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High-Level Business Dialogue «Corporate Social Responsibility Beyond COVID-19»

High-Level Business Dialogue «Corporate Social Responsibility Beyond COVID-19»

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 14:00-18:30 Moscow time

Event language: Russian / English with simultaneous translation

HSE Graduate School of Business Campus: b.4, Shabolovka St, 26, Moscow, 119049, Russia


The High-Level Business Dialogue organized by Graduate School of Business, the Higher School of Economics and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will bring companies together to discuss CSR through the lens of the pandemic in the European and Central Asia region.

The event will facilitate discussions on CSR priorities beyond COVID-19 and exchange of international best practices on creating and adjusting CSR strategies to meet the needs of older people, women and people with disabilities.


14:00-15:00        Welcome coffee and networking

15:00-15:15        Opening remarks / room 4315:

Moderator: Alexander Dynin, Vice-Dean


  • Katkalo V.S., First Vice Rector of HSE, Dean of HSE Graduate School of Business
  • Prostakov I.V., Vice Rector, HSE
  • Alanna Armitage, Regional Director, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia

15:15-16:00        Plenary / room 4315: CSR as a competitive advantage for business: during COVID-19 and beyond



  • Marina Vashukova, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Russia
  • Louise Dann, Partnerships Advisor, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Chistova Evgeniya, Head of Sustainable Development, Beeline (VimpelCom)
  • Tatiana Rozhkova, Head of Social Policy, NLMK Group​​​​​​​

16:00-16:15        Break

16:15-18:00        Roundtable 1 / room 4216: COVID-19 and older people

CSR to increase awareness and inclusion of older people.

Moderator: Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. Chairman of the Commission for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector and Support of Socially Oriented NPOs of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.


  • Young Old - Ekaterina Kurasheva, Co-founder
  • Moldcell Foundation - Irina Strajescu, Executive Director
  • IKEA - Valeria Marshalova, Sustainable Business Partner, Ingka Centres (Europe, Russia, China)
  • MTS - Elena Seregina, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Kimberly-Clark - Dmitry Guzun, Vice President and Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe

16:15-18:00        Roundtable 2 / room 4315: COVID-19 and women

Designing corporate policies that support women at the workplace.

Moderator: Anna Rudakova, founder and director of the forum and the award «Woman who matters», partner of the Social Projects and Programs company.


  • CROC - Natalia Nepomnyashchaya, Head of Internal Communications
  • Accenture – Irina Musina, Head of the Sustainable Development Practice in Russia and Kazakhstan
  • VOLVO cars Russia – Tatiana Andreeva, HR-director
  • Coface - Elena Philippova, Head of Marketing Russia

16:15-18:00        Roundtable 3 / room 4217: COVID-19 and people with disabilities

Increasing access, empowerment and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Moderator: Alexander Dynin, Vice-Dean & Ekaterina Ivanova, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic and International Management, HSE Graduate School of Business


  • SAP CIS - Inga Trofimova, Director of SAP CIS for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Coca Cola HBC Russia - Irina Arkhipova, Director for Corporate Relations and Sustainable Development
  • Unilever - Elvira Silyutina, Manager for Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
  • Microsoft- Duygu Kayaman, Accessibility Lead, and Aslı Arbel, Corporate Communication Manager
  • Gazprom-Media - Alfiya Gafurova, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Projects

18:00 – 18:30 Summing-up / room 4315

  • Alanna Armitage, Regional Director, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Director, Agency for Social Information, Member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Anna Roudakova, Founder, Woman Who Matters Forum and Award
  • Alexander Dynin, Vice-Dean HSE Graduate School of Business
  • Ekaterina Ivanova, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic and International Management, HSE Graduate School of Business

We ask you to register for the event. After registration, you will be sent a link to the live stream.


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