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 188 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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Stanislav Prokofiev

Stanislav Prokofiev

Rector, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
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17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Best Practices for Involving the Private Sector in Efforts to Accomplish National Development Goals
Our scientists saw two completely different ESG agendas, based on the experience of applying this concept in various countries. One is for external use – a very clear protectionist policy in which rich countries intend to receive part of the natural rent from countries that supply them with useful minerals or energy sources.<…> It seems that even if large-scale sanctions had not been imposed on our country, they would have come to us anyway, but under the flag of the ESG agenda
17.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Best Practices for Involving the Private Sector in Efforts to Accomplish National Development Goals
This approach is a transformation of global themes, approaches to Russian conditions. Of course, as part of the EHS concept it is necessary to specify the requirements for socially responsible business, bringing them to specific indicators. As a result, we must have specific indicators that a socially responsible company must comply with in order to achieve long-term sustainable development goals together with the state. And we should think what kind of incentives such company should receive from the state
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Internationalization of Russian Higher Education in the Current Conditions
It would be unthinkable to have education without science, and so it’s very important - especially in these trying times - to respect national priorities in terms of research areas and headhunting for the most talented young researchers to attract them to do masters degrees and doctorates and post-graduate studies. [...] We need to attract more foreign academics to study with us. That’s why we need to think through a model for attracting scientists with grants and scholarships into various scientific fields. It’s a system that has worked well for a long time in a number of different countries all over the world. I think it’s time to start thinking about creating something similar in Russia
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Internationalization of Russian Higher Education in the Current Conditions
Maybe – if we want to prepare potential foreign applicants to deal with the language and the culture – we should consider creating, along with the existing university sub-faculties, some kind of nationwide organization – like a Goethe Institute, for example – which could build up a training system according to unified curricula. And to create a unified examination system
16.06.2022
SPIEF 2022
Internationalization of Russian Higher Education in the Current Conditions
Western countries – the ones we are now calling ‘unfriendly’ – continue to work together with us, just at a slightly less intensive rate. As for friendly countries, projects are ongoing and continue to expand and develop