Corporate Responsibility to the Future. Technology for Society and Nature
Moscow, 17-18 October 2019
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VIIIth Ecological Forum
The event is co-hosted by PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel(Nornickel), Environment Foundation of the Siberian Federal University (EF of the SibFU), and Research Institute of Environmental Issues (NIIPE).
Can big business be environmentally accountable to future generations? How to find a balance between social and economic development of the regions and the preservation of nature? In what way do the sustainable development principles influence public-private partnership? What best available technologies can ensure a good quality of life in industrialized areas? What kind of technological modernization is needed and can be achieved given the present-day environmental regulations regarding industrial production?

These and other pressing issues will be addressed at theVIIIth Ecological Forum,Corporate Responsibility to the Future. Technology for Society and Nature,to be held inMoscow on 17-18 October 2019.
Venue
Digital Business Space is a cutting-edge conference and business networking facility for hi-tech and innovation professionals.

47 Pokrovka St., Moscow
The present Ecological Forum evolved from Environmental Protection and Industrial Activity in the North, an international environmental conference hosted by PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Until 2018, environmental conferences were held in Norilsk. Last year the VIIth Ecological Forum, Protection of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Northern Territories, was held as part of the Murmansk International Business Week (MIBW).

The experience of holding Environmental Forums in past years shows its efficiency as a platform bringing together business, state, environment and civil society stakeholders. Sustainable development is directly influenced by the progress of this dialogue for the benefit of the economy, environment and society.

In addition, the Forum serves as a venue for developing the best solutions aiming to ensure industrial and environmental safety, sharing best practices among manufacturing companies in managing environmental safety systems, environmental conservation, and implementing corporate environmental projects.
The event will be attended by representatives of the authorities, both federal and those from provincial governments of Northern Russian regions, experts, researchers, as well as representatives of NGOs and manufacturing companies operating in the High North. International environmental NGOs are also invited to take part in this Forum.

At the Forum, SibFU Environment Foundation, Nornickel, and other large manufacturing companies focused on improving the environment in the High North will present their ongoing and perspective projects in this field. As part of the Ecological Forum, a plenary session and ten panels will be held.
Ecological Forum Schedule
Dates: 17-18 October 2019
Venue: Digital Business Space (47, Pokrovka Street, Moscow)
17 October
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Registration and welcoming coffee
Foyer, 1 and 2 Floor
10:00 AM-12.20 AM
10:00 AM-12.20 AM
Plenary session: Corporate Responsibility to the Future. Technology for Society and Nature
Great hall
12:20 AM-1:20 PM
12:20 AM-1:20 PM
Display of presentations and models of environmental projects
Foyer, 2 Floor

1:20 PM-3:20 PM
1:20 PM-3:20 PM
Panel 1. Amendments to the Environmental Legislation. Tasks to Be Tackled by the Government and Business Lecture hall 1
How the industrial corporations and administrative bodies should approach the implementation of the amendments to the environmental laws?
1:20 PM-3:20 PM
1:20 PM-3:20 PM
Panel 2. Estimating Corporate Responsibility to Future Generations. Environmental Ratings
Lecture room 2
Evaluating environmental policies and environment-related activities of companies operating in industrial areas: how can we do it? Corporate openness, specialized policies, and environmental standards: a real thing or a mere formality?
3:50 PM-5:50 PM
3:50 PM-5:50 PM
Panel 3. Introducing BATs in 2019: Outcomes and Perspectives
Lecture room 1
In which way does the introduction of BATs impact the environment in industrialized cities? Russian BATs versus imported ones: pros and cons.
3:50 PM-5:50 PM
3:50 PM-5:50 PM
Panel 4. Russian and International Experience in Revamping Mining and Metallurgy Production Assets Lecture hall 2
Studying international cases of upgrading industrial assets and introducing new technological solutions. What challenges were encountered by different countries in this context? Are there relevant Russian cases?
18 October
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Registration and welcoming coffee
Foyer, 1 and 2 Floor
10:00 AM-12.00 AM
10:00 AM-12.00 AM
Strategic session under the auspices of the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service: Role of Industry Players in the Implementation of the Clean AirFederal Project
Small hall
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Display of presentations and models of environmental projects
Foyer, 2 Floor
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Panel 5. UN Sustainable Development Goals in UNIDO Programs
Lecture hall 1
17 UN sustainable development goals and the present-day social and economic development of Russia. Can we develop without jeopardizing the rights of future generations? UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) programs implemented in Russia and abroad.
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Panel 6. Environmental Education, Environmental Volunteering, and Ecotourism. Social Initiatives as a Process of Building-up Environmental Awareness Lecture room 1
Engaging the public in the effort to address the pressing environmental issues. Educational programs and awareness-raising. Environmental volunteering and ecotourism as a means of patriotic and eco-friendly education.
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Panel 7. International Cooperation in the Barents Region.Environmental Issues and Ways to Solve Them Lecture hall 2
Promoting transborder cooperation in the Barents region. What common issues may be tackled through a joint effort of Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland? Key environmental challenges being discussed at an international level.
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Cocktail party
Foyer, 2 Floor

Please e-mail your questions and suggestions regarding the Ecological Forum schedule, as well as attendance applications at:
welcome@ecobusinessforum.ru

Organisers' Contacts

Ms. Elena Koreneva, SibFU Environment Foundation
+7 (391) 216-8108

Ms. Natalia Mironova, NIIPE
+7 (495) 953-7465
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