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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized body of the UN system devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Established in 1919 the ILO became the first specialized UN agency in 1946.

The ILO formulates international policies and programmes to promote basic human rights, improve working and living conditions, and enhance employment opportunities, creates international labour standards backed by a unique system to supervise their application, an extensive programme of international technical cooperation formulated and implemented in an active partnership with constituents, to help countries put these policies into practice in an effective manner, and carries out training, education and research activities to help advance all of these efforts.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the only tripartite UN agency with government, employer and worker representatives. This tripartite structure makes the ILO a unique forum in which governments and social partners of economies of its 186 member states can freely and openly debate and elaborate labour standards and policies.

The ILO Headquarters is established in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) represents the interests of employers of the Russian Federation in the ILO.

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International Organisation of Employers (IOE) is the largest network of the private sector in the world, with more than 150 business and employer organisation members. In social and labour policy debate taking place in the International Labour Organization, across the UN and multilateral system, and in the G20 and other emerging processes, the IOE is the recognized voice of business.

The IOE seeks to influence the environment for doing business, including by advocating for regulatory frameworks at the international level that favour entrepreneurship, private sector development, and sustainable job creation.

The IOE supports national business organisations in guiding corporate members in matters of international labour standards, business and human rights, CSR, occupational health and safety, and international industrial relations.

IOE President is Mr Daniel Funes de Rioja (Argentina) (took office on May 28, 2014)

IOE Secretary-General is Ms Linda Kromjong, the Netherlands (took office on May 1, 2015)

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) represents the interests of employers of the Russian Federation in the IOE.

Association of European Businesses (AEB)
AEB was established in 1995. Now the Association unites more than 600 companies of the European Union, Russia and other countries. The AEB members include large multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises. The AEB carries out activities to improve the Russian business and trade environment and to promote economic integration and partnership between the Russian Federation and the European Union.
BUSINESSEUROPE is the largest business organization engaging national business federations of 34 European countries. BUSINESSEUROPE aims to ensure that the voice of business is heard in European policy-making. For this purpose BUSINESSEUROPE interacts regularly with the European Parliament, Commission and Council. BUSINESSEUROPE also represents European business in the international arena. The organisation is headquartered in Brussels. BUSINESSEUROPE structure includes seven main policy committees and about sixty working groups.
Federation of Austrian Industries (IV)

The Federation is the largest voluntary body representing the interests of Austrian industry both at a national and EU level. IV currently comprises about 4,200 members. The organization has nine independent Regional Groups offices and an office in Brussels. IV is a member of BUSINESSEUROPE, BIAC, Union of Black Sea and Caspian Confederation of Enterprises (UBCCE) and International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA)

BIA was established in 1980. BIA is the largest national organization of employers and member of BUSINESSEUROPE. BIA actively participates in the work of the national consultative councils, as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the South East European Employers’ Forum (SEEEF). The Association has signed cooperation agreements with over 70 national business and employers’ organizations of the European, Asian, African countries and the USA.

Czech Republic
Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

For 25 years the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic promotes interests of the Czech business at national and international level. The Organization is an official partner for government officials, trade unions, research organizations and technical universities of the Czech Republic. The Confederation engages sectorial associations and private companies and is a member of BUSINESSEUROPE. The Confederation participates in the processes of improving national legislation aimed at promoting more favorable business climate, organizes business missions abroad and meetings at the highest level to boost business cooperation.

Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)

The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is the leading Danish business organization with 10,000 member companies. Also, a number of sectoral employers' associations and branch federations are included in DI's framework, being integrated in part or in full in DI. The Confederation aims to provide the best possible corporate conditions for Danish industry, increase the quality of competiveness environment as well as protect and promote the interests of the Danish business at the global arena and inform it about the current global market trends.

