SPIEF.Junior Forum

Investment in the Future: How Companies Invest in Schooling in Russia. Experience of Major Corporations and Development Prospects for the Given Mechanism

18 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Panel discussion
Congress Centre, conference hall E11
Supported by Novatek OJSC

The trend toward early career orientation has naturally taken root in big corporations: companies seek out talented minds while they are still in school. A variety of methods are used. Some companies implement programmes for working with schools in the format of project activities: organize school hackathons with technological tasks and involvement of mentors; others give financial help, open their own classes in school and assist in getting into higher education institutions. Intellectual investment in education is to invest in creating new intangible assets, such as development of educational materials; development of innovations in education; making training programmes requiring financial support more accessible. During the session, big Russian companies will share their experience of intellectual investment in school education and discuss the most effective approaches and difficulties that might arise.
- Should a big business engage in intellectual investment?
- Intellectual investment: new opportunities or social responsibility for big business?
- What is the payback horizon for Russian companies’ intellectual investment in school education?
- How should collaboration be driven in Russia between general education institutions and companies prepared to invest in development of schools and young people’s future?
- What motivates big companies to collaborate with the younger generation and how do corporate approaches differ?

Alexander Zbarskiy, Deputy Head of the Human Resources Department, Russian Railways
Natalya Kiryanina, Head of Corporate Programs of Social Development Department, Novatek PJSC
Svetlana Romanova, .
Anastasia Salnikova, Head of Internal Communications Department, HR and Social Unit, Russian Post
Igor Sukhotin, Director of the Social Policy Department of OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel

Aygul Shadrina, Member of the Youth Council of Oil and Gas Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation