Strategic Session “ESG Principles: Opportunities for the Development of the Arctic in the New Geopolitical Realities”

Today, support for socio-economic stability, import substitution, cost reduction, renewal of supply chains and diversification are coming to the fore.

It is worth noting that the ESG strategies of companies are inextricably linked with risk management, and the vast majority of experts agree that the greatest dangers and threats await us from the environment and climate change. This is especially true for Arctic ecosystems, where natural recovery processes are slow and the nature of the extractive industries business has extreme, unforeseen, irreversible consequences.

Environmental regional problems caused by the "fragility" of the ecosystems of the Arctic territories and the need to develop very nature-intensive industries, as well as the region's infrastructure problems, will lead to difficulties in the implementation of Arctic investment projects and contradictions between ambitious, strategically important projects and socio-environmental, economic and infrastructure regional problems.

Overcoming these contradictions is possible with the development of responsible investment, taking into account ESG factors in the development and implementation of projects in the regions of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.

In the focus of the discussion::

New approaches to the sustainable development agenda in the new macroeconomic realities

Pressing directions and opportunities for the development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation in the framework of fulfilling the tasks of creating domestic import-substituting products that comply with the principles of sustainable development

Infrastructure projects implemented to achieve the strategic goals of sustainable development in the Arctic regions

Regulatory policy aimed at the formation of state support measures to promote the sustainable development agenda and responsible financing in the Arctic

Green tools of financial institutions and their role in the transition to the principles of sustainable development in the Arctic zone

Green bonds as a promising tool for financing infrastructure projects in Yakutia



Ekaterina Kuzmina, Head, Directorate of Sustainable Development, PSB Bank (Moscow, Russia)


Part 1.

Invited to participate:

Kirill BYCHKOV, First Deputy Chairman, Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) – in person

Marina BOGOSLOVSKAYA, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) – in person

Elena TEPLYAKOVA, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) – in person

Andrey SHARONOV, Director General, Alliance for Sustainable Development – online

Nikolai DOLGUNOV, Chairman, Almazergienbank JSCB – in person

Alexey DYACHKOVSKY, Deputy General Director, ALROSA JSC

Anna STRUCHKOVA, Director General, Agency for Attracting Investments and Supporting Exports of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) – in person

Mikhail KUZNETSOV, Director, Vostokgosplan Federal Scientific Institution Development of Transport and Infrastructure in the Arctic as the Basis for Sustainable Development of the Region – online

Anatoly NIKOLAEV, Biology Doctor, Rector, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk, Russia) ESG-Transformation of the University in the Face of Growing Uncertainty in the Environment – in person

Сирченко Александр Александрович, туроператор FUN&SUN (ex. TUI РОССИЯ) – «Потенциал построения туристского бизнеса по принципам устойчивого развития»

Корчунов Николай Викторович, посол по особым поручениям МИД РФ, Председатель комитета старших должностных лиц Арктического совета

Dzhulustan KHON, First Deputy Minister of Ecology, Nature Management and Forestry of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) - welcome address and discussions

Part 2.

Invited to participate::

Anna TSEPA, Programme Head, Department of Regional Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation – online

Alexey KORNILOV, Chief Analyst, Otkrytie Investments JSC ESG Principles: Relevance for Making Investment Decisions – in person

Vladimir TOSHCHENKO, Director General, Arctic Power Capital LLC Project Financing of ESG Projects (Construction of Hybrid Power Plants) in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation – online

Тюкавкина Наталья Владимировна, руководитель Управления по устойчивому развитию АО АКБ «Алмазэргиенбанк». Тема – «Финансовые и нефинансовые сервисы АКБ «Алмазэргиенбанк» AO для развития устойчивого бизнеса в РС(Я)»

Natalia VINOKUROVA, Deputy Director for Industrial Logistics, Nawinia Company, Chairwoman of the Board, Women in Energy Association, Skolkovo Science and Technology Institute Possibilities of Consulting as Support for ESG Transformation – online

Vladislav TEREKHOV, Director General, Svetocultura Research and Production Centre High-Precision Agriculture based on Digital Technologies – a Foundation for Ensuring Food Security and Development of the Arctic and Northern Regions of the Russian Federation – in person

Vera MYASOEDOVA, Chemistry Doctor, Professor, Expert, Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician, Russian Engineering Academy, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Senior Researcher, Federal Research Centre for Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director General, IK VM LLC – in person Transfer of Independent Technologies and Higher Investment Attractiveness of Arctic Enterprises – in person

Pavel MARINYCHEV, Director General, Almazy Anabara JSC On the Experience of Almazy Anabara JSC Interaction with the Indigenous Peoples in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) - in person

14:30 – Кофе



30 Nov 2022


14:00 - 16:00


Cultural center Sergelyakh lights
Belinsky st.,58


Northern Sustainable Development Forum


North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosov

Interregional Scientific, Technological, Business and Educational Partnership “Sustainable Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation”

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