Competitiveness / Social Responsibility

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

25th March 2021 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility


Erste Group supports social organizations in CEE with emergency loans during Covid-19 crisis

Erste Group’s Social Banking is helping social organizations in CEE by offering them Covid-19 emergency working capital loans for which the ERSTE Foundation is covering all loan-interest payments for 2021 . Initially launched in May 2020, these loans aim to support non-profit organizations (NPOs), especially those within the fields of health and social welfare. Based on the demand coming from the social sector, Erste Group has prolonged the initiative until September 2021. Erste Group disbursed EUR 14 mn in loans, including emergency working capital loans, to over 100 social enterprises and NPO’s in 2020.
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2nd March 2020 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility


To have an impact on the world around us is a wonderful idea

Bert Hesselink, Group Business Development Director at CTP, talks about how he sees future developments and trends in the commercial real estate market, but also about his motivation, hopes and visions for collaboration between developers, investors and local communities.
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2nd March 2020 / Competitiveness / Social Responsibility


ČSOB and the Police of the Czech Republic launch a campaign to promote child safety on the Internet

More than half of 13-year-olds regularly use the Internet and have a profile based on some of the social networks. Children move naturally in the digital world and often outperform their parents with their technical knowledge. However, they lack experience and prudence, making them vulnerable in the online environment. ČSOB, in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic, is therefore launching a campaign that targets parents of minors and draws attention to the growing danger in the digital world.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic