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Bernhard Weber

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Bernhard Weber is co-founder and CEO of ICEP and initiated the corporAID platform over 10 years ago. He holds a doctorate in commercial science from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of IESE.

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Greiner CEO Axel Kühner: Globalization has proven itself

Issue 91 - summer 2021
For Axel Kühner, CEO of the Upper Austrian family company Greiner, it is not only globalization that is one of the winners of the crisis. The pandemic has also given plastics a new status, he says in an interview with corporAID.

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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.

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Time is of the essence when it comes to climate protection

Issue 86 - spring 2020
In order to limit global warming, all players need to come together. Sabine Gaber, Austrian Development Bank OeEB, Ulrike Gehmacher, RHI Magnesita, and Bernhard Heneis, OMV, discuss why the international community and companies need to strike the right balance between short-term and long-term measures.

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The world looks at Europe

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of the packaging group Constantia Flexibles, sees the plastics industry being challenged worldwide to increase the proportion of recycling. In order for Europe to remain a pioneer in environmental issues, he wants a uniform European framework instead of individual action measures.

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Export turbo with broad impact

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Helmut Bernkopf, Member of the Board of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank OeKB, on the challenges in export finance and how OeKB is expanding its presence in the area of ​​sustainability.

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Pioneer for climate and environment

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
WKÖ President Harald Mahrer says: In terms of climate and environmental protection, Austrian companies and technologies are pioneers - with enormous opportunities on the world market.

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Building bridges into practice

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
Stefan Grafenhorst, Peter Stettner and Wolfram Tertschnig discuss how companies can translate the global goals for sustainable development into day-to-day business and what role political orientation plays in this.

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Africa: more narrative than daily business

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
More than half a year after the Africa Summit, the signs of Austrian involvement in the neighboring continent are still in the early stages. Why the Africa business for the majority of domestic companies still nothing commonplace ...

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Growth and sustainability belong together

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
Stefan Borgas, CEO of the refractory company RHI Magnesita, on the further development of a global market leader and the challenge of linking growth with sustainability.

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Plastics are valuable materials

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
The petrochemical company Borealis is a jack of all trades in plastics. Why plastic, contrary to all criticism, is one of the most (eco) efficient materials and which challenges are presented in the field of circular economy ...