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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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2018-08-02 03:02 | Like a walk in the woods. That’s what it feels like in Metsä Group’s Pro Nemus visitor centre, which opened its doors in a corner of the Äänekoski bioproduct mill recently. Source: Timberbiz Built next to the mill’s enormous pulp storage towers, Pro Nemus offers an entirely new kind of forest experience. By combining virtual reality, genuine nature and experiences, Pro Nemus tells visitors about the opportunities the forest industry has to offer and how Finnish wood is transformes into various...

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2018-08-02 02:56 | 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. Source: Newsroom Pro 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...

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2018-08-02 02:52 | A dispute with salmon company Tassal is being blamed for scuttling plans to use Dover to export woodchips. CEO of Southwood Fibre James Neville-Smith said the woodchip export project planned for Dover would not go ahead due to an impasse with salmon giant Tassal. Source: ABC News Tassal was worried about the impact the woodchip export facility would have on fish health. “The issues between the salmon industry and the forest industry cannot be resolved at this site,” Mr Neville-Smith...

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2018-08-02 02:51 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the call for project proposals from the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) Mount Gambier hub, and ideas that could benefit the forest industries sector nationwide are encouraged to apply for grant funding, Chief Executive Officer of AFPA, Mr Ross Hampton said today. Source: Timberbiz “Following the successful launch of the Mount Gambier hub of NIFPI earlier this year, it’s fantastic to now have the call for...

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2018-08-02 02:45 | Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. 1. 25.8% – the proportion of Australia’s Softwood log exports that were

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2018-08-02 02:41 | Hyne Timber is partnering with WoodSolutions to supply both lightweight and massive timber elements for the construction of a unique, full-scale multi-storey timber construction model at Holmesglen Institute, Chadstone. Source: Timberbiz 
 Laurence Ritchie, WoodSolutions mid-rise advisory program’s cost and program estimator said the model, once completed, would provide a real to-scale-example of lightweight timber framed and Cross Laminated Timber mid-rise construction elements and systems.
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2018-08-02 02:37 | In June this year, the New South Wales (NSW) Government announced it would invest over four years $70+ million to support the forest industry in NSW. Source: Timberbiz
 The announcement included $4.6 million to support training and accreditation for forestry contractors.  This part of the funding followed ongoing discussions between government and industry regarding the importance of supporting continual learning and development, access to training along with a need to recognise skills and the...

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2018-08-02 02:36 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) congratulated AKD Softwoods on its acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey Timber Pty Ltd (CHHT) sawmilling assets in NSW. Source: Timberbiz CHHT sawmilling assets include a sawmill and timber treatment facility in Tumut, a 50% interest in the Highland Pine Products joint venture sawmill in Oberon and a timber distribution centre in Berkeley Vale, all located in NSW. This news follows AKD Softwoods’ announcement earlier in July of a $50 million...

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2018-08-01 23:09 |

August 1, 2018 — CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Busy schedules, excessive screen time and lots of other factors keep kids from connecting with nature, even though study after study show that spending time outdoors makes them healthier, happier and smarter. Same goes for adults. So why not head outside together?  From Au

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2018-08-01 19:16 | The vast reservoir of carbon stored beneath our feet is entering Earth's atmosphere at an increasing rate, according to a new study. Blame microbes: When they chew on decaying leaves and dead plants, they convert a storehouse of carbon into carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere.

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2018-08-01 19:15 | Many studies on the impacts of global temperature rise have suggested that the range of trees will migrate poleward and upward. However, new research suggests that more tree species have shifted westward than poleward.

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2018-08-01 16:26 | In addition to the diversity of tree species, the variety of animal and fungus species also has a decisive influence on the performance of forests. Forest performance comprises many facets besides timber production, such as carbon storage and climate regulation. The study is based on ten years of research in species-rich subtropical forests.

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2018-08-01 13:46 | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 1st August 2018–A man caught in possession of two Critically Endangered and CITES Appendix I Radiated Tortoises Astrochelys radiata has been charged in a court in Indonesia – the first case of its kind involving tortoises from Madagascar that are a favoured target of the global illegal wildlife trade.

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2018-08-01 11:35 |

Recently, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted the draft report of the Committee’s Rapporteur, MEP Norbert Lins, on the regulation of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The policyContinue reading

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2018-08-01 09:43 |

Charlotte Salford represented the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as a key speaker at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018. INBAR spoke to Ms. Salford about bamboo’s relevance to IFAD’s work, and the strategic importance of China. What are your impressions of the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress? I am very excited to be here. […]

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2018-07-31 21:21 | COFO 24 underscored the importance of forests in supporting human livelihoods and achieving SDGs related to climate, food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural development. FAO and its partners launched the second stage of the FFF initiative, which will focus on strengthening the capacity of forest and farm producer organizations to develop climate resilient landscapes, generate work opportunities for women and youth, help the rural poor, and strengthen enterprise.

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2018-07-31 21:18 | Ireland's parliament has passed a bill to stop investments in fossil fuels and divest existing investments within the next five years. The World Bank Group has announced that a record 32.1% of its total 2018 financing was invested in climate-related projects. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has released an anniversary report outlining the progression of its REDD+ activities in the past decade. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Islamic Development Bank agreed to co-...

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2018-07-31 19:49 | The HLPF 2018 concluded its discussions with the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration, which was approved by a vote of 164 Member States in favor and two Member States against. HLPF 2018 featured thematic discussions, a review of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17 as well as a special discussion on the principle of leave no one behind. The ENB reports that participants highlighted constraints to the HLPF's role as a platform for discussion, including resources, "power of mandate," and capacity.

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2018-07-31 19:43 | At the margins of the HLPF, WWF convened an event to discuss the intersection of land use, food systems and climate change. Panelists from McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Rabobank outlined steps their companies were taking on sustainability with respect to forests, food, land and climate.

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2018-07-31 18:59 | A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) identifies the linkages between SDG 15 and the other Goals that were reviewed at the 2018 HLPF. The report highlights the urgency of SDG targets with a 2020 time horizon, and notes that the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural land accounts for approximately 70% of projected terrestrial biodiversity loss.

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