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You can read the latest short news from the area of ​​business and development here. The focus is on current developments in national and international development, trade and economic policy as well as current topics and events relating to sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Sustainable cocoa

Choco Changer

Fairtrade cocoa is booming

Discount giant Hofer is increasingly relying on Fairtrade cocoa.
Pollution in Indonesia

Plastic pollution

Get out of the environment

The waste disposal initiative Project STOP founded by Borealis and Systemiq in Indonesia will be continued.
Action days for sustainable development

Ideas platform

Make sustainability tangible

This year's Sustainability Action Days have the motto "Realizing global goals for sustainable development together: actively shape your future!"

New series

The climate on the screen

Austria's largest private TV station group, ProSiebenSat.1 Puls 4, offers well-founded facts about climate change with the new series of climate heroes.

Cotonou follow-up agreement

Partnership 2.0

The multi-year negotiations for the Cotonou follow-up agreement between the EU states and 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific region have been concluded.
crypto currencies

The current number

Cryptos are very popular

Technology-savvy users in Africa or Asia like to use digital coins as an alternative to traditional national currencies.
CSR Klima thought leader green facade

Greenstart initiative

Climate pioneers wanted

Selected start-ups are supported by the Climate and Energy Fund in developing sustainable business models. Meanwhile, Viennese companies can submit projects for the city's sustainability award until September 10th.
The Crowd4Climate platform offers the possibility of small investments.

Crowd4Climate platform

Climate protection from 250 euros

The Austrian Crowd4Climate platform handles loans for energy and climate protection projects - also for small investors from 250 euros. Two current campaigns are dedicated to renewable energies in Africa.
Caused a stir at the Verbund X Accelerator: Start-up Swimsol from Vienna

Innovation platform Verbund X Accelerator

Islands for Austria

300 start-ups have applied to the Verbund X Accelerator innovation platform to fine-tune energy and infrastructure solutions - six promising projects have now been selected.
The UN Global Compact aims to make corporate sustainability more measurable and visible.

UN Global Compact

More ambition asked

New strategy of the UN Global Compact: Companies should make their progress in corporate responsibility more measurable - and there will be more offers tailored to SMEs.