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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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2018-05-24 02:17 | The team at OneFortyOne Wood Products was delighted to help Boandik St Mary’s recently with their fundraising efforts by donating assorted timber cut-offs from the Jubilee Highway Sawmill. Source: Timberbiz The donated timber has been crafted into handmade children’s furniture and toys and sold by the fundraising committee to the public, with the sale proceeds used for the benefit of residents and staff at St Mary’s. “When Boandik St Mary’s contacted us, we were more than happy to help. It is...

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2018-05-24 02:17 | The launch of environmental standards in New Zealand for plantation forestry will ensure uniformity across councils, but may lead to an increase in the use of consultants. Sources: Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Herald, Southern Rural Life Rural consultants and rare galaxiids could benefit from the new National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NESPF) introduced on 1 May. Farm Forestry New Zealand president Neil Cullen said the standards had taken seven years to come into effect...

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2018-05-24 02:16 | Boss Fire & Safety, has released a whitepaper Optimising fire resistance in timber for interior applications that discusses the importance of internal materials in terms of fire hazards and standards. Source: Timberbiz Timber is conventionally thought of as a material best suited for use in structural applications or as external cladding. However, the recent popularity of the ‘Scandinavian’ (or ‘natural’) aesthetic has seen an increasing use of timber in decorative or architectural ...

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2018-05-24 02:15 | Award-winning Brisbane eco-architect Mark Thomson and Responsible Wood Director has been appointed to the international judging panel at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, the world’s largest global gathering of the architectural elite. Source: Timberbiz The festival, dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture, is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live judging presentations from...

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2018-05-24 02:14 | So far, more than 500 people and businesses have shown interest in the Hermal Group’s $190 million Cross Laminated Plantation timber mill and production facility to be built in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz There have been 350 inquires about employment opportunities at the mill, and 150 businesses who have offered to help complete work on the project. The ground-breaking project gives a significant boost to business confidence in the region and the forestry industry. Once complete, the new...

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2018-05-24 02:12 | The forestry industry has been hearing a lot lately about recent breakthroughs in Marker Assisted Selection using targeted DNA sequencing to identify specific tree traits, such as disease resistance, density, pulp yield and growth. Source: Timberbiz DTN spoke with the Gondwana Genomics Senior Scientist & Operations Manager, Dr Saro Thavamanikumar to help demystify the immediate application potential of the technology and to discuss its growing place in tree breeding. What can you do now in...

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2018-05-23 20:58 | Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown.

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2018-05-23 13:50 | Read about the board meeting!   Arriving   Day 1   Day 2 Share List

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2018-05-23 13:49 | SNS summer board meeting was attended by researchers Raija Laiho and Karina Clemmensen. This year’s SNS summer meeting was held in Rovaniemi in northern Finland in really hot summer weather. The two visiting researchers told about their networks and research activities. Raija Laiho told about her CAR, Center of Advanced…

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2018-05-23 13:19 |

‘More than enough’ wood fibre to supply proposed $180M Kawerau plant, report says – Concerns that there may not be enough wood fibre to supply a new $180 million particleboard plant proposed for Kawerau have been quashed by an industry study which concludes “there is more than enough wood available” although it notes the increased demand may push up prices in an industry dependent on low-cost supply.

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2018-05-23 06:00 | Tokyo, Japan 23rd May 2018—many species of rare reptiles and amphibians found only in Japan’s Nansei Islands are actively traded in both domestic and international pet markets, a new study by TRAFFIC has revealed.

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2018-05-22 19:54 | This NGO Brief highlights contributions from NGOs in the past months that are providing inputs to moving forward the SDGs and Paris Agreement on climate change, calling governments to account and pressuring them to act with their highest ambition. Inputs include analysis from Oxfam International on progress towards the US$100 billion per year by 2020 climate finance goal and recommendations for finance accounting modalities and the six critical milestones needed to achieve a peaking of global...

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2018-05-22 19:28 | IMF sees need for price increase to over $70 per tonne of CO2 by 2030. EU presents its preliminary Carbon Leakage List. Mexico’s mandatory ETS pilots August 2018. Scope of the Sustainable Development Mechanism under Paris Climate Agreement remains unclear.

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2018-05-22 19:26 | After a two-and-a-half-year expedition through the world's most biodiverse protected area, the Identidad Madidi explorers have concluded their epic quest of completing a massive biological survey of Madidi National Park, uncovering more than 120 potentially new species of plants, butterflies and vertebrates in the process.

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2018-05-22 18:54 | Top experts in biodiversity evaluated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on life on land (SDG 15) and discussed ways to protect and restore biodiversity, in the lead up to the July 2018 session of the HLPF. Outcomes from the Expert Group Meeting will set the foundation of the SDG 15 thematic review and contribute to the HLPF ministerial declaration.

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2018-05-22 18:33 | In November 2017 -- under a biodiversity monitoring and assessment activity supported by the US Agency for International Development -- scientists and conservationists captured photographs of one of the rarest and most threatened mammal species of Southeast Asia, the large-antlered muntjac, in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam.

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2018-05-22 11:00 | Beijing, China, 22nd May 2018–a new TRAFFIC study into Red Panda Ailurus fulgens trade in China has documented persisting low-level demand for Red Pandas as pets, for pelts and for breeding purposes.

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2018-05-22 09:05 |

INBAR LIVELIHOODS – INBAR supports sustainable development – Bamboo and rattan supporting young entrepreneurs and helping diversify the economy of Liberia  Read the full article here 

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