OMK Plays Host to National Social Business Forum

The United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) will play host to a national social business forum. It will be held online on November 25 and 26 and will bring together leading experts in social business from all over the country.

The forum will be held with the support of the Nizhniy Novgorod regional Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Entrepreneurship and the Social Innovation Center of the Nizhniy Novgorod Region as part of a national project for small and medium-sized business and the support of individual business initiatives.

OMK supports social business initiatives in areas where it operates its facilities, and has been running the Start Your Own Business Program since 2016. During this time, OMK was able to accumulate a wealth of experience, build social partnerships, secure the aid of the federal authorities and the relevant ministries and departments, regional social innovation centers, representatives of municipalities, and major businesses.

Participants in the national forum will discuss support measures for social businesses, prospects, difficulties, international experience, will review marketing and digital transformation issues as well as social business preservation strategy in a pandemic.

Speakers at the Forum include State Duma Member Dmitri Sazonov, Nizhniy Novgorod Regional Minister of Industry, Trade, and Entrepreneurship Maxim Cherkassov, Social Investment Foundation General Manager and Chair of the Social Business Commission Sergey Golubev, Director of Agency for Strategic Initiatives Independent Non-Profit Program Boris Filatov, Executive Director of Our Future Foundation Yulia Zhigunova, AO OMK Corporate Social Responsibility Lead Olga Mironova, and other leading social business experts.

Participants in the national forum will also get a chance to meet social business people who will be talking about their projects and the unique features of social business in single-employer towns.

“In the 5 years that the Start Your Own Business Program for Social Business Initiatives has been running in three monotowns, we have accumulated a lot of experience. We will be happy to communicate with other experts. The significance of social business is growing, there is government support; however, there is still a lot to do. Our objective is to establish a network and map out future development”, noted AO OMK Corporate Social Responsibility Lead Olga Mironova. “There is no question that the Start Your Own Business Program is not just a competition for grants but a meticulously planned program to grow social businesses enabled through a concerted effort of regional and district authorities and businesses. The program outcomes are obvious even now: social infrastructure is growing, new social services are developing, the quality of life for the public is improving, new jobs are being created”, emphasized Director of the Nizhniy Novgorod Regional Social Innovation Center Igor Sedykh.

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