The long view to success
Hugh Sutcliffe, Managing Partner for Brookfield Asset Management talks about the long view to success, a case study in transformation.
Climate change and the forest and paper industry
Bjorn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development talks about the role of business in a future world that will be seriously resource constrained.
Innovation as a competitive advantage
Chaovalit Ekabut, President of Thailand's SCG Paper Company, explains why a green approach to the creation of new forest and paper products may provide the keys to sustainable, future growth for the industry.
Looking for the upswing: economic indicators and outlook
The Great Recession isn't over, and the world's economies are recovering at surprisingly different rates. However, for the forest and paper industry to grow, says Doug Porter of BMO Capital Markets, China and India are the places to expand into.
Carbon trading and the forest and paper industry
D. Scott MacDonald, CEO of Pacific Carbon Trust, explains why those Forest and Paper companies that are willing take a stab at the carbon markets now will benefit enormously when a cap and trade system is finally established.
New value from old forests
Gunnar Olofsson, President and CEO, Sveaskog - Sweden's largest forest owner and leading supplier of timber and pulpwood - talks about the ways his company is developing new forestry products such as biofuels, and what that might mean for the future of the sector as a whole.
Normalising supply and demand
The last four years have been the worst for the forest and paper industry since the Depressions, says Hank Ketcham, CEO of West Fraser Timber, who goes on to discuss some of the forces now facing the sector, such as the poor state of the construction industry, oversupply and currency rates.
The future of the Forest and Paper industry in China
Kurt Schaefer, Vice-President of Fiber RISI, talks about the future of the paper industry in China, how it is views itself in the world market (not, surprisingly, as an exporter) and, in particular, its long-term commitment to making the country self-sufficient when it comes to Forest and Paper products.
Why business transformation isn't an option. It's a necessity
Paul Dodge, Senior Vice-President, ProBuild Holdings, talks about the steps his company has taken to ensure its future, including new approaches to capital management consolidation, right-sizing of markets, cutting overhead, and introducing more a efficient, just-in- time supply chain.