The number of recognized ESG transformation leaders continues to grow. In addition to banks, investment companies and those involved in mining and processing of natural resources and export-oriented, members of the public and authorities are interested in the topic. Federal executive authorities and development institutions have taken the lead in creating an institutional environment for accelerated implementation of sustainable development principles in Russian business. In the spring of 2021, the first Russian ESG Navigator was developed, which included a retrospective overview of the main stages in the elaboration of the concept of sustainable development and its fundamental institutions.
Discussion points: • ESG agenda as a risk and as a resource for the region — how to help the subjects of the Russian Federation? • How to shape effective practices to improve quality of life? • How to use the potential of higher education institutions to ensure proper implementation of the ESG agenda?