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UN Global Compact Russia


Responsible Finance and Investment Practice in Russia

Marriott Grand Hotel, 26/1, Tverskaya St., Moscow
Add to calendar 27-02-2019 10:00 01-01-1970 03:00 Europe/Moscow Responsible Finance and Investment Practice in Russia 27 February 2019 10:00-15:30 (registration starts at 9:30) | Mariott Grand Hotel, 26/1, Tverskaya St., Moscow

A the conference representatives of relevant government departments, financial institutions and businesses and other experts will discuss formation of responsible finance and investment system in Russia in format of thematic discussions.
Marriott Grand Hotel, 26/1, Tverskaya St., Moscow
Finance sector and investment institutions are key drivers for shaping the economy of sustainable development and the fulfillment of the most important humanitarian, social and environmental objectives, both within the framework of the strategic goals of Russia and for the UN Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals).

Over the past decade, environmental and social responsibility standards have become firmly established in business practice of financial and investment organizations in developed countries. The topic has gained momentum in Russia: in the Ministry of Industry and Trade there is a decree on subsidizing interest rates on green bonds at the negotiation stage; an expert working group on responsible investment of the Bank of Russia was established and actively operates, the green section is planned to be launched on the Moscow Exchange, etc. The National Network of the Global Compact in Russia is launching a program to promote responsible finance and investment practices on the basis of the UN GC action platform "Financial Innovations for the SDGs".

In December 2018, an inportant event took place in Russia: the first green bonds in the history of the country were listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange, the passport of the national project Ecology was approved in January 2019, and the Presidential Decree on the creation of the public environmental company "Russian Ecological Operator" was issued.

Russia realized all global trends. Is Russia ready? Or delayed at the start? What are the expectations of market participants, the positions of regulators and what main tools can be applied in practice today (both world and already existing Russian ones)? 

Key conference topics

- Transformation and regulation of the investment and financial system, taking into account the principles of sustainable development.
- Actual prerequisites for the development of responsible investment practices in Russia and the creation of a market for green finance.
- Government policies and incentives to support green funding and responsible investment. The state of affairs.
- Participants in the market for responsible investment and green finance. Positions and needs.
- The introduction of the principles of sustainable development and ESG in corporate governance and investment strategies.
- Green loans and securitization.
- Tools (methodology, standardization, auditing, indices, registries, verification).
- Roadmap for the formation of a green finance market in Russia.

Representatives of relevant government departments, financial and credit organizations, investment funds and corporations, business community, associations and NGOs, financial analysts and experts.

Event schedule

03:00 — 10:00
Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 — 12:00
Plenary session. Russia's place in the system of transforming the financial and investment markets to ensure sustainable development
12:00 — 12:30
Coffee break
12:30 — 14:30
Strategy session. Tools for developing the practice of responsible investment and the green finance market
14:30 — 15:30
Lunch break

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