The Sustainable Development Week is an integrated educational project implemented since 2016 in the Education & Practice format with the support of leading Russian and international experts. This project aims at intensive immersion of participants in the current agenda of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
The event was organized by the Moscow International Higher School of Business MIRBIS, "Strategies and Practices of Sustainable Development" Project Office, "Social Leadership Development Foundation", the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), and the National Network of the UN Global Compact in Russia.
The project's mission is to promote sustainable development approaches in Russia through the development of integrated management thinking focused on finding and implementing sustainable development strategies based on the values shared by business and society.
The program of the event was divided into three tracks: “EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION”, “SUPPORT OF CHANGES” and “TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES”
Alexander Pankov, co-founder and board member of directors of the nonprofit organisation NAIMA, moderated one of the expert panels called "Fundraising: financial sustainability of social and environmental projects”.
During the discussion, examples of system initiatives and models for attracting funding for social and environmental projects were presented; tools that use funds to raise financing from individuals and companies; ways to assess the results of business interaction and social projects of NGOs; financial instruments supporting social and environmental projects; and examples of smart fundraising and social partnership with companies.