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ERSTE Foundation
DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Vienna

Telephone: +43 50 100 15100
Fax +43 50 100 11094

VAT ID: ATU66961488
Commercial register no.: FN 72984 f
Commercial register court: Vienna
Headquarters: Vienna

Managing Board
Boris Marte (CEO), Wolfgang Schopf (deputy CEO), Eva Höltl, Martin Wohlmuth

Supervisory Board
Bettina Breiteneder, Maximilian Hardegg, Barbara Pichler, Johanna Rachinger, Philipp Thurn und Taxis, Markus Trauttmansdorff, Andreas Treichl (chairmain), Manfred Wimmer (deputy chairman), Kurt Zangerle

Registered purpose
The foundation’s purpose is to support its beneficiaries. The foundation achieves its purpose by using income generated from assets that are dedicated to the foundation. The foundation’s purpose is also to conserve and promote the savings bank (Sparkasse) philosophy. ERSTE Foundation is the largest Austrian savings bank foundation. It was created in 2003 from Erste Österreichische Spar-Casse Anteilsverwaltungsparkasse, which had been the direct legal successor of Erste österreichische Sparkasse of 1819. As a private foundation of an Austrian savings bank, it has a duty to engage in charitable action as well as a special role as the main shareholder of Erste Group. It invests the income it receives from its shareholding in social development in Austria and Central and Southeast Europe.

Owner and publisher

ERSTE Foundation – DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung

Managing Board
Boris Marte, Wolfgang Schopf, Eva Höltl, Martin Wohlmuth

Editorial team
Maribel Königer (editor-in-chief), Miroslava Holečková, Gerald Radinger, Jovana Trifunović

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Visual concept, programming, technical assistance
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Basic orientation
Promoting and understanding between civil society initiatives, particularly in the areas of social inclusion and integration, democratic processes, European cooperation, and contemporary culture.

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.