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Heimo Scheuch, CEO of wienerberger, on the latest developments in the world of wienerberger.


Heimo Scheuch, CEO of wienerberger, about the latest news and developments in the world of wienerberger. As a global innovation leader for building materials and infrastructure solutions, we take responsibility for improving people's quality of life and shaping the future of construction. Stay informed & subscribe to the Heimo Scheuch Podcast on Spotify or Google Podcasts and get regular updates on our YouTube-Playlist.

Overview of all podcast episodes

Sepp Schellhorn and Heimo Scheuch in the wienerberger podcast studio
The future of Europe
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Episode 33: Elections in Austria and Europe - 2 passionate Europeans about society & the importance of elections [Original version in German only]

Guest: Sepp Schellhorn, entrepreneur, restaurateur & philanthropist

Where is our society heading and where is our politics heading? Is Austria's politics at a standstill? What are the consequences of the outcome of the European elections and why is it actually important to cast your vote? In the 33rd episode of his podcast, Heimo Scheuch and Sepp Schellhorn, who has recently returned to politics in addition to his work as a businessman and restaurateur, discuss current developments in Austria, the upcoming super election year and the future of Europe.


Julika Dittrich and Heimo Scheuch in the Wienerberger Podcast Studio
Circular Economy
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Episode 32: a candid conversation about circular economy 

Guest: Julika Dittrich, founder and owner of Pathway Consulting, is a qualified multilingual international lawyer, researcher and policy analyst specialising in international business, economic governance and EU environmental law and policy

In episode 32 of his podcast, Heimo Scheuch & Julika Dittrich, founder and owner of Pathway Consulting & a qualified multilingual international lawyer, researcher and policy analyst specialising in international business, economic governance and EU environmental law and policy, are having a candid conversation about the challenges of circular economy - whether about lack of realisation or global differences, the European discussion or challenges in developing countries. A discussion about the importance of legal frameworks, the tension between freedom and coordination, and the role of politics in creating conditions for circular economy.


Eila Kreivi and Heimo Scheuch in the Wienerberger Podcast Studio
Energy security & affordability
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Episode 31: Energy affordability, the importance of social inclusion, and Europe's evolving energy landscape

Guest: Eila Kreivi, Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor & Director and Head of Capital Markets at the European Investment Bank 

The issue of energy security is crucial today as the world faces complex challenges affecting both the environment and the economy. Companies and capital markets play a key role here. They can help develop and finance innovative solutions for a sustainable energy supply, thus ensuring energy security for future generations. For episode 31 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, he invited Eila Kreivi, Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor & Director and Head of Capital Markets at the European Investment Bank and they discussed the importance of energy security for companies and capital markets today, how companies and capital markets can help accelerate the transition to a lowcarbon economy while ensuring energy security and much more. 


Dietmar Eberle and Heimo Scheuch in the Wienerberger Podcast Studio
How can housing be built affordably?
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Episode 30: How can housing be built affordably? Heimo Scheuch in conversation with architect Dietmar Eberle

Guest: Prof. Dietmar Eberle, Architect and co-founder of "Baumschlager Eberle Architekten"

In this episode of the wienerberger Podcast CEO Heimo Scheuch discusses ways to realise affordable building. Be it by using less material or building more sustainably. The architect and professor Dietmar Eberle introduces the 2226 concept - a pioneering contribution to the architectural questions of our time. Challenging the prevailing dictum that energy efficiency is only possible with highly complex building technology, it does without these systems entirely by relying on the basic means of architecture instead. A 2226 building makes without heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It is heated with the warmth generated by the people in its rooms, its technical equipment and lighting. Sensor-controlled ventilation panels adjust temperature and CO2 levels as needed, ensuring a pleasant indoor environment in any season.


Franz Essl and Heimo Scheuch in the Wienerberger Podcast Studio
Are we on the right track against climate change?
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Episode 29: Climate Activism, Politics & Industry: Are We on the right track in the battle against Climate Change?

Guest: Franz Essl, Ecologist, Biodiversity Researcher, and Scientist of the Year 2022

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Research and education about its causes and necessary measures to slow it down are crucial. In the 29th episode of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch invites Biodiversity Researcher and Scientist of the Year 2022 Franz Essl for an open conversation. They discuss climate communication and the question of whether people or activists need to put themselves in danger to raise awareness about the need for action.


Michael Braungart, developer of the Cradle-to-Cradle concept in Heimo Scheuch's podcast
Michael Braungart, developer of the Cradle-to-Cradle concept in Heimo Scheuch's podcast
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Episode 28: Is our economic system compatible with the principle of Cradle to Cradle?

