About the Congress
On September 29 – 30, the first Ecumene 2021 Congress on sustainable development in the financial sector will be held in Moscow under the auspices of the United Nations.
The Congress's Venue
Congress Hall, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
100 Novaya Street, Skolkovo, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region
The UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 set new targets for the transformation of humanity. To achieve them we need to unite efforts of different countries, as well as to build positive cooperation between government, business and civil society. An important factor in this process is creating and shaping universal, unanimous rules of the game for the new economic reality.
Russia plays a crucial role in achieving the world climate balance, acting as a global environmental donor.
It is one of the main players of the global economic agenda, that is reflected in the substantial volume of its business contacts, trade and financial flows with developed and developing countries.
At the same time, the lack of a systematic dialogue between Russian business and representatives of the international community on the development and achievement of sustainable development goals creates a serious communication gap and leads to significant risks for business.
The mission of the congress
is to include Russia's position in the global agenda of sustainable development.
10:00 – 11:30
Plenary Session. Global Transition to a Sustainable Future and Russia’s Place Within it
12:00 – 13:00
Finance Initiatives of a Sustainable Future: How the UN is Changing the World of Finance
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Sustainable Development and Capital Flows: Bridging Climate and Finance
15:30 – 16:30
Role of Asset Owners, Asset Managers and Financial Intermediaries in Sustainable Development
17:00 – 18:00
Economics and Finance of Biodiversity
10:00 – 11:00
Present and Future of Sustainable Finance Regulations
11:30 – 12:30
Energy Industry in the Age of Energy Transition
13:00 – 14:00
Sustainability Disclosure: Best Practices from an International Investor Perspective
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:00
Sustainable Economy and Responsible Finance in the Arctic
16:30 – 17:30
Blue Economy: Financing Life Below Water
18:00 – 19:30
Reaching UNSDGs by 2030: Next Steps
* The Programme may be subject to change
Terms of Participation
Congress participant package
Participation in the Congress in the online format is free of charge for registered participants.
If you wish to participate, please send an application in the Registration section.
You may apply for in-person participation while completing the registration form.
Viacheslav Fetisov and John Kerry met in Moscow
UN Goodwill Ambassador Viacheslav Fetisov and the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry discussed the importance of bringing climate and nature issues together.
Alok Sharma MP supported the agenda of the upcoming Congress in Moscow
COP President Designate the Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma MP noted the leading role of Congress organizers in mobilising finance in Russia in support of climate goals and said that the British Embassy will work to ensure senior UK participation in the event.
UNEP FI will play an active role in forming the Congress Programme
Within the Business Program of the Congress there will be a theme-based section under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
Viacheslav Fetisov had a business meeting with an official representative of the United Arab Emirates
UN Goodwill Ambassador Viacheslav Fetisov and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Russian Federation His Excellency Omar Saif Saeed Ghobash discussed opportunities for cooperation in preparation for the Congress.
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The Congress’s Venue
Congress Hall, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO 100 Novaya Street, Skolkovo, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Region