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Blockchain: digital pioneers

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
Cryptocurrencies are already being traded vigorously in emerging and developing countries. Now new blockchain applications are to be developed that will benefit the majority of the population. Ethiopia and El Salvador are starting their first attempts.

60 years of USAID: A question of size

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The US state development agency USAID is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. With its enormous budget, it was able to achieve great effects in the past decades, especially in the health sector. For the new boss, the increased involvement of local partners is a major challenge.

Covax: Left in the lurch?

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Vaccinating the entire world population against Covid-19 is a mammoth task. In most developing countries there is still a lack of available vaccines, financial resources and, in some cases, factual information - but the fight for global vaccination coverage is ongoing on many levels.

Malnutrition

Micronutrient Deficiencies: Full is not enough

Issue 91 - summer 2021
The fight against hunger is about more than filling the plates with filling calories. The "Nutrition for Growth" campaign year draws attention to the fact that the problem of hidden hunger also needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Matchmaking platform

Leverist: Companies wanted

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The Leverist platform shows companies concrete business opportunities in developing and emerging countries.

News in brief

Expertise from Austria for projects in developing countries

Issues 2021
In cooperation with the World Bank and Co, Austrian consultants are active in all corners of the world. Find current projects here.

Woom: Unrestrained demand

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
The Klosterneuburg children's bicycle manufacturer Woom is growing at all levels. In addition to the pandemic-induced bicycle boom, the company is benefiting from the fact that the start-up spirit that resulted from the founding of the garage is still not completely gone.

5 surprising facts about Africa's music and film industry

Streaming is booming in Africa and is opening up unimagined publication and income opportunities for the music and film industry. Whether song or series: Also ...

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.

Interview

Innio CEO Carlos Lange: We are helping to shape the energy transition

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
For Carlos Lange, CEO of the Jenbacher gas engine manufacturer Innio, globalization is a success story with a future. In an interview with corporAID, he explains how his company is preparing and helping to shape the transformation of the energy sector.

discussion

3rd conversation: Sustainability needs more radical thinking

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
In the corporAID 3-person conversation, Peter Bartsch from Lenzing, Alessa Lux from KPMG and Lars Mallasch from Mondi discuss sustainability.

Interview

Andreas Treichl: More Europe in Alpendorf

Issue 92 - Fall 2021
In an interview with corporAID: Andreas Treichl, new President of the European Forum Alpbach

Interview

Greiner CEO Axel Kühner: Globalization has proven itself

Issue 91 - summer 2021
For Axel Kühner, CEO of the Upper Austrian family company Greiner, it is not only globalization that is one of the winners of the crisis. The pandemic has also given plastics a new status, he says in an interview with corporAID.

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.