Join Endeva in Vienna on 5 March for a discussion on inclusive business and the new way forward for the economy and development

The Austrian Initiative for Industry, Development, and Global Responsibility (corporAID) is celebrating 10 years since its opening with a special event in Vienna on March 5. The theme for the event – which is organized by ICEP – is “New Directions for Economy and Development.” The aim is to look at fresh perspectives on opportunities and challenges for companies in emerging and developing countries, including how innovative solutions can be created for sustainable global development through business-oriented development cooperation and corporate responsibility.

Endeva director Claudia Knobloch and senior consultant and policy expert Anna Peters will be helping lead two of three parallel workshops to be offered at the conference.

Claudia will be a speaker at a workshop entitled, “Global CSR: From risk management to inclusive business,” which will allow companies the opportunity to discuss how to build a more responsible value chain, provide an overview on the spectrum of opportunities for businesses to be more socially responsible from risk management to full inclusive business models, present best practices, and to work on their own business models.

Anna will be a speaker for the workshop, “More than Money: An environment and framework for cooperation.” This workshop will inform participants on financing options for investments or projects in emerging markets, as well as the role of governments and donors in creating the right framework conditions for inclusive business to flourish. Participants will also brainstorm and develop solutions around these topics and learn about innovative approaches.

This workshop is free to attend. Registration is required and open until February 28. To register, please call +4319690254 or email konferenz@corporaid.at. Please visit the corporAID website for more information or below for further details.

Time: 5 March, 2014, 1:30-7:30pm
Place: Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, Am Stadtpark 9, 1030 Wien (U-bahn Station Landstraße Wien Mitte)