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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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2018-01-03 16:50 | The UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD), which follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region, will be preceded by a civil society pre-meeting on 28 February 2018, at the Palais des Nations.

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2018-01-03 11:28 | Jan 3,2017---Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces it has acquired a 25% stake in Rengo Packaging Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (RPM), a corrugated subsidiary located in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur, from Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd. Through this acquisition, RPM has been made a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rengo.

The corrugated packaging business in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, is an important strategic focus for the...

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2018-01-03 11:27 | MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 2, 2018 --- International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced that it has completed the transfer of its North America Consumer Packaging business to Graphic Packaging. As a result of the transaction, Graphic Packaging has assumed $660 million of IP debt. IP now holds a 20.5% ownership interest in the subsidiary of Graphic Packaging that holds the assets of the combined business. The transferred business includes approximately 3,900 employees, two coated paperboard mills and...

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2018-01-03 11:26 | LONDON, MILAN, Jan 2, 2017 – Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fedrigoni, a leading global producer of specialty papers and self-adhesive labels. The Fedrigoni family will retain a minority stake in the business.

Established in 1888 and headquartered in Verona, Italy, Fedrigoni is internationally recognised for its high-quality product range and customer service. In 2017, the...

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2018-01-03 01:26 |

From friends meeting over cappuccino in the local café to students pulling all-nighters, we humans count on coffee to put zip in our lives.

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2018-01-02 19:13 |

The forests around this research site south of Roseburg, Oregon, are slowly coming back from the 50-thousand acre Douglas Complex Fire that burned in 2013. But in the meantime, OSU researcher Sara Galbraith has turned those blackened forests into a massive laboratory.(more)

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2018-01-02 16:33 | An invasive Australian tree is now posing a serious threat to a global diversity 'hotspot' in the natural forests of Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. The tree species, Pittosporum undulatum, known locally as 'mock orange', is threatening many rare and endangered species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Scientists are urging the relevant institutions to prioritise a program of control of this species.

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2018-01-02 14:33 | When it comes to food security, forests can be a life-saver. Forests provide fruits, leaves, nuts and mushrooms. These foods are crucial for nutrition in rural communities, and can cushion against hunger when harvests are low. However, forests are rarely included in food security strategies.

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2018-01-02 10:46 |

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched a revolutionary new oil tank using cyclone technology, which reduces oil usage, weight, space and running costs.

The patented technology, the first of its kind in the industry, introduces a new generation of efficient hydraulic oil tanks. The tank uses a cyclone system to remove air from the hydraulic oil returning to the tank, which is up to ten times more efficient than standard systems.

The technology allows oil to be circulated and...

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2018-01-02 07:00 |

The end of the year is always a good time for summaries. In this post, we present you our statistics for year 2017.  Without any doubts, year 2017 was very successful for us! In this year, two great gentelmen (Przemko and Marco) joined our forces, and wrote many interesting posts for you. From Santa we got also a new logo, so 2017 was simply great! Who are our readers! In 2017, we had over 130 000 views of our blog, visited by over 63 000 individuals,...

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2018-01-02 06:00 |

The microbiology laboratory has been part of Stora Enso Research Centre Imatra for over 30 years. During that time, it has become one of the most progressive centres of microbiology know-how in the paper and board industry and pioneering in the development of novel DNA-based methods for process and end product control.

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2018-01-02 00:00 |

In the face of climate change, scientists find good coffee needs trees – and bees

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2018-01-02 00:00 |

Globally, nearly 3 billion people rely on traditional biomass, such as fuelwood, charcoal or animal waste, as sources of fuel for cooking and heating. In many African countries, more than 80 percent of the population cook their meals using traditional biomass; by 2030, it is anticipated that 1 billion people in Africa will depend on traditional biomass to meet their energy needs.


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2017-12-30 23:23 |

A $13 million fundraising effort means saving the Port Gamble Forest from development.

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2017-12-29 03:16 |

In scrubbing two million acres from national monuments in Utah President Trump rebuked his predecessors for not consulting with neighboring communities and promised a "truly representative process" for managing public lands.

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2017-12-29 03:09 |

Idaho fire salvage shows how collaboration can increase timber harvest.

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2017-12-28 20:37 |

The Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA) is seeking proposals from universities that would like to host the 16th North American Agroforestry Conference to be held in the year 2019 in the month of June. Proposals should be returned to me not later than Thursday, February 28, 2018. Proposals will be accepted from AFTA members at Land Grant Universities in any State/Province, but we are especially interested in proposals from the Northwestern or Southwestern...

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2017-12-28 17:50 | The Indonesian government talks a good talk on climate change, particularly relating to reducing deforestation. But does it walk the walk? Unfortunately, the reality falls far short of the rhetoric. In 2010, Indonesia promised that by 2020 it would have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 26% compared to “business as usual”. With international support, […]

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