Business programme

Promoting a Socially Oriented Sustainable Future

16 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Investment in Development as Investment in People
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

The social component of sustainable development requires solutions to society's current problems, as well as a clear understanding of the consequences these solutions bring, plus their long-term impact. Staking on short-term profits, wasteful use of resources, and social inequality must give way to the growth of an educated, informed, and aware society. For the development of this sector, especially in difficult economic conditions, bets are placed on internal resources and the formation of socially responsible thinking within the society. Human development, the accumulation of human capital, and the provision of greater social justice are the main vectors of moving toward social sustainability and the achievement of strategic social policy goals. What priorities does the state set for social stability? What changes in social policy are needed in the coming years? How can technology provide new standards for social services? How can a systemic partnership between the government, business, and non-profits be established? And how can the ‘third sector’ contribute to the implementation of the most important social innovations? How can communities of active citizens influence the attraction of social investments to their territories?

Ilya Chukalin, Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Grants Foundation

Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) (online)
Olga Batalina, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Maria Zalunina, Head of CSR, National Media Group
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Kuznetsov, Head of the Executive Committee, All-Russia People's Front
Sofia Malyavina, General Director, National Priorities
Maria Morozova, General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Natalya Timakova, Deputy Chairman, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
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

Front row participant
Fatima Mukhomedzhan, Director, The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation