• “We must be as modular as Lego”

    By Christof Danz, RBI | The terms innovation, digitization and customer experience are currently on everyone’s lips. Discover CEE spoke with Christian Wolf, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystems, about how he interprets these terms, why APIs are is so important and what we can learn from Lego bricks. When did the topic of digitization […]

  • Public Holidays 2021 in CEE

    Are you planning a business trip to the CEE region? Or would you like to know on which dates your business partner in CEE is on public holidays? The Discover CEE Public Holidays 2021 overview shows all the dates at one glance. Wherever planning a trip to the CEE region, also keep in mind that […]

  • “It’s all about the team effort”

    By Patricia Lang-Schönberger, RBI| We talked to Christoph Strasser, extreme sports athlete about collaboration, the importance of a strong team spirit and how we can keep up the latter in times where we spend most of the time at home office, without the usual social contacts to our colleagues. What can we learn from extreme […]

  • “Act our way to new thinking” – Jenni Jepsen about Agile

    Jenni Jepsen is a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile. She helps transforming organizations to achieve a lasting change. By working closely with the organizations, Jenni supports the people there in increasing organizational effectiveness, motivation and results. She consults, writes and speaks worldwide about leadership, communications and Agile. For Discover CEE, she answered some questions on […]

  • Leasing accelerates e-mobility

    By Anja Knass, RBI | Renato Eggner is the Managing Director of Raiffeisen-Leasing Fleet Management and for years a strong ambassador for e-mobility in Austria. In our interview he explains why leasing is an accelerator for e-mobility. Mr. Eggner, could you give us a quick overview on e-mobility in Austria? Eggner: According to the Austrian […]

  • What does responsible banking mean?

    By Eliza-Alina Gheorghe, Raiffeisen Bank Romania | The four pillars of responsible banking are: following the right way, keeping your promises, doing more than you are asked to and being trustworthy. Doing responsible banking means getting involved in sustainable and durable projects that are of value to our societies. In practice, it means offering customers […]

  • Responsible Banking: What banks can do to make a contribution to the current global problems

    By Alexandra Jocham, RBI | In the 21st century, we live in a world of global challenges such as climate change, financial crises, the COVID disease, rising political threats and ethical dilemmas. We face unprecedented levels of disruption in economics, social and environmental challenges of huge proportions. Banks as financial intermediaries play a key role […]

  • The new wave of supervisory expectations for the management and disclosure of climate-related and environmental risks

    By Christine Würfel, RBI | Despite the economic crisis triggered by the covid-19 pandemic, financial regulators and supervisors do not lose focus on a major long-term threat for financial stability: climate related and environmental risk. Supervisory Expectations The European Central Bank (ECB) has identified climate-related risks as a key risk driver on the Single Supervisory […]

  • Corona crisis: Adapting business to the new challenges – a case study with Ukrainian manufacturer Kievguma

    By Alexandra Jocham, RBI | We looked for a company that was particularly well adapted to the Corona crisis and found it in Kievguma, which now produces reusable protective clothing for medical personnel. Find out more about the Ukrainian manufacturer here. Kievguma quickly reacted to the spread of the Coronavirus and launched the production […]