Green Economy. How to Fit into Global Trends
September 10th 2021, 14:30-16:00
Politicians and society unanimously approve of the environmental agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Companies and corporations are not yet keeping up with the changes in public sentiment. However, the annual report of the British analytical company FTSE Russell states that by 2030, if the current commitment to sustainable development is maintained, the green economy should grow up to 10% of the gross world product.

The magnitude of sustainable development challenges, as well as national and international regulatory advances, are stimulating the rapid development of cleaner, low-carbon technologies in many industries. Investors are increasingly looking at companies they invest in considering environmental, social and governance risks, which means shifting to responsible investment (ESG investment: environmental, social and governance).

The Sustainable Development and Green Economy agendas are also crucial for Russia - since only those companies that integrate sustainability into their business strategies and correctly assess the environmental and social risks of investing in big projects will join the "green" business club.

  • How to preserve and improve the environment through sectoral transformations?
  • What are Russia's priorities in the implementation of the Ecology national project?
  • Why is ESG so important for Russian companies and the economy in general, and how is the ESG approach being implemented in corporate management?
  • How can Russia become effective in the race for the green future of the economy?
  • What is the role of cities in the development of the green economy?

Andrey Sokolov, Deputy Director General of TASS

Invited speakers:
Vladimir Avdeenko, Head of the Directorate for the Development of Agro - and Biotechnologies at Innopraktika
Maria Bagreyeva, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government
Dmitry Guzun, Vice President and Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Kimberly-Clark
Milana Verkhunova, Managing Director, ESG at Sberbank
Maxim Kalinkin, CEO of Gazprombank Leasing Group
Ota Kulhanek, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Business Service Leaders in the Czech Republic (ABSL)
Sergey Storozhenko, Public Representative of the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreuners' Rights for Forestry
Sergey Zaborov, Partner at McKinsey & Company