Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Russian Carbon Fund is my first organization which was established right after my graduation from University.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
As we aim at uniting society, science, business and state for sustainable development we closely work with with major stakeholders – universities and research centers, leading business structures, federal and local governments, financial institutions, NGOs.
The first group that should be mentioned is Russian science. From the very first day we realized that we should rely on Russian universities and science centers in all our projects. Our first project "Business to forest" was established in partnership with State Forestry University and professor Dr of biological Sciences. S.I. Chumachenko who helped us with environmental assessment of the project.
Later on we established cooperation with Anton Chupilko, who is well known evangelist and sustainable development technologies expert with more than 20 years of experience in implementing them in Russia.
Our strategic partner is Moscow State Institute of International relations (MGIMO) where we constantly run educational activities. Together with MGIMO students and staff we have developed first university sustainability strategy in Russia and organized "Sustainable universities for clean future conference" which became the first ISO 20121 certified event in Russia.
Our main partner on economic and institutional issues is Anton Galenovich - executive secretary of the Ministry of Economy and «Business Russia» joint working group on GHG emission regulation issues. We also take part in the operation of this working group since 2014.
We also partner with international organizations such as UNDP (joint projects, support of cliamterussia.org newsroom), FSC Russia (participation in FSC friday), WWF (expert involvement), UNEP (information partnership). This november we received and invitation to join Russian Global Compact network and take part in strategic development of their environmental program.
From the government side we maintain established relations with all national and regional structures including The State Duma, Federal Forestry agency, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, The ministry on environmental resources, Moscow State Government and other parties involved into economical regulation and legislation process. We are proud that presidential
We are always open for partnerships as we consider cooperation as the basis principle of sustainable development. And that is also why we don't see any competitors on the market. We see them as our partners!