Sustainable Development. Role of Russia. Discussion Session
15 November, 2018, 14.30 | ACIG GC, Presnenskaya nab., 6., bld. 2, ‘Empire’ tower
The discussion session is devoted to the presentation and results discussion of three topical research projects, related to involving business into achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).ACIG GC, Presnenskaya nab., 6., bld. 2, ‘Empire’ tower
The discussion session is devoted to the presentation and results discussion of three topical research projects, related to involving business into achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
First, the thematic research project ‘Sustainable Development. Role of Russia’ will be presented, which was undertaken at the initiative of the UN Global Compact Local Network Russia by the ‘SGM’ Agency supported by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and FBK Grand Thornton. Conclusions of the research are based on the survey among leading Russian companies, which was devoted to business participation in achieving the SDGs. Key objectives of the survey were research of the general understanding of the SDGs as a factor transforming business strategies; defining priorities in facilitating achievement of the SDGs and global and local levels; and also revealing requests and expectations from international initiatives on sustainable development (in particular, from the UN Global Compact – UNGC) in terms of assisting Russian business in achieving the SDGs. 78 companies, representing main industries of the Russian economy, took part in the survey.
Besides that, there will be presented an analysis of business SDGs-integration mechanisms used by developed and developing countries. The analysis was run by the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) under the research framework of ‘Strategies of Leading Donor Countries Contributing to Development toward the SDGs’. There will also be presented results of recent research on international and Russian companies with a view to applying SDGs into their reporting held by PwC, Practical Guidance 2018 by the UN Global Compact supported by PwC: ‘Integrating the SDGs Into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide’.
For participation in the roundtable there are invited directors and sustainability managers of leading Russian and international companies, governmental officials, representatives of the UN agencies in Russia, Center for Strategic Research, Russian International Affairs Council, Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, academics from scientific and research institutions, business schools (MSU, NRU HSE, MSM Skolkovo, SPbGU, MIRBIS), consulting and PR agencies and thematic media. experts and partners of business associations.
Following the discussion, there will be completed and updated a draft programme of collective actions aimed at assisting Russian business in achieving the SDGs, developed under the aegis of the GC Local Network Russia.
The event starts at 15.00 (arrival from 14.30).