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The Social Platform of the Roscongress Foundation makes a significant contribution to maintaining the dialogue between business, government and society on key objectives of social and economic development, attracting investment to socially significant projects and initiatives, replicating effective social technologies and creating new social projects and partnerships.

Alexander Stuglev, CEO of the Roscongress Foundation said: “Our task is to use all the tools available to the Roscongress Foundation to bring as much attention as we can to the social agenda and to help develop competencies in the social sector. It includes social communications, support and promotion for socially important projects, and building a world-level information space, etc. Finally, the Social Platform should become the driver for more efficient social and economic development and for positioning Russia as a socially oriented state.”

NPO LAB Social Platform project was presented at the SPIEF. Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, spoke at the opening ceremony.

Ms. Golikova noted, “Government, business and specialized social non-profit ventures or non-financial development institutions such as Roscongress, for example, should work hand in hand solving social problems quickly and systematically. And if NPO LAB promotes a dialogue between these three forces, generates new partnerships, attracts new resources to socially significant projects and facilitates their replication, then sky is the limit in social development of our country.”

The launch of the Centre of Social Communication Development, a fundamentally new project of the Social Platform, is one of the key events at SPIEF 2018. The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation has become a strategic partner of the Roscongress Foundation. The parties signed an agreement on cooperation.

The Centre of Social Communication Development starts an essential part of its activity: the National contest for creative projects in key areas of social development: family and children, culture, education, seniors, environmental protection, inclusion and new technologies, announced at the NPO LAB booth at SPIEF. Preliminary results will be settled at the Eastern Economic Forum in September in Vladivostok.

During the three days of SPIEF 2018, the NPO LAB booth will host presentations of the major non-profit organizations and representatives of the corporate social responsibility sector with their track record of success, as well as expert discussions on effective promotion of social ideas and potential for using new information technologies in the social matters.

Being part of the SPIEF 2018 Business Programme, the Social Platform will host two sessions.  

The first one is called A New Philanthropic Ecosystem to Underpin Sustainable Social Development dedicated to a major transformation the social sector is currently going through. The participants will address the role of philanthropy in achieving sustainable social and economic development and further progress of this sector. 

This discussion sparked interest among global business representatives. Confirmed participants include Tomasz Bochenek , President of Microsoft Rus LLC; Timothy Murphy, General Counsel and Chief Franchise Officer of Mastercard Inc.; Sanjeev Kanoria, a world famous doctor, a successful banker and Chairman of Kanoria Foundation; Irina Prokhorova, Co-Founder of Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation (the Charitable Foundation for Cultural Initiatives); Ilya Chukalin, Chief Executive Officer of the Presidential Grants Foundation. The session will be moderated by Christoph Frei, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the World Energy Council.

The second session is called A Eurasian Community of Women Leaders: Cooperation in the Name of Change. It will unite outstanding women of the Eurasian region that have achieved significant results in business, politics, social work and philanthropy. The main idea for bringing them together is the need to cooperate and share experience to transform the social sector in the countries of the Eurasian region.

Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society; Harumi Takahashi, Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture; Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Chief Executive Officer of an Internationally Operating Private Historical Fortune; Marina Jigalova-Ozkan, General Director of The Walt Disney Company CIS LLC; and Tatiana Gvilava, Director of Russian-Arab Business Council will discuss issues of cooperation. The Social Platform strives to build women’s community for social development as one of its priorities.

Besides, the Roscongress Foundation will sign a number of agreements on cooperation within the Social Platform: with the Presidential Grants Foundation that will also host several sessions within NPO LAB that will the participants to share their experience in successful projects and their implementation, as well as discuss the most promising cases; with the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation – an agreement on strategic partnership; with the Pamyat Pokoleniy Foundation – an agreement on developing longevity in Russia; with Russian Copper Company – an agreement on cooperation in territorial development; with Donors Forum Grantmaking Organizations Association – an agreement on building a programme for further development of charity in Russia, as well as other agreements.