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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.


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2018-03-02 19:33 |

Despite official pledges to halt the trade, smugglers in Cambodia and Laos are finding ways to illegally ship timber to neighboring Vietnam.

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2018-03-02 18:23 |

Northern Arizona is home to the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world.

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2018-03-02 16:47 |

To celebrate World Wildlife day, INBAR announces some of its latest speakers for the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 3 March 2018 – Given the theme for this World Wildlife Day is ‘big cats’, we could hardly neglect the importance of one iconic mammal. Although they are members of the Ursidae (bear) family, the Giant […]

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2018-03-02 15:10 | Efforts to protect tropical forests in Southeast Asia for the carbon they store may fail because protection payments are too low. A new study finds that schemes designed to protect tropical forests from clearance based on the carbon they store do not pay enough to compete financially with potential profits from rubber plantations. Without increased financial compensation for forest carbon credits, cutting forests down will remain more attractive than protecting them.

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2018-03-02 12:48 |

More power, longer service life and a magnet that attracts everything to it:

Doppstadt, the environmental technology company, now offers its DZ 750 Combi universal shredder with even more powerful components. This combination shredder is designed to handle even the hardest job, and now not only has a new, efficient drive unit, but also an even higher metal separation rate and an intelligent hydraulic control...

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2018-03-02 11:46 |

SPRINGER Group, a leading international technology supplier, has acquired a majority stake in Finnish company FinScan. A company with its head office in Espoo (Helsinki area) is a specialist in scanners and software for automated optimization of lumber in sawmills. FinScan has installed more than 400 scanners in over 20 countries around the world.

Timo Springer, CEO of SPRINGER-Group is pleased about the growth: With the majority stake in FinScan we extend our market product portfolio...

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2018-03-02 11:20 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 March 2018—Representatives of TRAFFIC, WWF, and the French Development Agency (AfD) held a workshop in Hanoi today to reflect on the achievements of their three-year project to curb demand for rhino horn in Viet Nam, and to discuss how the initiative will continue into the future. The event included around 40 representatives from government, civil society organisations (CSOs), and other parties who contributed to the initiative’s success.

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2018-03-01 21:05 |

Welcome to Vol. 1 of Big Issues. In Brief—a new series from the Rights and Resources Initiative. Highlights:Indigenous and rural women leaders are increasingly running for elected office.In Nepal, women now occupy 41 percent of all local, elected government positions, a trend that is echoed globally.A new priority in 2018 for governments, civil society, companies, and international organizations is to help these new leaders, particularly women, succeed. In 2017, Nepal held its first local...

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2018-03-01 19:52 | Africa’s first NDC Partnership Plan held its inaugural workshop on 30 January and 1 February 2018 in Entebbe, Uganda. Uganda’s NDC aims to reduce GHG emissions by 22% by 2030 relative to a business-as-usual scenario. The NDC Partnership Support Unit is working with the Government of Uganda and Implementing Partners to facilitate the Partnership Plan’s implementation by mid-2018.

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2018-03-01 18:44 | Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new UBC research.

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2018-03-01 18:38 | Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2018—To help detect and stop smugglers carrying ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products out of Kenya, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership today delivered a training workshop in Nairobi for airline transport staff  on the key role they play in preventing the trafficking of wildlife. Cabin crew, ground handlers, cargo processors, and staff from regional airports participated...

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2018-03-01 16:00 | Action is needed to change negative public perceptions about wood use if deforestation is to be reversed worldwide and the Sustainable Development Goals achieved, according to participants at an international conference in February. Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area ? from Aspiration to Action, convened on 20?22 February 2018 by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) in Rome, Italy, brought together more than 300 participants to explore ways of...

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2018-03-01 12:01 | JOHANNESBURG, Mar 01,2018 -- Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials, today announced that all conditions precedent relating to the acquisition of the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) have been fulfilled and closing has been completed.

The transaction includes the acquisition of CPG's Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging...

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2018-03-01 09:00 |

Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced 18 community grants today that will advance the quality of life in communities across the United States and Canada. SFI is bringing together a diverse range of people from 102 organizations to support community engagement projects. SFI engages local communities through a variety of initiatives including youth outreach, forest education programs, supporting tribal and Indigenous...

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2018-03-01 08:01 |

Farmers on Sumba Island struggle through a nine-month dry season on degraded land. But they are committed to learning how to restore their island to its once verdant and productive state.  Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara province,...

The post...

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2018-02-28 22:47 | Papua New Guinea’s Forestry Minister says the government is cancelling defective Special Agriculture Business Leases (SABL) as relevant departments work their way through the legalities of the process. Source: Radio New Zealand Under the SABL system, about 12% of the country’s land was leased in what critics say amounts to a massive land grab. It was the subject of a Commission of Inquiry around five years ago. This found that the majority of the leases had been fraudulently...

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2018-02-28 22:47 | The Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee has confirmed that 87% of the plywood panels used to build its new national stadium come from southeast Asian rainforests. Source: Climate Change News But the timber cannot be traced back to its original source under the committees’s certification protocols, which have been censured by campaigners for a lack of due diligence. The admission, posted online earlier followed a request by 44 NGOs in December 2016 for assurances that timber used in Olympic...

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2018-02-28 22:46 | A recent visit to Bellingen by Greens MLC Dawn Walker and former Federal leader Christine Milne comes amid revelations of a split within the Berejiklian Government over environmental policy. Source: Coffs Coast Advocate Reports in The Australian suggest Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton was not given time to properly assess the environment impact of new land clearing laws before she signed off them. It also said Ms Upton was in conflict with Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Primary...


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