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Why, how and what: Breaking down the transition and adoption of ESG principles in Russia

Broadcast on Sep 27, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Russia & CIS 2021

Platinum Sponsor

Sberbank

Gold Sponsor

Gazprombank

Gold Sponsor

Credit Bank of Moscow

Gold Sponsor

Raiffeisen Bank

Gold Sponsor

Sovcombank

ESG Partner

VEB.RF

Silver Sponsor

Crédit Agricole CIB

Silver Sponsor

Emirates NBD

Silver Sponsor

Herbert Smith Freehills

Silver Sponsor

Mashreqbank

Bronze Sponsor

Alfa Bank

Bronze Sponsor

Allen & Overy

Bronze Sponsor

ING

Bronze Sponsor

Intesa Sanpaolo

Bronze Sponsor

Latham & Watkins

Bronze Sponsor

Morgan Lewis

Bronze Sponsor

Rosbank

Bronze Sponsor

S&P Global Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

Corporate Sponsor

Delo Group

Corporate Sponsor

Gazprom Neft

Corporate Sponsor

GV Gold

Corporate Sponsor

MMK

Corporate Sponsor

Metalloinvest

Corporate Sponsor

Nordgold

Corporate Sponsor

Segezha Group

Corporate Sponsor

Severstal

Corporate Sponsor

Slavneft

Corporate Sponsor

Tatneft

Corporate Sponsor

TMK

Supporting Partner

CCI France Russie (Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce)

Supporting Partner

Russian Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • Understanding the ‘need’ to transition: What is the upside for Russian corporates who decide to embark on the ESG journey?
  • How are companies, particularly those in extraction industries, preparing themselves for the shift to sustainability, and adopting ESG into their wider business strategies?
  • What are the key factors investors are looking for?
  • Unwrapping the new sustainable finance products available, and understanding the role FIs and DFIs are playing in this growing market.
  • What opportunities will state-developed ESG standards bring and how will they impact the market? What can issuers expect from this?
Russia & CIS

Speakers

Denis Rozhok

Denis Rozhok

Director, Debt Finance

SIBUR

Denis Rozhok

Denis Rozhok

Director, Debt Finance at SIBUR

SIBUR

Alexander Griaznov

Alexander Griaznov

Director, Corporate Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

Alexander Griaznov

Alexander Griaznov

Director, Corporate Ratings at S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

Alexander Griaznov
Edward Kempson

Edward Kempson

Counsel, Global Coordinator of the Sustainable Finance Practice

Latham & Watkins

Edward Kempson

Edward Kempson

Counsel, Global Coordinator of the Sustainable Finance Practice at Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Edward Kempson
Alexey Ievlev

Alexey Ievlev

Corporate Banking Director

Rosbank

Alexey Ievlev

Alexey Ievlev

Corporate Banking Director at Rosbank

Rosbank

Alexey Ievlev

Rosbank is a universal bank, part of Societe Generale Group. Strategy of Societe Generale is focused on further improvement of client service and maintenance of leadership in innovation, capturing growth through business development, increased synergies, and delivery of sustainable profitability.

Rosbank serves more than 5 mln individual customers in more than 60 regions of Russia. The bank’s regional network numbers around 220 outlets and more than 37 thousand ATMs of partner network, including 1500 of Rosbank’s own ATMs. The Bank of Russia included Rosbank in the list of 12 systemically important banks.

Rosbank has been assigned highest credit ratings by rating agencies ACRA AAA (RU) and RAEX (Expert RA) ruAAA. The Bank has also country ceiling ratings by rating agencies Fitch Ratings (BBB) and Moody’s Investors Service (Baa3). Rosbank is in TOP-3 in the most reliable banks’ ranking (Forbes magazine in 2021) and in the top 10 largest Russian banks (The Banker magazine). Rosbank L'Hermitage Private Banking won the SPEAR's Russia Wealth Management Awards 2020 in the category "Best Foreign Bank in the Russian Federation". Rosbank Depository (SGSS Russia) is recognized the best in categories "Client Service Quality" and "Market Leader" among all European countries with emerging economies (Global Custodian).

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Executive Director

Gazprombank

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Ksenia Kuznetsova

Executive Director at Gazprombank

Gazprombank

Ksenia Kuznetsova
Dmitry Aksakov

Dmitry Aksakov

Vice President for ESG

VEB.RF

Dmitry Aksakov

Dmitry Aksakov

Vice President for ESG at VEB.RF

VEB.RF

Dmitry Aksakov

Russia’s largest development institution

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities.

In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.

VEB.RF is also a government agent for Russia’s foreign debt, both of the Russian Government and of the former Soviet Union, and the management of certain pension funds through State Trust Management Company (“STMC”), a separate division of VEB.RF.

The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by Prime Minister of Russia. VEB.RF coordinates activities of other specific national development institutions.

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Ilya Krasnov

Ilya Krasnov

Head of Corporate Finance

Metalloinvest

Ilya Krasnov

Ilya Krasnov

Head of Corporate Finance at Metalloinvest

Metalloinvest

Ilya Krasnov