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International Council of Forest and Paper Associations hosts CEO Roundtable

International Council of Forest and Paper Associations hosts CEO Roundtable
<![CDATA[The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has announced its eighth biennial International CEO Roundtable took place in Berlin, May 18. 

More than 20 forest-based industry CEOs and association leaders from around the world met to discuss industry innovation, sustainability aspects, current political aspects and future trends that could impact the industry at local and international levels.  

“The global forest and paper industry stands firm in achieving its sustainability commitments based on its common values,” says Peter Oswald, Mondi Group CEO designate, who chaired the roundtable. “Today’s conference provides us with an opportunity to reaffirm these values in today’s interconnected and fast-paced world.” 

The CEOs discussed industry improvements in sustainability practices and innovation. The leaders also watched the three global finalists of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovations Award presenting their projects on a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. The global finalists of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovations Award and their respective projects can be found here.

Keynote speaker Michael Huether, economist and director of the Cologne Institute of Economic Research (Institute der deutschen Wirtschaft), provided insights about the effects of global political disruption on the forest based industry, according to ICFPA.

The next ICFPA International CEO Roundtable will take place in Canada in 2019.

The ICFPA represents more than 30 national and regional forest and paper associations around the world and combined its members represent more than 90 percent of global paper production. 

For more information about the sustainability of the global forest and paper industry, visit icfpa.org.

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Source: Recycling Today
International Council of Forest and Paper Associations hosts CEO Roundtable
<![CDATA[The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has announced its eighth biennial International CEO Roundtable took place in Berlin, May 18. More than 20 forest-based industry CEOs and association leaders from around the world met to discuss industry innovation, sustainability aspects, current political aspects and future trends that could impact the industry at local and international levels.  “The global forest and paper industry stands firm in achieving its sustainability commitments based on its common values,” says Peter Oswald, Mondi Group CEO designate, who chaired the roundtable. “Today’s conference provides us with an opportunity to reaffirm these values in today’s interconnected and fast-paced world.” The CEOs discussed industry improvements in sustainability practices and innovation. The leaders also watched the three global finalists of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovations Award presenting their projects on a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. The global finalists of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovations Award and their respective projects can be found here.Keynote speaker Michael Huether, economist and director of the Cologne Institute of Economic Research (Institute der deutschen Wirtschaft), provided insights about the effects of…

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