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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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2017-12-10 21:04 |

In their dark-of-night tax plan, Republicans reopened the debate over logging old-growth trees that existed before Alaska became a territory, before the United States became a country.

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2017-12-10 11:03 | The world seems to be keen on generating firsts. The latest addition to this list is ‘Ant Forest’ - a digital platform that has managed to marry ‘fin-tech’ to environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.

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2017-12-10 03:51 | Khin Moe Kyi, Khin Thiri, Kerry Woodward & Jeffrey Williamson – RECOFTC On the 10th of December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR sets out the inalienable “economic, social, political, cultural and civic rights that underpin a life free from want and fear”. These rights are extended […]

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2017-12-09 15:13 | Thoughts about plastic pollution during UNEA-3 by Bocheng Zhang, UNEA-3 Delegate ‘Beat the pollution, we are the solution’ is the watchword of Beat #marine litter breakfast. During the Beat #marine litter breakfast and other side events of UNEA-3, ‘Towards Pollution-free Planet’, plastic pollution is the most concerned topics and be mentioned by delegates for lots … Continue...

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2017-12-08 21:37 |

It’s a cool, gray day in early October, and the town of Białowieża in northeast Poland looks peaceful.

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2017-12-08 19:21 | UDT has requested RDLP Bialystok to respond to the complaint filed by PEFC International by this Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:00, and reserves the right to suspend the certificate. UDT will also undertake an immediate audit as part of the investigation. PEFC International filed a complaint...

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2017-12-08 19:19 | Project Status: APP. Country: Suriname. Project Number: SU-T1096. Approval date: Dec 06, 2017

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2017-12-08 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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2017-12-08 15:55 | Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to geographers.

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2017-12-08 15:09 |

Join us on 24 January 2018 for the final conference of the IMPACTPapeRec project, a two-year EU-funded project set up to improve the separate collection of paper for recycling in Europe. It will be organised at the Committee of the Regions premises in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference will take place from 9h00 to 13h15, followed by two workshops...

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2017-12-08 14:21 |

Fourteen years ago, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was adopted by the UN General Assembly, entering into force two years later in 2005. Once adopted, December 9 was…

The post Anti-corruption tools exist – now they must be used to help fight illegal wildlife trade appeared first on...

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2017-12-08 14:00 |

Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) and Associated Kiln Driers (AKD) are in advanced negotiations regarding the potential purchase of the Yarram sawmill located at Yarram, Victoria and the Caboolture sawmill located at Caboolture, Queensland by AKD. At this stage, no agreement has been reached by the parties to proceed with the proposal, and any subsequent agreement is expected to be subject to certain conditions.

The Yarram mill processes approximately 150,000m3 of sawlogs and produces a range...

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2017-12-08 13:48 | Nairobi, Kenya, and Cambridge, UK—Representatives from African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) nations meeting last week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, have ended their summit with a commitment to “address illegal exploitation of natural resources and wildlife trafficking as well as promote sound and sustainable natural resources management.”

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2017-12-08 12:24 |

Södra has established the first indoor birch seed orchard in Sweden. By growing birch seeds indoors, supply becomes more stable, and the quality of the seedlings is higher and more consistent.

The facility is located at Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg, where Södra is currently developing the operation in partnership with Svenska Skogsplantor.

The advantage of growing the trees indoors is that they will only cross-pollinate with each other, which maintains the high quality of the...

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2017-12-08 12:19 |

Australian OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) has signed an agreement to acquire one of New Zealand’s leading forestry businesses, Nelson Forests.

Nelson Forests is currently 100% owned by investment funds advised by Global Forest Partners LP, a US-based timberland investment management organisation.

The acquisition will allow for the exchange of best practice forestry management between the Australian and New Zealand operations. Following the acquisition of Nelson Forests, OFO...

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2017-12-08 12:13 |

The measuring station at Värö will be the first at Södra to introduce new technology for measuring timber stack volumes on trucks. The new method is based on automated volume measurement using laser technology, developed by Swedish company, Mabema AB.

Introduction of the new technology will also involve a transition from manual to digital timber stack measurement. This will speed up the process, while maintaining and gradually improving measurement precision, and bring logistical...

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2017-12-08 10:17 |

“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building.

“Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper in timber,” says investor and contracting client, Arthur Buchardt.


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2017-12-08 09:19 |

Workshops in Tanzania to better understand the context of woodfuel (charcoal and firewood) systems and plan for sustainable interventions brought together communities, governments, NGOs and businesses in three regions. We have just returned from Tanzania where we witnessed...

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2017-12-08 06:01 | Foreign armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Janjaweed (a Sudanese militia), and other non-State militias, are the main perpetrators of wildlife poaching and trafficking across Central Africa’s Garamba-Bili-Chinko Landscape, a region that straddles the northwest border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the southwest border of the Central African Republic, according to a new TRAFFIC report.

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2017-12-08 00:00 |

More than 150 representatives from mountain countries, intergovernmental organizations and civil society will endorse concrete measures and policies to strengthen the resilience of mountain people and environments in the face of climate change during meetings at FAO Headquarters in Rome next week.


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