National ESG Alliance
Establishment of the National ESG Alliance in Russia was a response to the consolidated request of the major business organisations aimed to unite their activities and opportunities in the transition process to the sustainable development model. Alliance was supported by the leading Russian and international companies-employers of 1,5 million people and their overall revenue exceeds 10 trillion rubles.

ESG Alliance was founded by 28 companies-leaders in ESG transformation in different industries: manufacturing, metals & mining, finance, development, pharmaceutical and other. The Alliance's open door policy means that new players can become its partners: those who have sustainability experience and those who are only in the beginning of the business transformation process.

The supreme governing body of the Alliance is the Supervisory Board, which includes representatives of all parent companies. To the role of the CEO of the Alliance was assigned Andrey Sharonov who formerly was the head of SKOLKOVO school of management.

The Mission of the Alliance is to support the transition of the Russian economy to the sustainable model of development due to different partnerships and consolidation of efforts of various stakeholders to preserve the natural environment and long-term business development.

The Goal of the Alliance is to contribute to the development of conditions for the Russian business to realise its ESG potential. By means of helping companies to change their business-models and promoting best practices from industrial leaders to smaller enterprises we create inclusive and non-competitive fundamentals for entrepreneurs to realise their ESG initiatives.
Mission
Goal
National ESG Alliance
Establishment of the National ESG Alliance in Russia was a response to the consolidated request of the major business organisations aimed to unite their activities and opportunities in the transition process to the sustainable development model. Alliance was supported by the leading Russian and international companies-employers of 1,5 million people and their overall revenue exceeds 10 trillion rubles.

ESG Alliance was founded by 28 companies-leaders in ESG transformation in different industries: manufacturing, metals & mining, finance, development, pharmaceutical and other. The Alliance's open door policy means that new players can become its partners: those who have sustainability experience and those who are only in the beginning of the business transformation process.
The supreme governing body of the Alliance is the Supervisory Board, which includes representatives of all parent companies. To the role of the CEO of the Alliance was assigned Andrey Sharonov who formerly was the head of SKOLKOVO school of management.

Alliance is an open organisation. We see ourselves as a national informational ESG platform and promoter of sustainable development principles, active participant in national and international processes, generator of practically focused projects and initiatives. Alliance’s open-door policy means that different organisations can participate in its activities: those who have relevant experience and those who are only starting their sustainable development journey.

The Mission of the Alliance is to support the transition of the Russian economy to the sustainable model of development due to different partnerships and consolidation of efforts of various stakeholders to preserve the natural environment and long-term business development.
The Goal of the Alliance is to contribute to the development of conditions for the Russian business to realise its ESG potential. By means of helping companies to change their business-models and promoting best practices from industrial leaders to smaller enterprises we create inclusive and non-competitive fundamentals for entrepreneurs to realise their ESG initiatives.
Mission
Goal
Message of the CEO
Andrey Sharonov
Alliance is an open organisation. We see ourselves as a national informational ESG platform, propagandist of sustainable development ideas, active participant of the national and international initiatives process creation. We are ready for collaboration with companies, public and industrial bodies, governmental and international organisations. Together we can do more.

