Managing Disruptions and Embracing Change
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1

Emerging market business philanthropy is growing rapidly. Not only is this increased giving having a beneficial impact on the societies in which these businesses operate, it is contributing to employee corporate identity and brand affinity. Where is emerging market philanthropy headed over the coming years?

Elizaveta Osetinskaya , Project Editor-in-Chief, RBC

Mehmet Fatih Baltacı , Chairman, Akfel Holding
Jean Goutchkoff , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Private Banking Suisse
Andrei Dubovskov , President, Chairman of the Management Board, MTS
Mikhail Piotrovsky , General Director, Hermitage Museum
Ivan Tavrin , Chief Executive Officer, MegaFon
Maria Chertok , Director, Charities Aid Foundation Russia

Alexander Kurylev , Vice-Rector for Development, European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP)
Maria Morozova , General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Sergey Orlov , Chairman, Сommittee of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, All Russia Public Organization «Business Russia»
Natalia Poppel , Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Directorate, Severstal


Key moments

“Business still has enormous potential to take a more strategic position on social development and play a role in R&D.”
Maria Chertok
“We have to make philanthropy more effective, and the way to do this is by working together with people, and not simply on their behalf. We should rely on partnerships, on understanding problems, and on seeking solutions to those problems together.”
Maria Morozova
“Russian telecommunication companies engage in philanthropy in the right way, systemically. The word “systemically” here is key. Megafon is looking for systemic stories that will last for years.”
Ivan Tavrin