The UNIDO CIIC supports the International Forum “World Quality Day”

November 11, 2022

The UNIDO CIIC supports the International Forum “World Quality Day” Photo: Sergey Korotkov, UNIDO and Christopher Konstanidi, Moscow State University

Every year on the second Thursday of November, World Quality Day is celebrated, established in 1989 at the initiative of the European Organization for Quality and supported by the United Nations. Traditionally, as part of the celebration of the World Quality Day, business events are held to emphasize the importance of continuous improvement in the quality of products and services for the sustainable development of society.

In 2022, the Forum was organized by Roskachestvo with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, UNIDO, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Director of the UNIDO CIIC Sergey Korotkov moderated the session „ESG leaving Russia?“, which took place in the Library of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The topic of ESG and issues of sustainable development in the current geopolitical situation fade into the background. Many foreign companies that set trends in the ESG agenda have suspended their work in Russia. The participant of the session s discussed the ESG-investment issues for business, certification in Eastern countries.

The participants in the discussion were:

  1. Sergey Bobylev, Head of the Department of Environmental Economics, Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University;
  2. Ksenia Temnikova, Deputy Chairman of the ESG Committee of SRO „NAKD“;
  3. Christopher Costandinidi, Head of the ESG Laboratory, Moscow State University.

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