This is the portrait of the Alliance’s members who are recognised leaders of the sustainable transition in their industries. Their example can attract others including owners of small and medium enterprises. Alliance is meant to contribute to the realisation of the potential which is a part of ESG transformation. As well as support stability and devotion to ESG principles by means of uniting efforts of Russian business leaders in forming an updated ESG ideology in the country. The one who will be able to maintain today his motivation to reach high goals will provide opportunities for himself to adapt to the changing world.
Today we have reached a new geopolitical reality where companies were forced to concentrate their efforts mainly on preserving business, supply chains, supporting employees and local communities. In the competition to gain attention ESG agenda can temporarily be left in the background. At the same time whatever happens in the international relations of Russia and the West we should not let our approaches towards sustainability and according practices degradate. We also need to be informed about what is happening in the East, as we believe in the long term value creating and the inevitability of the harmonic business development idea, we recognise it as a paradigm of a principally different quality of life, basis for technological progress and fundament of harmonic business development with consideration of present and future generations expectations, - meaning that ESG agenda maintains its actuality and stays a strategic vector for the market’s leaders.
Sustainable development topic during the last years has been on the front of the global business and political agenda. Compliance with ESG requirements has become the key factor of preserving a competitive national economy and priority target for the business and country. Russia reached serious progress on this matter striving not to be left on the edge of the world’s civilization.
Dear friends!
Message of the CEO
Andrey Sharonov
Alliance is an open organisation. We see ourselves as a national informational ESG platform, propagandist of sustainable development ideas, active participant of the national and international initiatives process creation. We are ready for collaboration with companies, public and industrial bodies, governmental and international organisations. Together we can do more.
This is the portrait of the Alliance’s members who are recognised leaders of the sustainable transition in their industries. Their example can attract others including owners of small and medium enterprises. Alliance is meant to contribute to the realisation of the potential which is a part of ESG transformation. As well as support stability and devotion to ESG principles by means of uniting efforts of Russian business leaders in forming an updated ESG ideology in the country. The one who will be able to maintain today his motivation to reach high goals will provide opportunities for himself to adapt to the changing world.
Today we have reached a new geopolitical reality where companies were forced to concentrate their efforts mainly on preserving business, supply chains, supporting employees and local communities. In the competition to gain attention ESG agenda can temporarily be left in the background. At the same time whatever happens in the international relations of Russia and the West we should not let our approaches towards sustainability and according practices degradate. We also need to be informed about what is happening in the East, as we believe in the long term value creating and the inevitability of the harmonic business development idea, we recognise it as a paradigm of a principally different quality of life, basis for technological progress and fundament of harmonic business development with consideration of present and future generations expectations, - meaning that ESG agenda maintains its actuality and stays a strategic vector for the market’s leaders.
Sustainable development topic during the last years has been on the front of the global business and political agenda. Compliance with ESG requirements has become the key factor of preserving a competitive national economy and priority target for the business and country. Russia reached serious progress on this matter striving not to be left on the edge of the world’s civilization.
Dear friends!
We see ourselves as
Navigator in progressive trends in the national and global ESG environment and promoter of the best Russian and foreign ESG practices.

Promoter of the national ESG agenda on the international level leading to the integration of Russia in the realisation of the global ESG initiatives.

Dialogue platform between business and state helping business to involve legal bodies in resolving real problems on the way to ESG transformation and helping the state to support the changes as well as to find new participants of the transition process to the sustainable model of development.

Partner and supporter promoting related knowledge and inspiring all those who are ready to form new ESG culture in the country.

Project office and in perspective - a project factory which lends business practical support in developing different initiatives, making decisions, and implementing them.

Together we can do more. Fill in the feedback form and we will answer all questions.
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We see ourselves as
Navigator in progressive trends in the national and global ESG environment and promoter of the best Russian and foreign ESG practices.

Promoter of the national ESG agenda on the international level leading to the integration of Russia in the realisation of the global ESG initiatives.
Dialogue platform between business and state helping business to involve legal bodies in resolving real problems on the way to ESG transformation and helping the state to support the changes as well as to find new participants of the transition process to the sustainable model of development.

Partner and supporter promoting related knowledge and inspiring all those who are ready to form new ESG culture in the country.
Project office and in perspective - a project factory which lends business practical support in developing different initiatives, making decisions, and implementing them.

Together we can do more. Fill in the feedback form and we will answer all questions.
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ESG Alliance’s fields of work

