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Corporate Volunteering Christmas activity „Surprise in a Box” 2016

A total of around 500 Christmas parcels and 172 cinema vouchers were collected in November 2016. The employees of RZB, RBI, some specialised subsidiaries, and Raiffeisen IT once again enjoyed taking part in the annual Christmas charity event, “Surprise in a box”.



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Exciting discussions at 7th Stakeholder Council

In November 2016, 75 people from various stakeholder groups (customers and business partners, employees and owners, and representatives from the financial world and rating agencies, education and research, special interest agencies, media, politics and administration, NGOs and NPOs) participated in the RZB Group’s Stakeholder Council. Six workshop groups presented fascinating insights.
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Delegation Visit of the State Bank of Vietnam

End of July, a meeting with the Delegation of Vietnamese experts, including the Vice-President of the State Bank of Vietnam, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Kim Anh, took place at the Sky Conference of the RZB AG. The research trip of the representatives of the State Bank of Vietnam and the GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) led through Germany to Vienna.



Fit for the future through sustainability

That’s the central message of the Sustainability Report 2014 of the RZB Group  published in July in the format of an e-book. The fifth edition of the Sustainability Report also highlights the importance of the sustainable aspects of business, the environment, employees and society for the RZB Group. The current Sustainability Report is an important element of the established dialog and the comprehensive inclusion of the internal and external stakeholders of the RZB Group such as customers, partners, owners and also employees.  The goal of the report is to provide a comprehensive account of how the RZB Group has met its sustainability objectives


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Meeting the needs / Help that reaches people

With the Corporate Volunteering collection campaign "Help for refugees", the employees of RZB Group set a mark of living solidarity in Summer 2015. At both locations in Vienna in total more than 400 “welcome packages” and 85 large boxes filled with bed linen and towels were collected. The campaign was settled in cooperation with Caritas which thus supports refugees in Traiskirchen Asylum Center as well as in other facilities like the new accommodation of the Caritas in Horn.

RZB Group Publishes Update 2013 to Last Year's Sustainability Report

In the meantime our Sustainability Report is published annually. The online Update 2013 to the RZB Group Sustainability Report 2011/2012 was published end of July 2014, once again under the motto: "We create sustainable value." The RZB Group Sustainability Report, which was audited externally, is in accordance with the international reporting standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).


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CSR-Circle „Stakeholder, Dialogue and Materiality Matrix“

On March 13 2014, a CSR-Circle event on the topic „Stakeholder, Dialogue and Materiality Matrix“ took place. The CSR-Circle is an open network in the area of business-to-business, for people who are interested in sustainability topics. In the panel discussion Leo Hauska, CEO of the consulting company Hauska & Partner Group, Andrea Weber, Head of Sustainability Management RZB Group, Sebastian Spaun, Deputy Managing Director of the Vereinigung der österreichischen Zementindustrie as well as Gabriele Stelzmüller, Sustainability Officer HTL Donaustadt participated.

Photo, © Martina Draper


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10 Years CorporAID - RZB Host of the Anniversary Conference "New paths for Economy and Development in Austria"

CorporAID, a platform for economy and development, held its conference at the Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG for the third time. Dr. Johannes Schuster, member of the managing board of RZB AG, mentioned the tenth anniversary in his speech, as well as the role of banks in achieving a sustainable future development. In addition, he referred to another jubilee: the recently published 50th edition of the corporAID magazine. Dr. Schuster further established the support on the part of RZB Group through the years with the founding idea of Raiffeisen, "help others to help themselves".


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Corporate Volunteering Charity: "Surprise in a Box"

According to the Raiffeisen motto “What is impossible for the individual, can be achieved by many”, this year RZB and RBI employees actively committed themselves to the Christmas Charity for the sixth time already. They collected new or toys that are as good as new, soft toys, books, sweets and even donated cinema ticket vouchers. Two afternoons were spent by the employees to gift-wrap the presents in shoeboxes in a Christmas-like way. The gifts were handed over to the Asylum Centre of Caritas at the end of November 2013 where they were distributed to families in need until Christmas.


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Award for the RZB Group‘s Sustainability Report

The prestigious Austrian Sustainability Reporting Award (ASRA) is annually given to those Austrian companies which have been exemplary in implementing the requirement to operate sustainably and have presented this in a transparent manner in their Sustainability Report. For the first time, RZB Group receives the ASRA, in the category "Large Companies".

Photo, © ASRA, left to right: Wolfram Tertschnig (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management), Christine Jasch (Institute for Environmental Management and Economics and head of the ASRA jury), Andrea Weber (Sustainability Management at the RZB Group), Helmut Maukner (Institute of Austrian Certified Public Accountants)



RBI inclusion in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index

RBI, having already reported  to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for three years, was awarded for the first time in November 2013 and furthermore was also admitted to the Carbon Performance Leadership Index as one of the top companies.

v.l.n.r.: Laura Bergedieck (CDP Europe Director Policy & Reporting), Martin Grüll (Member of the Board Raiffeisen Bank International AG, CFO) , Jörg Doppelfeld (External Senior Consultant Climate Finance and Strategy)


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Stoxx Global ESG Leaders Indices

RBI has been listed on the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Indices since September 2013. This family of indices includes a group of sustainability indices and inclusion is determined through a very transparent and structured process within 1.800 STOXX Global companies. The three categories of Environmental, Social and Governance criteria flow into the assessments.



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For several years now, RBI has been listed on the VÖNIX Index, the only sustainability index on the Vienna Stock Exchange of listed Austrian companies. 2013/14 RBI is again a member of the VÖNIX sustainability index. The Index is comprised of those companies that are leaders in terms of their social and environmental accomplishments.




RZB Group publishes new sustainability report:
"We create sustainable value"

The RZB Group’s Sustainability Report for the period 2011/2012 has been published today under the motto "We create sustainable value". For over 125 years, Raiffeisen has combined financial success with socially responsible trading. The goal of this active, sustainable engagement is to generate extensive value creation, where financial, ecological and social responsibility form a single unit. In this way, the RZB Group creates sustainable value for its stakeholders.



Raiffeisen Climate Protection Initiative supports the "Sustainable Investment Day" at the Vienna University of Economics and BusinessWU.

“It is important to bring science and learning together with companies. That is exactly the interface where changes are initiated. This is why universities are important partner for us,” says Andrea Weber, Managing Director of the Raiffeisen Climate Protection Initiative (RKI) and Head of the Sustainability Department of the RZB Group. “We have been dealing intensively with sustainable financial products for years. We want to deepen our experiences in cooperation with oikos Vienna (students for sustainable economics and management).



RZB AG as partner of the corporAID conference:
Global megatrends: opportunities for business and development

On 24th April, 2013, the “Global megatrends” conference of corporAID, the platform for business and development, was held at Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG. Dr. Johannes Schuster, Managing Board, welcomed the numerous participants.