The NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge is a project from the Roscongress Foundation’s social platform to integrate a social agenda into its major business forums.

The NPO LAB is a unique communications space bringing together non-profit organizations, business, and government to discuss current issues surrounding social development.

At the Eastern Economic Forum, the NPO LAB will be tasked with identifying priority challenges for the Russian Far East, together with effective technologies for solving them in socially significant areas: tackling demographic issues and the development of human capital, improving eco-efficiency and responsibility, implementing programmes to support an active lifestyle in old age, creating an inclusive environment, and strengthening the role of women in sustainable social development.

11.09.2018
11:15—11:45

Building A, level 6, NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge

Opening of the NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge

Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Alexander Stuglev, Chairman and CEO, The Roscongress Foundation
Elena Marinina, Deputy CEO and Head of the Directorate for the Socio-Economic Agenda, The Roscongress Foundation

11.09.2018
12:00—13:15

Building A, level 6, NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge

Human capital

Human Capital: Attracting and Retaining It

Facilitating the development of human capital in the Far East is a key prerequisite to delivering on the regional development and prosperity strategy. The Concept for the Demographic Policy of the Far East for the period ending 2025 presupposes a set of measures aimed at increasing the birth rate and life expectancy, reducing the death rate, reducing emigration, increasing the region’s appeal to migrants, and creating new jobs in the Far East.

How can businesses and non-profits support the implementation of demographic policies?
Which human capital development tools are most effective, given the specific features of the region?
How can the younger generation be enticed to remain in the region?
What would make the Russian Far East a comfortable and attractive place to live?
Which successful international and regional human capital development practices, including those drawing on the experience of neighbouring countries, could be used in the Russian Far East?

Moderator:
Igor Poletaev, TV presenter, NTV

Speakers:
Grigory Smolyak, Head of Department, Ministry for Development of Far East of Russian Federation
Ivan Yefimov, Director, Migration and Demographic Policy Development Unit, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East
Igor Osipov, President, FEFU Foundation
Valery Kripa, Public and Government Affairs Advisor, Exxon Neftegas Limited
Natalia Gonchar, Director of Social Activity, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
Anna Shabarova, Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Evgenia Telitsyna, Executive Director, Reach for Change Foundation Supporting Social Initiatives for Children
Raisa Ivanchak, Project Manager, Tatyanin Den (Tatiana’s Day) Foundation Supporting Youth Initiatives
Asya Gabysheva, Director, National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Varvara Chuikova, Executive Director of Endowment Fund "Future Leaders"
Mariya Zakhvatkina, Deputy director of regional Development, Corporate Charitable Foundation Katren

11.09.2018
13:30—14:20

Building A, level 6, NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge

Human capital

Forward-looking education as a tool of successful demographic policy

The creation of advanced special economic zones in the Russian Far East imposes additional requirements on the education system and requires the introduction of new approaches in this area. Developing technologies for continuing education, vocational guidance, and quality professional training, taking into account the structure of demand for workers and professionals, is an issue that needs to be addressed today to avoid workforce shortages in the future and to ensure that large-scale tasks related to the accelerated development of the region can be implemented.

What problems does the education system in the Far East face, and what are the prospects for developing it?
Which professions will be in demand in the region in the near future?
Are there examples of effective interaction between businesses and educational institutions in the region with a view to preparing and educating students?
What is the potential for developing student exchange programmes involving with Asia-Pacific universities?
Which interesting projects developed by non-profits in the field of education should be replicated in the Far East and in Russia as a whole?
What role do new technologies and innovations play in the development of education?

Moderator:
Igor Poletaev, TV presenter, NTV

Speakers:
Marina Borovskaya, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Education, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Victoria Panova, Vice-Rector for International Relations, FEFU
Margarita Tsoy, Vice President, Exxon Neftegas Limited
Dmitry Tomchuk, Executive Director, PERI Foundation
Alena Markovich, President, Noviy Uchitel (New Teacher) Charitable Foundation
Alexander Tyurchev, Head of the Russian Union of Youth Khabarovsk Regional Organization
Yulia Zimova, Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexander Borodich, Founder, Universa Blockchain
Maxim Grigoriev, Head, ChildTech

11.09.2018
14:30—15:15

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Environment

Environment and innovation. Preserving the natural ecosystems of the Russian Far East

As industrial development gathers pace in the regions, ensuring that manufacturing plants strictly comply with environmental legislation is becoming a prerequisite for preserving the environment. Many companies do not limit their efforts to simple compliance with the legislation and, as part of their corporate social responsibility policies, take additional steps to preserve the ecosystems in the regions where they operate.

Will companies in the Far East be able to meet contemporary environmental safety requirements? What are the current requirements for preserving ecosystems in Russia and the world, what are companies in the Far East doing in this respect?

Co-Producer:
EcoStandard Group

Moderator:
Nikolay Krivozertsev, General Director, EcoStandard Group

Speakers:
Altair Tyumenev, Pacific Marine Directorate of Rosprirodnadzor
Natalia Gonchar, Director of Social Activity, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
Andrey Samatov, Head of the Environmental Division, Sakhalin Energy
Alexander Borodich, Founder, Universa Blockchain
Georgy Konnov, Director for Development of B2B Products for E-Commerce, QIWI
Roman Vdovin, Managing Partner, First Federal Intermodal Freight Operator JSC
Irina Olkhovskaya, Deputy Director, Vostochny Port
Sergey Aramilev, Director General, Amur Tiger Centre
Kirill Golokhvast, Vice President for Research, FEFU

11.09.2018
15:30—16:15

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Environment

Marine reserves and marine protected areas. How can the seas surrounding the Russian Far East and the world’s oceans be safeguarded against human interference?

The oceans are an important component of human economic activity and a frequent subject of scientific research. A recent study published in the Current Biology journal reports that only 13% of the world’s oceans – which cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface – remain unaffected by human activity. According to researchers from the University of Queensland, the marine wildlife ecosystem is characterized by high levels of biodiversity and large numbers of endemic species that must be protected against the devastating effects of human activities.
In particular, marine reserves and marine protected areas are now being created to address such global problems as overexploitation of living marine resources, climate change, and pollution of the oceans with hazardous substances and industrial waste.

The problems associated with preserving the oceans and seas as well as creating and operating the reserves will be addressed by guest experts.

Co-Producer:
EcoStandard Group

Moderator:
Anastasia Tsvetkova, CEO, Lake Baikal Foundation

Speakers:
Elena Zharkova, Representative of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)
Vladimir Oshchenko, Associate Professor, FEFU
Vladimir Rakov, Marine Biologist
Vasily Bogoslovsky, General Director, Clean Seas International Environmental Foundation
Olga Kharkova, Project Group Leader, Clean Seas International Environmental Foundation

11.09.2018
16:30—17:15

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Environment

Public initiatives as an integral part of regional development

Systematic activity in the field of environmental protection is impossible without the promotion of a culture of environmental responsibility in society capable of changing people’s usual way of thinking about ecology as the sole concern of the state and large industrial companies. Non-profit organizations can play an important role in shaping interest in social ecology issues through educational projects, master classes, competitions, and other events as well as involving local residents in volunteer activities.

How can the importance of environmental activities be brought to the attention of the general public? How can people be encouraged to take personal responsibility for the state of the environment in the region? How can the general public be motivated to take action?
Which public initiatives and socially significant projects led by non-profits and businesses in the region contribute to increasing involvement in tackling environmental issues?

Co-Producer:
EcoStandard Group

Moderator:
Anastasia Tsvetkova, CEO, Lake Baikal Foundation

Speakers:
Dmitry Sharkov, Siberia and Far East Corporate Governance Manager, Philip Morris Sales and Marketing
Nadezhda Belkova, Chairperson of the Board, Pilgrim Interregional Public Organization of People with Disabilities
Vera Kuzubov, Head, Zelenaya Kistochka (Green Brush) Nationwide Project
Anna Noskova, Member of the Environmental Committee, Primorsky Territory Youth Government
Valentina Mezentseva, Chairperson, Council of the Sakhalin Region Boomerang Club
Natalia Nazarenko, President, Pharmaceutical Commonwealth Association

12.09.2018
10:00—10:30

Building A, level 6, NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge

Social communication

Opening of the thematic section on social communication. Presentation of the Nationwide Social Project Competition "INNOSOCIUM" as part of the Centre for the Development of Social Communications

Moderator:
Tatiana Naumova, Editor-in-Chief, Delovoye Utro (Business Morning), NTV

Speakers:
Elena Marinina, Deputy CEO and Head of the Directorate for the Socio-Economic Agenda, The Roscongress Foundation
Elena Panova, Director of personnel policy and administrative affairs department Ministry of natural resources and environment of the Russian Federation
Alexander Alexeev, President, Art Directors Club Russia
Maria Melnichenko, Programme Director, Art, Science, and Sport Charitable Foundation
Anna Shabarova, Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Ekaterina Kruglova, Executive Director, MEMORY OF GENERATIONS Charitable Foundation
Artem Malgin, Vice-rector MGIMO University

12.09.2018
10:45—11:30

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Social communication

Social communication as a driver of socially important change.

Social communication in various formats is a tool for promoting social ideas, shaping public opinion and models of responsible behaviour, and involving people in constructive civic initiatives. In order to develop effective and modern social communications in Russia, the Roscongress Foundation and the Art, Science, and Sport Charitable Foundation have launched the Centre for the Development of Social Communications. One of the activities coordinated by the Centre is the Nationwide Social Project Competition.

Why is social communication relevant today and what should it look like?
Who should be the main participants in the system for developing social communication?
Are there any examples of successful social communication projects in the Far East?
What is the idea behind the new social project competition organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Art, Science, and Sport Charitable Foundation, what are its key features, and what are the prospects for its development?

Moderator:
Tatiana Naumova, Editor-in-Chief, Delovoye Utro (Business Morning), NTV

Speakers:
Nikita Anisimov, President, FEFU
Anna Akparova, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District
Ekaterina Son, General Director, Effie Awards Russia
Alexander Alexeev, President, Art Directors Club Russia
Yakov Minevich, Executive Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Silver Archer National Public Relations Development Award
Alexandra Boldyreva, Executive Director, Donors’ Forum Association
Maria Melnichenko, Programme Director, Art, Science, and Sport Charitable Foundation
Anna Shabarova, Vice President for Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Ekaterina Kruglova, Executive Director, MEMORY OF GENERATIONS Charitable Foundation

12.09.2018
11:45—12:40

Building A, level 6, NPO LAB: Social Impact Lounge

Social communication

‘Russia in Search of Ideas’. The ‘Raise Russia’ and ‘Russia in Miniature’ projects

The first ever flight of the Russia hot air balloon over Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe, took place on 28 July 2018 as part of the ‘Raise Russia’ project. The project received support from the Presidential Grants Foundation as part of the humanitarian and educational ‘Russia in Search of Ideas’ project. The Russian national flag and the flags of all the territories and regions in the country were depicted on the balloon’s envelope. Guest participants will discuss the idea behind and significance of the ‘Russia in Search of Ideas’ project and other communication projects.

In 2018, the Green Planet Charitable Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, is creating a unique natural and landscape historical and cultural attraction called ‘Russia in Miniature’. This educational project will be built in the Kislovodsk National Park, Russia’s largest natural landscape park.

Project participants will talk about the feasibility of observing even the most remote corners of Russia in one place and the reasons why such initiatives can help to instil a love for the history of their native region and the country as whole in the younger generation.

Moderator:
Tatiana Naumova, Editor-in-Chief, Delovoye Utro (Business Morning), NTV

Speakers:
Mikhail Argamakov, Head of the ‘Russia in Search of Ideas’ Project; Chairperson of the Board, Saint Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky) Charitable Foundation
Vladislav Yashkin, Head of the ‘Raise Russia’ Project; Director, Fedor Konyukhov’s Zelenaya Planeta (Green Planet) Charitable Foundation
Rodion Shein, Member of the Board, Saint Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky) Charitable Foundation
Alexander Zamyslov, Producer, ‘Russia in Search of Ideas’ Multimedia Portal
Vladimir Soloviev, Chairperson, Russian Union of Journalists
Innokenty Dementiev, Deputy CEO, Presidential Grants Foundation
Viktor Zhilenko, Director, Bakhchisaray Park Crimea in Miniature
Dmitry Naumenko, Director, Kislovodsk National Park

12.09.2018
12:50—13:40

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Active ageing

Active Ageing. Time for New Opportunities

According to the Development of Healthcare state programme, life expectancy in Russia must reach 76 years by 2025. This means that conditions which promote active ageing must be created today. The healthcare system, social services, and cultural and recreational facilities must all be reorganized. The most important task, however, is to promote an active lifestyle among the elderly, changing traditional perceptions and patterns of social behaviour. In this regard, the experience of Japan and other Asian countries, where there are unique traditions surrounding longevity and the social usefulness of the elderly, would be relevant.

How can we secure a comprehensive solution to the problems of ageing and the development of culture of active ageing?
Which active ageing practices developed in other countries can be applied in Russia?
What are the tasks, activities, and initial results of pilot projects to create the right conditions for active ageing?
Which innovative technologies in geriatrics and gerontology might contribute to increasing life expectancy and ensuring a high quality of life for older people?

Moderator:
Dmitry Tomchuk, Executive Director, PERI Foundation

Speakers:
Alexander Brechalov, Head of Republic of Udmurtia
Lilia Lavretieva, Director of department of labor and social development of Primorsky Krai
Ekaterina Kruglova, Executive Director, MEMORY OF GENERATIONS Charitable Foundation
Marina Pavlenko, Deputy Executive Director, MEMORY OF GENERATIONS Charitable Foundation
Artem Metelev, Chairperson of the Board, Volunteer Centre Association
Dmitry Sharkov, Siberia and Far East Corporate Governance Manager, Philip Morris Sales and Marketing
Oksana Volodina, President, Nika Charitable Foundation
Andrei Davidiuk, Chairman of the Board of Cybathletics

13.09.2018
11:00—11:45

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Women’s leadership

Opening and session. Women leaders and their role in socioeconomic development

Today, we are witnessing steady growth in women’s participation in economies throughout the world, helping to promote socioeconomic wellbeing and tackle demographic and social issues in the countries concerned. Increasing access to education, introducing digital technologies, and implementing programmes to overcome gender inequality all enable women to realize their creative, entrepreneurial, and managerial potential in various sectors of the economy. However, a number of obstacles to the fully fledged development of women still exist in the form of stereotypes regarding their role and opportunities compared to men, and the qualitative participation of women in the labour market. According to Grant Thornton International, Russia’s score on the Gender Inequality Index has not changed significantly over the past three years (68.1% in 2015 and 68% in 2017), the wage gap stands at 30%, and women lead only 26 organizations included in RBC’s index of the 500 largest companies.

How can broadening the opportunities open to women in business, the economy, and other areas contribute to economic growth, the sustainable development of society, and social innovation?
What needs to be done to overcome existing barriers?
What patterns of behaviour should be followed by women who want to become leaders in business, politics, and other areas traditionally dominated by men?

Moderator:
Elina Tikhonova, TV presenter, RBC

Speakers:
Anna Akparova, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District
Victoria Panova, Vice-Rector for International Relations, FEFU
Anastasia Tsvetkova, CEO, Lake Baikal Foundation
Ekaterina Kumanina, Member of the Management Board, Director for Strategic Communications, RVC
Ekaterina Rybakova, Co-Founder, President, Rybakov Foundation
Anna Vysotskaya, Head of Far Eastern Branch Orient Express Bank

13.09.2018
12:00—12:45

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Inclusion

Sociocultural Inclusion

Ensuring equal access to public facilities and services for people with disabilities, and creating an environment that facilitates their integration into the society and improves their quality of life is one of the most pressing challenges faced by government social policy. However, simply building the appropriate infrastructure is not sufficient to enable people with disabilities to fully engage. It is necessary to create a culture where people with disabilities are treated appropriately and, more importantly, where people with disabilities feel included and able to live an active lifestyle.

How can cinema, theatre or music be used to help people with disabilities integrate and socialize?
What are the most successful examples of projects designed to establish an inclusive environment, including increasing the accessibility of cultural institutions?
Which interesting international practices exist in this area?
How can social communication help to improve sociocultural inclusion?

Moderator:
Elina Tikhonova, TV presenter, RBC

Speakers:
Ksenia Dmitrieva, Head, Osobiy Vzglyad (Special View) Programme, Art, Science, and Sport Charitable Foundation
Maria Antonova, Audio Describer
Anna Yakovleva, Director of Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre
Yuri Bausov, Chairperson, Association of Youth Disability Organisations
Elena Grekhova, Chairperson, Primorsky Territory Federation of Sports for People with Musculoskeletal Disorders
Olesya Fedortsova, Director, Champion Kamchatka Sporting Dog Breeding Club
Yulia Zimova, Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation