Pater Zenon: Looking forward

Pater Zenon: Looking forward

Some 5.7 million people fled their homes between the beginning of the war in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 and the first week of May. More than half of those who fled – i.e. over three million people – have been taken in by Poland. The best way to understand the...
Friedbert Ottacher: Equal partnerships

Friedbert Ottacher: Equal partnerships

Friedbert Ottacher grew up with his three siblings in Spittal an der Drau, a small town in the Austrian state of Carinthia. His father worked for the state forestry. His mother was a housewife. Friedbert’s childhood was not one of material plen-ty. The only heating in...
B. Rutishauser Ramm: About tomorrow

B. Rutishauser Ramm: About tomorrow

For more than twenty years, she has worked in Kosovo, Chechnya and Syria. In refugee camps, hospitals or prisons. Whether it’s an area ravaged by conflict, natural disaster or poverty, as an emergency educationalist, Beatrice Rutishauser Ramm has worked in a variety...
Janine Egger: Joy through giving back

Janine Egger: Joy through giving back

You never get a second chance to make a first impression – an old adage that is just as applicable to individuals as it is to organisations. Just like the way people dress, your corporate design – with its defined colours, imagery and fonts – creates a first...
René Adler: Everyone bears a responsibility

René Adler: Everyone bears a responsibility

It’s February 2007. René Adler is standing in goal for his first ever match in the Bundesliga. He is playing his debut game for Leverkusen, who are taking on Schalke away in Gelsenkirchen. The match ends in a 1-0 win for the away side. René defends like a young...
Fritz Lietsch: Change needs role models

Fritz Lietsch: Change needs role models

Fritz Lietsch was never a hippie. Nor was he an ardent environmentalist. Back in the 80s, he had a foible for fast cars and he was the editor of a specialist magazine on convertibles. But even in those days he shared lifts. He was also into recycling and...