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.”
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 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.
Senior bank executives and regulators gathering in Davos this week are still grappling with the fallout of the global financial crisis, almost a decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Since the advent of online banking and digital retailers such as Amazon and eBay, you can now get almost anything you can think of delivered to wherever you are with just a click.
Most car crashes are due to human error, so it makes sense to replace people with computers. However, even with autonomous driving accidents can still happen and questions about liability will inevitably arise.
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.
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."
At Rio 2016, DOW is overseeing efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the Olympics' carbon footprint.