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imfino launches newswire service

The UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were the key topic when Vienna´s designated mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig met with representatives of UNIDO, imfino and the Vienna business world end of April. On this occasion, Ludwig said Vienna was proud to be host city to the international organizations. While he underscored his strong commitment to the implementation of the UN SDGs, he also stressed the necessity of conveying their meaning and importance to the Viennese public.

The UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were the key topic when Vienna´s designated mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig met with representatives of UNIDO, imfino and the Vienna business world end of April. On this occasion, Ludwig said Vienna was proud to be host city to the international organizations. While he underscored his strong commitment to the implementation of the UN SDGs, he also stressed the necessity of conveying their meaning and importance to the Viennese public. His impression was that more needed to be done to raise awareness among Viennese citizens regarding the mission and work of the international organizations. "It is a matter of great importance to me that we get the Viennese population on board, especially when important goals for our future are at stake."

Richard Vrzal, Managing Director of imfino, also asserted the importance of the SDGs when he introduced imfino's innovative newswire service, a press release tool where news items are grouped according to the SDGs. The goal is to make these SDG-related topics more visible, more concrete, more structured, which has so far not been the case," Vrzal explained the idea behind the newswire service which enables businesses from within Austria and abroad to publish their press releases and get the latest information on impact investing and SDG issues and developments.

Other participants at the gathering also gave recognition to the necessity of integrating the sustainability concept into everyday life. UNIDO representative Kai Bethke, for instance, emphasized the cooperation of his organization with cities all over the world, including Vienna, on the development of sustainability concepts regarding waste removal, sustainable energy, electric mobility and digitalization. It was "great to see that the City of Vienna shows a real desire to cooperate with us and explore ways to advance such topics as are important to both of us," said Bethke.

Positive responses also came from the other participants. Günter Benischek, CEO of Zweite Sparkasse and Head of Social Banking, referred in this respect to his bank's efforts to offer its customers respective SDG-aligned portfolios. In addition, Benischek was proud to claim that the Erste Bank campus had already been built with the sustainability criteria in mind. Last but not least, Robert Gulla, CEO of LUKOIL, stressed his own effort, as a private citizen, but also as an entrepreneur, to implement the SDGs and pointed out that success in doing so required active collaboration from everyone - from the government down to the individual citizen.

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