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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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2017-05-13 16:29 | By Max Behringer Yesterday evening the visit of Amina J. Mohammed UN Deputy Secretary-General was announced. She is the former environmental minister of Nigeria and experienced in her work there the importance of the integration of women, youth, civil society and business in the implementation of climate protection goals. In her encouraging and inspiring speech, …...

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2017-05-13 14:06 | by Max Behringer The goal of the event was it to provide successful examples of mobilizing the private sector for sustainable agriculture, forestry and other land use sector. But in fact, the focus was mainly on agriculture. Nevertheless, it gave us some interesting inputs. It was held in collaboration with the World Business Council for … ...

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2017-05-13 07:50 |

A new partnership brings together people who are passionate about the future of North America’s forests to share stories about their work and address questions.

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2017-05-13 07:39 |

The planet’s forests are a significant piece of the conversation about not only the impacts of climate warming, but also about strategies for sequestering carbon – thereby removing it from Earth’s atmosphere.

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2017-05-13 07:07 |

The Backcountry holds some of our country's most beautiful places.

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2017-05-13 06:54 | May 12,2017 --Due to the significant cost increases for pulp and other raw materials, chemicals and logistics Papierfabrik August Koehler SE, manufacturer of FineTech Paper, is increasing its prices for deliveries by 7% from July 1st onwards.
Customers will be contacted directly by the Koehler sales team. ...

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2017-05-13 06:53 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 12, 2017-- International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced Guillermo Gutierrez has been named vice president of Investor Relations, effective July 1, 2017, reporting to Glenn Landau, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Gutierrez, 45, joined International Paper in 1994 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in finance, sales, marketing, supply chain and general management. He currently serves as Regional Managing Director, EMEA Packaging....

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2017-05-13 06:52 | May 12, 2017---With it most recent launch, Lecta extends its range of "The Excellent Collection" coated papers, high-quality products for publishing that are ideal for all printing needs.

GardaPremium Natural is a 2 side coated woodfree silk paper with a smooth surface and a natural shade. Available in 135, 150, 170 and 200 g/m2, the new grade offers good thickness, extraordinary runnability, high stiffness and good resistance to cracking on fold, in addition to high...

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2017-05-13 01:20 |

A powerful link is made between an industrial combustion specialist and a tree planting organization May 4th 2017, Montreal It’s not every day that a tree planting organization partners with an industrial combustion specialist, but that’s exactly why this partnership is so powerful. Too often, non-profit development organizations try to reinvent the wheel as opposed... Read More

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2017-05-12 16:10 |

Guarani-Kaiowá leader Ladio Veron is touring Europe to raise awareness of violence and environmental destruction by agribusiness

The post Brazilian indigenous leader appeals for solidarity against land grabs appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news.

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2017-05-12 16:00 | Naomi van den Berg Hello IFSA members, My name is Naomi van den Berg. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and I recently turned 22. I am an MSc Forest & Nature Conservation student at Wageningen University. I am loving this program so far, as it includes diverse integrative courses on modern forest … Continue reading Our Week 2 delegates for Bonn CCC

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2017-05-12 15:53 |

Meeting seeks to create a rule book for the Paris Agreement

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2017-05-12 15:24 |

The iconic Serengeti ecosystem of eastern Africa -- until recently threatened by a major new highway -- is being imperiled again.  Here, three eminent Serengeti authorities --  senior staffers Bakari Mnaya and...

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2017-05-12 15:09 |

Continued increase in US housing constructions, growing demand for wood, high lumber prices, imposed import tariffs on Canadian lumber, and a strong US dollar are recent market developments that will impact forest products market dynamics in 2017, not only in North America, but on other continents as well, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).

The US Department of Commerce announced on April 25 preliminary countervailing duties (CVD) on Canadian lumber imported to the US. The...

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2017-05-12 14:51 |

The global engineered wood market is estimated to reach US$41.2bn by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.8 percent from 2016 – 2022. North America and Europe account for nearly 70 percent of global engineered wood production and will continue to maintain high CAGRs, according to a new report from market research firm Allied Market Research (AMR).

Demand for engineered wood is driven by the industry looking for alternatives to concrete and hardwood to...

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2017-05-12 13:55 |

Forestry is one of B.C.’s biggest money makers. With record lumber prices, you might expect the softwood industry to be booming. Instead, it’s going through a series of tough times, forcing an increasing number front-line loggers to throw in the towel. And as Lauren Pullen reports it has local logging associations worried about what the future will hold.

It’s one of B.C.’s deep-rooted money makers, but there’re some big concerns about the future of the...

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2017-05-12 13:40 |

Following on from last week’s analysis of the changes being made in the Russian forestry industry, we include this week a review by WOOD MARKETS on the major cost reductions being seen in Russia and the potential impact that this will have on their log and processed lumber exports.

With major cost reductions arising as a result of the ruble’s devaluation, the Russian industry is now formidable, in stark contrast to the tough situation it faced in 2012–14, e.g.,

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2017-05-12 13:09 |

The European paper recycling value chain has already made significant strides on the paper recycling rate in the EU having reached a near theoretical maximum of 71.5% in 2015. The industry is now seeking to make another move forward with an enhanced rate of 74% by 2020 building on the progress achieved since 2000 by preceding European Declarations on Paper Recycling.

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2017-05-12 12:16 | There is a lot more forest on planet Earth than earlier expected. Researchers have, with new satellite pictures, estimated the forest in dry lands as at least 9% bigger than earlier thought, a finding that will be important in estimating … Continue reading →

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2017-05-12 12:05 | May 11,2017 --Due to the persistent and steep raw materials cost increase, Mare announces a general price increase up to 20% for its wet strength resins and up to 15% for its sizing agent portfolio.Price increase will be effective immediately where allowed by existing contracts. Additional increases may be applied if the raw materials escalation continues.

Mare is a major supplier of functional and process chemicals to the pulp and paper industry, for more information on Mare...