Impact Investment Opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe

On June 22nd and 23rd, the CEE Impact Day conference will bring together Impact Investment players to inspire, connect and enrich the impact ecosystem within Central & Eastern Europe.

In this year’s extended format, up to 200 investors, selected social enterprises, and global stakeholders in the impact investment field will gather in Vienna for the 6th annual CEE Impact Day to explore the growing investment and collaboration opportunities in the region.

By joining the conference you will:

  • Empower yourself to collaborate and thrive as an investor, entrepreneur, expert or partner.
  • Gain global expertise and perspectives through in-depth workshops, panel discussions, keynote addresses, and more.
  • Celebrate and discover the flourishing CEE Impact community through enterprise and investor showcases.
  • Connect with peers in targeted networking sessions with key stakeholders and fresh actors in the region and around the world.

CEE Impact Day Updates

What’s new in 2017?

Extended 1.5 day format

Including a half-day of targeted workshops in addition to the conference day to deepen your impact investment know-how.

New conference location

The conference will take place at the newly-built Erste Campus and the OekB headquarters in central Vienna.

Venture and investor showcases

Social entrepreneurs and investors alike will take the stage to present their activities, solutions and insights.

Who is it for?

Impact investors of all walks of life, with an interest in the CEE region, are invited to join the conference. Participants range from angel investors, fund managers and diversified financial institutions to family offices, corporate partners, private foundations, NGOs and business incubators.

Graduates of the Investment Ready Program, as well as other pre-selected social enterprises throughout the region, will share the spotlight at this year’s conference.

To join the event, impact entrepreneurs go through a selection process. A public call for applications will be open between April 11th and May 21st. Free tickets and discounts will be awarded to the best applicants.

Social Venture Tickets

Every year we invite ventures to apply to join our community of outstanding social entrepreneurs.

Top applicants are awarded 5 free tickets and 5 discounted tickets.

Applications for the 2017 CEE Impact Day are now closed.

Conference Highlights

Thursday, June 22

Investor track

Investors will take part in an afternoon of dedicated workshops to further their knowledge among their peers. An investor-only dinner hosted by OeKB will add further reflections and interaction opportunities.

Social enterprise track

In parallel, selected social enterprises will benefit from workshops and coaching, followed by a networking evening at the Impact Hub Vienna.

Friday, June 23rd

Engage with like-minded change makers from the impact-investing ecosystem: investors, selected social entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and impact catalyzers during a day packed with pitches, inspiring insights and networking opportunities.

Further details about the agenda will be shared starting May 2017.


Uli Grabenwarter

Deputy Director - Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund.

Charly Kleissner

Impact Investor and Co-founder at Toniic, 100% IMPACT, KL Felicitas Foundation.

Ewa Konczal

Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at the European Venture Philanthropy Association and Executive Director at Valores.

Andreas Treichl

Chairman of the Management Board at ERSTE Bank.


Organizers and Partners

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Where does it take place?

Event Locations

OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
Strauchgasse 3
1010 Vienna

Erste Campus
Am Belvedere 1
1010 Vienna

Impact Hub Vienna
Lindengasse 56
1070 Vienna

Phone: +43 (0) 1 522 71 43

Previous Conferences

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.

Over the past 6 years, the Impact Hub Vienna, together with its partners in the region, has contributed to strengthening the CEE impact ecosystem through capacity building initiatives such as the Investment Ready Program, Social Impact Award and other tailor-made incubation activities.

Born out of the need to connect impact-driven entrepreneurs to sources of capital and to raise awareness among investors, the CEE Impact Day grew to be the largest gathering of global organizations, individual and institutional investors, and impact makers in Central and Eastern Europe.

A unique conference to delve deeper into the potential of Impact Investment in this region, the CEE Impact Day aims to strengthen collaboration among key players and to inspire best practices and innovations.

“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

“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 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 2012-2016

“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

Last years' CEE Impact Days

Get a taste of CEE Impact Day from last years' booklets, with speakers and agendas.

CEE Impact Day 2016 CEE Impact Day 2015 CEE Impact Day 2014 CEE Impact Day 2013 CEE Impact Day 2012