Investing in social impact (Webinar)

  17.03.2022 | 16:30-17:30

Guest - speaker:
Johann Heep
Social banking development manager, Erste Group Bank

What types of social impact financial instruments are developed and applied by one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe - Erste Group Bank?

In this webinar Johann Heep, Social Banking development manager at Erste Group, will shed light on the services they provide for social entrepreneurs and whether such forms of financial instruments can be applied in Bulgaria.

Mr. Heep also discusses what requirements the social enterprises need to meet in order to be eligible and approved for funding.

Topics of the webinar:

  • Erste Group and Social Banking introduction
  • Funding offer and risk mitigation support
  • Examples of actually financed projects/ programs
  • Outlook 2022+

About Johann Heep: 

Johann Heep has contributed to several financial inclusion projects in the field of micro-finance and social enterprise finance for Erste Group Bank AG.

Currently he is supporting his colleagues to grow their existing Social Banking activities or implement new initiatives locally e.g. Erste Bank Hungary piloting a social housing support scheme. He as well is managing ERSTE Foundation funds to support clients to increase their financial know-how and businesses capacities in all 7 Central and Eastern European markets of Erste Group. Additionally Johann takes care of the first Social Impact Bond set-up by Erste Social Finance being commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Due to COVID-19 related implications he established an ‘interest free loan’ COVID-19 funding support scheme for social organizations and social entrepreneurs.

Watch the event recording to learn more!