Impact Investment Opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe

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 will gather in Vienna for the CEE Impact Day 2016.

Let's celebrate the 5th anniversary of this forum and the progress that has been accomplished in the impact eco-system!

Content will include:

  • Introduction to Impact Investment globally
  • Central and Eastern Europe in the spotlight
  • Advancing the social venture and social investment market in CEE
  • Meet selected entrepreneurs

CEE Impact Day 2016 Updates

“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

Last years' CEE Impact Days

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

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

CEE Impact Day 2016

Here are some of our special contributors

Tatiana Burmistrova

Regional Director for Central Europe and Kazakhstan at Reach for Change.

Cyril Gouiffes

Social Impact Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund.

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.

Maciej Majchrowicz

Member of KIC InnoEnergy's business development team.

Cornelius Pietzner

CEO and managing partner at Alterra Impact Finance GmbH.

Andreas Treichl

Chairman of the Management Board at ERSTE Bank.

Agenda CEE Impact Day 2016

This year — for the fifth year anniversary of the CEE Impact Day — we are pleased to invite all the investors to a pre-conference dinner that will take place in the exclusive setting of OeKB at 7:00pm, 29 June 2016.

Wednesday, June 29 // Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OeKB)

OeKB 17.30

Arrival & Registration


Keynote Speeches

Angelika Sommer Hametsberger (OeKB)

Uli Grabenwarter (European Investment Fund)

Charly Kleissner (Toniic, KL Felicitas Foundation)



Thursday, June 30 // Impact Hub Vienna

Impact Hub Vienna 10.00


Alexis Eremia & Lena Gansterer (Impact Hub Vienna)

Uli Grabenwarter (European Investment Fund)

Ewa Konzcal (EVPA)

Cornelius Pietzner (Alterra Impact Finance)


Investing Strategies, Tools and Regions (part I)

  1. Emerging Impact Funds? - Hosted by: European Investment Fund
  2. Pay-4-Success — Social Impact Bonds - Hosted by: ERSTE Foundation
  3. Mobilising Private Capital - Hosted by: 100% Network (tbc)
  4. Impact Banking - Hosted by: ERSTE Bank
  5. Ecosystem in Danube Region - Hosted by: Reach4Change




Meet the Ventures


Investing Strategies, Tools and Regions (part II)

  1. Climate Change & Sustainability - Hosted by: KIC-Innoenergy & Climate and Energy Fund
  2. Tech 4 Good - Hosted by: TecNet
  3. Migration & Integration - Hosted by: Deloitte / Impact Hub / Ashoka
  4. Agriculture & Food - Hosted by: Alterra Impact Fund
  5. Ecosystem in Western Balkans - Hosted by: ADA / Impact Hub / Yunus SB

Where We've Come So Far and Where We're Heading To

A dialogue between

Charly Kleissner (Toniic, KL Felicitas Foundation) & Andreas Treichl (Erste Group Bank AG)


CEE Impact Day - 5 Year Anniversary


Networking & After-party


Organizers and Partners

Hosted by:

Hosting partners:

Content partners:

Where does it take place?

Event Location

OeKB - Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG - Reitersaal
Strauchgasse 3
1010 Vienna

Impact Hub Vienna
Lindengasse 56
1070 Vienna

Phone: +43 (0) 1 522 71 43