A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 166 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 76 countries worldwide, and 154 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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The Role of Charities in Building a Sustainable and Equitable Social System
15 October 2021
09:30—11:00
Moderators
Aleksandra Boldyreva
Executive Director, Donors Forum Association
Speakers and experts
Benjamin Bellegy
Executive Director, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), Brazil
Ekaterina Bogdasarova
President, Istok Foundation
Louise Driver
Executive Director, Independent Philanthropy Association South Africa (IPASA)
Irina Zhukova
Regional director for Sustainable Development in Russia and Eastern Europe, Philip Morris International Inc
Faina Zakharova
President, Life Line Charity Foundation for Saving Seriously Ill Children
Carola Carazzone
Secretary General, Assifero; Chair, Dafne – Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe, Italy
Oksana Kosachenko
President, Sistema Charitable Foundation
Cathie Carrigan
Managing Director, International Programs, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, USA
Maria Morozova
General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Aarti Mohan
Co-founder and Partner, Sattva Consulting, India
Oksana Oracheva
General Director, Vladimir Potanin Foundation
Tatiana Rogozina
Chairman of the Inva – Academy Board of Trustees, Member of the Maria Volodina Grand Ballet School Board of Trustees, Member of the Helicopter Sports Federation
Anna Soshinskaya
President, Responsible for the Future Charitable Foundation, Amway Russia