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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 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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Case session. Sustainable Normality: How to Make Responsible Practices the Domestic Norm for the Russian Public?
17 June 2022
12:00—13:00

Over the last three years, awareness and sustainable normality have become a new trend in the lives of the Russian public. According to United Minds, 25% of respondents understand sustainable development as creation of favourable conditions for everyone, while another 21% see it as sustainable production by companies of goods and services. People recognize their responsibility for forming both the economic and the social sphere. For instance, during the pandemic years, a stratum took shape of «eco-evangelists» who save water (57%), hand in batteries for recycling (37%) and sort their rubbish (34%). 57% of buyers in the world state that they are prepared to pay more for environmentally clean products. In Russia, the figures is 86%. There has also been an increase in the proportion of the Russian public who regularly given to charity (10%) or engage in volunteering (16%). In parallel, funds and companies are including sustainable development agenda among their employees, beneficiaries and residents of cities: they hold eco-habit marathons, launch social marketing campaigns, volunteer events and others. And, according to Accenture, it is consumers’ demand expectations that constitute the main factor behind sustainable development in one of two companies. Give the current economic instability and reduction in resources, however, consumption priorities, values and models might change substantially. Will the new economic and political challenges cause Russia’s people and organizations to reject sustainable practices or have these already become part of normal DNA?How do businesses and NPOs introduce responsible environmental and social practices into people’s lives? How do people in Russia choose organizations and brands worthy of their trust and support? What new forms of involvement could responsible companies and charitable foundations offer people apart from financial support?

Date
17.06.2022
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
12:00—13:00
Conference hall
Passage in zone F, Social Platform of the Roscongress Foundation
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