Growing the future: forest, paper and packaging executives agree global collaboration is key to long-term sustainability

PwC's 26th Annual Global Forest and Paper Industry Conference brought together corporate CEOs, industry association leaders and a leading NGO for an animated round table discussion regarding the priorities facing the world’s forest, paper and packaging sectors. While the specifics varied, all agreed that long-term sustainability depended on the industry’s ability to:

  1. Manage forest resources using the smallest environmental footprint possible
  2. Optimize the use of fibre for new and existing products and markets
  3. Operate in a way that delivers return on capital for its investors

While there are no simple solutions to these complex challenges, collaborative discussions involving a wide stakeholder community were seen to be essential for the long-term health of the industry.

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