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Sustainability is a topic that affects us all. Sustainable entrepreneurship is THE topic of today and will have a decisive impact on tomorrow. It is now already apparent that sustainable entrepreneurship will become a guiding principle, a kind of lifestyle. People are placing demands on their private, professional and social environments, and these include very specific expectations that also affect companies.
The actions of sustainable entrepreneurs and organisations are just as future oriented as the core principle of sustainability. This is why the sea is endorsed by renowned experts and organisations.

We would like to express our thanks.

Media partners

Peter Barecz, CEO Forbes (Österreich, Ungarn, Tschechien, Slowakei)

We at Forbes believe that doing the reputable business magazine in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and most recently in Austria, as well as standing for the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Forbes is the right channel to foster the regional dialogue on the topic of sustainability. We are happy to promote SEA project across the region of central Europe and thus help to discover great new stories and ideas that could contribute to better well-being of everyone on this planet.

Die Presse

The fact that the Styrian symbol of militant liberalism and discriminating middle classes was founded in 1848, the very year of revolution, fits perfectly with what distinguishes 'Die Presse': unconditional dedication to high quality journalism, the largest network of correspondents among all Austrian media, commitment to tolerance, intellectual openness and internationalism. All of this combined with the most comprehensive reporting on business, culture and politics, the weekend supplement 'Spectrum' as well as the 'Presse am Sonntag'. As one would expect for the 'Die Presse' brand, the spotlight is on high quality content for DiePresse.com. The news service of the 'Presse' is one of the largest and most innovative in Austria and offers the latest news based on 24h reporting - online and mobile. With more than 300,000 downloads and an average user rating of 4.5 stars, the news app of the 'Presse' is number 1 among Austrian news apps. Every morning from 1am, the ePaper of the 'Presse' makes it possible to leaf through the latest print edition. Moreover, 'Die Presse' is also present in social media like Facebook and offers its readers the familiar edge on quality there too. In 2013 'Die Presse' was voted Austria's top journalism team of the year.

Partners

Greiner Holding AG

The Greiner Group is one of the leading companies in the plastic and foam industry. Diversification, innovation and globalization characterize the success of the Group. Greiner is active in the packaging, furniture and automotive industries, in the medical technology and life science sectors, as well as in profile extrusion.

Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)

The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) is in charge of maintaining and expanding Austrian infrastructure. This includes classic transport networks, such as railway and highway systems, waterways and airspace, as well as the telecommunications network. Furthermore the ministry promotes the development of innovative technologies at universities and domestic businesses to ensure that Austria stays ahead of the game.

On behalf of the republic of Austria, the ministry is also responsible for 19 companies in the field of infrastructure, mobility and research funding, employing approximately 46.000 people and generating an annual turnover of 9.8 billion Euros. (Figures from 2016)

Austrian Research Promotion Agency

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.

All FFG activities aim to strengthen Austria as a research and innovation centre on the global market and thus help to ensure the long-term availability of high quality jobs and maintain the prosperity of one of the world"s wealthiest countries.

Chamber of commerce Vienna

We represent the interests of the Viennese companies. As strong voice of the companies, we are committed for a future-oriented and business friendly policy. We promote the economy through a variety of services. The Chamber of Commerce is a modern service provider and provides quick and competent advice, from environmental issues to innovation management. With our know-how, we support Austrian companies. Our educational facilities - WIFI, universities of applied sciences - we help to strengthen the competitiveness of the domestic economy.

Center for Advanced Sustainable Management

The Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) fosters research and teaching at Cologne Business School in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Management; bringing together scholars from various academic discipline as well as business and political leaders in order to enhance knowledge transfer. Through the training of future managers and practitioners, including football clubs and DAX companies, CASM actively shapes transformation processes. The main focus of CASM is to make Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable management an integral part of business-related research and management training.

Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)

The organisation of the IV relies on both voluntary officials and full-time employees. Members of the Federation of Austrian Industries are served by nine independent, regional organisations, the federal organisation and an office located in Brussels. As a lobby, the IV aims to strengthen industry and secure employment. It represents the concerns of its members both in Austria and on the wider European stage. Austrian industry is pioneering in European integration. The Federation of Austrian Industries is therefore strongly oriented towards the agenda of the European Union. It is a member of the Confederation of European Business and social partners, BUSINESSEUROPE.