Ultimately, innovation depends on the people with advanced skills who have the ideas, and on the business risk-takers willing to back them.
When we sell paper in Asia, we sell them things such as their corrugator rolls as well as paper.
There are other areas where Congress can look to control costs and expenses. It's not necessarily quid-pro-quo that the money will come out of other coastal or water projects.
Only 10 per cent of food grown in India is processed. So the best way to reduce food waste and maximise calorie delivery is to increase that ratio of processed food to total food.
My faith in the economic potential of the low carbon economy is not an untested prediction.
I believe we have the potential to quadruple Australia's food exports to Asia.
I love Australia. I love the people there; they are fantastic. The business opportunities are endless.
I have a dream that in the not-too-distant future, Visy Tumut will spend around $100 m to expand our clean energy generation here and take in additional waste forest wood to generate clean renewable energy and sell it into the power grid.
Future growth will be the result of more vehicle manufacturers entering the hybrid-electric market and a greater number of hybrid models. There are currently only 11 hybrid models available in the U.S market, and by 2012 that number could increase to 52 models.
When hybrids were first introduced in the United States, they were only available in sub-compact cars that were not practical for all vehicle buyers.
It can be hard to get large and expensive projects approved in a federal budget. The recent events show that it is better to make the investment before a disaster occurs.
I think Australia is just a great place to bring up a family.
Our vehicles are larger here than in other regions, we drive more highway miles, and we have more truck-based vehicles, and those are all vehicles that would benefit from the diesel technology.
My vision for Visy Tumut is not only to keep our position as an example of world's sustainable manufacturing, but to build on it.
My policy in America is, 'Steady growth is forever.'
I was in Bethany at about 7:30 a.m. and my estimate was waves of 3, possibly 4 feet. Virtually negligible beach erosion. It was the kind of thing you see in just a very minor blow. People could go out to the beach today and have a good time.
My company in the U.S., Pratt Industries U.S.A., has grown from scratch to become a billion-dollar business based on recycling, as well as the largest Australian-owned employer of U.S. citizens.
When Isabel came in, she at one point looked like she was coming in straight at us. About a one-degree difference two days out could have put her right on us.
We can bring together rich natural resources, innovative research and development, smart investors, and risk-taking farming and manufacturing entrepreneurs.
When a raw food becomes processed food, it can be best valued, protected, stored, and safely delivered to customers.
We're trying to get the certificate by the 30th.
We can't base our absolute actions on predictions of what might be, ... We know there's a lot of uncertainty. If we get to the point where we have to nourish this beach every year, we know we'll have to try something different.
Finishing all of these projects would be the biggest accomplishment in terms of protecting our beaches during my time with (the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,
We were in recycling before recycling was cool.
You may just be shifting the consumption of energy from the driver to the producer of hydrogen.
You may have an ethanol vehicle in your driveway and not even know it. It was kind of the dirty little secret of the auto industry.
The Second Green Revolution, as the world's population grows to over 9 billion by 2050, is the new revolution we have to have to lift food production by another 75 percent.
Producing clean energy from non-recyclable waste is an important part of my future vision for family company Visy Australia.
Private is our DNA, in my DNA. It enables us to make decisions for the long term.
The money spent up front to avoid damage is a very small amount compared to what is spent to recover from a disaster,
Australia is a resource-rich nation. We have been good at exploiting our minerals base and agricultural sector for exports.
A lot of education has to take place. They're not slow and smelly... that they're actually more environmentally friendly than people might think. But our research shows that they're a tough sell to those buyers.
Accelerated depreciation helps companies bring forward capital-intensive investments by reducing payback time. It's not a hand out. Companies still have to pay the tax, but they simply get to defer it.
It's a roll of the dice that Congress is going to have to take care of,
Food manufacturing is an ideal candidate for targeted accelerated depreciation because the food industry, our biggest industry, creates significant flow-on benefits.
That remains to be seen. People tend to buy a vehicle that suits their lifestyle and shop within that segment. They're going into uncharted waters with those vehicles.
New Zealand's food and beverage industry is the lynchpin of the country's prosperity. Which may explain why it has concentrated their governments' minds.
They have to make a convincing argument they have the best idea. The biggest challenge they're going to have with their engine is that, it seems so easy, I think a lot of people are going to think it's too good to be true.
I'm proud we have built a billion-dollar business from scratch here in the US. It has been done very much in a slow, building way. It wasn't an instant type of thing. America is a huge market where persistence is very important, and I am a builder by nature.
I like to do things that you need to chip away at.
In my view, helping to feed a hungry world is Australia's greatest responsibility and opportunity in the 21st century.
High-profile industry disruptions such as steel or car plant closures attract much media and political attention.
I am very proud of being Jewish. I went to a Jewish school all my life.
I believe in the difference that a man or woman can make at the top of an organisation. Once you have a really good guy in place at the top, the next most important thing is continuity of management as opposed to a revolving door.
You could arguably get just as well or better fuel economy with a four-cylinder gasoline Accord for $8,000 to $10,000 less.