The invitation-only event dedicated to the anniversary of the Climate Governance Initiative in Russia was attended by representatives of the largest Russian companies and regulators.
On October 12, 2021 Climate Governance Initiative Russia (CGI Russia) celebrated its first year of operation in the Russian Federation. At the gala event, organized with the support of the General strategic partner in Metals & Mining, PJSC Polyus, CGI Russia presented the results of its activities as the Russian division of the global CGI platform for 2020-2021 along with the future plans on expanding expert support to board members in the area of climate governance.
Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank, made a video congratulation on behalf of the General Partner of CGI Russia:
“Sber is striving to become a leader in the climate transformation both in Russia and globally, so it is important for us to be engaged in a dialogue with international climate organizations, like our partner CGI Russia, the Russian chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with the WEF, which is one year old today. This is one of the best platforms for dialogue, helping Russian companies to integrate themselves in the global climate arena and demonstrate its “green” transformation. I would like to note the significant progress that CGI Russia has achieved during the year of work. I sincerely congratulate our colleagues and wish them further success in their development and in solving our common tasks”.
At the official part of the event, co-founders of CGI Russia Olga Pascault and Elena Haykin Sapozhnikova presented the first industry study “Climate Agenda in Russian Metallurgical and Mining Companies: Management System, Strategy and Risks”. The research was carried out with the assistance of Deloitte CIS, an intellectual partner of CGI Russia and one of the leaders in the market of consulting services in the field of sustainable development. The data for the analysis were provided by a team of financial analysts and IT specialists from Exerica (Great Britain), an analytical partner of CGI Russia. The first Russian representative of the mining sector to support the initiative and this study was Polyus, the General strategic partner of CGI Russia and one of the leaders in climate transformation in Russia.
Among the guests of the evening were representatives of 40 largest Russian companies, as well as the Bank of Russia and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor).