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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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2017-12-12 04:08 |

Vast variation across landscapes calls for targeted mitigation efforts

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2017-12-12 03:58 |

The Nature Conservancy and partners are experimenting with cost-saving tools to speed forest restoration work.

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2017-12-12 01:27 | A study has found that the rare Henst's goshawk of Madagascar hunts lemurs in low-lying areas that are most at risk to deforestation. Researchers could use this isotope analysis to study the habitat and prey needs of other threatened species that are difficult to track.

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2017-12-11 23:09 | Forests will be decimated as trees become less resilient to drought and higher temperatures, new data suggest.

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2017-12-11 22:55 |

By: Isis Alvarez *photo credit: Women’s Major Group: CSOs tribute to women environmental rights defenders The 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) whose theme focused around “pollution,” was celebrated from December 4-6th, 2017. Several activities prior to UNEA-3 happened the week before, starting with the Global Major Groups & Stakeholders Forum (GMSF) from Nov.27-28th; followed by the Science-Business-Policy Forum from Nov.29-30th; then, from Dec.1st to Dec.3rd, the...

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2017-12-11 22:49 | Dec 19 2017 - 9:00am to Dec 20 2017 - 8:00pm

The development challenges of an increasingly connected world demand ever more comprehensive answers – and forests are no exception. The risks to forests stem from multiple sources, from the development of mining and road infrastructure, to expanding agricultural production, to growing demand for wood fuels. To address these challenges in a sustainable manner, leaders and stakeholders from other sectors must be engaged to develop solutions that...

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2017-12-11 18:04 | The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence shows.

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2017-12-11 16:44 | In November 2017, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform organized a study tour in Chile to discuss the process of landscape restoration and resilience following the catastrophic fires of the previous summer.The following document summarizes the main proposals put forward by participants on the study tour. We hope government agencies, forestry companies, NGOs and others working in Chile will consider these proposals and take them forward in order to strengthen landscape resilience.

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2017-12-11 16:06 |

Toward a roadmap for restoring 3 million hectares

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2017-12-11 15:35 | Are you interested in forest policy and cooperation among the Nordic and Baltic countries? This is a chance to deeply engage in the subject.   The second International Forest Policy Meeting (2IFPM) will take place in April 11-13, 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The conference is organized in collaboration between…

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2017-12-11 14:13 | Bangkok, Thailand, 11th December 2017—on the high seas, at railway stations and markets, Star Tortoise seizures continue to make headlines with the latest case in Bangkok marking 6,040 of the tortoises confiscated globally this year.

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2017-12-11 10:50 |

Baltania OÜ, a 100% owned subsidiary of Dutch private equity investment firm Momentum Capital, has made a conditional investment decision to commission an industrial scale torrefaction bio-coal plant in Vägari, Estonia. Value of the investment is approximately Euro 45 million. Providing, that all conditions of the investment decision are met, the construction of the bio-coal plant will start in 2Q 2018.

Baltania’s production will focus on torrefied bio-coal pellets produced from...

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2017-12-11 10:34 |

At the just completed ForestTECH 2017 series, major forestry companies in both New Zealand and Australia reported how they are investing heavily in drones, training in-company pilots and using the technology operationally across their estates.

Timberlands who manage >200,000ha plantation forests in the CNI of New Zealand including the Kaingaroa estate already have six qualified pilots (harvest manager, establishment manager, thinnings manager, fire and security manager, inventory...

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2017-12-11 10:34 |

Again, after an incredibly busy year, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) has in conjunction with a wide cross section of industry on both sides of the Tasman, developed an Events Planner for next year. With again very high turnouts at all FIEA technology events that have been run this year, they are really excited with what 2018 holds.

The Events Planner will enable; forestry and wood products companies to pencil the dates into your own calendar for next year and...

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2017-12-11 10:18 |

Half a world away from our national cricket team, crafting a Grown in Britain award trophy from local Ash trees has been the task of GiB licence-holder and designer-maker Alice Blogg. Alice has been working to create the 2017 Grown in Britain Hero award trophy, being presented later this week. “From a waney-edge British Ash […]

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2017-12-11 08:00 | Are you curious about fungals? Join the NEFOM meeting in February 8-10!   The SNS network NEFOM is planning a meeting to discuss fungal issues. February 8 is reserved for the theme “Fungal mediation of sustainable forestry”. Questions asked are: How do mycologists fit into the polarized debate on forest…

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2017-12-11 04:53 |

Delicious recipes and deeper insights from five sites in Africa

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2017-12-11 00:00 |

Nurlan Anarbaev of Kyrgyzstan and Jaya Setiawan Gulo of Indonesia are the 2017 winners of the International Mountain Day #MountainsMatter video contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The winners received a trip to Rome, Italy to see their videos shown at the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting that opened on 11 December, International Mountain Day (IMD).


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2017-12-10 21:13 |

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