ERSTE Foundation Annual Report 2022

Publisher: ERSTE Foundation, Vienna
Year: 2023

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

The motto of this year’s report, “A Quintessence of Civility”, is borrowed from the beautiful book Bee by Claire Preston. She has a high opinion of bees (rightly so, we think) and, in terms of ethos, puts them on a par with the friendly ecosystem they live in and on. In our updated policy paper, in which we describe our ecosystem of philanthropy and responsibility, we put it this way: Bees take what they need by giving what is needed. We would like to live in such a world. That is what we are working for.

The refreshed report presents 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.