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Heard around Davos – Wednesday 18th

Some of the most interesting, provocative and salient quotes we heard on the second full day at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

“Slavery will never end without corporate leadership.” – Gillian Anderson, actress and activist

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion. They are not entitled to their own facts.” – Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States

“Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape.” – Yusra Mardina, Olympic athlete

“We are in a race against time, because we are still using the Earth’s atmosphere as an open sewer.” – Al Gore, Vice President of the United States (former)

“It’s not man or machine. It’s a symbiotic relationship.” Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

“In order for the IMF to meet its gender quotas, it will have to hire only women for the next 5 years.” – Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

“We should spend money on our populations, not war.”- Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group

“A shared identity means a common understanding of your past and a common belief in your future.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

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