Despite a period of economic turmoil in the 1990s, Russia recovered sufficiently well to post impressive growth figures in the years leading up to the recent financial crisis. This examination of the legal and social environment in which business is operating in Russia, and the manner in which corporate responsible investment is gaining ground, focuses on environmental and social aspects of investment and explores the legal and policy perspective. The Russian and non-Russian authors discuss the law, its application in practice and developments relating to the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, pollution abatement, environmental management systems, CSR and philanthropy.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Commercial law - Corporate Social Responsibility - Environmental Management - Environmental law - Law and Economics - Russia - development - environmental education
Environmental Finance and Socially Responsible Business in Russia — An Introduction.- Environmental Finance and Socially Responsible Business in Russia — An Introduction.- Overview and First Comments.- The Russian Economy in Perspective.- Environmentally and Socially Responsible Business in Russia: Why Bother?.- The Importance of Socially Responsible Investing to Promote Sustainable Investments in Russia.- Legal and Policy Perspectives.- Russian Environmental Law — an Overview for Businesses.- Russian Ngo’s and Public Participation — Legal and Practical Perspectives.- Harmonisation of Russian Environmental Standards with EU Legislation.- Mechanisms to Promote Green Business in Russia.- Environmental Policy and the International Competitiveness of the Russian Economy.- Environmental Education and Capacity Building in Russia.- Green Public Procurement: Using European Experiences in Russia.- Can Russia Become A ‘Green Investor’ in Southern Africa?.- the EBRD and Russia: Stimulating European Principles for the Environment.- Practical Trends and Synergies.- Involving Russian Business in Kyoto.- The Changing Context for Investment in Green Projects in Russia.- Russian National Pollution Abatement Facility: Practice and Results.- Environmental Management Systems in Russia: The Delayed Wave.- Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Kola Peninsula.- Investments in Murmansk Oblast and Pomor Region — Some Reflections.- Practical Trends and Synergies.- Developing Corporate Social Responsibility in RUSSIA: The Role of the United Nations Development Programme.- Russia: Corporate Social Responsibility in a Postsocialist State.- Socially Responsible Business: Helping Children in Russia.