Business programme

Sustainable Development for Future Generations: On the Brink of Achieving Goals

16 Jun , 09:00–10:15
The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

Achieving sustainable development goals, such as including providing decent employment opportunities and stimulating economic growth, reducing inequality, eliminating hunger and poverty, combating climate change, protecting environment and water, promoting affordable clean energy and quality education are a mainstay at the world's leading discussion platforms. To some extent most of the sustainable development goals and objectives are already included in the main strategic documents and programmes of most states. Within the context of the new economic and geopolitical reality the global community faces new challenges in achieving the SDGs. It is fundamentally important for the Russian Federation to maintain the set course and commitments undertaken for the benefit of future generations. What are the results of the Russian Federation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? How will the current economic and geopolitical situation affect the achievement of the SDGs by 2030 and what financial resources will be required for this? What are the roles of government, business, scientific and civil communities in achieving the SDGs, and how to organize their effective collaboration? How to build a 'green' future for the Russian Federation in the new economic and political conditions, and does the climate agenda have a place in them? Financing of sustainable development: how to launch investment mechanisms under the conditions of rethinking economic models, including at the regional level? What role does the banking sector play in implementing measures to achieve the SDGs?

Ivan Lobanov, Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Andrey Bugrov, Non-Executive Director, Norilsk Nickel
Konstantin Dolgov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI)
Pavel Malkov, Acting Governor of the Ryazan Region
Sergey Machekhin, Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro
Boris Porfiriev, Scientific Director, Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Natalya Tretyak, First Vice President, Gazprombank
Ruslan Edelgeriyev, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues

Front row participants
Olga Dergunova, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank; Director, Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University
Sergey Egorenko, Deputy Head, Federal State Statistics Service
Alexey Fedorov, Head of "Quantum Information Technologies" Group, Russian Quantum Center
Wang Qi, Director, Institute for China-Russia Strategic Cooperation, Tsinghua University (online)