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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Interview with Martin Ledolter
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.
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.
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
"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.
corporAID interview with Peter Bamkole, Enterprise Development Center
corporAID Interview with Hans Joachim Zinnkann, GIZ
corporAID interview with Michael Castle Miller, Refugee Cities
corporAID Interview with Karsten Fülster, IFC
corporAID Interview with Paula Pelaez, UN Business Call to Action
corporAID interview with Robert Mudida, Strathmore Business School
corporAID interview with Michel Botzung, IFC
corporAID Interview with Christopher Palmberg, Tekes