Vnesheconombank Holds International Conference “Investments in Sustainable Development. Partnership between Financial Institutions and Real Sector of Economy

14 december 2012 года
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The Third International Conference “Investments in Sustainable Development. Partnership between Financial Institutions and Real Sector of Economy”. State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’ acted as the Conference’s organizer.

The Conference was held with the assistance of Russia’s Economic Development Ministry, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the UN Environment Programme Financial Initiative and the UN Global Compact in the Russian Federation.

The Conference’s participants discussed the process of cooperation between financial institutions representatives of the real sector of the economy in applying principles of ecological and social responsibility. Particular attention was given to Russian and international experience in applying principles of corporate social responsibility, advantages and barriers on the way of introducing corporate social responsibility in Russia.

In his welcoming address to the Conference’s participants Member of the Board , Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman Mikhail Kopeikin said, “Our investments are designed to qualitatively change the situation not only at specific enterprises but in the whole sectors and regions of the country. In the course of implementing projects accepted by Vnesheconombank for financing in the period of 2007-2011 more than 40 thousand jobs were retained and more than 150 thousand jobs were created and are planned to be created.

M. Kopeikin also stressed that “application of innovative socially and environmentally responsible approaches to working with the real sector of the economy might prove attractive from a commercial point of view for all participants in the investment process”. “There is no doubt that voluntary introduction of social and ecological responsibility mechanisms will reduce credit and investment risks and make it possible to accumulate significant non-financial capital which is always inherently linked to long-term economic effects”, he stressed.

In the attendance of the conference were Vnesheconombank’s partners from the International Finance Corporation, the China State Development Bank, the Eurasian Development Bank, Vnesheconombank’s subsidiaries, representatives of line ministries and institutions, regional government authorities, specialists from Russian and foreign financial institutions and real sector companies as well as experts of leading nongovernmental organizations and initiatives in social and ecological responsibility.

The Conference resulted in adopting a road map to responsibly fund Russia’s real sector of the economy for a period of up to 2015, that is, practical recommendations for financial institutions and real sector companies interested in mutually beneficial partnership in long-term sustainable development.

 

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Vnesheconombank Sign Quadripartite Agreement on Cooperation in Implementing Investment Project on Developing Innovation Agro-Industrial Parks on the Territory of the Far East Federal District

13 december 2012 года
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State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’, the Russian Far East Development Ministry, OJSC the Far East and the Baikal Region Development Fund and LLC AgroInvest signed an agreement on cooperation in implementing a project on the construction of five innovation agro-industrial parks on the territory of the Far East Federal District.

The project aims to ensure the Far East region’s comprehensive development of the agro-industrial sector and food security as part of implementing the Government Program of Developing Agriculture and Regulating Markets for Agricultural Produce, Raw Materials and Food Products for 2013-2020 approved by Resolution of the Russian Government dated July 14, 2012 №717.

The fist construction stage provides for building two innovation infrastructure facilities in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories and then similar integrated facilities are to be built in the Amur, Sakhalin and Jewish autonomous areas. All five facilities are scheduled to be put into operation by 2016.

The project is to be funded on the terms of public private partnership. LLC AgroInvest will be responsible for implementing the project and raising funds from private investors under the auspices of the Russian Far East Development Ministry.

Director General of the Far East and the Baikal Region Development Fund Alexandr Bazhenov said, “Funding such an ambitious innovation project on the construction of a network of agro-industrial parks in the Far East Federal District is sure to become one of the Fund’s top-priority projects in the coming years. We are convinced that application of various public private partnership instruments can give a considerable impetus for the region’s economic development”.

“Russia’s entry into the WTO requires creating new mechanisms for t the state to support its agricultural producers. These are above all measures for improving infrastructure of the Russian agro-industrial complex. And today we are getting down o implementing such an advanced innovation project which will form the basis for ensuring the Far East region’s sustainable socio-economic development  and food security”, said  Russian Far East Development Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far East Federal District Victor Ishaev.

 

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Master Class “Private Public Partnership in the CIS: Best Practices”

12 december 2012 года
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A master class “Private Public Partnership in the CIS: Best Practices” was held on 11 and 12 December 2012 with the expert assistance of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the basis of the Joint Public Private Partnership Department of Vnesheconombank and the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

This is the first training session under the agreement on cooperation between UNECE and Vnesheconombank aimed at organizing a dialogue between CIS countries and sharing experience in working out PPP strategy, developing instruments and mechanisms for implementing investment infrastructure projects on PPP terms. >>>

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Vnesheconombank Holds Practical Workshop on Sharing Experience between Specialists of Vnesheconombank and the China State Development Bank

11 december 2012 года
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A practical workshop on sharing experience between specialists of State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’ and the China State Development Bank (CSDB) was held in Moscow. The workshop was organized as part of implementing the Agreement on Cooperation in Training Personnel and Sharing Experience between SCO Interbank Consortium Member Banks.

In the course of the workshop specialists shared experience in working out a strategy and a system of corporate social responsibility, organizing personnel training, main lines of developing educational initiatives, assessing positions of each bank as compared with leading foreign institutions. Representatives of CSDB told about their approaches to enhancing financial support for programs of renewable sources of energy as well as about the program aimed at boosting welfare of China’s population >>>

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Irina Makieva Elected as Chairman of the Business Council for Cooperation with Slovakia

7 december 2012 года
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Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman Irina Makieva participated in a meeting of the Business Council for Cooperation with Slovakia under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

An opening address was given by Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Georgy Petrov and by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Russian Federation Josef Migash.

The meeting’s participants discussed the Council’s day-to-day activity and an action plan for the next year. In the course of the meeting Irina Makieva stressed the need to update the Business Council’s member base as well as to make a list of attractive projects of bilateral cooperation. All members of the Business Council were provided with lists of multi-profile municipalities with industrial parks where Slovak investors might become residents.

Irina Makieva was elected as Chairman of the Business Council for Cooperation with Slovakia.

 

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