Business programme

Assessing the Economic Impact of Non-Profit Organizations, Charity Work, and Volunteering

15 Jun , 09:00–10:15
Protecting the Population and Quality of Life as the Main Priority
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

Support for the non-profit sector, charity and volunteering has become a significant part of the government agenda in recent years. This creates favourable conditions for development of the sector. It is also playing a particularly important role in challenging external circumstances. During such times, people become more involved in charitable activities and volunteering, more funds are raised, the non-profit sector is strengthened, and the market for social services is developing on a competitive basis. The contribution to the economy made by Russia’s non-profit organizations has grown 2.5 times over the last four years, reaching 1.5% of GDP (about RUB 2 trillion), according to 2022 data. How and why should the contribution made by the non-profit sector, charity and volunteering to the country’s economy be assessed? What trends can be observed in the non-profit sector’s development? What impact will the assessment have on the work of non-profit organizations? How can the government encourage the non-profit sector to enhance its contribution to the country's economy?

Alexey Grishchenko, General Director, Delovaya Sreda (Business Environment)

Tatyana Ilyushnikova,
Dmitry Kenchadze, Deputy Head, Federal State Statistics Service
Alena Kuratova, Founder, Head, Charity Fund "Children-Butterflies"; International Expert on Rare (Orphan) Diseases, Specialist in Healthcare Organization; Member, Russian Public Chamber
Julia Mazanova, Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Communications, Management Company METALLOINVEST
Artem Metelev, Chairman of the Committee on Youth Policy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Supervisor, DOBRO.RU
Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Chairman, Commission for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector and Support of Socially Oriented NPOs, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation; Director, Agency of Social Information
Olga Khomova, General Director, State Academic Capella in St. Petersburg
Lev Jakobson, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics