ERSTE Foundation Annual Report 2018

ERSTE Foundation publishes annually a report with information and figures related to its work.

The Annual Report 2018 differs again from the reports of previous years in many respects. While the refreshed, simple logo gives it a stronger presence, the new visual design featuring coloured areas that shade into one another also continues to convey the idea that ERSTE Foundation is no longer a conventional grant-making foundation that operates in narrowly defined programme fields; instead we adopt flexible, interdisciplinary approaches to tackle today’s challenges. This publication presents information on the development of the foundation’s participating interests in Erste Group, its core projects and areas of activity, and the decision-making team and boards. In addition, it provides the foundation’s financial statement and gives an overview of developments planned for the future.

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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.