Business programme

The Role of Government, Business and Non-Profits in Responding to Sociocultural Challenges

04 Jun , 10:00–11:15
The Human Factor in Responding to Global Challenges
Pavilion G, conference hall G1

Donations to non-profits grew substantially in 2020, indicating a greater acknowledgement by businesses of the needs of the third sector and a move towards providing help and support during the pandemic. In Russia, this positive trend was facilitated in part by tax breaks, which represented an important step forward in building ties between the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Businesses may now conceivably invest more in corporate social responsibility programmes and in meeting sustainable development goals. This could in turn make them more attractive to both investors and consumers. At the same time, non-profits are able to employ ongoing support from businesses to adjust their own programmes. As a result, they are finding it possible to move from providing targeted assistance to blanket support. How will the public, private, and non-profit sectors work together in 2021, and will cooperation serve to benefit all participants in the process? How can the social effect of joint charitable initiatives be measured? How has the charity sector changed following amendments to the tax code? And is this initiative enough to ensure that the sector continues to develop? What international practices for cooperation between the public, private and non-profit sectors could be adopted in Russia?

Dmitry Polikanov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)

Julia Mazanova, Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Communications, METALLOINVEST
Natalya Poppel, Sustainable Development Advisor to the General Director, Severstal
Aleksandr Sinitsyn, General Director, Tinkov Family Charitable Foundation
Ilya Chukalin, Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Grants Foundation
Ekaterina Shergova, Director, Member of the Management Board, "Gift of Life" Charity Foundation

Front row participants
Evgeniya Kalacheva, First Deputy General Director, PhosAgro
Joannis Mytilineos, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Executive Officer, ZKRD
Elizaveta Muravkina, President, Galchonok Foundation