Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
In Bavaria, taking responsibility for others enjoys a long tradition. Two examples show how Bavarian businesses and individuals get involved in volunteering every day:
The internet platform "Wirtschaft weiß-blau" presents over 2,500 Bavarian companies of all sizes which demonstrate extraordinary social and ecological commitment.
The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) also pays tribute to volunteers from Bavaria by honoring them as "vbw champs". For the fourth year, the vbw has awarded these prizes to seven “everyday heroes” during an annual bike ride sponsored by the vbw.
I wish you a pleasant summer and I hope you enjoy reading the articles in this month’s newsletter.
About BavariaPromoting the social engagement of Bavarian companies
Every day companies from Bavaria live up to their social responsibilities – without the need for legal obligations. The online platform Wirtschaft weiß-blau presents the CSR activities of more than 2,500 companies from all over Bavaria.more
EconomyThe economic consequences of the Paris climate deal
At an event in Munich on 28 July, 2016, experts from business, sciences and politics discussed the opportunities and pitfalls of the historic climate agreement reached in Paris in late 2015.more
EconomyThe bayme vbm survey of the Bavarian M+E industry, Summer 2016
The recent business survey in the Bavarian metalworking and electrical industries shows optimism at home and uncertainty abroad.more
EconomyEconomic Outlook, August 2016
The leading indicators for Germany, the Eurozone and the world economy have stopped improving. See here for the August figures.more
Innovation + technologyMaking Big Data a success in Bavaria – Conference in Munich
In July 2016, the experts of the Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy discussed the opportunities and risks of Big Data in Bavaria.more
Innovation + technologyMaking Big Data a success in Bavaria – Recommendations
The Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy has published a report on the potential of Big Data in Bavaria. Here are the Council’s main recommendations.more