Fighting poverty, access to high-quality education for all girls and boys, basic health care for everyone: 17 countries have set a total of 193 goals for a better world by 2030. The effects of the pandemic are likely to make it much more difficult to achieve the goals.
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In cooperation with the World Bank and Co, Austrian consultants are active in all corners of the world. Find current projects here.
From environmental technology to the feed industry - the plant manufacturer Christof Industries from Graz serves a wide variety of industries. At the moment, the intelligent recycling of waste is being worked on. Not only are new technologies on the radar, but also challenging markets.
Mastering development challenges through innovations and cooperation: That is the purpose of the Lab of Tomorrow, which is now also celebrating its premiere in Austria. Partners from various organizations are looking together for business solutions to the waste problem in the Western Balkans.
Pet market in Asia
The hope that lockdowns with dogs, cats or hamsters will be easier to endure is fueling the demand for pets. As the booming market in China and other Asian countries show, the desire for an animal companion is also growing beyond the pandemic where prosperity and urbanization are increasing.
The modern building complex made of steel, glass and lava rock sits enthroned on the edge of an old volcanic crater, in the middle of nowhere. On clear ...
corporAID: Is sustainability still a niche in the hotel industry or is it already mainstream? Wolfgang M. Neumann: There is definitely a strong trend ...
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
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.
Georg Kopetz, CEO of the TTTech Group, emphasizes in an interview with corporAID the opportunities new technologies offer for growth and sustainable development. He wants Europe to be more strongly positioned in terms of technology policy and sees China as a role model when it comes to market development through technology exports.
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.
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.
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.