Chairs and CEOs who support us

Alexander Vedyakhin

Alexander Vedyakhin

First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, PAO Sberbank

«Russia has a long way to go in the coming years – both in terms of adapting to climate change and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. In this context, Sberbank’s task as the country’s largest financial institution is to both achieve carbon neutrality in its own operations by 2030 and mitigate the climate risks of our clients by assisting them in their ESG business transformation»

Ian Colebourne

Ian Colebourne

Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS

«We all realize that climate change is re-shaping today’s world, giving rise to various risks and opportunities for businesses. Investors, regulators and other stakeholders are now challenging companies to take responsibility by adopting an integrated, strategic approach to addressing the climate emergency. Deloitte CIS is an intellectual partner of the Climate Governance Initiative Russia because we take climate change seriously. Moreover, Deloitte has recently launched its global WorldClimate strategy, which will enable us to drive responsible climate choices both within our organization and beyond»

Ed Dowling

Ed Dowling

Chair, PJSC Polyus

«If corporates fail to take action on climate change now, the implications may be beyond repair. It is comforting to see that businesses are becoming increasingly involved, as climate change continues to be one of the most threatening issues to the wellbeing of our communities and their environments.

At Polyus, we are proud to take part in global initiatives to combat climate change. By reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, continuously evaluating the potential impact of climate change on our own operations, and working in close collaboration with our peers, industry bodies and governments, we aim to accelerate solutions for all»

Andrey Denisov

Andrey Denisov

Chief Executive Officer, Russia and CIS, Marsh

«Climate change today is a real financial and systemic risk and companies should have a real climate change strategy to mitigate these risks and to benefit from the opportunities of the climate transformation»

Benedikt Sobotka

Benedikt Sobotka

Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group and Co-Chair, Global Battery Alliance

«Business leaders play a critical role in helping build a more sustainable future and accelerating global collaboration in the fight against climate change. As a global metals and mining company, ERG is in a strong position to support the transition to a greener, low-carbon economy and ensure the supply chains for batteries powering the EV revolution are responsible and transparent. As part of embedding sustainability into business strategies, improved circularity and waste management processes are also key to making a global impact on decarbonisation. We look forward to working with other international corporate sustainability leaders to bring about the systemic reduction in emissions that is required over this decade and beyond»

Xavier R. Rolet

Xavier R. Rolet

Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC PhosAgro

«Climate change is a major challenge to global food security as it poses major obstacles to ending hunger and poverty once and for all. Climate policy is a key strategic focus for PhosAgro.

We are deeply committed to ESG principles and have invested heavily in the consistent implementation of our 2020 Climate Strategy and Low-Carbon Transition Plan which sets specific targets and ambitious goals for our Company»

Evgenii Nikitin

Evgenii Nikitin

Chief Executive Officer, RUSAL

«Doing responsible business is at the core of RUSAL’s operations, particularly regarding high environmental standards. Through the use of our low carbon aluminium ALLOW, which has a production carbon footprint five times lower than the industry’s average (at the smelter), this is proving transformational for the industry. In addition, our wide range of tools from energy efficiency improvements to innovations such as inert anode, assists us in our pledge to achieve our net-zero goal. As market appetite for aluminium is anticipated to grow by more than 50% by 2050, the industry is looking at pathways to reduce its footprint and we are leading the change in this process»

Igor Shekhterman

Igor Shekhterman

Chief Executive Officer, X5 Group

«X5 understands the importance of the climate agenda, and therefore assesses each of the Company’s projects with respect to its environmental impact and associated risks. As part of its sustainable development strategy, the Company is actively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Last year, we managed to decrease our greenhouse gas emissions per square meter of retail space by 9%, and we will continue actively working in this direction»

Yaroslav Glazunov

Yaroslav Glazunov

CEO, Korn Ferry Russia & CIS

«Global business leaders today are becoming true visionaries and ideological inspirers of the climate transformation for their companies and, as a result, for the entire world economy. Close attention to environmental issues on the part of corporate owners, a responsible, thoughtful and supportive approach of directors, board members and management teams to this topic can radically affect the speed and quality of environmental transformation of entire industries»

Maria Novokreschenova

Maria Novokreschenova

Deputy General Director of Horizon CF LLC

«For Horizon, as an ESG consultant for the largest energy and mining companies in Russia, the climate agenda is one of the key aspects in the sustainable development concept. In our work, we try not only to increase the level and scale of information disclosure by Russian corporations, but also to convince companies to implement low-carbon technologies and programs to reduce GHG emissions. Over the past 5-7 years, we have seen a radical change in priorities – key international investors have gone from ignoring climate issues to including climate indicators in the key indicators list when making investment decisions and creating appropriate internal analytical departments.
Horizon CF partners with CGI Russia to expand the climate agenda on the board and management level, building on our 25 years of experience. We hope that this partnership will allow more companies to solve the problem of reducing the negative impact on the planet’s climate»

Mikhail Shamolin

Mikhail Shamolin

President, Chairman of the Management Board of Segezha Group PJSC

«We are closely monitoring the climate change agenda on our planet. From our side, we strive to make a feasible contribution to the common efforts of preventing a climate disaster. Our key objectives include moving the Group to full carbon neutrality by 2025.
As the largest forest user in the European part of Russia, Segezha Group is transitioning to a sustainable model of intensive forest management. 83% of the forest fund we lease is certified according to international voluntary forest certification schemes. We plan to bring this figure to 100% by 2023»