Complementing our work in public sector policy analysis and design, Indufor has extensive experience conducting strategy analyses for specific programs as well as for public and private sector organisations. Employing a holistic view, we offer a comprehensive assessment of operating environments, including policy settings and market dynamics.
Indufor utilises a range of established tools and frameworks to conduct and present its assessments, from SWOT and PEST to value chain analyses and scenario planning. We also use a risk-based management framework to identify and describe the most significant strategic issues for our clients.
With an international perspective, we provide our clients with a detailed reporting of specific operating environments and market dynamics. We have offices and personnel in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas, all of which inform consolidated strategic analyses of the impacts of climate change and development on specific countries, regions and project settings. We have produced these analyses for development agency clients and international organisations as well as companies seeking to assess forest sector assets and investment opportunities in diverse regions throughout the world.
Karena leads Indufor’s work on community-centered conservation and organizational design, management and implementation with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy. She recently served as the Technical Lead and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for the Land Trust Alliance’s Common Ground Initiative. Common Ground was a national listening and learning initiative designed to create a dynamic exchange of information with a diverse array of community institutions and sectors about how the land can help communities thrive. In a multi-year undertaking, she has worked with the Alliance to operationalize these insights and recommendations across the organization. She also leads on conservation finance projects focused on improving the capacity of public and non-profit clients to access and deploy funding, and track the impact of investments over time.
Previous to her time at Indufor, she worked at the National Park Foundation as an Executive Fellow to shepherd the organization's strategic plan and co-lead on the development of a collaborative landscape conservation initiative with the National Park Service. Mahung has also had experience working with organizations in the northeast US including the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, Mass Audubon and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Ms. Mahung holds a Master's in Environmental Management from Yale School of Environment. She lives in Washington, DC and is originally from Punta Gorda, Belize.
Head of Strategy and Sustainability (AU)
Blair Freeman, Head of Strategy and Sustainability with Indufor Asia Pacific (Australia), holds a Bachelor of Forest Science degree from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Blair has over 20 years of experience in providing advisory services on forest policy, strategic planning, natural resource management and sustainable development, across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
As project director and project manager, Blair has led a range of complex multi-disciplinary projects, including strategic reviews and program reviews relating to forest industry development, conservation and natural resources management. These projects have encompassed extensive stakeholder consultation and the provision of consulting advice to public and private sector clients, at executive and senior government levels.
Managing Director Asia Pacific (AU)
Andrew Morton, Managing Director of Indufor Asia Pacific (Australia), holds a Bachelor of Forestry Science (Hons) degree from the Australian National University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in forest and plantation activities in temperate and tropical environments and provides specialist advice in management structuring for forest and plantation managers, investors and owners, and in developing sustainable forest management systems.
Andrew has wide experience in policy and commercial assessment in the forests and wood products sector, advising governments, industrialists, investors and financiers. This includes expert roles in relation to legal proceedings in a range of jurisdictions and acting as arbitrator to forest sector disputes.
Head of Climate and Sustainability (North America)
Daphne Yin advises on policy, investment, business, and community-driven solutions to strengthen the resilience of rural landscapes, advance human rights, and ensure sustainable sourcing of forestry and agricultural products in North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She leads Indufor North America's sustainability services, including work on environmental and social due diligence and monitoring, technical assistance, and program evaluation and learning. She has advised on enhancing environmental and social performance and standards along the investment/project cycle of forestry and agricultural programs for public sector, private sector, and nonprofit clients.
Daphne previously worked at Forest Trends where she coauthored industry-leading reports on forest carbon finance and voluntary carbon markets. Her other prior experience includes work on advancing sustainable land use and climate solutions with organizations including Project Drawdown, UNIQUE land use, and Environmental Financial Products. She holds a Master in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Environment and a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Head of NRM Team
Mr Selänniemi holds a master's degree (MSc) in forestry from the University of Helsinki (1997) and a bachelor's degree (BSc) in forestry from Tammisaari School of Forestry (1981). He has been working in commercial forestry in Finland and in international development cooperation assignments for over 30 years. He has a solid background in institutional development and smallholder/community forestry, especially in Africa. He also has a deep understanding of project cycle management, and has led several project planning missions and managed a number of long-term technical assistance projects in forestry. He is fluent in Swedish, Finnish and English.