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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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2017-01-19 20:34 | Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new study.

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2017-01-19 16:00 | SNS is looking for a communicator! Apply here before February 6.      

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2017-01-19 15:18 |

For those of us in forest management, outdoor recreation and managing our forests go hand in hand. 

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2017-01-19 12:16 | January 19, 2017--Stora Enso has initiated a process with the Government of Guangxi with the target to remove the authorisation for the hardwood chemical pulp mill from its investment permit. Stora Enso has previously announced that it considers building a chemical pulp mill at its Beihai Mill site, once the consumer board machine is up and running. The final decision is still subject to the decision of Stora Enso’s Board of Directors.

“The market demand for high-quality food...

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2017-01-19 10:51 |

For those of us in forest management, outdoor recreation and managing our forests go hand in hand.  I don’t know that it is seen the same way by outdoor recreation enthusiasts, but it should.  When you get down to the interests of both, the similarities are striking in my opinion.  People that work in forests/mountains/woods … Continue reading "Outdoor Recreation, Forest Management"

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2017-01-19 09:05 |
Local, regional and national level of the socioeconomic impacts of a bio-oil production system – A case in Lieksa, Finland
Lasse Okkonen & Olli Lehtonen
Article in Renewable...

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2017-01-19 08:07 |

Originally posted at CIFOR’s Forests News Monitoring is the only way to effectively assess the performance of global restoration initiatives, but is not yet receiving the attention it deserves, says Manuel Guariguata, CIFOR’s Team Leader on Forest Management and Restoration. Guariguata spoke about the importance of combining top-down and bottom-approaches to monitoring at the 13th Conference of Parties to the […]

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2017-01-19 08:01 |

Authors: Ravikumar, A.; Larjavaara, M.; Larson, A.M.; Kanninen, M. Revenues derived from carbon have been seen as an important tool for supporting forest conservation over the past decade. At the same time, there is high uncertainty about how much revenue can reasonably be expected from land use emissions reductions initiatives. Despite this uncertainty, REDD+ projects and conservation initiatives that aim […]

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2017-01-19 04:25 |

Presentation by Habte Mariam Kassa, Senior Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), at the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania, October 2016, in Bejing, China

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2017-01-19 04:19 |

In time for Davos 2017, CIFOR Scientist Christine Padoch shares her views on inequality, global migration and forests

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Presentation by Peter Cronkleton, Senior Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), at IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania, October 2016, in Bejing, China.

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2017-01-19 02:39 | Mr. Baldenegro, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, defended the western Sierra Madre’s old-growth forests against powerful local strongmen.

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2017-01-19 01:57 | Sawlog prices have trended downward throughout the world over the past two years with the GSPI Index being 14.3% lower in the 3Q/16 than in the 3Q/14, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Source: Forestry Industry The GSPI sawlog price index fell again in the 3Q/16 and was 21% below its all-time high five years ago. Over the past two years, sawlog prices have fallen far more in Europe than in North America, where prices have only seen a modest decline. Global sawlogs prices fell in the 3Q/...

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2017-01-19 01:56 | Hong Kong’s securities regulator has filed a suit against Standard Chartered Plc UBS Group AG and four other parties over the 2009 Initial Public Offering (IPO) of timber company China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd according to court documents. Source: Reuters The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is seeking unspecified damages for “market misconduct” over the IPO prospectus of China Forestry filed in November 2009, as well as the company’s 2009 annual report, its 2009...

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2017-01-19 01:55 | Trees don’t watch the stock market. Forests keep growing — and potentially increasing their value — even when inflation surges or the market swoons. Source: The New York Times Big investors, like university endowments and insurance companies, have long allocated money to timberland in places like Oregon’s fir-and-spruce forests, Georgia’s pine plantations and Appalachia’s hardwood groves. Until a few years ago, retail investors were mostly shut out of this market. The deals were too big,...

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2017-01-19 01:54 | The construction of Otago Polytechnic’s new 20 million-dollar student accommodation village is running on time, and will soon take form. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop NZ The village already has a solid foundation, with 700 stone columns of stone chipping drilled into the soil. Naylor Love Construction, the main contractor, will start laying the concrete slab this week, finishing it in early January. Then, the first of the timber will arrive.  The school will be using a relatively new material...

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2017-01-18 23:57 |

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