Who we are

ABOUT US

Social Impact Alliance for Central & Eastern Europe is an international think tank operating in 11 countries of Central & Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. We serve those who want to make a positive impact on our region, offering solutions that respond not only to the needs of CEE but also to global challenges. We are a member of two global networks: Catalyst2030 and WINGS.

OUR GOALS

We actively work to:

  • Increase awareness and build a culture of strategic giving
  • Create a supportive and easy-to-navigate ecosystem
  • Identify and scale the most impactful solutions
  • Encourage and coordinate collective action
  • Equip decision makers with reliable data

OUR VALUES

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Community
& collaboration

Joint commitment can effectively tackle global challenges. Thanks to our strong regional network and intra- and cross-sector partnerships, we strengthen the social impact ecosystem in the CEE region.

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Impact
& strategy

We strive to achieve a real, lasting, systems change. We look for the causes of problems, not the effects. We use resources optimally, we measure the impact and we strive to maximize the results.

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Integrity
& transparency

We guarantee the highest international professional and ethical standards. We report in a transparent way. We treat our partners, donors and employees with respect. We are independent and apolitical.

WHY PARTNER WITH US

As a Social Impact Partner to many respected institutions, organizations and individuals in 11 countries of Central & Eastern Europe, we make their social engagement mean even more. We enhance their undertakings through:

  1. Access to and understanding of local context, actors and solutions
  2. Application of the world’s best practices and knowledge
  3. Regional implementation of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals

OUR IMPACT STRATEGY

To treat the causes, not the effects of social issues. To use resources effectively, in a business manner. To initiate collectie action. To measure impact. Finally, to provide lasting, systems change. We do not offer financial benefits, but mitigate future business risks and provide social return on investments (S-ROI).

WHY CEE

Because we work from and for the CEE region. We live here.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have made significant progress in economic and social development using their potential that remained deeply hidden for decades. Although it is something to be proud of, the countries of CEE are still facing immense social challenges – national, regional, and global in scope. As part of the global community, CEE is now trying to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, signed by 193 members of the United Nations (UN), including the CEE countries. Cooperation between governments, business, social organizations, and society is essential to make these efforts more effective.

OUR BOARD, TEAM & EXPERTS

Social Impact Alliance for Central & Eastern Europe was created by people who care about the social development of our region. We represent the world of finance, law, communication, IT, business and social sectors. We believe that thanks to our unique combination of knowledge, ambition and experience we will jointly achieve more for the sustainable development of our region.


ANNA KORZENIEWSKA


MARCIN KUŚMIERZ


WIKTOR SCHMIDT