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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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2018-09-14 12:23 |

Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus. This is just one of...

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2018-09-14 09:13 |

Deloitte has been engaged by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (“CEPI”) to issue a limited assurance statement on the data quality rating method CEPI applies on a selection of core indicators published in the “2017 CEPI annual statistics report”, “2016 Environment statistics report” and the “Key Statistics Report”, being a summarizing public report in which the most relevant indicators are published. The core indicators covered...

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2018-09-13 21:58 | Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill for winning best student presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology based on her research paper co-authored with Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Supervisor.

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2018-09-13 20:30 | Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement regarding the establishment of Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area (mNWA). This announcement comes after nearly 17 years of consultation with federal, provincial, and First Nations governments, as well as various stakeholder groups, including CPAWS. As Canada’s first marine National Wildlife Area, its aim is to protect and conserve the millions of seabirds and other marine life that breed,...

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2018-09-13 20:06 | Guterres underscored that if we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where “runaway climate change” can be avoided. He called for shifting from dependence on fossil fuels towards cleaner energy and away from deforestation to more efficient use of resources. Guterres urged leaders to use every opportunity between now and the Katowice Climate Change Conference, to resolve remaining sticking points. Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico, will serve as the UN Secretary-General's Special...

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2018-09-13 19:50 | The baseline study, described as “the most comprehensive assessment to date of carbon storage in documented community lands worldwide,” points out that one third of the forest carbon documented in the study is located in areas where indigenous peoples and local communities lack formal recognition of their tenure rights, “putting them, their lands, and the carbon stored therein at risk”. Indigenous peoples and local communities manage at least 17 percent, or 293,061 metric tons, of carbon stored...

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2018-09-13 19:36 | The report finds that significant technological and market progress over the last decade has been driving the shift to a new climate economy, with real benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings, competitiveness and market opportunities, as well as improved well-being for people globally. The publication highlights opportunities in five economic systems: 1) energy, 2) cities, 3) food and land use, 4) water and 5) industry. The report explains that the next two-three years represent a...

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2018-09-13 18:55 | We proudly present two more finalists for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: a mobile university building that is too well loved to be relocated and a chapel that brings the beauty of traditional Belarusian churches to London. Macquarie University Incubator –...

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2018-09-13 11:26 | To feed a growing population, combat climate change, and preserve biodiversity, there is a need to develop sustainable agriculture systems. Agroforestry is a pathway towards this. But why is it not used more? Why is it not more visible in strategies and budgets? Agroforestry Network partners and Fores invite you to discuss this at the official report launch on October 1.

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2018-09-13 02:24 | Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers.

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2018-09-12 23:18 | The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), a leading timber authority in the UK, is passionate about driving forward the understanding and use of timber and timber products in the design and construction of quality buildings. Source: Timberbiz To start students on their lifelong journey, TRADA has produced a comprehensive suite of Learning Resources, runs annual multi-disciplinary competitions and has a University Engagement Manager, Tabitha Binding, as the first point of contact...

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2018-09-12 23:17 | Metsä Group has started cooperation with the Finnish 4H Organisation to strengthen young people’s relationship with forests and widen their understanding of forestry and the possibilities it offers. Source: Timberbiz “Metsä Group is an important player in Finnish society. We employ a wide variety of jobs around the country and export products manufactured in Finland to international markets,” Juha Laine, SVP, Communications, Metsä Group said “Finnish forestry operates on a sustainable basis and...

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2018-09-12 23:17 | The UK Government has published a series of papers offering guidance to allow business to make preparations in the unlikely event of a “no deal” Brexit. So far, 25 papers have been released. Source: Timberbiz, TTF Timber Trade Federation (TTF) UK has scanned the papers for content relevant to its members and would like to draw attention to the following three items, each of which the TTF has been lobbying hard on to get members views and concerns heard by policymakers. TTF said that in...

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2018-09-12 23:15 | Private Forests Tasmania’s Chief Executive Officer, Penny Wells, will be a panel member discussing ‘Where the forest industry is travelling in Tasmania and what the future looks like’ at the inaugural Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network’s (TFFPN) Forum. Source: Timberbiz ‘Sustaining Communities – The Good Wood Industry’ forum will be held at the Tailrace Centre, Launceston on 21 September 2018. The Forum will encourage a new and exciting...

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2018-09-12 23:15 | Forests & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) has announced the nomination of two new candidates and the re-nomination of two sitting directors for the board of FWPA. The two new candidates for a non-executive director role are Katie Fowden and Craig Taylor. Source: Timberbiz Ms Fowden is the Strategic Relations Manager for Hyne Timber, where a significant part of her role is the promotion of the company’s brand, products and the industry more broadly. Ms Fowden’s background is in advocacy,...

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2018-09-12 23:14 | Forestry and wood processing company, Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) announced a proposal to modernise its Kaitaia Triboard mill. The company is proposing to make a significant investment over the next few years to upgrade and modernise the mill. Source: Timberbiz The mill’s engineered wood Triboard product is globally unique and is used to build houses. The proposal to make the 30-year old mill modern, safer and return it to profitability will see a shut down across parts of the mill to carry out...

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2018-09-12 23:13 | 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. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 73,359 m3 – imports of dressed saw softwood products in July 2018 AUDFob188.49/bdmt – average price of Australia’s hardwood chip exports in July USD0.7151 – Australia’s exchange rate slipped further on 7th September as US/China trade...

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2018-09-12 23:12 | Responsible Wood will spread the sustainable forest message at a unique event at Bungendore and Queenbeyan in NSW from October 17 to 21 – Wood Dust: the International Timber and Woodworking Festival. Source: Timberbiz Marketing and communications officer for Responsible Wood Jason Ross said the event provided an excellent venue to further promote home-grown wood as a certified and sustainable chain-of-custody choice among the nation’s wood workers. Mike Ford, publisher of Australian Wood Review...

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2018-09-12 23:09 | VicForests is celebrating the announcement of its general manager of strategy and business development, Anne Geary, as the winner of the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s NW Jolly Medal for 2018. Source: Timberbiz The NW Jolly Medal is one of the forestry profession’s highest and most prestigious award and recognises outstanding service and dedication to the profession of forestry across the nation.  Ms Geary received this award in recognition of her more than 35 years of service working in...

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2018-09-12 23:08 | Australia’s renewable timber and wood-fibre industry will be better prepared for future challenges and opportunities with the support of the Australian Government’s National Forest Industries Plan – Growing a better Australia. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Richard Colbeck have announced the release of the new $20 million dollar plan. “The goal of this plan is clear: a billion...

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