The Report on Social Investments in Russia: The Role of Business in Social Development
The first national report on Social Investments in Russia is presented herewith. Its main focus is to analyze the role of business in the societal development.
The Report gives an overview of the main models of corporate social responsibility both in Russia and abroad. It further provides a comparative analysis of these models and introduces a concept of social investments as a practical tool for CSR implementation. A unique calculation method - “Social Investment Index of Russian Business”, developed within the framework of the Report, was designed to evaluate current status of social investments of Russian companies, track their distribution by industries and investment types as well as forecast changes in social investment dynamics.
The Report is based on numerous inputs from local and foreign sources, results of research on corporate social responsibility done by the Russian Managers Association as well as unique data provided by Russian companies. It targets both Russian and international audience - business community leaders, government officials, representatives of international agencies and civil society organizations.