Where some Canadian business people see challenges internationally, Export Development Canada’s Rajesh Sharma sees vast international opportunity
While the specifics varied, participants in an executive round table 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