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Melanie Pölzinger

Melanie Pölzinger
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Melanie Pölzinger has been working for the corporAID platform since 2014 and has been responsible for corporAID Magazine since 2016. After completing her bachelor's degree at the Vienna University of Economics and Business she completed her master's degree at the Copenhagen Business School and spent a year working for the Worldwatch Institute Europe in Denmark.

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Level playing field

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Soft Law or Hard Law? The main thing is that everyone has the same rules!

Interview with Michaela Schmiedchen, KPMG

Human rights are not a marginal issue.

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Michaela Schmiedchen, Senior Manager in the Sustainability Services department at KPMG, sees a lot of room for improvement when domestic companies are addressing the issue of human rights.

Corporate due diligence

A closer look at the supply chain

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Only every third company in the EU currently carefully checks its global suppliers with a view to decent working conditions and compliance with environmental standards. However, human rights and environmental due diligence are not only coming to the fore on the political agenda, but also in companies.

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No math games

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Austria wants to become climate neutral by 2040. To do this, the republic would have to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 million tons annually by 4,5. And even if the political ...

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Smooth transition

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
This year, World Overshoot Day fell - the day on which more resources were used than nature can regenerate within a year - ...

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Clear signals

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Global health expert Kalipso Chalkidou calls for more transparency and care in the current efforts to get a Covid-19 vaccine.

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More than secure

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
Why product protection goes beyond counterfeit protection and where labels still have potential, explains Securikett managing director Werner Horn.

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.

Hidden Champion

High-tech against counterfeiters

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
The Lower Austrian company Securikett declares war on product fraudsters worldwide with its tamper-proof labels. And relies on continuous research and innovation to address current challenges with suitable solutions. Securikett plans to gain a foothold in parcel shipping soon.

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Tick ​​Tock

Issue 87 - summer 2020
I recently took a look at the CO2 countdown of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. Now I know if ...