For Anglo American, local communities are absolutely critical. If you cannot work with them, they threaten the viability of the business. You have to give them something that is worthwhile and long-lasting.
Elaine Dorward-King, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations: "We are leaders because we strongly believe that transparency is hugely important to the industry."
Q&A with Andrea Illy, "We are coming up with new technologies, for instance for allowing customization of personal blends. Innovation drives sales, because it results in superior quality, customer satisfaction and increases in sales."
For those mining companies that continued to invest in innovation, sustainability and community relations despite the apparent end of the commodity supercycle, 2016 was a year of vindication.
Government reforms in Brazil are making the economy more competitive and productive and helping the country attract a new wave of foreign capital.
John Hourican, CEO: "I am confident that the city of London will continue to be a powerhouse in global finance regardless of how the separation from Europe occurs.”
Q&A with Vinicius Lummertz, President of Embratur, the Brazilian Tourism Board: "According to the World Economic Forum, no country has natural resources with more potential for tourism than Brazil."
Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing: "The biggest challenge we are facing is the clash between two industries: the digital industry and the old car industry."
The bad news is there are still 793 million people in the world without enough to eat and climate change may have a devastating impact on the agricultural sector of more is not done to mitigate its effects and adapt the world’s food supply.
The number of people sharing the planet continues to climb toward 9.7 billion by 2050, according to projections by the United Nations. Guaranteeing universal access to basic needs is the only means to prevent human conflict and environmental disaster.