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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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2018-05-08 02:27 | The Victorian Association of Forest Industries Annual Dinner will be held on 19 October at the RACV Club, Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz One of the premier events for the state’s forest and wood products industry and of particular significance with 2018 being a state election year, the dinner brings together industry leaders from the forest and wood products sector, covering plantation managers, processors, sawmillers, contractors, and pulp and paper producers. VAFI CEO Tim Johnston said that the...

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2018-05-08 02:26 | Australia-based forestry company New Forests will use landmark Australian genetic technology to boost productivity in its tropical eucalyptus plantations. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz New Forests has forged a partnership with Gondwana Genomics, a private company founded in 2014 with technology licensed from the CSIRO that uses pioneering genetic methods to make next generation tree-breeding tools commercially viable. The two companies, after successful tests, are collaborating on what they...

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2018-05-08 02:25 | Australia’s housing approvals surged in March, rising 9.2% compared with February, totalling 19,452 separate approvals. While the monthly data was positive, the big stories are that free-standing house approvals are still growing and Victoria’s approvals remain at record levels. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz For the year-ended March, national approvals totalled 225,393 separate dwellings, just 0.4% lower than for the prior year. Examined in detail, the data shows that over the last year,...

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2018-05-08 02:24 | The new National Institute of Forest Products Innovation has kicked into gear in South Australia, with an inaugural meeting of its industry-driven advisory committee electing Tammy Auld as Chair and planning a workshop to discuss the research priorities and strategy with all interested industry professionals on 10 May. Source: Timberbiz The Institute has been established to investigate innovation in areas such as forest management, timber processing, wood fibre recovery, advanced manufacturing...

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2018-05-08 02:22 | Representatives from the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) and the National Farmers Federation (NFF), including AFPA Chair Greg McCormack and NFF President Fiona Simson visited New Zealand to examine farm forestry operations near Rotorua. Source: Timberbiz The joint delegation of members from both peak bodies investigated farm forestry operations that have realised the benefits of the practice across the Tasman. “New Zealanders do farm forestry really well. It’s very much accepted...

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2018-05-08 02:21 | Alarming reports have emerged from the Federal Government on Monday that Australia’s low emergency fuel reserves makes us “vulnerable” and creates a critical national security issue. Source: Timberbiz Australia is languishing behind other nations in energy independence and security. A report from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has revealed Australia now has the lowest reserves in the world. Overall, the country has just 49.6 days of net coverage which is...

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2018-05-08 02:19 | The peak industry groups representing NSW’s timber and forest products industries slammed the NSW Government’s announcement yesterday (Monday) to lock up more State Forest, with no evidence that it will lead to better conservation outcomes for koalas and without consulting with industry. Source: Timberbiz Timber NSW and the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) said that while Australia’s forest industries were committed to koala conservation, we need evidence-based decisions that...

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2018-05-07 23:35 | Congratulations to UBC Forestry professor Bruce Larson for being appointed to the Forest Practices Board, who will be serving as vice-chair.

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2018-05-07 22:16 | By Max Behringer Wetlands are tremendously important ecosystems that occur throughout all climate zones. They are hotspots of biodiversity and home to highly adapted organism like mangrove trees and carnivorous plants. Wetlands include ecosystems like mangroves, peatlands, deltas, floodplains etc.. To maintain these ecosystems water flows need to be managed sustainable to avoid widespread ecosystem …...

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2018-05-07 17:56 | OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the release today of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change’s formal response to her 2017 Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada in which she unequivocally reaffirms that ecological integrity will be the first priority in all aspects of national park management, and that this will take precedent over the use of our national parks.

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2018-05-07 16:52 | During the study tour the main questions in this think piece will form the background for the group work that we will do:- What are the barriers to sustainable greenfield plantation forestry in East Africa?- What innovative financing solutions can scale up sustainable plantation forestry in Africa? - How can plantation companies partner with communities to Create Shared Value, by reducing business risk and improving rural livelihoods? - How can the plantation forestry industry, civil...

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2018-05-07 16:47 |

For beginning farmers, the leasing process can be the beginning of an ongoing relationship with land and others who care about it. With nearly 40% of all farmland under a lease, there’s a good chance that farmers entering the world of agroforestry will also enter the world of agricultural leases. Leases are private contracts granting a farmer-tenant the right to occupy and use a landowner’s property for agricultural purposes. In most instances, an agricultural lease isn’t terribly complex....

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2018-05-07 16:46 |

What does a university landscape look like? What does it feel like? And what does it accomplish?

Google image search the terms ‘college campus’ and you’ll get a good sense for what we collectively think the university landscape looks like. Pages and pages of results return images of sprawling lawns dotted with occasional ornamental trees; some images are entirely devoid of people, some show people walking across or through the landscape, and just a few might show a student or two...

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2018-05-07 14:50 | Our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is now up for public consultation, and we are asking you to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve this vital document. Our Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the...

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2018-05-07 10:11 |

INBAR is proud to partner with Yibin, a bamboo-rich area in Sichuan Province, China. The President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Xi Jinping, is very familiar with the benefits that bamboo production can bring. In November 2017, on INBAR’s 20th anniversary, President Xi congratulated our organisation on our work, crediting INBAR for “play[ing] […]

The post Partnering with Yibin, home of the bamboo sea...

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2018-05-07 06:05 |

By Jaboury Ghazoul, with contributions from Pedro Brancalion, Robin Chazdon, Thomas Crowther, Manuel Guariguata, Victoria Gutierrez, Stephanie Mansourian, Stewart Maginnis, Marc Metzger, Adrian Newton, Mike Perring, Sabine Reinecke, Mathew Williams, and Annelies Zoomers This blog post is reposted with permission from the Latsis Symposium blog. For more information on the 2018 Latis Symposium (6-7 & 9 of June 2018 at ETH Zürich) see the bottom of this post and the Symposium […]...

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2018-05-06 09:42 | Meet the remaining 6 delegates representing IFSA at the 13th session of UNFF: Alberto Tordesillas Alberto is a first-year Master of Environmental Management student and  as a “La Caixa” scholar at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Alberto is originally from Spain and holds a double BSc in Agricultural and Forestry Engineering from Technical … Continue reading UNFF 13...

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2018-05-05 15:06 | In the upcoming week (7th- 11th of May 2018) the 13th session of the United Nations Forum on Forest will take place at the UN headquater in New York City. IFSA is fortunate to send 12 motivated delegated to observe the event, act as representatives of  the Major Group Children and Youth (MGCY) and report about … Continue reading Meet IFSA’s delegates attending UNFF 13...

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2018-05-05 10:11 | On Thursday a workshop organised by the YOUNGO Oceans Working Group took place to provide an exchange about the progress on the Ocean Pathway Program since COP23. In COP23 Oceans and coastal zones received top priority when the Fiji Presidency announces the Ocean Pathway, aimed to unite the climate change actions and oceans. In this … Continue reading Talanoa Session:...

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2018-05-04 22:14 |

Will a desperately imperiled ape become a tragic icon of China’s trillion-dollar infrastructure-expansion plans—hundreds of mega-projects that will stretch across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific?

The ape, called the Tapanuli Orangutan, is one of the rarest animals on Earth.

Its great...

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