"Social media has become of growing importance to our business in the sense that you get instant feedback on your product. It is the best way for you to market your product effectively and in a more cost efficient way."
"We try to build a process that genuinely goes out and listens. We try to get a conversation going and ask some questions about what people would like from their energy systems and what they value most. Their answers influence our plans."
"The biggest stakeholder challenge has actually been from our customers. Twenty years ago, we were network centric; now we’re consumer centric and we build the network around the consumers’ needs. So, we have to have a lot more understanding of what our consumers want."
"The number one thing that will make people more at ease is transparency. Being a public company, the preservation of transparency is an inherent obligation for us. We keep in touch with our customers in order to understand their needs. Everything is interconnected."
"Now, differentiation has become internalised in our organisational thinking. China is such a huge market. It needs something different, and the purchasing power of its people is definitely able to support products that are different."
Alex C. Lo
President of Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
"Customers have an increasing participation in the decision-making process in Argentina and worldwide; sometimes they’re even our company ambassadors, who help us design new services and thus have increasing influence."
"We have to stay close to our key customers because those leaders are the ones who set the trends. We have to understand what they want, not always offer new products, but at least adapt existing products as their needs change."
President and Chief Executive Officer of Georg Fischer Ltd.
"We commercial banks are service institutions, so changes in customer demands are extremely important for us. Just as a chef in a restaurant will lose his job if his cooking cannot satisfy his customers, a service institution will not exist if it has no customers."
Dr. Weihua Ma
President and Chief Executive Officer of China Merchants Bank Co. Ltd.
"The consumer is a stakeholder for any business, of course, but in our industry the consumer is playing a far more active role in shaping the product in terms of using the services and applications we deliver."