The ambition of the PZU Group as Poland’s largest financial institution is to participate actively in social and economic life through sharing its expertise during a variety of events, conferences and symposia relevant to the industry. Also, broadly understood activity for the development of business, science and new technologies and engagement in the financial education of children and youth.
In 2017, TUW PZUW provided the subject-matter patronage of the project “Medical Simulation Centre”, thanks to which it was possible to develop and implement a system of training for medical personnel with the use of childbirth simulators in order to reduce the number of childbirth complications and improve the health of pregnant women and infants.
Activity in this area was visible both in Poland (representatives of PZU Zdrowie repeatedly appeared as experts in the media, where they talked about challenges in health care) and abroad.
In 2017, AAS BALTA continued its long-standing grant program for the students of the School of Business and Financial Risk Management, supporting the education of future employees of the financial services sector. AAS BALTA regularly cooperates with educational institutions, familiarizing students with the rudiments of the insurance sector activity.
The Pekao Group is a responsible participant of the capital market, and it willingly provides financial and substantive support during business and economy-themed initiatives organized in Poland.
In 2017, Bank Pekao was present inter alia at the European Financial Forum in Sopot, Economic Forum in Krynica, Congress of Banking and Corporate Finance in Warsaw, and the European Congress of Small and Medium-Sized Enteprises in Katowice.
It is also worth noting the Bank’s involvement in local initiatives, especially in the Rzeszowskie and Lubelskie voivodeships, where the bank was a partner to three gala events summing up contests in which the best business people were received awards: Business Forum and Gala of the Lubelin Business Club, Subcarpathian Economic Award, Fair Play Enterprise.
The Pekao Brokerage House - Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao (CDM Pekao) – focuses its activity on disseminating knowledge about the capital market. In 2017, together with the WSE it organized the ABC of Investing conference. This is an initiative addressed to future and existing investors on the stock exchange as well as all those interested in the specific characteristics of financial instruments and rules of investing in shares and bonds quoted on the stock exchange. Additionally, as part of educational activities, CDM Pekao organized a cycle of online training sessions (webinars) about the capital market for its clients.
The Alior Bank Group extends its patronage over numerous events which support the development of Polish entrepreneurship and innovation by educating on broadly understood economics. In 2017, Bank Alior was a partner of the 27th Economic Forum held in Krynica-Zdrój. This is an annual international meeting of representatives of economic and political circles in Central and Eastern Europe, organized by the Eastern Studies Institute Foundation. The bank presented its expertise in the area of products and services for the segment of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Moreover, under one of the employee volunteering actions, Alior Bank participated in the program conducted by Mastercard – “Girls4Tech” – promoting education in science and technology. The bank employees conducted educational workshops in Warsaw concerning payment technologies. Approximately 120 girls from Tomaszów Lubelski participated in the workshops.
In the area of financial education a very active entity is TFI PZU, which participates inter alia in the following initiatives: