The Association of European Business (AEB) is an independent non-commercial association funded by membership and sponsorship.
AEB membership is made up of enterprises and entrepreneurs from the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which have business activities with and in the Russian Federation. These members form the AEB General Assembly (GA), which determines the overall strategy and policies of the association.
The AEB was established in 1995 on the initiative of several European companies registered in the Russian Federation, Ambassadors of EU member states and the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the Russian Federation.
The mission of the AEB is to represent and promote the interests of its Members by supporting them in doing business with and in Russia through quality lobbying, information support, and through activities aimed at improving the Russian trade and business environment in conformity with internationally accepted business principles and promoting integration and partnership between the European Union (EU) and Russia.
The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) is an international not-for-profit organisation set up in 1990 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and operating in roughly 50 countries throughout the world, particularly in new and emerging markets. The IBLF’s mission is to encourage multi-stakeholder partnerships and socially responsible business practices which benefit both business and society and enable sustainable development without harming the environment. Supported by over 70 of the world’s leading international companies, IBLF carries out projects to promote leadership and business engagement so as to develop effective solutions to the challenges of local and global development. IBLF believes that the support and engagement of business is the key to the achieving the Millennium Development Goals, reducing global poverty and promoting sustainable economic development. Founding members in Russia include Russian and international companies namely Alfa-Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Interros, Industrial Investors, Nestle, Philips, TNK-BP, and UralSib.
Charitable Foundation for support of priority strategies in public health
“Charitable Foundation for support of priority strategies in public health” – Russian non-governmental organization that aims at joining up the efforts of the three sectors of society – governmental bodies, business structures and NGOs – to strengthen their common abilities in defending national health and promoting healthy lifestyle. The Foundation promotes the best practices and contributes to implementation in Russia of the efficient strategies of public healthcare development in the field of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other socially significant diseases prevention.
“Charitable Foundation for support of priority strategies in public health” – implementing partner of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Russia.
Orenburg Region Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (OSPP)
Orenburg Region Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (OSPP) is a regional public organization consolidating 168 member companies which employ over 450 thousand people and produce more than 70% of the regional output. The major ones are: OrenburgGazprom, OrenburgEnergo, TNK-BP, Russian Railroads South-East Division, Orenburg Airlines and other key industrial players. Sergey Grachev, Vice Governor of the Orenburg Region, is the head of the Union. OSPP is taking part in the work of the Tripartite Commission for Workplace Social Issues and has joint the Social Charter of Russian Business.
Russian Managers Association – is a national non-commercial organization which focuses on the comprehensive development of Russian business activities. It hosts conferences, round tables, seminars, publishes professional ratings, indexes and registers of corporate information. AMR develops expert recommendations and standards for Russian companies, creates practical mechanisms for professional growth and raises the effectiveness of business. AMR unites more than thousand members, including corporate leaders from such companies as Alfa-Bank, Aeroflot, AFK Sistema, InterRos, Norilskiy Nikel, Severstal, SUAL-Holding, SUEK, RosTeleCom, ROSNO, Russkiy Aluminij, Phillips, IBS, Accenture, Microsoft.
Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) is an independent non-governmental organization. The key activities of RSPP include initiation of new bill drafts and making continuous efforts to improve the existing legislation; maintaining of regular contacts with authorities at the federal and regional level to keep them informed about the efficiency of applicable laws and to protect the interests of industrialists and entrepreneurs; holding round tables, forums, conferences and public discussions on key issues of business development in Russia; participating in business clubs, associations, committees and commissions to present the views of the business community, to resolve jointly the problems of cooperation between companies and to maintain effective contacts among RSPP members; development of regular bilateral and multilateral relations with business community organizations in other countries; providing assistance to Russian businessmen in developing their export capabilities, overcoming discriminatory restrictions on export of goods and services from Russia and attracting foreign investments for domestic production development.
The Union has a membership base of over 100 regional alliances and industry associations representing key industries of the economy, including the fuel and energy industry, the machine-building industry, the investment-banking sector as well as the military industrial complex, the building industry, the chemical industry, and light and food industries. The RSPP has in its ranks more than 320 thousand members representing industrial, scientific, financial and commercial organizations and individual members in all Russian regions.
The basic mandate of the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia is to assure the representation of the European Commission towards the Russian Federation. The Delegation monitors and analyses the development of Russian policies and follows bilateral relations in the political, economic, commercial as well as financial and technical cooperation areas. It also conducts negotiations on behalf of the EU in accordance with approved mandates.
Delegation serves an important function, providing background and updates on European integration and EU policies as well as on the technical cooperation programme with Russia, to the host Government, Federal and regional administrations, the media, business and academic circles as well as civil society.