UNICREDIT PARTNERS WITH ‘FINANCE 4 SOCIAL CHANGE’
Thursday 15 October 2020
UniCredit supports a project to boost social entrepreneurship in the Danube region
UniCredit is supporting a Finance 4 Social Change (F4SC) project, funded through the EU Transnational Danube Program, as part of the Bank’s Social Impact Banking (SIB), further reinforcing its presence in all the countries where SIB operates.
The project provides the perfect platform to directly support social entrepreneurship as a driver of social development and progress across eight different UniCredit countries, including: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.
The F4SC project has been designed to support projects that inspires positive change in the Danube region and includes carefully designed activities which aim is to paving the way for more social innovation and the development of investment-ready social enterprises.
In addition to the bank being the Main Partner, UniCredit colleagues will participate in the workshops of the Social Impact Business Plan Competition, a core part of the F4SC project, offering their expertise and mentorship to the participants. They will also take part in the jury that will select the four winning projects in the pitching sessions in 2021.
Roberta Marracino, Head of Group ESG Strategy & Impact Banking at UniCredit, commented: “At UniCredit, ESG is a core part of our DNA and the business strategy of the Bank. This includes a strong commitment to social issues where we have a growing ambition to help drive change by offering concrete support to entrepreneurs and initiatives with a significant positive social impact. The Finance for Social Change project is one such example, helping us do our part and offer tangible and meaningful support to the different communities where we operate.”
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