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Many initiatives aim to make companies take on more responsibility.

Development Cooperation

Not mandatory (yet)

In many countries, the corporate responsibility of internationally active companies is discussed. However, a corresponding initiative in Switzerland recently failed.
Development cooperation in Austria will have more money available in the future.

Development Cooperation

External aid in plus

Austria is increasing its funding for development cooperation. In addition, a new special representative will be appointed for coordination.
The Rebel Meat team impressed with climate-friendly meat products.

Greenstart & Energy Globe Awards

Environmental stars Made in Austria

Magazine 89 - Winter 2020
"Rebel Meat" with its meat-reduced burger patties, "Traivelling" as the first rail travel agency for climate-friendly travel and "Green Sentinel" with its innovative process for processing ...

New business models

Circle 17: Focus on the SDG

Three intensive days of digital exchange about business models in the light of the global goals for sustainable development (SDG) and the start of new partnerships - the ...

Economic Partnerships

Can hear!

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
The Tyrolean hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL Medical Electronics supports institutions in Bangladesh and the Ivory Coast in developing a wide range of products in the field of hearing health. The Austrian Development Agency is funding the project.

Rescue Alliance for Social Enterprises

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
In many developing countries, social enterprises take on essential tasks in providing basic services. In the spring, the Covid Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs was formed to carry these important players through the corona crisis.

Green recovery as a way out of the crisis

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Under the catchphrase Green Recovery, the restart of the global economy after the corona crisis and the fight against climate change are to be tackled hand in hand. Can this vision stand up to reality in developing countries?

News in brief

International consulting from Austria 2020

Issues 2020
In cooperation with World Bank and Co, international consulting from Austria takes place in all corners of the world. Here you will find eight exciting projects from 2020.

Interview

Globalization will intensify

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Renationalization tendencies and a lack of self-responsibility endanger our prosperity, warns Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch Group and former President of the Federation of Austrian Industries. For sustainable growth and climate protection, what is needed are above all technological progress and a different kind of globalization for the benefit of all.

Economic Partnerships

Hygiene on the farm

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency, the manufacturer of cleaning agents and disinfectants, Calvatis, has demonstrated that innovative hygiene management in poultry and pig breeding gives farmers in Brazil a significantly higher income. The medium-sized company has thus taken an important first step into a huge new market.

Food losses

Uneaten: Food loss is a global problem

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
A third of all food produced is never eaten for two reasons: through waste and through loss. While one is more of a rich country problem that is receiving increasing attention, the other often affects poorer countries - and may be underestimated.

Vaccines in developing countries

Together instead of alone

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Poor countries face a variety of challenges in immunizing their populations. So that the price of vaccines does not become a stumbling block, actors like the vaccine alliance Gavi rely on bundling the demand from these countries. And also promote a concerted approach to the global distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine instead of national solo efforts.

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