Collaboration for impact – Financial Institutions and Foundations

  September 23, 2020     15:30 -  16:15  

We invite you for a discussion about the opportunities and challenges in establishing fruitful collaboration between banks and foundations in unleashing additional capital on the market and supporting impactful social ventures requiring mixture of philanthropic and social investment to grow their impact. Join our session and engage in a conversation with our speakers Peter Surek (Erste Group Bank AG, Social banking development, Austria and CEE), Franz-Karl Prüller (Erste Foundation, Austria),  Claudia Belli (BNP Paribas) and Dr. Martina Mettgenberg-Lemière (GLS Trust) where we will:

  • Understand how for-profit and non-profit entities can maximize their social impact
  • Get an overview of concrete activities and challenges in CEE region (Housing for excluded Roma families in Slovakia (e.g. winner of recent prestigious “Sozial Marie Award”), Covid-19 emergency interest free loans for NGOs in CEE)
  • Get ideas how to structure and leverage available resources enhancing risk-reduction in impact investing
  • Learn from social innovation examples in banking

Moderated by Neven Marinović, Co-Founder/Director, Smart Kolektiv

Session format: Workshop


If you’re already registered, save your seat this session and the “Ask Me Anything” session that follows:


Meet the speakers

Franz Karl Prüller

Senior Advisor to the Board, ERSTE Foundation

Peter Surek

Chief Executive Officer, Erste Social Finance Holding

Neven Marinović

Co-founder/Director, Smart Kolektiv

Claudia Belli

Head Social Entreprises and Microfinance, BNP Paribas