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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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2018-08-05 06:45 |

Feminism is all about human rights and equality, right?  It’s not about the environment or social conflict or economic and political stability.

Wrong.

Feminism has far more wide-ranging effects than most of us realize.  It influences our society and economy like rainfall affects flowers.  Like oxygen affects our survival.

And that’s crucial because we are living on a planet that is...

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2018-08-03 22:02 | The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.

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2018-08-03 18:19 | Researchers looking for general patterns in the way tropical trees capture nutrients were surprised to find that every species has its own way of getting the nutrients it needs. The concept of biodiversity extends to their behavior.

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2018-08-03 16:33 | From tiny banana seeds to giant coconuts, it's tough for seeds to survive in tropical soils where they are under constant attack by fungi, bacteria, insects and animals. By understanding how seeds defend themselves, tropical biologists contribute to reforestation, crop management and sustainable agriculture in the tropics.

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2018-08-03 16:33 | Abandoned farmlands hold potential for the preservation of wetland and grassland birds as rehabilitation zones.

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2018-08-03 15:39 | Over the past several weeks, many have spoken out in traditional media and on social media regarding the changes to the boardwalk trail at Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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2018-08-03 13:54 | Researchers revealed the genome sequence of a devastating tree pathogen. The disease threatens the Scandinavian broadleaf forests and this new knowledge can help stop it!   The new genome resource can be used in future population genomic studies for identification of haplotypes and alleles, and in identifying which effectors may…

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2018-08-03 13:32 | The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue to operate in Russia, there probably isn’t a huge crisis in the furniture market. We asked the […]

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2018-08-03 12:12 |

New Zealand’s booming export log market is starting to catch the jitters as concerns mount about the impact of US President Donald Trump’s trade war.

Demand for New Zealand logs has been strong over recent years as local sawmills compete with the export market to source logs for local construction, at a time when demand in China has stepped up after Asia’s largest economy clamped down on the harvesting of its own forests and reduced tariffs on imported logs to meet demand...

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2018-08-03 11:34 |

  Right now, we have an incredible project underway in northern Ghana that will help thousands of people. This community is reliant on a river that’s now running dangerously dry for months on end. Planting trees will help protect the river, so that’s exactly what we are going to do, on a huge scale. And

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2018-08-03 11:10 |

Industry4Europe is a coalition of around 130 manufacturer associations committed towards the achievement of an ambitious EU industrial strategy.

#Industry4Europe initiative, CEPI's a part of, has released four documents in the past months.

A governance structure
1. Ensuring an informed and permanent dialogue between the industry and policy decision-makers in association with civil society stakeholders (trade unions, consumers organisations, NGOs,...

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2018-08-02 19:30 | The costs of ecological “overspending” include deforestation, collapsing fisheries, water scarcity, soil erosion, biodiversity loss and CO2 buildup in the atmosphere. The carbon footprint is the most rapidly growing component of the global ecological footprint, of which it comprises approximately 60%. The Global Footprint Network has identified four areas with the most potential to address ecological overshoot and move back Earth Overshoot Day, namely cities, energy, food and population.

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2018-08-02 17:56 | Mangroves are tropical forests that thrive in salt water and found in a variety of coastal settings worldwide. Mangroves store greater amounts of carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem, which helps reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. When carbon is stored in the ocean or coastal ecosystems, it is called blue carbon. However, a more precise estimate of how much blue carbon is stored by mangroves has not been available until recently.

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2018-08-02 17:10 |

We are getting closer to Paper & Beyond, 2018 – the reformatted version of CEPI’s annual event, previously known as European Paper Week.

The early bird tickets of EUR 520 with 20% discount are on sale here until 5 August only. The regular fee is EUR 650.

 

 

What to expect from Paper...

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2018-08-02 17:05 | “PEFC helps companies report on the contribution of sustainable forestry towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but this is just the very first step,” said Peter Latham, Chair of PEFC International, speaking at the SGEC/PEFC Forum in Tokyo, Japan. “PEFC is much more...

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2018-08-02 17:00 | A holistic approach to sustainable forest management (SFM) in the tropics is needed to maximize the contribution of the tropical forest sector to global needs, according to Shemala Satkuru, ITTO Assistant Director of Operations. Ms Satkuru was speaking at the 18th Malaysian Forest Conference: Advancing Sustainable Forestry through Digitalization and Technology, held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on 31 July?2 August 2018. The increasing global population will demand more timber, more forest...

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2018-08-02 13:50 | The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue to operate in Russia, there probably isn’t a huge crisis in the furniture market. We asked the […]

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2018-08-02 10:46 | By Dr. David Gritten, Senior Program Officer | RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests My grandparents in Scotland would often give me a concerning look and ask me the same two questions when I would visit: 1. Where was I working? and 2. What work do I do? After seven years, I can […]

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2018-08-02 03:05 | Pursuing a livelihood in the forest products industry opens one up to being a sounding board for these and so many other misconceptions about this work. Conversations around renewability, reforestation, and forest management are few and far between: unless we start them. Source: Building Products Digest For us, working at the collegiate level at Oregon State University highly-regarded for its forestry program, affords the opportunity to both educate students about our business and to hear first...

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2018-08-02 03:03 | A new Accord that aims to expand and enhance woodland in National Parks to protect wildlife and connect people with nature has been launched at the New Forest Show in the UK. Source: Timberbiz The Accord, a statement of a shared ambition between the Forestry Commission and National Parks England, will bring together decision makers to ensure woodland is managed sustainably and in line with a natural capital approach. This will take into account the environmental, social and economic impact of ...

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