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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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2017-08-03 16:45 | An innovative mapping tool from the World Bank will enable Pacific Islands to chart potential sites for renewable energy. Investments in solar energy capacity have been approved for off-grid solar energy in Kenya and the world's largest solar complex in Egypt. Kazakhstan has seen the launch of three energy efficient kindergartens and a modernized district heating facility. A six-year World Bank-supported afforestation project in Shandong, China planted trees in over 66,915 hectares of barren...

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2017-08-03 16:34 | Asian regional members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) called for greater recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to control their land and resources and their own development. PROFOR published a study analyzing forest tenure regimes in Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru. During a regional inception workshop convened by the LPI and IFPRI, 12 African countries embarked on the pilot ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa’ (MELA) project. In...

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2017-08-03 15:19 | A new study counters the view that tropical forests were pristine natural environments prior to modern agriculture and industrialization. Moreover, humans have in fact been having a dramatic impact on such forest ecologies for tens of thousands of years, through techniques ranging from controlled burning of sections of forest to plant and animal management to clear-cutting.

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2017-08-03 15:06 | PDF for download   Dr. Taylor Stein of the University of Florida in Gainesville believes “that any meeting that addresses the management of the world’s forests is incomplete without a focused discussion on tourism.” While there is limited research on the impact of nature-based tourism, Dr. Stein pointed to a 2007 report from the Center […]

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2017-08-03 15:04 |

Water Infrastructure Solutions for the Tana Basin

Learn more: WISE-UP projectWork area: Climate ChangeWaterLocation: East and Southern Africa...

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2017-08-03 14:43 | This Anniversary Congress Spotlight highlights a session that will show how good science is needed to plan and manage for tourism in natural areas.

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2017-08-03 13:54 |

Forestry investment manager Global Forest Partners has hired investment bank UBS to sell its pine plantation business in New Zealand.

It’s understood Global Forest Partners has asked UBS to commence a sale process for Nelson Forests Ltd, which owns more than 60,000 hectares of pine plantations in New Zealand’s Nelson and Marlborough regions.

The business also includes the Kaituna Sawmill.

UBS is expected to pitch the forestry assets to potential buyers in...

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2017-08-03 13:23 |

Increasing lumber exports leads to new technology investment – Signs are good right now for the country’s wood processing industry. Shipments from New Zealand into the US market have in fact gone up 37% over just the past four years and during the first five months of 2017.

The US has now overtaken Australia as the number one export destination for pine lumber produced in New Zealand. In terms of value, New Zealand is now the second largest overseas lumber supplier into the US,...

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2017-08-03 13:15 |

Thanks to the great team at Champion Freight we’ve got the latest export market activity update for you in a series of really self-explanatory charts. They have some easy-to-read labels on the charts so they are readily identifiable even when printed in black & white, reports Wood Week

http://www.woodweek.com/index.cfm?id=442

For log exports from New Zealand to China the news is outstanding – month on month...

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2017-08-03 13:11 | BAODING, China, Aug. 3, 2017 -- Orient Paper, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONP) ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today pre-announced its unaudited preliminary results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The Company anticipates filing its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and releasing its earnings after the market close on Thursday,...

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2017-08-03 12:35 |

Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline and the expectations are that the recent upward trend will continue for the remainder of the year.

Stronger wood product exports from Brazil have resulted in higher demand for logs and increasing sawlog prices during 2016 and early 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the recent price increases, current prices are below the long-term trend lines in the local currency.

In the...

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2017-08-03 11:44 | Aug 2,2017---Heidenheim. The Navigator Company continues its expansion in the tissue sector and signs a contract with Voith for the supply of a new XcelLine tissue machine. The production line is designed to sustainably produce high-quality tissue paper maximizing the usage of slush Eucalyptus pulp. The new tissue facility will be integrated in the existing Cacia site in Portugal, where the company operates one of the biggest pulp production plants in Europe.

The scope of supply...

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2017-08-03 11:38 | ALPHARETTA, GA, August 2, 2017 -- Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. ("SWM" or the "Company") (NYSE: SWM) reported earnings results for the three month period ended June 30, 2017.

Adjusted measures are reconciled to GAAP at the end of this release. All financial measures are from continuing operations and per share data is on a diluted basis. All financial and operational comparisons are versus the comparable prior year period. Key definitions: Advanced...

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2017-08-03 11:36 |

Bamboo and rattan may be surprisingly powerful trade tools to foster future UK-China collaboration.   In brief: Minister to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UK, Mr. Ma Hui, believes bamboo is “green steel” and an important material for the Belt and Road Initiative Britain “is undoubtedly a key partner of […]

The post ‘Green steel’: Minister to China’s Embassy in the UK signals support for...

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2017-08-03 11:35 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Aug 2,2017--Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:RYAM) today reported second quarter 2017 net income of $5 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share compared to $19 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share in the second quarter of 2016. Second quarter 2017 pro forma net income was $9 million, or $0.11 per diluted common share, compared to $19 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share in the second quarter of 2016. Second quarter 2017 pro forma net...

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2017-08-03 11:34 | ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2017 -- Georgia-Pacific continues to expand its corrugated packaging business with the acquisition of Ohio-based PAX Corrugated Products. PAX operates a corrugated sheet plant with more than 100 employees in Lebanon, Ohio. Terms of the deal are not disclosed.

"Georgia-Pacific has had a working relationship with PAX Corrugated for many years so we knew their organization would be an excellent fit with the GP Corrugated team," said Billy Medof, president...

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2017-08-03 11:32 | FORT MILL, S.C.----Aug. 2, 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 October 16, 2017 to stockholders of record on October 2, 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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2017-08-03 11:30 | ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 2, 2017 -- Neenah Paper, Inc. (NYSE: NP) today reported 2017 second quarter results.

Second Quarter Highlights

Revenues of $248.7 million were a record and increased $2.7 million from $246.0 million in the prior year.
Operating income of $29.2 million declined from $33.9 million in the prior year. Results in 2017 included $3.3 million of costs for the start-up of new filtration capacity in the U.S.
Earnings per...

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2017-08-03 11:26 | SPOKANE, Wash.--Aug 2, 2017----Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2017.

The company reported net sales of $429.7 million for the second quarter of 2017, down 1.6% compared to net sales of $436.7 million for the second quarter of 2016. Net earnings determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, for the second quarter of 2017 were $8.0 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, compared to...

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2017-08-03 10:16 | 3 August, 2017

Monrovia, Liberia, August 2nd, 2017 – The Civil Society Working Group on Land Rights Reforms (the Working Group), in collaboration with the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL), has been actively advocating land reform in particular the protection of customary land rights since 2009. Through mutual understanding and collective efforts, the Working Group has provided meaningful inputs into the various land...

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