The Banking and Finance Committee brings together industry leaders to track developments in Russia’s financial markets and corporate investment strategies. The committee closely monitors sanctions and their impact on corporate investment strategies, developments in financial markets, government initiatives and policies, and new and amended legislation. Areas covered include: banking, capital markets, insurance, and investment management.
The CSR & Charity Committee strives to support and develop partnerships between business and both non-profit and governmental organizations. The committee provides a forum for organizations and companies within both the non-profit and corporate sectors to exchange information and address global issues relevant to this important sector of Russian society. It helps for-profit members overcome internal and external barriers to corporate philanthropy and helps member NGOs collectively address common problems.
The Compliance Committee was formed to address compliance and business ethics issues faced by member companies operating in the Russian Federation.
Customs and Transportation
The Customs & Transportation Committee discusses a range of issues relevant to its members. It collects and disseminates information to members on customs clearance procedures, tariff regulations, customs legislation, and classification of goods. The committee continues to facilitate dialogue between PEBA members and officials from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), RF Federal Customs Service, and RF State Duma.
The Education Committee focuses on the links between Russian educational institutions and companies operating in Russia. The committee seeks to explore ways to create win-win situations for corporations seeking specialists with the necessary skill sets and Russian and international universities and colleges that prepare those specialists.
The Energy Committee discusses issues of concern to PEBA members involved in all aspects of energy exploration, generation, and distribution. The committee pays particular attention to the interrelations between Russian policy and the exploitation of natural resources.
The Enterprise Development Committee promotes the interests of small- and medium-sized companies in Russia. The committee helps to devise and advocate concrete measures intended to improve the climate for SMEs in Russia. The committee also organizes interactive meetings with business leaders, government officials, and consultants so that members can discuss issues of importance to SMEs.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)
The Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Committee was formed to proactively respond to anticipated legislative actions on environmental practices and procedures in Russia. The committee also works closely with Russian and international regulatory bodies to promote sustained, effective environmental standards and practices.
The Healthcare Committee works toward the development of a transparent and efficient market for pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and healthcare services in Russia. The committee acts as a unified voice in promoting the interests and concerns of its members, offering input on Russian healthcare legislation, certification regulations, and intellectual property rights. The committee works to create a mechanism for dialogue with officials from the Russian Ministry of Health and other government agencies.
Human Resources Committee events facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on the development and management of human resources in Russia. The practical experience of committee members is frequently drawn upon as a basis for presentations and discussions. The committee also prepares commentary on legislation such as the labor code and local regulations affecting HR management.
The Legal Affairs Committee focuses on the analysis of legislative and legal issues influencing the investment climate in Russia. Leveraging the expertise of lawyers, economists, corporate business leaders, and investment strategists, the Committee provides a forum for inclusive and candid discussion of issues affecting the investment attractiveness of the Russian Federation and business operations development.
Marketing & Communications
The Marketing & Communications Committee represents advertising and media interests in Russia. The committee seeks to educate members on marketing and communications topics such as digital marketing, customer experience, crisis communications, marketing research techniques and social media marketing.
Real Estate and Construction
The Real Estate and Construction Committee monitors opportunities for private investment in Russia’s real estate and construction markets. Meetings feature presentations on issues such as the digitalization of real estate development, the development of e-commerce, and Russian real estate law.
The committee facilities information exchange among members to ensure the security of employees, business continuity, and to help companies prepare robust contingency plans in the event of an emergency.
The Taxation Committee arranges meetings and an annual Tax Conference to disseminate up-to-date information on Russian tax legislation, regulation, and implementation. The committee also serves as a platform to raise member tax issues with the Russian Ministry of Finance, the Federal Tax Service and other government officials to provide detailed commentary on pending legislation and regulation.
Formed in 2022, the Tourism and Migration Committee seeks to identify and resolve the issues impacting the tourism industry, including the hotels market, and to provide support to companies and individuals in navigating migration rules and regulations in the Russian Federation and other Eurasian countries.