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Read here how Austrian entrepreneurs as well as national and international experts and practitioners rate current topics in the field of business and development as well as their understanding of corporate responsibility and global development!

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From the Africa summit to the new partnership

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
Werner H. Bittner, Umdasch Group Ventures, Martin Engelberg, ÖVP member of the National Council, and Arnold Schuh, WU Vienna, will discuss perspectives of increased economic cooperation with Africa, the potential contribution of local companies and the need to catch up in terms of communication and coordination.

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Fronius: growth that makes sense

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
For Elisabeth Engelbrechtsmüller-Strauss, CEO of the Upper Austrian technology company Fronius, the key to further growth lies in internationalization - and in the megatrend of sustainability. She sees the need for industry to provide innovative solutions here. As a family company, Fronius has the staying power to do this.

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Globalization will intensify

Issue 88 - Fall 2020
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.

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A new normal for the economy

Issue 87 - summer 2020
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.

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Local player in many markets

Issue 87 - summer 2020
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.

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Time is of the essence when it comes to climate protection

Issue 86 - spring 2020
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.

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The world looks at Europe

Issue 86 - spring 2020
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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Export turbo with broad impact

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Helmut Bernkopf, Member of the Board of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank OeKB, on the challenges in export finance and how OeKB is expanding its presence in the area of ​​sustainability.

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Africa expert: facts instead of fiction

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Landry Signé, Africa expert at the Brookings Institution, looks with optimism at the development of Africa: growth everywhere. And he also sees great opportunities in the new African free trade agreement.

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Pioneer for climate and environment

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
WKÖ President Harald Mahrer says: In terms of climate and environmental protection, Austrian companies and technologies are pioneers - with enormous opportunities on the world market.

Not mandatory (yet)

External aid in plus

Fantastillions

No math games

Rhetoric and reality

The authors explore what Africa can learn from Asia.

Asia as a model

This book is an appeal to African leaders to emulate the successful Asian development path.
The authors draft an agenda for development in Africa.

Agenda for Africa

In their new book, the authors outline an agenda for sustainable economic development in Africa.