A New Philantropic Ecosystem to Underpin Sustainable Social Development

24 May , 16:45–18:00
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D3

Today, the philanthropic sector is undergoing a large-scale transformation. While charitable organizations are playing an increasingly important role, social initiatives by organizations at the local level are becoming increasingly crucial in areas where the state does not have the necessary financial or operational resources. The private sector is pioneering new ways of demonstrating its social responsibility, and the role of technology as a tool for increasing the effectiveness of all participants in social initiatives is growing. Another trend is the formation of new approaches, such as social investing and social crowdfunding, among other innovations. What is the modern trajectory for the development of social engagement in Russia and globally? What problems do traditional and new participants in social initiatives face today? What social initiatives are in pressing need of funding? Can Russia develop a culture of social responsibility that meets modern standards? What trends will determine the continued development of socially oriented practices?

Christoph Frei, Secretary General, Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Sadhguru ., Yogi and Mystic; Founder, Isha Foundation
Tomasz Bochenek, President, Microsoft Rus LLC
Sanjeev Kanoria, Trustee, Kanoria Foundation
Timothy Murphy, General Counsel, Chief Franchise Officer, Mastercard Inc
Dan Sten Olsson, Chief Executive Officer, Stena AB
Frederik Paulsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ferring Holding SA
Lana Popovic, General Manager for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Baltics and Moldova, The Coca Cola Company
Irina Prokhorova, Co-Founder, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation (The Charitable Foundation for Cultural Initiatives)
Igor Rybakov, Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, Rybakov Foundation
Ilya Chukalin, Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Grants Foundation

Discussion participant
Anna Shabarova, Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company; Member of the Board of Trustees, Russian Copper Company Charity Fund