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

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!


Between growth and peak demand

Issue 78 - November | December 2018
Rainer Seele, CEO of the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, expects demand for gas to continue growing and sees no danger in electromobility, but rather ...


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.


Unique value creation

Issue 81 - May | June 2019
The Viennese Vamed AG builds and operates health care facilities worldwide. CEO Ernst Wastler tells in an interview why global thinking requires local solutions, especially in the health sector.


Off to new markets

Issue 81 - May | June 2019
The new Austrian foreign trade strategy is an answer to the ever-changing environment, says Minister of Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck.


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.


Plastics are valuable materials

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
The petrochemical company Borealis is a jack of all trades in plastics. Why plastic, contrary to all criticism, is one of the most (eco) efficient materials and which challenges are presented in the field of circular economy ...


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.


Growth and sustainability belong together

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
Stefan Borgas, CEO of the refractory company RHI Magnesita, on the further development of a global market leader and the challenge of linking growth with sustainability.


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.


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.

Africa is 24 times green

Quick help from above

From Berlin to Vienna

Golden Häusl

Open innovation

A piece of the puzzle

Net positive

The balance is right

Paul Polman and Andrew Winston explain in their joint work "Net positive" how companies thrive by giving more than they take.
Kesho Business

Future continent

Companies should take a serious look at African markets, recommends Hans Stoisser in his new book "Kesho Business".