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.
Globalization came to an abrupt halt as a result of the measures taken by the states in the fight against the corona virus. Norbert Haslacher, Frequentis, Stefan Krauter, Cargo-partner, and Mariana Kühnel, Austrian Chamber of Commerce discuss how Austrian companies deal with this and what opportunities the crisis offers for sustainability and innovation.
Heimo Scheuch, CEO of the Wienerberger building materials group, would like to make his international business more digital and sustainable in the future, relying on existing markets. After the crisis, he would like the economy and politics to rethink so that growth and sustainability go hand in hand in the future.
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.
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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