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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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2018-09-18 14:33 | Eighteen philanthropic organizations released a joint statement at the Global Climate Action Summit, expressing support for land use policies and finance that help achieve ambitious climate targets and contribute to sustainable development, and for indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ land rights and management of forests. The organizations call for increasing investments in forests and lands to tackle climate change.

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2018-09-18 13:39 | ECOSOC has released the proceedings of the 2018 HLPF that convened from 9-18 July under the theme ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The report calls for: a greater commitment to developing official statistics and data and effective monitoring systems; and a long-term perspective to build resilience at all levels that includes adopting a proactive approach, building partnerships across borders, and investing in human capacity and in early warning systems. The Forum...

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2018-09-17 22:57 |

To celebrate another important milestone for ALERT -- we are now reaching up to 2 million readers each week -- we are going to do something a bit different.

Rather than talk about the dire need for nature conservation, we're going to share some images of the last place on Earth where Orangutans, Tigers, Elephants, and Rhinos still coexist -- along with an abundance of other species — the Leuser...

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2018-09-17 22:31 | A new tool developed by UBC researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.

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2018-09-17 13:40 | The consideration of gender issues and women’s rights in REDD+ policy formulation and implementation can be seen as a moral imperative, but it is also based in legal texts and institutional commitments. This new Focali brief, written by Lisa Westholm, provides an overview of the work with gender issues in REDD+ policy making to date, and brings up some key issues relating to gender equality in the design and implementation of REDD+ programs.

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2018-09-17 12:14 | This new Focali brief, written by Liv Lundberg and Martin Persson, offers guidance to policy makers on PES program design. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs are an increasingly popular policy tool to conserve nature. A recent study conducted by the authors shows that considering context - be it political, economic or geographical - is key in designing PES programs for maximum conservation impact.

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2018-09-17 10:35 | MultiPly, a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral wooden pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood has opened to the public in the Sackler Courtyard of the V&A in time for the London Design Festival. Source: Timberbiz The 43m3 of tulipwood that makes up MultiPly stores the equivalent of 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide and is replaced with natural growth in the American forest in five minutes. The installation is a collaboration between Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export...

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2018-09-17 10:34 | Caterpillar has announced that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler to sell the Cat purpose-built forestry business. The sale is subject to negotiation of a final agreement, the closing of which is expected by early 2019. Source: Timberbiz “We remain committed to supporting our forestry customers and the forestry industry,” Tom Pellette, Caterpillar Construction Industries Group President said. “The sale of the purpose-built forestry business enables Caterpillar and Weiler to...

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2018-09-17 10:34 | Stora Enso has been developing augmented reality (AR) and 5G technology solutions together with Telia. The utilisation of augmented reality was first tested at Stora Enso’s Oulu mill where real-time information is being used in mill maintenance. Source: Timberbiz The application of augmented reality and virtual models will in the future enable the more rapid use of, for example, maintenance information at Stora Enso mills. Using a virtual model of a machine and real-time data concerning ...

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2018-09-17 10:32 | Launched in 2016, Dangerous Designs is an online competition to promote the use of wood and wood products in sustainable design and encourage the commercialisation of appropriate designs. Two of the latest Dangerous Designs winners were: Loft Bench by Scott van Tuil, in the Open category BD6touch by Troy Baverstock, in the Student category. Source: Timberbiz The standard of entries was exceptional and the judges congratulated all designers on their work. The annual winner will be announced at...

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2018-09-17 10:31 | Businesses of all sizes across Australia’s forest industries have joined together in a united approach to lift safety standards across the board. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Chair Greg McCormack, said the Safe and Skilled program demonstrated that Australia’s forest industries are committed to safety and investing in the skills needed to ensure its workers are safe. “Together with the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) our members have signed up...

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2018-09-17 10:27 | Australian forestry company OneFortyOne (OFO) has announced its intention to purchase the Manuka Island forest estate in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim, New Zealand. The proposed purchase is now being reviewed by the Overseas Investment Office. Source: Timberbiz The Manuka Island estate is approximately 2000 hectares of forest and currently owned by Merrill and Ring. Manuka Island will be integrated and managed as one forest estate by Nelson Management Ltd, the management company for Nelson...

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2018-09-17 10:26 | International infrastructure and timber marketing group Mitsui expects to build and operate the woodchip handling facilities at the proposed KI Seaport, under an agreement signed with Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT). Source: Timberbiz KIPT has signed an exclusivity agreement with Mitsui, under which Mitsui will develop, maintain and operate a complete woodchip handling facility, subject to certain conditions, including development approval and the execution of final transaction...

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2018-09-17 10:26 | As the Government considers various foreign investor applications in the forest and wood processing sectors what should it be looking for? More than anything it should be looking for the opportunity to bring improved management into the industry and joint ventures with local parties according to ForestX New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz ForestX says that it is no secret that the forestry industry has not performed as well as it could have and that New Zealand has not benefited as well as it should...

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2018-09-17 10:25 | On Thursday 13 September Forest & Wood Products Australia in conjunction with ARC and Future TimberHub held a one day event focusing on Next Generation Timber Products and Systems in Melbourne which attracted overseas and Australian presenters. Source: Timberbiz The seminar and workshop topics all revolved around Australia’s R&D capacity to consider future market opportunities, assess risks and threats, and address possible solutions. Australian research groups were well represented...

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2018-09-17 10:22 | Robots are likely to have a bigger role in timber processing as they take over work that is dirty, dangerous or difficult. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key message of Troy Krogh, regional director of Scott Automation & Robotics, to the WoodTech conference in Melbourne last week. The conference is held annually by the Forest Industry Engineering Association and features many exhibitors. Mr Krogh said ‘Will robots take my job?’ was a common question by adults as they contemplate...

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2018-09-14 19:13 | German police began tearing down the first of about 60 treehouses to evict protesters from a site that has come to symbolize the country’s split over coal.

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2018-09-14 15:22 |

The Polish Forest Research Institute invite all laboratories that perform deposition and soil solution analyses in ICP-Forests programme to participate in the 9th Working Ring Test in order to assess the quality of the deposition and soil solution data collected in the ICP Programme on the Intensive Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems (EC-UN/ECE ICP Forests).…

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2018-09-14 14:30 | “Third-party forest certification systems are critical actors to ensure Myanmar timber products are accepted by international markets”, said Mr Khin Mg Yi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), at the launch of Myanmar’s third party...

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2018-09-14 13:30 |

In the driest parts of Ghana, poverty, desertification and the effects of climate change are widespread. There is clear evidence that temperatures are rising, the patterns and levels of rainfall are becoming increasingly erratic and natural disasters such as drought and floods are becoming ever more frequent and severe. The majority of people depend on

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