Business programme


03 Jun , 09:00–10:15
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, conference hall D4

Climate-related aspects include the physical risks caused by climate change, which could alter the fundamentals of supply and demand of many goods and services. These risks could have adverse effects on the environment, contractors, and societies. Climate-related transition risks may affect potential new businesses, investment and technologies. Climate and resource issues are essential for companies that are committed to sustainability. In order to successfully develop sustainable performance, all stakeholders have to take a common view on the priorities. The growing awareness and concern about climate change will increase demand for low-carbon and resource- and energy-efficient products and services. Finnish companies operating in Russia are committed to improving sustainability. Today, many companies are already operating based on circular economy principles and are utilizing waste stream materials efficiently. Employee wellbeing, health and safety are important for Finnish companies, and business ethics and compliance are monitored closely. Similarly, Russian companies operating in Finland and with Finnish companies have been keen to improve their ESG practices. There is still room to strengthen this co-operation even further. How could cooperation between Finland and Russia allow companies to achieve their sustainability goals more quickly? How could companies share best practice in corporate governance, stakeholder engagement and the use of green bonds and other financial instruments?

Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Senior Adviser, East Office of Finnish Industries

Denis Butsayev, General Director, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Sergei Ivanov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Alexey Rakhmanov, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Demetrio Russo, Vice President for East Europe, Nokia Corporation
Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of the Finland Republic
Andrey Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Front row participants
Rostislav Baskakov, Director for Sales and Business Development, Solid Environmental Technologies Oy
Pekka Suhonen, Vice President, M&A, UROS Group
Esa Antero Hyvarinen, President, FORATOM; Head of CEO Office, Fortum Corporation