RUSAL, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, and SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School launch a large-scale partner project in the field of business education and business ethics development in Russia.
The Russian leading business school and the largest industrial company joined their efforts to create an educational system capable of using practical knowledge of companies operating in international markets and having experience in applying best practices and management approaches.
The long-term partnership and cooperation programme provides for creating based on the SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School an expertise centre for programmes of business education in the field of management and business ethics, as well as support to researches in the areas of sustainable development by the example of the world's best practices. The business ethics course in the SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School will be led by Tom Rawlins, a founder of multiple educational initiatives, professor of business practice having a huge experience of work with the Russian market.
Evgenii Nikitin, CEO of RUSAL:
'The knowledge application level in such areas as Business Ethics, Strategic Leadership, Sustainable Development and Human Capital Development in the Russian business environment, unfortunately, is still not rather compliant with real demands of the business. RUSAL's practical international experience and SKOLKOVO's strong educational and research base join their efforts to fill this gap and lay a foundation for the Russian school and expertise in the field of business ethics subject to best practices and relevant international standards.'
Marat Atnashev, Rector of the SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School:
'In the SKOLKOVO business school, we believe that the partnership based on common values is an important component of a successful project. I am sure that the strategic partnership with RUSAL will allow developing new areas in the business education, management and create the expertise centre of business ethics in the SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School. We are very interested in experience of RUSAL as one of the Russian largest companies operating in global markets and continuously implementing new management practices.'
To achieve the goals, RUSAL and SKOLKOVO plan to develop and implement a range of joint measures to research the current development level of the Russian business environment, attract the international business community to integrate best practices in Russian educational projects and programmes in the field of management and business ethics.