ERSTE Foundation Tipping Point Talks 2019
As we celebrate 200 years of the savings bank model in Austria, we understand that providing savings accounts to citizens in the fast-changing 19th century was as audacious as it proved sustainable. ERSTE Foundation started as a social business. The savings bank was inclusive in scope and conservative in risk. It turned into a pillar of the European model of empowerment and wellbeing of the many. How can we realise a holistic concept of prosperity for all today? What will be private and what will be public goods, services, institutions but also responsibilities? How can we lead the profound transformations ahead of us – on climate, technology and on living together – and get those transformations right? Who will forge new alliances of responsibility? Audacity of initiative is what we now need.
Boris Marte, ERSTE Foundation
Felwine Sarr: How can we realise a holistic concept of prosperity for the many, not the few?
CONVERSATION ON STAGE
Christoph Badelt, Director of the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna
Nikolaus Griller, Chairman of the shareholder committee of Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerke, Vice President of the young generation of the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vienna
Sergiu Manea, Chief Executive Officer of Banca Comerciala Romana in Bucharest
Shalini Randeria, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna
Felwine Sarr, Professor of Economics at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis / Senegal
Sigrid Stagl, Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics at WU Vienna
Chair: Ivan Vejvoda, Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna
The Tipping Point Talks present ERSTE Foundation’s contribution to the 200th anniversary of the savings bank idea in Austria, curated by Verena Ringler.