Guest: Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, Process engineer, chemist, and developer of the Cradle-to-Cradle concept

The volume of voices urging a shift away from the traditional focus on efficiency-driven growth towards establishing an effective waste ecology is intensifying. How should our economic system and consumption patterns transform to enable the realization of the Cradle-to-Cradle principle across all sectors and industries?


Heimo Scheuch and Chief Economist of Commerzbank AG about the impacts of Europe's high inflation
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Europe's high inflation and its impact on our economy
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Episode 27: Europe's high inflation and its impact on our economy

Guest: Dr. Jörg Krämer, Chief Economist of Commerzbank AG

Europe is struggling with high inflation and consumers are paying the price. How does high inflation affect our economy? In episode 27 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch invited Chief Economist of the Commerzbank AG Dr. Jörg Krämer to discuss the impact of high inflation on the economy. 


Heimo Scheuch and award winning architect and professor Anupama Kundoo discussing, if social housing can be sustainable and affordable.
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Can social housing be sustainable and affordable?
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Episode 26: Can social housing be sustainable and affordable?

Guest: Anupama Kundoo, award winning architect and professor

What started as a podcast around the question, if social housing can be sustainable and affordable, ended up in a discussion about technology, what the West can learn from India and regulations in the building industry. Listen now to Episode 26 of the Heimo Scheuch #Podcast with award winning architect and professor Anupama Kundoo.


Heimo Scheuch and Climate Psychologist Janna Hoppmann discussing thhe latest climate protests of the so-called "Last Generation", who are often just laughed at by society and what this may do psychologically to the youth and to the leaders of the future?
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - The Greta Generation and the Phenomenon of Moral Authority
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Episode 25: The Greta Generation and the Phenomenon of Moral Authority 

Guest: Janna Hoppmann, Climate psychologist and founder of ClimateMind

Climate protests around the world are currently making headlines. It is the young who are courageously leading these protests and yet they are often just laughed at by society. What does this do psychologically to the youth and thus to the leaders of the future? wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and his guest climate psychologist Janna Hoppmann discussing this and much more in Podcast episode 25 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast.  


Heimo Scheuch and Georg Wailand discussing how wienerberger will develop in the future and why a good and transparent financial market is so necessary in Austria.
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Strategic realignment of wienerberger
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Episode 24: Strategic realignment of wienerberger [German edition with english subtitles]

Guest: Georg Wailand, editor in chief of GEWINN  

In 1996 wienerberger an Austrian brick producer entered the American market, a challenge for an Austrian company. Years later this company, wienerberger, is by far the largest supplier of façade bricks and other products in the USA and in Canada. What has happened since then, how wienerberger will develop in the future and why a good and transparent financial market is so necessary in Austria - all discussed by wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and his guest Georg Wailand, publisher of the magazine GEWINN, in Episode 24 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast.  


25 years ago Klaus Umek started his career as an investment banker at GoldmanSachs. One of his 1st transactions was Wienerberger Koramic. Heimo Scheuch invited him to talk about ESG, shareholder activism and much more.
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - ESG in the financial industry
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Episode 23: ESG in the financial industry

Guest: Klaus Umek, Managing Partner and Founder of Petrus Advisers 

Klaus Umek started his career as an investment banker at GoldmanSachs. One of his first transactions was wienerberger Koramic. Today and 25 years later, he is still invested in wienerberger. Heimo Scheuch invited him for the 23rd episode of his podcast and they discussed the role of ESG criteria in the financial industry, the importance of ESG standards and shareholder activism. Besides a brief look into the past the two also talked about the future of ESG standards. 


Video: Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch in his podcast about Business & Future Challenges
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - CEO Ask me anything, Part 3/3
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Episode 22: CEO Ask me anything Part 3/3: "Business & Future Challenges"

Heimo Scheuch answering questions from our social media community. 

What happens to the world’s largest producer of bricks when there is no more clay left?  Heimo Scheuch invited his community for a Q&A. In this episode you will find out how wienerberger handles increased complexity in- and outside and if CEO Heimo Scheuch can imagine Blockchain being a solution for reliable storage of construction data.


Video: Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch in his podcast about Culture & diversity at Wienerberger
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - CEO Ask me anything, Part 2/3
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Episode 21: CEO Ask me anything Part 2/3: "Culture & Diversity"

Heimo Scheuch answering questions from our social media community. 

For Episode 21 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast we gathered our communities' questions about Culture and Diversity at wienerberger. Listen to Heimo Scheuch giving his 30 year-old-self advice, discover wienerberger's approach on new work and find out which CEO he would swap places with for one day. 


Video: Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch answering questions from his community about work-life-balance
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - CEO Ask me anything, Part 1/3
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Episode 20: CEO Ask me anything Part 1/3: "Work-Life-Balance"

Heimo Scheuch answering questions from our social media community. 

