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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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2018-02-28 22:43 | A review into the status of Victoria’s critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum will be completed in September, potentially clearing the way for increased logging in the central highlands just two months before a state election. Source: The Age The decision threatens to wedge Labor as it fights to keep the Greens at bay in inner Melbourne and prop up regional jobs in the state’s ailing timber industry. The Turnbull government is reviewing whether the tiny possum is still in imminent ...

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2018-02-28 22:42 | Farming’s image has taken a significant dent in Kiwis’ eyes over the last 10 years, although the public is the least positive about commercial fishing and forestry. Source: Stuff NZ The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) survey shows an almost equal unhappiness from people in the city and country to aspects of the way the primary sector does its business. Both Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Federated Farmers have said the key finding of the survey is the lack of...

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2018-02-28 22:30 | Communities near Nelson, New Zealand lashed by the tail end of tropical cyclone Gita, are demanding action on forestry practices that some residents say are dangerous and unsustainable. Source: Stuff NZ Devastation caused by the storm, which hit a week ago, has left many people on edge in Marahau, the small community that serves as the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. “It was the most horrifying thing I’ve ever seen,” said Phil Reid, describing the moment when, mid-...

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2018-02-28 22:29 | A significant milestone has been reached in replacing methyl bromide as the standard fumigant for export logs and timber in New Zealand. The Environmental Protection Authority has just released application details for approval of ethanedinitrile (EDN) as a fumigant for log and timber exports. Source: Voxy NZ The forest industry anticipates EDN could replace methyl bromide fumigation which is used on log exports to China and India. Methyl bromide is an ozone depleting chemical. Regulations due...

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2018-02-28 22:28 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has congratulated Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS) on the opening of a new cardboard manufacturing plant at Yatala, in south east Queensland. Source: Timberbiz “OjiFS is one of Australasia’s largest pulp, paper and packaging companies and it’s great to have their new $72 million corrugated cardboard factory launched in Brisbane’s southern suburbs today,” AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said. “This new plant at Yatala is a vote of confidence in Australian...

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2018-02-28 22:27 | South Australia, the birthplace of the Australian softwood plantation industry and a leader in forestry innovation, has been strengthened with the launch of a new National Institute for Forest Products Innovation hub in Mount Gambier. Source: Timberbiz The Institute, which will be hosted at the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier campus, is backed by $4 million funding from the Australian and South Australian Governments, and will be supported by industry contributions. Assistant...

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2018-02-28 22:26 | Jason Preston, Shaun Fraser and Robert Brauer were appointed as receivers and managers of Quintis Limited and a number of its subsidiaries on 23 January 2018 (the receivers). The receivers provide the following update on the progress of the Receivership and Quintiss business. Source: Timberbiz Quintis has continued to operate on a business as usual basis since its receivers’ appointment. The company says its staff has been strongly supportive of the initiatives undertaken since the appointment...

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2018-02-28 17:08 |

Critical and elevated wildfire conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning Wednesday and continuing through the weekend. The areas of concern include Amarillo, Lubbock and Childress. 

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2018-02-28 16:51 | Two of the SNS CAR’s are linking their work in a joint workshop, which will strengthen both. Much of the land area in the Nordic-Baltic region is forest covered. Also in Iceland forest cover is being actively increased. Nordic-Baltic forests are a valuable natural resource, not only economically as a…

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2018-02-28 15:21 | Rainforest loss is fueling a tsunami of tropical species extinctions. However, not all is doom and gloom.

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2018-02-28 03:13 |

Jennifer Tallman didn’t set out to be a trailblazer for women in forestry.

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2018-02-28 00:00 |

Finding ways to conserve forests in the face of expanding plantations

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2018-02-27 19:29 |

Wildfire scientists, land managers and policy leaders from across the West will convene in Portland on March 1-2 to consider steps to reduce the impacts of catastrophic fire in Western states, and a limited number of seats are available to the public on March 2.(more)

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2018-02-27 19:10 |

The European Parliament Environment committee today adopted the deal on the Waste Package in a move that backs plans to boost recycling and reduce landfilling.  More on the details of the final deal can be read here.

The Waste Package makes the right step towards building Europe’s Circular Economy. Yet much will depend on Member...

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2018-02-27 18:35 | A CPF conference discussed the challenges of stopping and reversing deforestation in the context of global commitments and explored ways to accelerate progress. The conference was organized around the themes of: approaches to managing landscapes in an integrated way under a changing climate; sustainable commodities and value chains; forest smart policies and governance; and innovative instruments to upscale progress: financing, technologies and research. The meeting's messages will inform the...

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2018-02-27 18:20 | DOPA Explorer identifies protected areas with critical ecosystems and species, and examines pressures on them as a result of human activities. New indicators in the updated version address the connectivity of protected area systems, as well as those derived from Copernicus Earth observation services, which highlight changes in land cover, surface water, and built-up areas in protected areas. DOPA will support the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the CBD in November...

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2018-02-27 17:47 | LAM and the USAID ROUTES Partnership trains transport airline staff on how to detect wildlife trafficking at Maputo Airport

Maputo, Mozambique, 27th February 2018 — Today, the USAID Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) Partnership delivered a training workshop in Maputo for transport staff to learn how they can play a key role in helping prevent the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in Mozambique....

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2018-02-27 15:00 |

Despite challenges from both the land and society, women are taking control of their farms, with impressive results Agricultural innovations in Africa aimed at improving the productivity of smallholders, especially women, are necessarily subject to accommodating multiple needs,...

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2018-02-27 12:30 | Feb 27,2018---DS Smith is pleased to confirm that its Trakia Paper Mill in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, has achieved FSC® Chain of Custody Certification.Trakia-millThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certificate allows DS Smith’s internal and external customers to trace the company’s pulp-based raw materials back to sustainable sources.

Trakia Paper Mill received official confirmation of its FSC Chain of Custody certification in October 2017 – a great success for the...

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2018-02-27 11:41 | The meeting on Neonectria cankers on trees was fruitful for the participants in the SNS–NKJ network Neonectria cankers on trees. “Neonectria cankers on trees – meeting of changed climatic conditions and increased problems in Scandinavian horticulture and forest production by interdisciplinary networking” is a newly started network. First meeting was…



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