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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.

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In a circle

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
Many developing countries are sinking in the garbage. At the same time, anyone who has ever tried the recycling efforts at the electronic waste disposal site in Accra or around the Neu-Delhis plastic mountains ...

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Effectiveness counts

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
The German government currently wants to know from 1.800 companies how to exercise their human rights due diligence - respect for human rights in the company and in the ...

Cashew

Snack while traveling

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
Cashews are among the most consumed nuts in the world - and they stand for globalization in snack format: they are originally from Brazil, grow in many African and Asian countries, and are ...

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Get in the boat

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
In order to ensure sustainability in the value chain, companies usually oblige their suppliers via codes of conduct to comply with environmental and social standards. The reference framework is often international ...

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New business models for volatile markets

Issue 80 - March | April 2019
Andreas Klauser, CEO of Palfinger AG, focuses on organic growth, innovative business models and agile management processes in order to make the Salzburg crane manufacturer ...

Economic Partnerships

Soy from Europe

Issue 80 - March | April 2019
The initiative Donau Soja in Vienna is driving forward the cultivation and sale of non-GMO soya in Europe. In cooperation with the Austrian Development Agency ADA, the association is currently supporting the development of soy value chains in Serbia ...

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Worth gold

Issue 79 - January | February 2019
If you were to throw the gold that has been mined so far in a large trash can, it would only have to be 20 x 20 x 20 meters. Because gold is ...

Departure in Africa

The next big thing

Issue 79 - January | February 2019
Digitalisation is taking Africa by storm, tech hubs are springing up like mushrooms. But to what extent are these innovations able to promote prosperity and does the digital focus perhaps even distort the view of industrial ...

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Do not reinvent the wheel

Issue 79 - January | February 2019
Judith Helfmann-Hundack heads the Department of Foreign Trade and Development Policy at the Afrika-Verein der Deutschen Wirtschaft and acts as an EZ-Scout for the German government. She recommends a stronger focus on classic ...