In Episode 20 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch invited his community to ask him anything. We received so many questions, that there will be 3 parts of this new series #askmeanything. In our first part, he answers questions about work-life-balance. 


Video: Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch with a current performance update and status of the share buyback program
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Update and Share Buyback Program

Episode 19: Short update and share buyback program

Heimo Scheuch with a short update on wienerberger's current performance and the status of its share buyback program

2022 has been turbulent and marked by incredible geopolitical instability, by high inflation due to the difficult supply chains, energy shortage and hiking energy prices. wienerberger however has performed very well. With a strong performance in all our markets, wienerberger has been able to grow organically and also by means of M&A - in North America as well as in Europe. Therefore, wienerberger has decided to buy back its own shares.


Video: Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Matthias Naske, Director of Wiener Konzerthaus
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Arts, Culture and Architecture
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Episode 18: Is there a connection between art, culture, architecture & business?

Guest: Matthias Naske, Director of the wiener Konzerthaus

What do art and culture have to do with business? And what role does politics play? In Episode 18 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Matthias Naske discuss the connection between art, culture and architecture and, above all, their relevance in relation to the economy.


Video: Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast Christoph Boschan
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Green Finance with Christoph Boschan
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Episode 17: Sustainable Finance

Guest: Christoph Boschan, CEO Vienna Stock Exchange

In Episode 17 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Christoph Boschan, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange discuss the energy exchange, financial markets, sustainable financing and much more.


Video: Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast Tina Gregoric
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Sustainable Architecture with Tina Gregoric
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Episode 16: Sustainable Architecture and urban development

Guest: Tina Gregoric, a rchitect and co-founder of dekleva gregorič architects and professor at the TU Wien

Urban densification, rising temperatures and water shortages; what challenges will cities or urban areas have to face in the future? In Episode 16 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Tina Gregoric, successful architect and professor at  Austria's largest research and educational institution in the field of technology and natural sciences, discuss the importance of sustainable architecture and what measures can be taken now to slow down climate change


Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast
Heimo Scheuch Podcast - Habitat for Humanity with Rick Hathaway
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Episode 15: Sustainable housing - Habitat for Humanity

Guest: Rick Hathaway, Vice President Habitat for Humanity International 

As a leading international supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions, wienerberger is shaping the future of construction. As a global company and employer of around 19,000 employees in 28 countries, wienerberger has also been working consistently for many years to promote people's quality of life and environmental protection. In Episode 15 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Rick Hathaway, Vice President of Habitat for Humanity, talk about the importance of commitment, social projects and concrete initiatives such as the partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. 


Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast
Heimo Scheuch Podcast x Prof. Sabine Knierbein
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Episode 14: Smart Cities - What cities of the future will look like! 

Guest: Sabine Knierbein, landscape architect and professor at TU Vienna

What role does digitalisation play in urbanisation? In Episode 14 of the Heimo Scheuch Podcast, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Sabine Knierbein, landscape architect and professor at Austria's largest research and educational institution in the field of technology and natural sciences, discuss the question of whether the century of cities is coming to an end and what cities of the future can and must look like.


Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast
Heimo Scheuch Podcast x Prof. Sabine Knierbein
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Episode 13: Smart Cities, German edition

Guest: Sabine Knierbein, landscape architect and professor at the TU Wien

The podcast with Sabine Knierbein was recorded in German and English.


Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch über das Jahresergebnis 2021
Heimo Scheuch Podcast: Jahresergebnis 2021
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Episode 12: Full year figures 

Heimo Scheuch presents the annual figures for 2021

wienerberger looks back on 2021 as the most successful year in the company's history. By focusing on innovative, digital and sustainable system solutions, wienerberger was able to achieve excellent performance and strong organic growth in all business areas despite challenging market conditions. In Episode 12, CEO Heimo Scheuch presents all the highlights and details of 2021 and gives an outlook for 2022.


Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast
Heimo Scheuch Podcast x Peter Steiner
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Episode 11: wienerberger's ESG Strategy

Guest: Peter Steiner, wienerberger Chairman of the Supervisory Board

What does the Wienerberger ESG strategy contain? And why is an ESG strategy necessary at all? In Episode 11, CEO Heimo Scheuch and Supervisory Board Chairman Peter Steiner talk about the challenges and opportunities of wienerberger's ESG management, how wienerberger wants to anchor the topic of diversity globally and why also short-term goals are very useful.


Wienerberger AG CEO Heimo Scheuch im Gespräch mit Podcast-Gast
Heimo Scheuch Podcast x Thomas Birtel
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Episode 10: Construction Business, German only

Guest: Thomas Birtel, CEO Strabag SE

How will the construction industry develop? What challenges are we facing and what geopolitical developments are influencing the industry? In Episode 10, wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch and Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel discuss current topics in the construction industry.


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