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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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2017-05-18 03:02 | Tasmania’s State Fire Management Council has developed a guide for farmers wishing to conduct planned burns on their properties. Source: Timberbiz Planned Burning for Landholders and Farmers was launched at Agfest and aims to provide private landholders with the useful information, tools and checklists to assist when undertaking planned burning on their properties. The toolkit includes information about weather conditions, fire behaviour, and safety. It also includes resources such as the...

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2017-05-17 20:36 | The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a new study.

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2017-05-17 19:29 |

In Yellowstone, the wolves quickly reclaimed their spot as top predator. Ecologist William Ripple of Oregon State University has been studying the wolves since their return.(more)

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2017-05-17 17:15 | Hundreds of wishes drawn in sand wound their way through the forest in celebration of the International Day of Forests. This spectacular art action marked the conclusion of the nationwide Wunschwald (or Forest of Wishes) campaign by PEFC Germany. People from around the country were invited to...

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2017-05-17 17:09 |

On 15 May 2017 Ecofys published the report “Allowances balance calculation in the EU ETS”, commissioned by Fertilizers Europe.

The document is full of omissions in data collection and analysis. Although the authors acknowledge such shortcomings throughout the whole report, they still conclude that, even with improved accuracy “by performing an extensive data collection […] it is expected that the main conclusions of this study would remain the same”. In other words: the results would...

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2017-05-17 14:54 | Communities from around Indonesia will join a global conference in the nation’s capital tomorrow to discuss solutions for the country’s critical peatland landscapes.

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2017-05-17 12:30 |

Jeremy Hance, a leading enviromental journalist, tells us about evidence of rampant illegal logging in Vietnam -- and what needs to happen to combat it.

On Thursday, the European Union and Vietnamese officials signed a forest-law agreement (known as a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade pact) that would theoretically ensure that all the wood exported from Vietnam to the E.U. has...

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2017-05-17 12:05 |

For anyone who wants to experience steel nerves, quick decisions and powerful machines, one hot tip is the stand of the Swedish Association of Forestry Contractors @ElmiaWood. #ElmiaWood

“During the fair we’re holding the Swedish School Forwarder Championships, the Swedish Forwarder Championships and the Forwarder World Cup. There’s going to be a lot of action!” promises Karl-Magnus Hembjer of the association.

Entrants from eleven countries...

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2017-05-17 11:28 |

For many people a chain will be the most important new product at #ElmiaWood. Specifically, the newly developed X-CUT saw chain from Husqvarna.

The Husqvarna X-CUT SP33G was presented last autumn in some markets, including Sweden. But everyone else will see it for the first time at the world’s largest forestry fair and Husqvarna is preparing for many questions.

“Our chain specialists will be at our stand,” says Hanna Nordquist, who is in charge of Husqvarna’s...

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2017-05-17 11:27 | May 17, 2017---Valmet will deliver dewatering equipment and an automatic pulper feed system to Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden. The order is part of the investment in a new board machine and rebuild of the existing pulp mill at the Gruvön site. The whole investment is the largest in the history of BillerudKorsnäs and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received and the value of the order will not be...

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2017-05-17 11:07 | A collaboration The Forests Dialoge and New Generation Plantations platform.

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2017-05-17 11:05 | UPM, Helsinki, May 17, 2017 - UPM and the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) announce a global strategic partnership to develop solutions for advancing the uptake of FSC in the market. UPM and FSC signed the partnership agreement on the 16th of May 2017 during the FSC international members meeting in Karkkila, Finland. The partnership aims at delivering benefits to forest owners through FSC certification and to increase the FSC-certified wood supply.



UPM has...

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2017-05-17 11:04 | FORT MILL, S.C.---May 16, 2017-- Domtar Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS). The dividend of US$0.415 per share is payable on July 17, 2017 to stockholders of record on July 3, 2017.

About Domtar
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With...

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2017-05-17 10:43 |

Forester is the 6th generation system from Dasa and draws on the company’s experiences from previous generation systems. When the first two products Forester H70 and H60 were developed, it was undertaken in close cooperation with leading manufacturers of harvesters, forwarders and logging units. The result is a product that takes bucking and mechanized logging to an entirely new level. The Forester H70/H60 features a best in class bucking system in a...

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2017-05-17 10:37 | Brussels, Belgium, 17th May 2017—The European Commission has published a guidance document under which the European Union (EU) will suspend re-exports of raw ivory from 1 July 2017, even if they qualify as old/“pre-Convention” specimens as well as recommending tougher...

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2017-05-17 09:56 | by Celina Schelle Today the first expert meeting on adaptation was taking place. The discussion was split up in two parts with the IFSA delegation being actively engaged in both. Our main aim was to communicate the ideas which we developed in our working group on adaptation. The first round of the expert meeting included … Continue reading Technical Expert...

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2017-05-17 07:19 |

Making a living on protected land

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2017-05-17 04:05 | Bonn (Germany), 15 May 2017 —Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting...

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2017-05-17 00:13 | by Naomi van den Berg The UNFCCC truly covers all possible linkages of a diverse range of phenomena/processes to climate change. And yes, your choice of diet is one of them. Now, we know that the topic of shifting one’s diet not a very popular one. After all, what we eat surely is our own … Continue reading What your dinner has to do with forests

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2017-05-16 20:33 | Central American tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. The culprit? Cocaine.

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