Collaboration Between Private and Public Sectors for Achieving SDGs
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of the global agenda with the three major interrelated elements – economic growth, social integration and environmental protection. Everyone has a role to play in achieving the 17 universal, comprehensive, and transformative goals, and the interaction of business and government has great potential to advance these goals and to achieve them worldwide.
In Russia, the number of companies that commit themselves to supporting growth and achieving specific SDGs has been increasing. At the same time, the leaders of the private sector publicly advocate for the government to take a more active role in promoting the SDGs and supporting related initiatives and projects.
‒ What is the place and role of business in the process of sustainable transformation? How can business interact with the state within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals?
‒ What is the role of the state in supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? What resources can the state attract to improve the efficiency of work in this direction?
‒ Are Russian companies ready to support the sustainable development Agenda and to make it a long-term business priority? How can businesses integrate SDGs into their business processes while increasing profits?
Ilya Lomakin-Rumyantsev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, VLM-Invest
Marina Vashukova, Executive Director, Association National Network of the Global Compact
Artem Larin, Partner, Cleantech and Sustainability Services Leader, Ernst and Young
Allyson Park, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Mars, Incorporated
Roberto Ridolfi, Assistant to the Director General of Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, United Nations Development Programme
Elena Feoktistova, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship Directorate, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Artem Shadrin, Director, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation