The business community will talk about corporate volunteering

The business community will talk about corporate volunteering

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V international forum “Corporate volunteering: business and society” will be held in Moscow

Photo courtesy of the organizers

V international forum “Corporate volunteering: business and society” will be held on 8 December at the press center of MIA “Russia Today” in Moscow. The event is the largest in Russia, the expert platform in the subject. The forum is organized by the Russian managers Association and the national Council on corporate volunteering.

During the forum companies-participants will present the best practices in corporate volunteering. The event is planned a panel discussion “Civil participation in Russia: opportunities and challenges for corporate volunteering”, a master class of Pro-bono from the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Russia and Eastern Europe, thematic sections, as well as performances by Russian and international experts.

More than 70 will be speakers at the upcoming forum. Among them: Kenn Allen, senior consultant, IAVE — The International Association for Volunteer Effort; Alexei Venediktov, chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow”; Murad Kerimov, Deputy Minister of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation; Tatiana Gomzyakova, Chairman of the Association of volunteer centres, the Director of the Department on work with volunteers in the organizing Committee “Russia-2018”; Larisa Pautova, managing Director of the Fund “Public opinion”; Irina Bakhtina, Director for corporate relations, member of the Board of Directors, Unilever; Elena Vishnyakova, Director of public relations En+ Group; Irina Zhukova, Director of corporate communications and public relations, “Philip Morris Seylz end Marketing”; Svetlana Ivchenko, Director of the Department of social policy of the company “Norilsk Nickel”, etc.

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In addition, the forum will sum up the all-Russian competition “Champions of good deeds”. Leading the ceremony will be TV presenter, public figure, Ambassador of the host city of the FIFA world Cup 2018 of Viktoriya Lopyreva.

First Deputy Executive Director, Association of managers, member of the Public chamber of Moscow Vadim Kovalyov said, commenting on the upcoming event that corporate volunteering is becoming increasingly popular social business practices.

“The purpose of the forum in 2016 is the analysis of the experience of corporate volunteering in Russia and abroad at the present stage and the replication of successful practices, a discussion of possible ways of development and strengthening of multi-sectoral partnerships, “business–society–government,” he said.

Chairman of the National Council of corporate volunteering, Director of communications and social projects OK “RUSAL” Rustam Zakiev, in turn, noted that corporate volunteering is an important instrument for maintaining the social activity of companies and build sustainable relationships with government and local communities.

“The experience of leading companies shows clearly that corporate volunteering is an important tool for meaningful social change, and corporate communications,” he concluded.

Participation in the event is free, for this you need to pass the pre-registration.