Thomas Kaissl Partnership Manager, Impact Hub Vienna

IMPACT IS…
Creating or leaving a positive impact for society. The environment needs to be at the core of every consumer and organizational behavior.

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE BECOMING PART OF THE IMPACT HUB VIENNA TEAM?
After studying economics and biology in Vienna, I worked for the UNEP in their biodiversity program. Then I spent two years working for EY as a non-financial consultant. After that was with WWF in Austria, working at the intersection between business and environment, pushing companies to operate more sustainably.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The diversity of social entrepreneurs – it’s fantastic to see so many “heroes” who make the world a better place.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HAVE ACHIEVED AS PART OF THE IHV TEAM BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
Contribute in shaping Impact Hub Vienna as a key player and business partner in the transition toward a green economy.

WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT SUNDAY LOOK LIKE?
Get up later than usual, recover ;-), eat a good breakfast, spend time with my family and friends, have a good tennis match or start early on a sunny day and climb up a mountain, enjoy the evening with delicious food, spend time with friends or watch a good movie.

WHAT IS AN ABSOLUTELY RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOU THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW?
Remember that “Guards scene” from Monty Python and the Holy Grail? I’ve seen it a million times and it still makes me laugh. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YiPC91QUk)

PLACE OF BIRTH?
Wels, Austria

LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK?
German (including Upper-Austrian ;-), English