Co-chair Heinz Fischer speaks about “Innovative Business Cases for a Sustainable Future”

In cooperation with AG Globale VerantwortungGlobal Compact Network Austria, and the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO), the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens co-organized an open dialogue event “Innovative Business Cases for a Sustainable Future” at the WKO in Vienna, Austria on January 23rd.

Following the opening remark of Vice President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller of WKO, BKMC Co-chair Heinz Fischer delivered a keynote, emphasizing the importance of the cooperation in achieving the SDGs.

“When we commit ourselves to implementing the SDGs, we make a significant contribution to effectively and sustainably fighting these risks,” said Fischer.

The discussion was moderated by Annelies Vilim from Globale Verantwortung, and the panel consisted of:

  • Elisabeth Tocca, Founder and Managing Director of CORA Happywear
  • Christine Fasching, Head of Sales, Umdasch Group Ventures GmbH, NewCon
  • Irene Janisch, Managing Director at OECD and Sustainability & Project Manager of SDG Business Forum at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
  • Markus Haas, Head of the International Project Network, WKO Austria

The audience also actively participated in the discussion, and three best practices of Austrian enterprises were presented with the story walls.

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Photo: Daniel Weber, AG Globale Verantwortung