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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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2018-01-23 12:34 |

Canada’s lumber production rose 6.3% from September to 5 991.0 thousand cubic metres of lumber in October. Production was 1.2% higher than in October 2016, reports Statistics Canada.

Sawmills shipped 5 884.0 thousand cubic metres of lumber in October, up 1.1% from September and 0.3% higher than in October 2016.

The post Canadian lumber production up 1...

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2018-01-23 12:13 |

Following the successes of 2017, recycling equipment specialists, Terex Ecotec are quick off the mark in 2018 with the appointment of McHale Plant Sales as exclusive distribution partner for Ireland, North and South. The company will also be an authorised service provider for the products, as the Ecotec brand continues its global expansion.

McHale Plant Sales is one of Ireland’s leading plant and machinery distributors with a strong presence in constructions, civil works, quarrying,...

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2018-01-23 11:59 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 22, 2018 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been selected for Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the packaging sector, and named first in its industry. Among industry peers, Sonoco ranked first in nearly every category – including Innovation, Use of Corporate Assets, Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, Long-term Investment Value, Quality of Products/Services and Global Competitiveness.

“We...

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2018-01-23 11:58 | ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2018 -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced a price increase of $50 per ton on all uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) grades. The increase on the uncoated recycle board grades will be effective starting with shipments on February 26, 2018.

The increase is in response to strong market dynamics and inflationary cost pressures in transportation (both inbound and outbound), chemicals and other material inputs.

About Caraustar Industries:...

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2018-01-23 11:56 | Essity* has been recognized as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies by Corporate Knights. The recognition was presented in connection with World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The ranking is based on publicly disclosed data from 2016 based on up to 17 key performance indicators (KPIs) covering environmental, social and governance relative to company peers. A total of 5,994 publicly listed companies with gross revenue of minimum USD 1 billion have been analyzed, encompassing...

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2018-01-23 11:56 |

We are proud to be named to Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies® 2018 list. This year, Caterpillar is ranked number 43. Caterpillar has appeared in the Top 50 All-Stars list for 17 consecutive years.

“We welcome this recognition as one of the world’s most admired companies,” said CEO Jim Umpleby. “This honor belongs to our people, the dedicated Caterpillar employees who help our customers build a better world.”

To determine the Top 50 All-...

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2018-01-23 11:17 |

Steady and strong competition from foreign buyers for New Zealand logs is forcing raw material prices up for local timber processors. The New Zealand Timber Industry Federation says that log prices have already risen by 25% to the local market over the past five years and sawmills are preparing for further predicted log cost increases over the first half of 2018.

Logs are a sawmill’s biggest single cost so the financial impact is significant. Local sawn timber prices have not...

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2018-01-23 11:12 |

Vancouver, BC – Internationally, inventory mapping for foresters has benefited considerably from developments in drone and lidar technologies. Many senior forest managers are now focused on how the new systems deliver better deicsion-making by foresters on the ground out in the woods.

Service providers understand that forest managers need a way to tailor the data being collected to the questions they need answered. They need practical outcomes regardless of the techologies...

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2018-01-23 06:02 |

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, the Government of Indonesia announced that it would host the 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, from 23-25 April 2018, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The 2018 Summit will provide a platform to progress activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, to progress implementation of the Paris Agreement, and for government collaboration. The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership works...

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2018-01-23 00:00 |

How sticks, signs and crucifixes help manage forests in Maluku, Indonesia

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2018-01-22 18:34 |

One expert worries it could kill a vast area of Canadian forest.

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2018-01-22 18:28 |

Dean Thomas Maness announced this week his intention to begin immediately an approximate six-month change in responsibilities to attend to personal matters. As a result, from January 17 to June 30, Executive Associate Dean Anthony S. Davis will serve as acting dean of the college(more)

Additional Information: ...

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2018-01-22 18:03 | Cambridge, UK, 22 January 2018—TRAFFIC today launched Monitoring and Evaluation Good Practice Guidelines, a new resource to support the Social and Behavioural Change Communications (SBCC) Community of Practice in strengthening their approaches to demand reduction monitoring, evaluation, impact measurement and adaptive management.

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2018-01-22 15:09 | The five day congress, 25-29 June 2018 in Gothenburg, now call for papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics for presentation, as well as proposals for thematic and policy sessions. Deadline for application the 31st of January.

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2018-01-22 15:00 |

Ketchum Global Research & Analytics (KGRA) fielded an online survey to better understand the attitudes, feelings and perceptions of key stakeholder groups – Influential Americans and Environmental Champions – around issues related to the your sector’s work and values.

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2018-01-22 06:00 |

Making the call for tenure reform in Maluku, Indonesia

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2018-01-22 01:16 |

Ideas in Focus fielded an online survey to establish baseline data sets and to understand the attitudes, feelings, and perceptions of key stakeholder groups – INFLUENCERS and Environmental CHAMPIONS – around issues related to the forest sector’s work and values.

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2018-01-22 00:00 |

As efforts to halt deforestation gather pace, an increasing number of private-sector companies are signaling their intent to join forces with leading global institutions to address deforestation and its key drivers, and to identify viable responses. At an international symposium in Tokyo, forestry experts and commercial stakeholders will join representatives of Japan’s forestry private sector in showcasing initiatives aimed at meeting...

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2018-01-20 22:13 |

Sometimes conservation controversies explode so fast in one place that it becomes almost white-hot.

That’s what’s happening right now in the Amazon—with a cyclonic mix of good and bad news. 

We summarize here some of the key highlights.

GOOD NEWSBIG NEW PARK

First, Peru has just declared an...

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