Conference theme

This year has become pivotal for philanthropy – COVID-19 has stimulated to reconsider approaches towards philanthropy and social investments. Moreover, there is only a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a broad international agenda of 17 global goals aimed at creating a more equal, developed and sustainable society. How relevant are the Sustainable Development Goals for the Russian charitable sector? What will be the role of SDGs in philanthropy in the post-COVID era? These are the questions that will be raised at the 18th Annual Conference of the Russian Donors Forum. During the conference, the experts of the Russian and international philanthropic sectors will discuss the role of philanthropy in achieving sustainable development and the role of the SDGs for responsible business and foundations. The Conference will present a variety of approaches to the implementation of sustainable social investments, as well as differences in practices for achieving the SDGs in the charitable sector in Russia and in the world. The focus of the conference will also be on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the social sphere. Top management of responsible business and foundations will reflect on the way the pandemic has affected their charitable activities and will share what their priorities will look like in the near future. The participants will be able to gain practical experience in implementing projects within the framework of various Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, in the field of education, health and gender equality. Join us on October 19-23!

Russian Donors Forum Annual Conference 2020:



19-23 October




More than 500


Join us – this year participation in the conference is free.

Background of the Conference

Russian Donors Forum Conference is an annual event which goes back to 2003.

Since 2003, Russian Donors Forum Annual Conference is one of the key events in the Russian philanthropic sector. This is a platform for experts and practitioners who discuss major trends in philanthropy both in Russia and in the world.

During these years, the Conference brought together more than 3000 participants from more than 20 countries. The delegates represent leading responsible business and foundations, top managers and decision makers in the field of philanthropy and social investments, government officials, journalists and thought leaders.

The Conference welcomes professionals interested in philanthropy or considers opportunity to engage with it.

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