The National ESG Alliance was established in January 2022 as a response to the consolidated demand of the biggest Russian companies that seek to unite their efforts and potential on their pathway to the sustainable model transition. Alliance was supported by the high-profile Russian companies that employ more than 1,5 million people and have a total revenue of 10 trillion rubles.
Currently, the ESG Alliance is the only business association in Russia that deals solely with the sustainable development agenda and unites companies that have already introduced these principles in their business model and are deliberately moving forward with the ESG-transformation. As of today, it includes 25 founding members that are leaders of sustainable transition in their respective sectors: industry, finance, real estate, retail, pharmaceuticals and others. “Open-door” policy implies that new participants are welcome to enter a partnership.
The Alliance is a self-organizing structure of a “new type, where a prominent role in determining the vector of activities is given to committees and working groups. Today Alliance includes 5 permanent committees (on ecology, climate and environmental protection; infrastructure and standardization; sustainable finance; international relations and social responsibility), as well as two working groups (on climate and sustainable supply chains). The supreme management body of the Alliance is the Supervisory board, which includes representatives of all member companies.
Distinctive features of the Alliance are flexibility and adaptive planning of operations, based on the fast-changing context, as well work in the interest of all Russian business: all products and projects of the Alliance, including methodological developments, analytical research and new digital services, are made public and become available not only for the member companies, but to a wide range of stakeholders.
For the period of 2023-2024 our mission is to facilitate maintenance and development of national ESG-agenda in Russia for the benefit of the ESG transformation leaders by consolidating efforts of big companies and the state. By 2030 the Alliance shall promote the wider spread of the agenda in Russia, integrating SMEs and the society as a whole in addition to big companies that are already ESG-transformation leaders.