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The Trigos Prize Winners 2020

TRIGOS 2020

Award for groundbreaking projects

On September 16th, the Trigo, Austria's most prestigious award for responsible management, was presented for the 17th time. The six award winners reflect the range of sustainability commitments of the Austrian economy.

Remittances

Billions in declines

Due to the corona-related economic crisis, remittances from migrants to their countries of origin will shrink sharply this year: global transfers that are up to 109 billion dollars lower are feared.

The current number

Resistant in old age

Everyone is waiting for a corona vaccine. But how high will the willingness to vaccinate be? The influenza vaccination rate for people over 65 shows that there are great global differences.

Automobile market

Driving tests in Africa

The Volkswagen Group has opened its sixth location in Africa with an assembly plant in Ghana. In perspective, significantly more new cars are to be manufactured in Africa than before.

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.

Cocoa

More than just the bean

Issue 88 - summer 2020
Only the cocoa beans are important for chocolate production. Some pioneering companies develop innovative products from the valuable remains of the fruit.

New Business

Austrian know-how in development business 2020

Issue 85, 86, 87 - January - June 2020
In cooperation with international development finance providers, Austrian consultants operate in every corner of the world. We are screening successful collaborations with the World Bank and Co in 2020.

Corona in developing countries

Global quake

Issue 87 - summer 2020
The corona crisis has reached the whole world with its immense direct and indirect effects. While Africa strikes a balance between infection numbers and socio-economic damage, some Latin American countries are sinking into chaos.

Interview with Martin Ledolter

More responsibility needs more resources

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Martin Ledolter, Managing Director of the Austrian Development Agency ADA, on the current increase in the Austrian budget for development cooperation, how these funds are also used to combat the corona pandemic in partner countries and the further development of ADA from a funding organization to an implementation organization.

3 conversation

A new normal for the economy

Issue 87 - summer 2020
Globalization came to an abrupt halt as a result of the measures taken by the states in the fight against the corona virus. Norbert Haslacher, Frequentis, Stefan Krauter, Cargo-partner, and Mariana Kühnel, Austrian Chamber of Commerce discuss how Austrian companies deal with this and what opportunities the crisis offers for sustainability and innovation.

Social Enterprises

New neighbors and thick roofs

Issue 87 - summer 2020
In many developing countries, millions of people live in confined spaces, which is currently making it extremely difficult to combat the coronavirus. The future challenge of living is becoming clearer than ever in this crisis and requires great efforts at all levels - social enterprises from South Africa to India make a valuable contribution.

UN Global Compact

Compass instead of criticism

Issue 87 - summer 2020
"Uniting the economy for a better world" is the mission of the United Nations Global Compact. With around 11.000 participating companies, the voluntary pact is the largest initiative for sustainable business. The international network is celebrating its 20th birthday this year.

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