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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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2018-07-17 16:00 | Martial arts weapons, Nunavut curios, historical documents and a sprawling protected forest full of wildlife surround C.W. Nicol.

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2018-07-17 12:07 | OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to achieve Canada’s international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the greatest...

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2018-07-17 11:00 | Wildfire has destroyed acres of rangeland. Now scientists are trying to restore it. Sagebrush, it turns out, doesn’t just fix itself.

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2018-07-17 08:02 | Geneva, 17th July 2018—Twenty years after trade in sturgeons was regulated, illegal trade in sturgeon caviar continues and threatens the survival of this endangered group of species across the world, according to a new TRAFFIC and WWF study.

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2018-07-17 02:03 | Dear IFSA Friends! We are happy to catch up with you again since our last article now is ready to be published. Here are some list of story from IFSA LC Gembloux for this month : 1. IFSA Belgium (Gembloux LC) Week-end activities on April 2018 2. Taking back to delegates’s experience in Southern European … Continue reading IFSA Tree News : July/ Last Edition

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2018-07-17 01:09 | Due to climate change humankind is facing a situation where preparation and actions are needed. These challenges also concern nature in Finland and globally. Our forests are already changing as trees and other organisms adapt to changing conditions or spread into new areas. Source: Timberbiz The genome of trees is changing in the process; large spruces originally adapted to a certain type of climate, but the seeds that fell on the snow last winter have slightly different genomes. Through such...

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2018-07-17 01:09 | Several key destinations have been plotted out in the latest ‘roadmap’ for taking the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) forward from 2018 to 2020. Source: Timberbiz These include generating more and more reliable data for the European verified sustainable tropical timber market and developing pan-industry partnerships for its mission to grow that market and incentivise the spread of sustainable tropical forest management to supply it. The goal is also to strengthen industry...

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2018-07-17 01:08 | At the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed – an event for historic racing cars, Swedish tech start-up Einride revealed its latest product: The T-log, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. Source: Timberbiz More powerful than the T-pod – the all-electric, autonomous truck Einride revealed last year – the T-log incorporates some off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads. “Einride is constantly pushing the boundaries of autonomous and all-electric vehicles in our ambition to...

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2018-07-17 01:07 | The Jeay’s Street Community Centre in Bowen Hills, Brisbane provides a safe, open space for community members to access formal and informal community-based support.  Source: Timberbiz This latest project extends the Community Kitchen which is located at the adjacent community gardens and is a collaboration between Jeay’s Street community members, Red Cross and Unqualified Design Studio. With the support of Hyne Timber’s donation of timber, the extension provides a practical...

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2018-07-17 01:05 | The NZIF Foundation announced education and research awards totalling NZ$41,000. “For this year’s allocation of funds, we were excited to have more awards, receive more applications and announce a record level for distributions,” said Dr Andrew McEwen, the Foundation’s chair. Source: Timberbiz “In 2012, the first year of the Foundation’s operation, we had four awards and NZ$6500 to distribute. For 2018 we had 10 award categories. “What is especially pleasing is the applicants come from a wide...

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2018-07-17 01:04 | New Zealand forestry professionals meeting for their annual conference in Nelson received and discussed a new national forest policy. The document “Forest Policy for New Zealand” was presented to the Minister of Forests, Shane Jones, who formally opened the conference. Source: Timberbiz David Evison, President of the NZ Institute of Forestry introduced the policy to the conference and suggested to the Minister that Government and its officials use the document to help develop sound long-term...

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2018-07-17 01:03 | According to the Andrews Labor Government it is making work fairer and safer for workers who are owner drivers or forestry contractors – including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced reforms, which will make it easier for the growing number of owner drivers and forestry contractors to get paid on time, be safe at work and support their businesses. Owner drivers are effectively small businesses that...

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2018-07-17 01:03 | New Forests announced its Australia New Zealand Forest Fund 2 (ANZFF2) has acquired a 38% shareholding in Wenita Forest Products Ltd (Wenita) and full ownership of the Otago Land Company, which holds 22,500 hectares of freehold land on which Wenita operates via forestry rights. Source: Timberbiz New Forests is acquiring the assets from The Rohatyn Group (TRG), a specialised asset management firm with expertise in emerging markets and real assets, which first purchased the Wenita shareholding in...

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2018-07-17 01:00 | Australians recycled more than 180,000 tonnes of the newsprint it used in calendar year 2017, with 75.4% of all newspapers being recovered and recycled. That was down just 0.9% compared with the prior year, according to latest research by IndustryEdge, for NewsMediaWorks. Source: IndustryEdge Despite the continued decline in consumption of newsprint (the data indicates a decline of 12.9% compared with 2016), the industry continues to exceed recovery and recycling expectations. The 2017 recovery...

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2018-07-17 00:57 | Bushfire policy, the nature of conservation and the implications for the timber industry form the key themes of a new book on native forestry. “Going ‘Green’: Forests, Fire and a Flawed Conservation Culture”, by forestry expert Mark Poynter was launched in Melbourne last Friday. Mr Poynter has been a forester for about 40 years. Source: Phillip Hopkins for Timberbiz A central theme of the book is the decline in the Australian public’s understanding of forestry science, which evolved in 18th...

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2018-07-16 18:35 | Delegates noted that the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be achieved by their deadline of 2020, casting doubt as to whether sufficient progress is being made toward SDG 15, which shares similar targets. Speakers highlighted, among others, land management as an important issue for SDG 15, the benefits of sustainable forestry and land restoration for mitigating climate change, and the role of biodiversity protection in conflict prevention.

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2018-07-16 16:35 | Particulate matter deposits on leaves increase plant transpiration and the risk of plants suffering from drought. Particulate matter could thus be contributing more strongly to tree mortality and forest decline than previously assumed. This is suggested by results from a greenhouse study, in which tree seedlings grown in almost particulate matter free air or in unfiltered air were compared.

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2018-07-16 15:12 |

Each year in July CEPI publishes the latest preliminary market and production data for the previous year. The latest data whether it is production, added-value or exports all indicate positive trends.

  • Investment: more than 5bn, a 7.5% increase from 2016
  • Exports: up 5.4%
  • Paper & Board consumption: up 0.5%
  • Paper & Board production: up 1.5%
  • Employment: up 0.1%

The full key statistics report can be downloaded...

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2018-07-16 14:55 | Republic of Korea has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system for the first time. “Thanks to the PEFC endorsement of our national system, we expect the sustainable management of forests to become widespread in Korea,” said...

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2018-07-16 14:19 | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, July 2018—Wildlife enforcement authorities across Borneo sent a strong message this month that trading in protected bird species will not be tolerated.

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