UNIDO Centre took part in Gaidar Forum
January 23, 2019
MOSCOW, 17 January 2019
Sergey Korotkov, Director of the UNIDO Centre in Russia, participated in the panel session entitled “Why business inevitably benefits from being responsible?”, that was held on 17 January as part of Gaidar Forum.
The expert discussion, in which representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Export Centre, Vnesheconombank, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and large companies took part, focused on prospects of introduction of responsible business conduct standards in Russia.
Sergey Korotkov told about the integration of economic, social and environmental imperatives by small and medium enterprises into their management and daily operations as part of UNIDO Centre projects. “Responsible business conduct, namely environmental management and eco-efficiency, responsible sourcing, stakeholder engagement, gender balance bring along important competitive advantages both in economic and managerial terms”, he noted.
Gaidar Forum was held in Moscow from 15 to 17 January 2019 for the 10th time. The Forum serves as a discussion platform on emerging and pressing issues of the day, the position and strategic role of Russia in the world traditionally occupying the central place in the Forum’s agenda.