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UN Global Compact Russia


Larisa Ovchinnikova

Expert in the sphere of sustainable development

Articles & Interviews

Larisa Ovchinnikova. Business needs to learn how to use Global Compact as an instrument of sustainable development

Today business is considered responsible if it encourages positive impacts through their activities on the environment, stakeholders, consumers and communities apart from making profit and using resources in its own interests.


Expert in the sphere of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculties of geography and psychology) and Kutafin Moscow State Law University graduate. Managing Director of the Institutional Development Department of the State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)". Supervises Vnesheconombank participation in CSR and sustainability initiatives, as well as management and institutional development of the Russian Global Compact Local Network on behalf on the Vhesheconombank, which has been chairing the Network from 2013. Many years of experience in geography, culture, environment protection, history and use of natural resources, law practice, project and organizational management (Chief of real estate and investment projects of MSU, executive director if the Russian Geographic Society, member of Presidium of the RGS Academic Board, member of Supervisory Board of the Eurasian Centre for the Study, Preservation and Rehabilitation of the Leopard Population etc).

Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.