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Find out how companies are implementing global responsibility in emerging and developing countries in practice, what success social business models can have, and how partnerships between companies and development cooperation actors are making sustainable development possible!

SDG pioneers 2021

SDG pioneers: working with an agenda

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The SDG Pioneers 2021 show how sustainability can actually be implemented in core business.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Together against plastic pollution

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste wants to take action against plastic waste and preserve plastics as a resource - for example with Project STOP.

Economic Partnerships

WiPa: retrieval of the forest

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The cellulose fiber group Lenzing has opened a new chapter in its commitment to sustainable business with a reforestation project in Albania. The Austrian Development Agency supports the initiative.

Raw Materials

Baobab: Africa's superfruit

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Africa's imposing baobab trees thrive in harsh conditions and can live for more than a thousand years. Its vitamin and fiber-rich fruits - in powder form - are being consumed more and more frequently in Europe and the USA. But baobab has not yet made its big market breakthrough.

Economic Partnerships

WiPa: pasture instead of coal

Issue 91 - summer 2021
An international consortium is helping Serbia to expand renewable energies. The promoters expect a first breakthrough from the development of a biomass market. The Austrian Development Agency ADA is supporting the project in the pilot phase.

Sustainable hotels

Check-in with a clear conscience

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Even if tourism is going through tough times, sooner or later the travel engine will kick in again. Industry experts expect that travelers will pay more attention to sustainability when making bookings in the future. This is not the only reason why the global hotel industry should seriously consider the issue.

Economic Partnerships

Window for innovation

Issue 90 - spring 2021
The Austrian Development Agency advances the private sector in developing countries with business partnerships. The funding instrument was used for years to support Austrian companies in particular in poor markets. Now they also want to test new things, as an Africa project by Ashoka Austria shows.

Corporate due diligence

A closer look at the supply chain

Issue 90 - spring 2021
Only every third company in the EU currently carefully checks its global suppliers with a view to decent working conditions and compliance with environmental standards. However, human rights and environmental due diligence are not only coming to the fore on the political agenda, but also in companies.

Climate Protection

On the way to climate neutrality

Magazine 89 - Winter 2020
In order to limit global warming to a maximum of 1,5 degrees, climate scientists are calling for a radical carbon diet for the planet - and climate neutrality by 2050. For companies, that means not only getting better when it comes to climate protection, but actually good enough.

Economic Partnerships

Can hear!

Edition 89 - Winter 2020
The Tyrolean hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL Medical Electronics supports institutions in Bangladesh and the Ivory Coast in developing a wide range of products in the field of hearing health. The Austrian Development Agency is funding the project.

Trigos: the pioneers in 2021

Digital sustainability

Machines for Nairobi

Thought further

perspectives

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.