  • Atlas of key players and roadmap of main events
  • Standards, norms, regulation, glossary
  • Library of best practices
Creation of an online platform on navigation in the Russian and international ESG environment
  • Climate regulation
  • Green finance
  • Responsible consumption
Participation in the national and global regulatory processes in relation to ESG aspects
  • Digests of news reviews on ESG in Russia and in the world
  • Practically focused surveys on different aspects of ESG agends according to the Alliance founders interests
  • Model complex for independent quantitative assessments of socio-economic effects of different decarbonisation tactics on the regional, regional and national levels
Research work
  • Activities on implementation of ESG agenda in the federal state educational standards including preschool, school and professional education
  • Programs on additional professional education on key ESG aspects for different target groups (from top management and middle level managers to representatives of regional authorities) in the interest of Alliance founders and major business as well as SME
  • Educational activities for broad public communities
Educational activity
  • Contribution to formation, development and systematisation of national ratings in the ESG sphere
  • Organisation of own events and discussions with attraction of Russian and international experts (conferences, round tables, debates) including its integration in the foreign agenda
  • Realisation of informational campaigns for different target audiences on Alliance activities, its founders and promotion of ESG topic in the society as a whole
Promotion of sustainable development topic in Russia and abroad
  • Research work on innovations and technologies which have demand in terms of ESG transition process
  • Collaboration with start-ups, accelerators, incubators, technical parks and other objects of innovative infrastructure which develop technologies and solutions in the ESG sphere
  • Stimulation of innovative activities in the area of ESG solutions by means of forming public request in the interests of different industrial clusters of Alliance founders
Innovations in the sustainability sphere and ESG environment

News

Library
In this section actual analytical products are presented produced by ESG Alliance in cooperation with research and advisory companies as well as other leading centers of expertise in the sphere of sustainable development.
"Opening New Horizons: The ESG Agenda in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East" (Kept research at the request of the ESG Alliance)

Dynamic growth of trade connections with the countries of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, which totally accounted for 29% of the Russian export in 2021, is of great interest, particularly, in terms of their national ESG agendas. The suggested practice-oriented study includes the analysis of experience of 13 countries and 19 stock exchanges of the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East in the ESG sphere and disclosure requirements. The study is designed to assist Russian companies in the identification of the new opportunities and potential risks of business activities in the region. The Russian version of the survey is available here.
“To Preserve Sustainability: perspectives of the ESG agenda in Russia (prepared by the Social Design Center “Platforma” at the request of the ESG Alliance)

The development of the ESG agenda in Russia poses companies with new challenges. Though the business environment in Russia has undergone changes in 2022, in the strategic outlook the relevance of sustainability policies grows. To assess the prospects and the transformation of the ESG agenda, experts of the Social Design Center “Platforma” conducted a round of in-depth interviews with the founders of the ESG-Alliance, as well as regulators represented by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Bank of Russia and VEB.RF. Based on the interviews results, the shift in the ESG policies priorities and directions after February 2022 were analyzed, as well as prospects and incentives for further development of the agenda within corporations and among regulators. The Russian version of the survey is available here.
Overview of the ESG rating market (Analytical report by Kept at the request of the ESG-Alliance)

As the international rating agencies have left the Russian market, the number of available ratings for the Russian companies have decreased. In this regard, the issue of harmonization of the domestic rating systems has become most acute. The experts from Kept conducted a benchmark analysis of the local rating agencies, ratings and rankings, which became the basis for discussion initiated by the ESG-Alliance and held at their site on the status quo of the Russian rating market and its further vectors of development. The Russian version of the analytical report is available here.

“Decarbonization of the Long-Haul Logistics” (Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO)

Logistics is playing an important role in the modern supply chains, while having a huge impact on climate. Regulators, investors and consumers in Russia and abroad are paying more and more attention to the climate change risks associated with transportation. In this connection a new industry approach is being shaped - the so-called sustainable (green) logistics. Sustainable logistics is one of the most relevant topics facing retailers and carriers today. Experts from the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo analyzed the international experience of climate strategies of long-haul logistics companies and presented some conclusions on the decarbonization of the industry that will be useful for the market participants in Russia. The Russian version of the survey is available here.


«Orient Express: how Asian and Middle East countries are promoting ESG agenda» (Sber Special Project)

In the recent years, countries of the CIS, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and North Africa have been actively involved in the sustainable development agenda along with the ESG pioneers in Europe and the North America. In view of the current market changes and the development of cooperation with countries in these regions, it is necessary to take into account the existing national ESG landscape. The presented series of publications, prepared by Sber experts, is devoted to various aspects of ESG finance and decarbonization policies in the countries of these regions and will be useful for Russian companies as a basis for establishing productive business cooperation. The Russian version of the Special Project is available here.

“Practicing Sustainable Development. How to carry forward the ESG transformation in the new conditions?” (Sber special project)

Changes in the geopolitical and economic environment in 2022 pose Russian companies with a number of significant issues and challenges, among which is identifying the position of the sustainable development agenda in their current activities and long-term strategies. Sber specialists conducted an assessment of the Russian companies’ maturity in terms of the ESG agenda, and prepared an overview of the current ESG practices and relevant trends, as well as presented an overview of the existing corporate ESG risks. The Russian version of the Special Project is available here.


Library
In this section actual analytical products are presented produced by ESG Alliance in cooperation with reserach and advisory companies as well as other leading centers of expertise in the sphere of sustainable development.
"Opening New Horizons: The ESG Agenda in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East" (Kept research at the request of the ESG Alliance)

Dynamic growth of trade connections with the countries of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, which totally accounted for 29% of the Russian export in 2021, is of great interest, particularly, in terms of their national ESG agendas. The suggested practice-oriented study includes the analysis of experience of 13 countries and 19 stock exchanges of the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East in the ESG sphere and disclosure requirements. The study is designed to assist Russian companies in the identification of the new opportunities and potential risks of business activities in the region. The Russian version of the survey is available here.
“To Preserve Sustainability: perspectives of the ESG agenda in Russia (prepared by the Social Design Center “Platforma” at the request of the ESG Alliance)

The development of the ESG agenda in Russia poses companies with new challenges. Though the business environment in Russia has undergone changes in 2022, in the strategic outlook the relevance of sustainability policies grows. To assess the prospects and the transformation of the ESG agenda, experts of the Social Design Center “Platforma” conducted a round of in-depth interviews with the founders of the ESG-Alliance, as well as regulators represented by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Bank of Russia and VEB.RF. Based on the interviews results, the shift in the ESG policies priorities and directions after February 2022 were analyzed, as well as prospects and incentives for further development of the agenda within corporations and among regulators. The Russian version of the survey is available here.
Overview of the ESG rating market (Analytical report by Kept at the request of the ESG-Alliance)

As the international rating agencies have left the Russian market, the number of available ratings for the Russian companies have decreased. In this regard, the issue of harmonization of the domestic rating systems has become most acute. The experts from Kept conducted a benchmark analysis of the local rating agencies, ratings and rankings, which became the basis for discussion initiated by the ESG-Alliance and held at their site on the status quo of the Russian rating market and its further vectors of development. The Russian version of the analytical report is available here.

“Decarbonization of the Long-Haul Logistics” (Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO)

Logistics is playing an important role in the modern supply chains, while having a huge impact on climate. Regulators, investors and consumers in Russia and abroad are paying more and more attention to the climate change risks associated with transportation. In this connection a new industry approach is being shaped - the so-called sustainable (green) logistics. Sustainable logistics is one of the most relevant topics facing retailers and carriers today. Experts from the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo analyzed the international experience of climate strategies of long-haul logistics companies and presented some conclusions on the decarbonization of the industry that will be useful for the market participants in Russia. The Russian version of the survey is available here.


«Orient Express: how Asian and Middle East countries are promoting ESG agenda» (Sber Special Project)

In the recent years, countries of the CIS, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and North Africa have been actively involved in the sustainable development agenda along with the ESG pioneers in Europe and the North America. In view of the current market changes and the development of cooperation with countries in these regions, it is necessary to take into account the existing national ESG landscape. The presented series of publications, prepared by Sber experts, is devoted to various aspects of ESG finance and decarbonization policies in the countries of these regions and will be useful for Russian companies as a basis for establishing productive business cooperation. The Russian version of the Special Project is available here.
“Practicing Sustainable Development. How to carry forward the ESG transformation in the new conditions?” (Sber special project)

Changes in the geopolitical and economic environment in 2022 pose Russian companies with a number of significant issues and challenges, among which is identifying the position of the sustainable development agenda in their current activities and long-term strategies. Sber specialists conducted an assessment of the Russian companies’ maturity in terms of the ESG agenda, and prepared an overview of the current ESG practices and relevant trends, as well as presented an overview of the existing corporate ESG risks. The Russian version of the Special Project is available here.
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