A responsible approach to financing: Erste Bank is a silver sponsor of the RES Serbia 2023 conference

Erste Bank is a silver sponsor of the RES Serbia 2023 conference, which will gather domestic, European and regional green elites in Vrdnik on September 14.

Erste Bank Serbia is the oldest financial institution in the country, established in 1864 as the first savings bank (Novosadska štedionica). In 2005, Novosadska Banka became a member of Erste Group, which was founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank. Today, Erste Bank Serbia has a network of 87 branches and 4 centers for corporate clients, with over 1,300 employees serving approximately 500,000 clients.

Erste Bank’s focus is on doing business with individuals, local communities and small and medium-sized enterprises. They insist on the speed and quality of their services, thus contributing to a stable and sound growth of their customers. They continue to expand the satisfied customer base and increase their market share in key segments. Following their founders’ principles, Erste Bank offers support to clients so that, believing in their ideas and potential, they can make sound financial decisions – both for themselves and their loved ones, and the growth and development of their business ventures. In order to provide the best financial support to their clients, they are building the Bank of the Future.

A responsible approach to financing is essentially embedded in Erste Bank’s operations and its strategic commitment to contribute to a sustainable future for its clients, employees and the community. Having recognized climate change as one of the greatest global challenges of today’s society, Erste Bank has been committed to financing various energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The topic of the environment is particularly sensitive and important, as it is one of the key stakeholders which “cannot speak for itself”. That is why the Bank has, in its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy and Environmental Principles, long ago defined not only its strategic commitment to continuously address the issue of environmental protection, but also its ambitious goals and clear guidelines on how to achieve them. Although it is not one of the major polluters when it comes to direct and indirect impacts of its business on the environment, Erste Bank has been monitoring and measuring its impacts in line with global trends for years now, with the aim of identifying them as accurately as possible, but also reducing them every year.