I think that corporate social responsibility has become, certainly in corporate America, to a large extent recognized not as a cost, but as an asset which supports and promotes the value of the brand name, and that producing socially responsible products or processes actually helps the company — Andrew Somers, President, A.B.Somers & Associates; President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (2000 - 2013).
A company in five years from today that is not running on sustainable ideas is not going to be in business — Patrik Antoni, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ingka Group Russia.
If you are in the commodity business, management’s ability (i.e. the board, the executive management, the stakeholders) to make long-term investment based on customer needs that drive innovation is what actually creates value in the long-run for shareholders, rather than I would say mere technical adjustments around cost, location of production, delivery cycles — Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive Officer, CQS; Chairman of the Board of Directors, PhosAgro; Former Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group Plc (2009 – 2017) .
IKEA has always been very good at using our raw material and making things low-cost focusing on using all parts of a material, and we have tried to save water and energy and so on — Patrik Antoni, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ingka Group Russia.