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Kuehne+Nagel and Air France KLM Cargo launch first zero emission air freight route

100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) coverage on the lane Los Angeles to Amsterdam from January 2021 Investing in the use of SAF for widespread adoption by the industry Moresustainable transport routes and CO2 neutral services to follow as part of the Net Zero Carbon programme To support the industry’s carbon reduction targets, Kuehne+Nagel and Air …

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Technological edge through investments in the sintering workshop

Boehlerit, the Austrian expert for carbides and cutting materials, wants to stay ahead of technological developments in future and has thus committed to a growth programme that envisages investments in sales, products and manufacturing.  Ever-more sophisticated materials place high demands on tools, with quality requirements also becoming more stringent all the time. As part of …

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Leading companies annual launch event 2020

“Our aspiration is not to look at what the future will bring, but to shape the future ourselves,” said Monica Rintersbacher, Managing Director of Leitbetriebe Austria, at the 2020 annual launch event. Host:– Österreichische Post AG Beverage Sponsorships:– Schlumberger Sektkellerei– Weingut Erich Scheiblhofer– Brau Union Österreich

Erste Asset Management regards economic recovery as driver of the capital markets in 2021

Technology and environmental equity funds were the top performers in 2020 Optimism on the stock exchanges boosted by hopes of vaccine and in the wake of the US elections Market environment remains positive for risky investments – inflation no issue (yet) Changes in our preferred sectors: focus on European and Asian equities as well as …

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ABB and Nüvü to deliver exo-planet cameras for NASA future telescope

A two-year contract awarded to ABB from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will see key ABB/Nüvü Cameras technology fly onboard the space telescope in 2025, on course to capture the first spaceborne images of planets outside our solar system. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, NASA’s future space observatory, is due to launch in 2025 in …

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Emerging markets corporate bonds: numerous recovery candidates in case of improving corona crisis

Debt momentum in the emerging markets on the rise, risk management essential Emerging markets corporate bonds: structurally important sectors have benefited, several companies likely to recover in case of improving corona crisis Sustainable shift: environmental criteria are already a crucial factor of success with corporate bonds ERSTE BOND EM CORPORATE with strong YTD performance and …

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Erste Asset Management: “Our funds lead companies to engage more actively with sustainability”

By investing in Erste Asset Management funds, our clients influence the strategy and positioning of companies via their shareholder rights Investment decisions allow for lobbying in the field of sustainability and help prevent for example child labour or support renewable forms of energy In 2020, Erste Asset Management exercised voting rights at 363 Annual General …

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An interview with Michael Otter (AWO) on internationalisation and supply chains

A Leitbetriebe interview with Michael Otter, CEO of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, the international trade unit of the Austrian Economic Chambers. Leitbetriebe Austria: What role can Austria play within the general picture of globalisation and internationalisation? And how is this changing the Austrian economy? Michael Otter: Austria is open to foreign trade and profits enormously from its …

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High-tech intralogistics opens up opportunities for Austrian business

An efficient logistics network is a key factor in assuring the success of a particular business location. Intralogistics is an important – but often overlooked – sub-area of logistics, which is coming increasingly to the fore. It is basically defined as the movement of goods and materials within manufacturing and logistics hubs. The subject was …

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How COVID-19 has permanently changed the way Austrian senior managers lead their companies

87% of Austrian senior managers have changed their leadership style due to COVID-19 70% would like to offer their staff more flexible working patterns from now onwards – it is likely that working from home will become more common when the crisis is over Half of all senior managers surveyed want to improve their own …

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