impact study tour
Solutions to environmental and social issues in Vienna: green technology and financing of clean industry

Saturday 25 November 2017

Impact Study Tours

Around the world, cities and their surroundings are facing social and environmental concerns as they expand to contain an increasingly large proportion on the world’s population (66% by 2050). At the same time, these areas hold the key for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through impact finance, investments can be made that sustainably grow and benefit a region. Vienna, renowned for being one of the most liveable cities in the world, provides the perfect place to experience how such theory is being put into practice.

Imfino’s Impact Study Tours showcase best-in-class examples of how social and/or environmental impact can be incorporated into investments, industry, and enterprises to the benefit of cities and their communities.

LDC Ministerial Conference Impact Study Tour

Solutions to environmental and social issues in Vienna: green technology and financing of clean industry
Date/Time: Saturday 25 November 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Format: A study tour of solutions to both environmental and social issues in Vienna, focusing on green technology and the financing of clean industry. The tour will be conducted in English and an accompanying interpreter will provide simultaneous translation into French.

A tour of Vienna’s environmental best-practices and clean industry sites


Mannersdorf, LAFARGE Holcim Installations

Description: The Lafarge cement plant in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge is Austria’s largest Austrian cement plant. They have recently significantly increased energy efficiency and act according to four key principles:

  • social, ecological and economic commitment to people and the environment
  • open communication and active partnership with the region
  • Safety and health of employees
  • Sustainable corporate policy

LAFARGE Holcim will provide a technical explanation, focusing on the environmental features of the plant, state-of-the-art technology, and explaining their approach as a sustainable company.

TU Wien, Energy-Plus Building

Description: The 'Plus-Energie-Bürohochhaus' (Energy-plus office tower) is the first office tower in the world to be able to claim to feed more energy into the power grid than is required to operate AND use the building.

The 'Plus-Energie-Bürohochhaus' is an unprecedented form of research and construction project implemented by TU Wien in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and BIG.

A Vice Chancellor of TU Wien will lead a tour showcasing the innovative technologies, along with describing the financing of the building and its location in the heart of Vienna.

City of Vienna Meeting

A City of Vienna representative will present their experiences of incorporating industry into the fabric of the city, and Vienna’s incorporation of its industrial areas next to residential.

Finishing with a short presentation on available impact financing solutions for industry, based on SDG 9, in Least Developed Countries.

Impact Study Tour

Date: 25th November 2017
Start of program: 9:00 a.m.
End of program: approx. 2:00 p.m.

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