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Developing HR Potential in the Investment Market

As the national development institution, we are inevitably responsible for building a favourable investment climate that facilitates the acceleration of the social and economic development of the Russian Federation. The Bank actively promotes the investment culture, enhances the potential of investment project stakeholders and implements best international practices of development banks. In pursuing these activities, we are placing particular emphasis on raising awareness among young people by building up their ability to get involved in innovation-driven modernisation of the Russian economy in the future.

In 2014, Vnesheconombank continued implementing its educational project ‘Training of Specialists for Participation in Investment Projects Supported by Development Institutions’. The project aims to build a pool of professionals who have the necessary expertise and competencies to efficiently prepare and implement large-scale and long-range investment projects, including those to be realised with support by Vnesheconombank.

The project’s target audience includes employees and managers of companies, public officials and administrative employees, and independent experts whose professional activities are related to planning, preparation, analysis and monitoring of investment projects.

Training under the project is organised into different formats depending on the level of participants’ competencies and the level of their involvement in the preparation and implementation of investment projects. Experts involved in the project include leading specialists of Vnesheconombank and the Group’s entities, representatives of the Bank’s partner organisations, research and educational communities, and representatives of relevant ministries and departments.

Events Held as Part of Vnesheconombank’s Educational Project in 2014

Initiatives on Youth Relations

Vnesheconombank is actively working with young people by running training programmes on investment management, encouraging applied science and research activities among the young, and supporting the development of relevant universities.

Among other things, our awareness-raising efforts focus on organising educational events for young people on the preparation and implementation of investment projects. These events involve experts from the Group’s entities and are held on an annual basis as part of the Russian Educational Youth Forum ‘Seliger’ and the International Youth Industrial Forum ‘Engineers of the Future’.

As a result of our multiyear involvement in youth forums, Vnesheconombank, SME Bank and VEB Innovations Fund have set up an annual award for the best innovative project among young entrepreneurs. The award is held to encourage innovative activities in Russia and back the highest potential players in the SME innovative segment.

Focus areas of our work with young people also include support to students of major financial and economic schools. The best of them receive personal scholarships from the Bank. The Bank is also running a programme of traineeships and internships for undergraduates and graduates of relevant higher education institutions, while the best performing trainees and interns can be later offered jobs in the Bank. The programme helps us build a personnel continuity framework and share accumulated experience with young talents.

To promote applied research among the young, Vnesheconombank has organised the Youth Club whose target audience includes talented undergraduates, postgraduates and young researchers of major Moscow universities. The Club is a permanent discussion venue where the participants share their knowledge, experience and new ideas on important social and economic issues related to the development of the country and its hinterlands, and on key areas of Vnesheconombank’s operations. In 2014, the Club also featured such sections as ‘Integrated Territorial Development’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ that were attended by 77 undergraduates, postgraduates and young researchers.


Vnesheconombank's Youth Club: 'Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Financing' master class

In October 2014, the Financial University of the Government of the Russian Federation hosted a ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Financing’ master class, held as part of the activities of Vnesheconombank’s Youth Club. The master class was attended by 29 students of Financial University, Moscow State University, Higher School of Economics and other higher education institutions.

During the master class, Vnesheconombank’s experts directly involved in the implementation of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility and responsible financing shared their expertise and experience with the students. After the master class the participants formed project teams for further applied research to be carried out in the scope of the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ session of Vnesheconombank’s Youth Club.

Vnesheconombank’s Youth-Related Initiatives in 2014

Initiatives of Vnesheconombank Group’s Entities on Youth Relations in 2014