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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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2017-02-02 05:22 |

Ambitious new tree planting targets in Scotland are leaving the rest of the UK in the shade – and other governments must now act to deliver jobs and reduce the impacts of climate change.

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2017-02-02 04:26 |

Established by CIFOR in 2011, the Bushmeat Research Initiative (BRI) brings together diverse researchers and practitioners to generate and share knowledge on bushmeat harvesting, marketing and consumption across Latin America, Africa and Asia. The initiative was established under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. This video shows the challenges of the rural population that still very much […]

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2017-02-02 01:53 | There is a lot to love about Patch22, the tallest wood building in the Netherlands, which just won a World Architecture News Residential award as best building of 2016. Source: Treehugger The 100 foot tall, seven storey building in an Amsterdam industrial area is designed by Tom Frantzen and has a wood structure, although the floors “have a concrete-like appearance.” The ceilings are high (4 meters or 13 feet floor to floor). The judges at WAN liked this, writing: 4m floor to ceiling heights...

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2017-02-02 01:49 | Japan is suffering a severe shortage of forestry workers at a time when many trees planted after World War II have grown enough and now need to be cut down. Source: The Japan Times Demand for domestic timber is expected to grow partly for use in facilities related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. With Japan facing an urgent need to train industry-ready workers, the number of forestry colleges is increasing across the country. Until fiscal 2011, there were only six forestry colleges,...

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2017-02-02 01:48 | Renewable materials company Stora Enso is the presenting sponsor of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland (22 February − 5 March 2017). Source: Timberbiz Stora Enso and Lahti2017 are together leading the way in promoting and supporting sustainable events, by using renewable raw materials derived from wood and by maximising the recycling and reuse of products. Stora Enso’s theme for Lahti2017 is ‘100% renewable for 100% sports’. “The Centenary World Championships in Lahti will...

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2017-02-02 01:46 | Loggers and forest managers have been quick to capitalise on the latest Forest Industry Safety Summit set to run next month in Rotorua with two new keynote speakers on the list. Source: Timberbiz Registrations have exceeded expectations and the gathering is set to be the second largest forest safety conference ever held in New Zealand. “We have had some really positive news in our speakers lineup as well,” conference organiser, John Stulen said. “While we lost Cos Bruyn as a keynote speaker, we...

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2017-02-02 01:44 | According to Tony Brooks part of his role with Safety MITS enables him to see many industrial and mining companies sites all over Australia. Source: Timberbiz While many of these successful companies are safety focused and have embraced the latest safety technologies, there is still room for improvement. Instead of using fit-for-purpose jacking, cribbing and blocking tools for supporting heavy loads, he said he was frustrated to see companies still putting their workers at risk by using...

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2017-02-02 01:42 | New Zealand Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced a major expansion of predator control work in Northland’s precious native forests. Source: Timberbiz “Controlling predators is vital if the forests are going to be safe for native birds like the kiwi, kokako, kakariki and rifleman to breed and thrive,” Ms Barry says. “The expansion is part of a nationwide ramping up of predator control as part of ‘Battle for our Birds’ and is a key priority as we move towards our goal of a predator...

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2017-02-02 01:40 | The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) has made a detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry on Non-Conforming Building Products, highlighting the inherent safety concerns and risks involved with the use and importation of these products. Source: Timberbiz The high costs involved with producing compliant products has resulted in a shortening of the supply chain, with an increasing number of developers and building companies importing products directly from overseas...

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2017-02-02 01:38 | An Austrian countess plans to establish a forest plantation following the purchase of a Hawke’s Bay farm. Source: Stuff NZ Aristocracy has taken a stake in New Zealand forestry with the purchase of a sheep and farm block in northern Hawke’s Bay by an Austrian countess. Countess Veronika Leeb-Goess-Saurau, whose family tree can be traced back to the early 1600s, has bought a 381.9 hectare property at Tutira for NZ$2.2 million. Acting on behalf of the vendors Jeanette and Neil...

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2017-02-02 01:37 | A mixed horticulture farm in the Northern Territory’s Douglas-Daly which has the only large-scale banana production in the region in the Top End has been bought by Tropical Forestry Services (TFS, an Indian producer of sandalwood. Source: ABC Rural The Douglas-Daly, south of Darwin, has been considered among the most productive agricultural land in the region. This comes after TFS has made initiatives to expand its operations in the NT, purchasing a number of properties including Midway...

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2017-02-01 22:31 |

Michael Paul Nelson is a faculty member within the College of Forestry with a non-traditional forestry background. His education is founded in philosophy and ethics, which has led him to ponder the dilemmas in the natural resources world. Michael says that as a philosopher, he is trained to take...(more)

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2017-02-01 12:28 | Norway has announced a $400 million fund, backed by food firms Unilever and Nestle, to help stop deforestation in Brazil. The Local reports that the country announced the scheme at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held recently in Davos, Switzerland, saying it wanted to help reform small-scale rainforest farming – one of the leading contributors to [...]

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