Annual Workshop in Vienna - July 2019

Last week CONNEXIS held its annual strategy workshop in Vienna. Among many strategic questions we reviewed the latest ISO developments in the ESG field as well as the options for implementation of these new ISO ESG standards.

Business Brunch with Quality Austria & Breakfast with Denkstatt

The short trip to Vienna included a very productive business brunch with our colleagues from Quality Austria that gave us an opportunity to speak about the positioning of the new ISO ESG standards in the financial industry as well as a closer cooperation between our teams.

An early breakfast with our close friends and partners from Denkstatt brought us to the wonderful classic Cafe Dommayer in Vienna's 13th district, very close to the historic Schoenbrunn castle.

Meeting UNIDO's Project Development Team

We also had a chance to visit the project development team of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) at their impressive headquarter in Vienna.

Our primary topic was the strategic opportunity that sustainable finance presents for them, especially in the context of the UN SDGs and the new sustainability bonds. One of the key questions for UNIDO is the importance of collateral for Green Bonds in their project destinations.

Barbecue in the 'Wienerwald'

Finally, it was time to socialize with our colleagues and friends over a wonderful barbecue in the 'Wienerwald' - the gorgeous forest that surrounds the Northwestern districts of Vienna - clearly one of the highlights of this year’s visit.

As in the previous years, our 2019 Vienna workshop was a very productive trip and we already look forward to returning to Vienna in 2020.