Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

30th January 2020 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

Using paper towels costs CTP offices in Brno up to half a million CZK per year, the study showed

The analysis carried out this year by the Institute of Circular Economics in the Spielberk office center of CTP Invest in Brno has its numbers. For example, it showed that paper towels account for 31% of all waste produced in the office complex, and buying and disposing of waste within the waste management costs the company over half a million crowns a year.
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29th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

WEF Global Risks Report 2019

The report presents the results of the latest Global Risks Perception Survey, in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society assess the risks facing the world. Nine out of 10 respondents expect worsening economic and political confrontations between major powers this year. Over a ten-year horizon, extreme weather and climate-change policy failures are seen as the gravest threats.
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14th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

Plogging Czechia – a new eco-friendly fitness trend jogs into the picture

For the first time in the Czech Republic, World Cleanup Day will see active runners taking part in a nod to a latest phenomenon known as “plogging”. The activity arose from the combination of jogging and litter collecting, or plocka upp in Swedish. Runners up and down the country who have responded to an appeal on social media will take part in the event under the umbrella of the Plogging Czechia project backed by the Czech Association for Corporate Social Responsibility (A-CSR) in collaboration with Coca-Cola.
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23rd November 2017 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

New Europe 100 Challengers 2017

The 2017 New Europe 100 is the fourth annual list of central and eastern Europe’s brightest and best citizens who are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments and displaying fresh approaches to prevailing problems. The individuals from 14 countries were selected by Res Publica, the Warsaw-based journal; Google; the state-supported Visegrad Fund promoting integration within central Europe; and the Financial Times.
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1st September 2017 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

WEF: These three factors are critical to the success of future cities

Great innovation is taking place in Copenhagen and other cities around the world to create more connected and optimised citizen experiences. Although technology is often seen as the main engine for these city overhauls, it is equally important to look after the “softer” drivers of connected cities – empower citizens, create open and experimental collaborations and identify new strategies for rewarding less profit-driven achievements, says an article published on the World Economic Forum portal.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic