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."
One of the greatest challenges discussed by delegates at Davos in recent times has been how to decouple economic growth from increased energy consumption. After the two hottest years on record, the environmental and economic imperative is now greater than ever before.
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."
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.
In an era when generation X and millennials as well as the old timers are craving new experiences and increased leisure time we speak to Mattia Ulivieri, Blue Marlin Ibiza MD, about what to expect next from the White Island.
Mining companies have put the excesses of the commodity boom behind them and are refocusing their investments on innovation.
Innovation touches everything we do. It has made Anglo American safer, more productive, more cost-competitive and more accepted by our host communities.
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.”