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ESG in Manufacturing: Why solving global problems requires international best practice

2 September 2021

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan is joining a panel at the Eastern Economic Forum on the the important role of collaboration in progressing key sustainability challenges in the mining industry.

Eastern Economic Forum
Vladivostok, Russia
2 September 2021, (3pm–4.30pm).




Sustainable development issues are playing an increasingly important role for the Russian manufacturing industry. Manufacturing has a significant impact on the environment. Tens of thousands of people are employed in factories across Russia. Interest in ESG issues and the extent to which manufacturing companies run their business responsibly is growing, not only from a regulatory and societal point of view but from the point of view of international investors. Meanwhile, the transboundary nature of many environmental problems, such as climate change, and the complex nature of social challenges are forming common concerns and establishing a shared agenda for the manufacturing industry across the world. Russian industrialists and their international colleagues need to establish fruitful cooperation to exchange experience in solving sustainable development problems. What forms might this cooperation take? Are there real-life examples of this cooperation and what trajectory should it take in future? What know-how can Russian companies impart to their foreign colleagues? What kinds of solutions are urgently needed by Russian companies?


  • Igor Korotetskiy, Partner, Head of Operational Risk and Sustainability, KPMG in the CIS


  • Pavel Grachev, CEO, Polyus

  • Rohitesh Dhawan, President & CEO, ICMM

  • Sergey Komyshan, Executive Director for Marketing and Sales, Procurement, Innovation and Business Development, SIBUR

  • Igor Korytko, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)

  • Alexander Liberov, President, Siemens in Russia

  • John Mulligan, Climate Change Lead and Market Relations, World Gold Council

  • Yuliya Shabala, Deputy Director General for Sustainable Development and Corporate Affairs, Udokan Copper

  • Claude Schimper, Senior Vice President for Russia Operations, Kinross Gold Corporation

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