corporAID - The Austrian Platform for Business, Development and Global Responsibility (Please Note: Machine Translation)

News in brief

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 gifts

Christmas 2020

Gifts with added value

Still looking for sustainable gifts for Christmas? Here you will find eight presents that have been produced in a socially and ecologically responsible manner - and that have a touch of the wide world in them. So that you get double the joy.

Africa Day 2020

Still optimistic

Despite the corona crisis, the opportunities and potential of the neighboring continent were also in the foreground at this year's Africa Day of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. There was intensive exchange, especially about digitization.
The Trigos Prize Winners 2020

TRIGOS 2020

Award for groundbreaking projects

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.

Remittances

Billions in declines

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.

The current number

Resistant in old age

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.

Automobile market

Driving tests in Africa

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.

Call for tenders

Looking for creative solutions

The calls for tenders for two lavishly endowed environmental prizes will run until October 18. We are looking for innovative ideas in many categories, from waste avoidance and ecological construction to participation.

Cooperating corporations

New alliances

Corporations are joining forces to make the economy more climate-friendly and, for example, to protect global water resources.

Corporate climate goals

Climate protection in the core business

Austrian Post and IKEA are pursuing ambitious climate goals - from electric vehicles to solar panels to beehives.

ASRA 2020

Sustainability reports asked!

Austrian companies can submit their entries for the Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award 14 until September 2020th.