On 24 November, the Russian Managers Association conducted in Moscow the 4th international forum PEOPLE INVESTOR 2011, which focused on managing non-material risks – economic, political, social and environmental risks.
As part of the forum, the annual PEOPLE INVESTOR 2011 prize was awarded in three nominations: “Human Resources Management”, “Relations with Business Partners and Clients” and “Development of Local Communities and Sustainable Development”. The Russian Managers Association also awarded a special prize “For the Development of Social Innovation”.
A total of 52 projects were submitted in the contest from a number of large companies, such as Adidas, Mechel, Eksmo Publishing House, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd, IBM, Severstal, and others. 12 projects made it to the final, meeting such criteria as novelty as well as consistency and sustainability of the attained results. KPMG in Russia and the CIS made it to the final and ended up winning the Grand Prix in the nomination “Development of Local Communities and Sustainable Development”. Our project “From Institutional Care to Family Support” that aims at developing early intervention services in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast was recognized the best.
Yulia Bogdanova, Manager, CCS Committee, commented on the win: “I am proud of working at KPMG – a true people investor. This concerns both employees, and if I now turn to the winning project, young children, who will be able to become more successful thanks to timely professional assistance. In addition, this represents investments in the local community: such investments facilitate professional growth of specialists in one of the most important sectors in public life – the social sector.”
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