Moderator Alexey KOSTIN

Biography

Alexey Kostin, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the NGO “Corporate Social Responsibility – Russian Centre”. The main profile of his organization is to promote CSR in Russia, consult Russian and foreign businesses and to introduce new social and economic technologies, including modern forms of intersectoral cooperation between state, business and civil society. Kostin graduated in 1976 from the Economics department of Moscow State Lomonosov University, later working as a deputy dean there. Having a doctoral degree in public and business administration, he is an expert in corporate governance and CSR. Kostin worked in many international projects for Russia, including the TASIS project on environmental monitoring for ex-Soviet countries at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen in 2002-2003. He is involved as an expert on CSR to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Since 2009 he participates regularly and annually as an international expert and speaker in World Forum Lille's conferences.