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


Global high flyer without home market

Issue 79 - January | February 2019
Which keywords do you associate with globalization? Machtlinger: Regulated movement of goods, global travel, bringing people together and also great growth opportunities for Austria as a business location. Because all ...

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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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Africa: more narrative than daily business

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
More than half a year after the Africa Summit, the signs of Austrian involvement in the neighboring continent are still in the early stages. Why the Africa business for the majority of domestic companies still nothing commonplace ...

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Building bridges into practice

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
Stefan Grafenhorst, Peter Stettner and Wolfram Tertschnig discuss how companies can translate the global goals for sustainable development into day-to-day business and what role political orientation plays in this.

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The companies are our big strength

Issue 77 - September | October 2018
Austria's role in implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDG is discussed by Antonella Mei-Pochtler of Think Austria, Philippe Narval of the European Forum Alpbach and ...

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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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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.


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 ...

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Explaining the world

Vaclav Smil shows how mankind made the transition from traditional agricultural societies to modern civilization.

Faithful to the facts

The physicist Thomas Unnerstall formulates a list of priorities in terms of sustainability.