Home Credit promotes cultural exchanges in celebration of Czech National Day

Celebrations take place as Czech Republic continues its presidency of the Council of the European Union

Prague, 27th October, 2022: Home Credit Group marked this week’s Czech National Day celebrations with a series of engagements, aimed at promoting the Czech Republic’s contribution to global business, culture and arts.

Underscoring the importance of this month – as part of the Czech Republic’s Council of the European Union presidency – Home Credit has collaborated on a number of events, cultural programmes and art related activities to bring Czech culture to its diverse global markets.

“This is an auspicious time for the Czech Republic,” said Jan Ruzicka, Chief External Affairs Officer at Home Credit. “Our company is uniquely positioned to bring Czech culture to the wider world and I am proud that our efforts are helping to reinforce positive perceptions of the Czech Republic in countries as diverse as Vietnam, India and the Philippines.”

Activities that have taken place include:

  • Responsible Finance – An event in Hong Kong. Partnering with the local Czech Consulate to deliver a green finance focused event, including guest speakers from MSCI and the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao.
  • Poetry Jukebox – In collaboration with renowned Czech art activist Ondrej Kobza, Home Credit is delivering an interactive cultural experience to the heart of some of the company’s key markets. Cities such as Astana and Ho Chi Minh City will host specially produced jukeboxes that play Czech poems out of them for audiences to listen to. The content will feature notable Czech poets.
  • Czech maps – Partnering with Matej Hosek – a young man, diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who has an incredible talent map drawing. Home Credit has distributed hundreds of his new maps book to Czech embassies across its operational markets as a way to further promote Czech cultural exchange
  • Business Leaders Forum – In Prague, partnering with the Czech Foreign Ministry, Home Credit’s Chief External Affairs officer took part in a recent event looking at the importance of embedding ESG into business strategies and everyday decision making. Other speakers from Lego and Skoda addressed a Czech audience on the day.

About Home Credit

Founded in 1997, Home Credit is a global consumer finance provider with operations in eight countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Southeast Asia, as well as India and China. The company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, offers non-collateralised, purpose-driven loans, cash loans and revolving lending products both online and in partnering retail shops. It drives and broadens financial inclusion for unbanked populations and encourages economic development through supporting domestic consumption.

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