Q&A: MasterCard

Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, MasterCard: "We are trying to create marketing platforms that will deliver extraordinary experiences in real time to consumers."

The climate and global agriculture

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 future of sustainable mining

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.

Coffee innovation

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."

Q&A: Bank of Cyprus

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.”

Bright future for new-look lighting

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.

Q&A: Newmont Mining Corporation

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."

Mining leaders reap rewards of long-term vision

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.

Financial sector braces for strong headwinds

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.

The digital retail revolution

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.

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