elmia Wood in Rottne’s entire machine fleet. But two machines attracted particular attention. One was of course the H8D, which had never been exhibited before. One advantage of this new model, which surprised both its new purchasers and everyone...

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