The ability of sport to bring people together and to encourage them to pursue common goals closely mirrors the business philosophy of the Erste Group. For decades we have been an active sponsor of amateur and professional sports events in Austria and Central Europe.

We particular focus on ice hockey, running and tennis as well as the team of Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher in the course of the Extreme Sailing Series™.

In doing so we seek to forge long-term partnerships and to do more than just offer our financial backing. The projects are executed in a spirit of close partnership with organisers.