Bank receives award for its financial education program ErsteZnali at key annual Responsible Business Forum event
Sustainability Champions recognises corporate projects that clearly show and demonstrate they help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Erste Bank was awarded for its contribution to education.
‘I am very happy that our strategic efforts to enhance financial literacy have been recognised. We are aware of the importance of education to making good and informed financial decisions, which lie at the root of a healthy and prosperous society. This award is also an incentive for us to continue improving and developing this programme’, said Marija Mutić, Co-ordinator of the ErsteZnali initiative.
Last year, Erste Bank received the award for its Step-by-Step program, which directly contributes to meeting SDGs related to poverty, dignified work, and economic growth. Moreover, at an event devoted to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Serbia, which this year brought together CSR professionals from the country and the region, Erste Bank was also recognised for its support and assistance to the Save Food, Save Humanity campaign pursued by the Serbian Philanthropy Forum.
‘We are glad to have again been able to contribute greatly to a campaign dealing with this sensitive topic for our society. We hope our example will motivate other firms to join in and support this socially engaged campaigns or others like it that benefit society. Especially significant is the fact that this award does not recognise a one-off donation but rather support for a communications and promotional campaign, use of advertising space, and engagement in a variety of humanitarian actions and formats’, said Sonja Konakov Svirčev, CSR Expert at Erste Bank.
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