Get involved, so you will have a tomorrow
In the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, BVB has been very active during the last years, being involved especially in educational, health and volunteering projects. We put efforts to address the needs of the community where we run our business.
Fluent in Finance
Fluent in Finance is the flagship project of the Bucharest Stock Exchange that aims to support and serve the financial education efforts in Romania. The Fluent in Finance concept envisages approaching actively working Romanian professionals in their everyday setting – their workplace – and bring their attention to the importance of actively managing own resources.
Bucharest Stock Exchange has launched this initiative on July 15th, 2015 and we have successfully carried out seminars at major corporations in Bucharest and other cities in Romania. Some of the companies that have participated in the project include: A&D Pharma, Enel, HP, IBM, JTI Romania, KPMG, Marsh, Unilever and Orange.
In November 2015, Fluent in Finance expanded to offer seminars for individuals and, in March 2016, to University students.
You can also become fluent in finance, find out how on fluentinfinance.bvb.ro.
Capital market optional classes
During the past 6 years, capital markets have been taught in high schools and universities, via the “Capital market optional class” project. 6,000 students enrolled for the school year 2015-2016 at the class rolled by Junior Achievement Romania NGO.
High schools and universities wishing to enroll in the program will benefit of free-of-charge capital markets manuals and lectures from market specialists, while the tutor teacher will have a “train-the-trainer” course offered by Junior Achievement Romania. Details on enrolling in the program are available at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Launched in 2014, BVB IQ is an educational online trading competition. In its 2 editions, BVB IQ targeted those with little experience in capital markets, but who are interested in learning about investing and how it looks in practice. BVB IQ is a long term educational initiative focusing on increasing individual awareness by getting closer to the future generation of retail investors, increasing accessibility by helping investors in gaining knowledge, testing and creating investment strategies and attracting investments into the Romanian economy.
In September 2016, BVB will launch the trading competition Driven by Return, the first real-life trading competition. Find out more here.
Open Doors Day at BVB
Rolled in cooperation with Junior Achievement Romania, the project runs as a series of workshops and targets to inform the audience regarding the history and the development of the Romanian capital markets, the market mechanisms and the financial instruments available for trading, the way to become an investor. Even though initially such workshops were organized twice a month, due to the large demand, the event became a weekly one.
Each child in the kindergarten
During 20122015 BVB has supported the “Each child in kindergarten program”, led by OvidiuRo Association and supported by the Ministry of Education and the Romanian corporate sector. The scope of the program is to provide early quality education to every poor child in Romania, so they have a chance to become active members of society. Since launched in 2010, the program led to a spectacular increase in the number of poor children enrolled in and attending preschool & kindergarten on a daily basis, to more than 1,300. In the 2013-2014 school year, the program was available in 40 kindergartens in 22 communities in 11 counties. The ultimate goal of “Each Child in the Kindergarten” is to become a national government-supported program available to all children between 3 and 5 living below the poverty line. A first step was made: by Emergency Ordinance no.14/2016 is eliminated the maximum age (6 years) and the minimum age (3 years) from which can be granted the education stimulus. Consequently, all children eligible from revenues point of view are enrolled in kindergarten and who fulfill the presence to class condition will receive social tickets for kindergarten.
BVB Corporate Governance Institute Foundation
BVB’s Corporate Governance Institute Foundation (IGC-BVB) organizes seminars and offers consultancy services on corporate governance and sustainable development mainly for the listed companies, market participants, as well as for any other companies or the general public interested in such areas.
BVB has also supported various projects of NGOs such as Junior Achievement Romania and Voluntari pentru Idei si Proiecte, but was also involved in educational projects for potential retail investors, such as “Academia Broker”, in partnership with SSIF Broker, and in the project “Investment School for Employees” developed jointly with SSIF Tradeville.
During 2012-2015, BVB has supported HOSPICE Casa Sperantei, an NGO founded in 1992 as the first Romanian charity dedicated to improving the care of terminally ill patients and their families. It offers free-of-charge medical care for patients, social support, psychological, emotional and spiritual counseling for patients and their families. In its 24 years of activity, HOSPICE has brought comfort and hope to more than 20,000 patients. The organization also offers training in palliative care to professionals from Romania and abroad.
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