The CEE Impact Day is a unique gathering to delve deeper into the potential of Impact Investment in Central and Eastern Europe.
A new paradigm for capitalism is emerging. Impact Investors are redefining value creation by utilizing capital in ways that maximize environmental, social, and financial benefit. The idea of impact investing is increasingly appealing for both social ventures and investors in Central and Eastern Europe.
Each year, the CEE Impact Day gathers global organizations, individual and institutional investors, and selected ventures to explore the growing investment opportunities in this region.
More than 100 established players and emerging actors in the social investment field gather together in Vienna for the CEE Impact Day to meet, connect, and co-work for the creation of a more impactful ecosystem.
“The most important investment you can do for yourself is invest in yourself, because your effectiveness and your impact in this world is a direct consequence of your inner state of being.”
Charly Kleissner, Impact Investor and Co-founder at Toniic, 100% IMPACT, KL Felicitas Foundation at CEE Impact Day 2016
“You, me and everybody can invest in impact investing. Moving forward, everybody will have to invest in impact if you want to generate even financial returns alone.”
Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director - Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund at CEE Impact Day 2016
“The CEE Impact Day is providing good insights and a great opportunity to network in a very comfortable setting! We made very valuable connections!”
From the CEE Impact Day 2015 Survey
“Thank you for this event! I made really strong connections and gained valuable know-how about the impact investment scene. I got very inspired meeting so dedicated entrepreneurs and investors!”
From the CEE Impact Day 2015 Survey
“The meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet.”
Charly Kleissner, Toniic, KL Felicitas Foundation, Keynote Speaker at the CEE Impact Day 2012-2015
“Is there impact? - that is the question each investor should ask himself.”
Michael Altrichter, Business Angel, Panelist at the CEE Impact Day 2014
“Social impact used to be solely related to charity. Profit was solely related to business. We are changing that paradigm here. If 2 years ago I had to explain to corporates and investors what is the term impact investing, now all that is changing. And we are the ones who are creating that new ecosystem of impact investing.”
Julia Balandina, JBJ Consult, Panelist at the CEE Impact Day 2014
“To see so much extraordinary energy and creativity is very powerful. I am very pleased to see how much investment there is in the field of impact and I am grateful to be part of an event that captures the potential and greatness of this sector.”
Paul Chatterton, deputy leader for forest and climate at WWF, Panelist at the CEE Impact Day 2014
Regional Director for Central Europe and Kazakhstan at Reach for Change.
Social Impact Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund.
Deputy Director - Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund.
Impact Investor and Co-founder at Toniic, 100% IMPACT, KL Felicitas Foundation.
Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at the European Venture Philanthropy Association and Executive Director at Valores.
Member of KIC InnoEnergy's business development team.
CEO and managing partner at Alterra Impact Finance GmbH.
Chairman of the Management Board at ERSTE Bank.
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