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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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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 - ...

Interview

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 ...

Austrian development cooperation

Timing is everything

Issue 86 - spring 2020
The recommendations of the latest DAC Peer Review of Austrian development cooperation show well-known potential for improvement. Some points are already paid lip service to in the current government program, while others require a fundamental reorientation.

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New responsibilities

Issue 86 - spring 2020
Responsible dealings with employees are a matter of course in Germany, not least because in Austria high working standards are either enshrined in collective agreements or legally ...

Training

Knowledge turbo for international business

Issue 86 - spring 2020
What skills are required so that domestic companies can succeed in distant markets? The education and training opportunities in Austria on the subject of internationalization are varied, but emerging and developing country markets are only occasionally in the spotlight.