The Association was founded to promote the social impact investment approach in Hungary and the region, so every investment shall be made with the intention to generate measurable societal impact alongside financial return.
We are a community of investors committed to contribute to positive societal change. We strive to stimulate the impact ecosystem and increase the number of social impact investments by developing the sector through knowledge-sharing and professional networking events.
We organize regular meetings and events allowing knowledge-sharing, networking, and cooperation for our members and for those who are interested in SII.
By collecting and disseminating the international knowledge and best practice in SII, and with the involvement of professional experts, we create and operate a live knowledge centre to support and develop the sector.
We cooperate with the key-players of the Hungarian and international impact ecosystem to stimulate capital flow into the sector.
Elemér Eszter is Chairman of the Board at PBG FMC and Impact Ventures fund management companies. With decades of investment and entrepreneurial experience, he is directing the first social impact fund in Hungary.
Szabolcs Varga joined Gutmann in 2004. He is a partner in the Bank and director of the Bank’s Hungarian office. Szabolcs Varga studied finance and business management at the Corvinus University of Budapest, law at ELTE, Budapest and holds an AMP Diploma from IESE Business School, Barcelona.
Head of Secretariat
Gabriella Szabadhegy is Head of Secretariat since May 2017. With questions related to operations, trainings, knowledge sharing, workshops and conferences, please do not hesitate to contact her.
Our Ordinary and Supporting members are active players in the impact ecosystem, and work tirelessly to grow the number and success of social enterprises and impact investments.