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UN Global Compact Russia

UNGC Projects

Business and SDGs

In focus:

– Development of the national agenda for responsible business concerning promotion of SDGs and their achievement.
– Adaptation and presentation of the UN Global Compact projects on SDGs (SDG Compass, Action Platforms etc.).
– Events dedicated to discussion of opportunities for business and its liabilities in the context of SDGs. 
– Development and dissemination of general guidances concerning business strategies and actions for SDGs achievement. 

Within the project GC Local Network in Russia together with partners hold webinars, online-consultations, meetings and round tables, do research. Among special projects - survey «Sustainable Development. Russian Impact» and youth contest «Impact of Business. Local Solutions to the Global Problems».   

«Sustainable Development. Russian Impact»

Russian Global Compact Local Network jointly with its partners - Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, SGM Agency, ACIG Group of Companies and FBK Grant Thornton – is conducting an interview among representatives of leading companies under the framework of the programme ‘Sustainable Development. Russian Impact’.

The key objective of the survey is to study requests, needs and offers of Russian business in relation to its participation in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The study results and suggestions, elaborated on the basis of the poll, will be used to determine priorities of Russian business in enforcing SDGs and forming an action plan of the UN GC Local Network, aimed at widening opportunities of integrating SDGs into business-strategies of companies and promotion of Russian responsible business on the international scene.

The results of the survey are available here.

«Impact of Business. Локальные решения глобальных проблем»

The Youth Contest ‘Impact of Business. Local Solutions to Global Problems’, the Grand-prix winners of which will be awarded with the educational certificates to SUMAS Sustainability Management School (Gland, Switzerland), is a new project of the Russian Global Compact Local Network. The contest starts in March 2018 and will last duting the whole year to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The key goal of the Contest is to attract attention of students, young scientists, teachers, specialists and other relevant categories of young Russian citizens to discuss the mission, issues and ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals up to 2030 (hereinafter referred to as SDGs), with an emphasis on the role of business in developing effective ways to promote and implement them.

The Contest is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Embassy of Switzerland in Russia, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, United Nations Association of Russia, Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, UN Information Center in Moscow, UN-Environment Office in Russia and other pool of information partners; leading Russian companies – participants and partners of the UN GC Local Network – also support the Contest.

Project news

Sustainable Development. Role of Russia. Presentation of Topical SDGs Research Projects

On 15 November 2018, on the base of ACIG GC there took place a discussion session ‘Sustainable Development. Role of Russia’, which was devoted to presentation and discussion of conclusions of topical research projects, related to the issue of business involvement into the achieving of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.