Estonian Business Association (EBA)

The Association was established in 1996. The purpose of the Association is to develop a favourable entrepreneurial and foreign economic environment in Estonia to guarantee stable economic growth, increase potential of export and improve the image of Estonia. The Association unites 44 Estonian legal entities operating as businesses, in particular biggest banks and financial organisations, biggest transit, service, construction, transport, industrial, oil, wholesale and retail companies and representatives of other business areas. The majority of the members of the Association belong to the list of Estonian market leaders (TOP 100). EBA co-operates with a number of foreign business associations, initiates and develops multilateral business contacts. The representatives of EBA work in joint task forces in various ministries of Estonia to guarantee that interests of Estonian business community are taken in due account during decision-making process. EBA arranges meetings with state authorities and politicians for its members and provides them with an informational support, e.g. publishes information bulletins.

Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK)

EK is the leading business organization in Finland which main task is to make Finland an internationally attractive and competitive business environment as well as represent Finnish business interests on the national level, in the EU and international level. EK is engaged in dialogue with decision makers in all subjects relevant to its members such as corporate legislation, taxation, trade, energy policy and other spheres. EK members include 27 business associations and 16,000 member companies across all business sectors which employ about 1 million workers. EK is a member of BUSINESSEUROPE and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and is also active in the OECD and the ILO.

Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR)

CCIFR operates in Moscow since 1997 when the Association “French Club” was established. Then the business club was transformed into the Chamber of Commerce and Industry which joined French Chambers of Commerce & Industry abroad Union (UCCIFE) in 2006. The CCIFR activities aim at developing Russian – French business cooperation, promoting business community interests as well as assisting French companies in representative offices establishment and their development in Russia and boosting Russian investments in France.


MEDEF is the largest entrepreneur network in France. 750,000 companies are MEDEF members, 90% of which are SMEs. MEDEF aims to conduct a fully transparent ongoing lobbying effort with all the local, regional, national and European decision-makers to draw attention the company perspective and foster a vibrant job market and modern and cost-effective social protections. MEDEF actively interacts with civil society representatives and sets in motion a broad range of concrete initiatives with partners in its push to “Make France a Winner.”

Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA)

BWA provides the companies with a consultative and expert support in tax, recruitment and management spheres. In partnership with the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) the BWA is official supporting organization of the World Trade Point Federation in Germany, a global project data base for entrepreneurs. The access to current advertisements, offers and information from more than 100 Trade Points in 70 countries worldwide are a valuable advantage for small and middle sized enterprises.

BDI - Federation of German Industries

The BDI is the umbrella organisation of German industry and industry-related service providers representing their interests at national, European and international level. It speaks on behalf of 36 sector associations and represents over 100,000 large, medium-sized and small enterprises with more than eight million employees. The BDI structure includes various committees with more than 1,000 representatives of businesses and associations come together to draw up positions on economic policy.

German Institute for Standardization (DIN)

DIN is acknowledged as the sole national standards body in Germany. DIN considers the public interest in the preparation of standards, ensures that its standards can be referenced as documents which describe technical requirements, in legislation, in matters affecting public administration, and in legal relations, and contributes to international understanding in the field of standardization. DIN’s international standardization strategies aim at removing technical barriers to trade throughout the world and enhancing the transparency of the increasingly competitive world market. DIN works closely with standards organizations in all major economies and in emerging economies.

Federation of Greek Industries (SEV)

SEV was established in 1907. The mission of SEV is to contribute to development and social cohesion by introducing innovative proposals for the constant improvement of corporate and economic environment, supporting entrepreneurship, encouraging SEV members to adopt corporate governance rules as well as strengthening companies’ social role. The Federation provides its members with accurate and timely business information on current issues. It focuses on shaping and promoting policies that express concerns of the business community in the country as well as at the European level and in international organizations.

Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Hellenic-Russian Chamber of Commerce was founded in Athens in 1995 upon the initiative of Greek and Russian entrepreneurs. The Chamber members are about 300 Greek and Russian companies, official structures, business associations and individuals representing various economic sectors. The Chamber aims to develop mutually beneficial economic, trade and business relations between Russia and Greece. The Chamber structure includes a number of working groups, in particular on import and export, transportation and tourism.

Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists (BUSINESSHUNGARY, MGYOSZ)

The origin of the Organisation goes back to 1902, where the first “Federation of Industrialists” (GYOSZ) was formed. In 1998 the Federation of Industrialists and the Hungarian Employer's Association merged, creating the largest employers representative organisation (MGYOSZ) in Hungary. The Confederation members include more than 50 sectoral professional associations and 16 regional employers' associations as well as many large corporations. The Confederation maintains contacts with the Parliament, the government and state administration, prepares analyses, expresses opinions and prepares proposals on corporate and current economic policy concepts. The Confederation holds forums, consultations and publishes its own newsletter, "Magyar Gyáripar", to inform and promote entrepreneurs. Since 2004 MGYOSZ is a full member of the European employers’ federation and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), since 2006 - the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to OECD (BIAC), since 2007 - BUSINESSEUROPE.


Confindustria is the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, with a voluntary membership of more than 150,000 companies of all sizes. Confindustria's network includes a headquarters in Rome, 242 local and trade associations and a delegation in Brussels.

Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK)

Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) is the largest organisation that represents employers in Latvia which was established in 1993. The LDDK brings together and represents 110 sector leaders, 66 sector-based and regional business associations and federations and more than 5,000 companies, among which 3,036 are micro and small enterprises. LDDK members employ 42% of Latvia’s employees. The LDDK mission is to establish an environment that supports entrepreneurship in Latvia, facilitating the competitiveness of companies and representing employers in the framework of social dialogue at the national, European Union and international level.

Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK)

The Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK) is a major association and lobby group in Lithuania which represents the interests of large industrialists and employers. The Confederation in an umbrella organization uniting 47 trade and 9 regional associations which comprise over 2700 medium and large enterprises from various public and private sectors. LPK members include most Lithuanian production enterprises, banks, trading companies, representative offices of foreign firms, research institutes, and educational establishments. LPK member companies account for 22% of Lithuanian GDP. LPK is a successor of the Union of the Lithuanian Entrepreneurs, Industrialists and Businessmen established in 1930. The modern Association of Lithuanian Industrialists was established in 1989 and it was later renamed to the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists.

Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)

Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) is the largest employers' organisation in the Netherlands. VNO-NCW has over 160 members - (branch) associations representing more than 115,000 enterprises, including more than 80% of all medium-sized companies in the Netherlands. VNO-NCW represents the interests of Dutch business and industry by promoting a high quality business environment and investment climate in the Netherlands, with a view to boosting the competitiveness of Dutch industry. VNO-NCW is engaged in consultations with politicians, governments, trade unions and NGOs. At an international level, VNO-NCW represents Dutch companies in the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) and, through the BIAC, in the OECD. VNO-NCW provides the companies with up-to-date socio-economic, economic, financial, fiscal, legal information.

Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (in Norwegian Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon; NHO) is Norway’s major organisation for employers and the leading business lobby. Its current membership of more than 24 000 companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in most sectors. The NHO main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development. The Confederation is made up of 19 sectoral federations and 15 regional offices and office in Brussels which monitors and reports on policy and legislative developments in the EU, provides a consultative support and networking between Norwegian and EU businesses. The NHO is an active participant of BUSINESSEUROPE.

General Confederation of the Romanian Industrial Employers (UGIR-1903)

UGIR-1903 is one of the biggest and most important employers confederation in Romania, established more than 100 years ago. UGIR activities aim to improve the Romanian competitivity, defend legal stability and coherence, improve business environment within Romania, impose a stable fiscal mechanism, oriented to investment, technological development and creation of employment. UGIR-1903 actively promotes improvement of business regulations. UGIR-1903 has more than 60 of employers' branch organization, branches in all the 42 districts of the country and organizations at the level of the 8 economic development regions of Romania.

Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain (CEOE)

Founded in 1977, it voluntarily groups together two million companies and self-employed entrepreneurs from every sector of economy. CEOE main mission is to defend the interests of employers, representing them before the public authorities and society as a whole. CEOE is a member of such international institutions as the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), International Labour Organization (ILO), BUSINESSEUROPE, European-Union – Latin America Business Cooperation Association (ACE) and BIAC. CEOE representatives are engaged into consultative bodies activities of relevant ministries of Spain and the EU. The Confederation has a permanent delegation in Brussels.

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

The CBI is the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level. The CBI was founded in 1965 when the British Employers’ Confederation, the Federation of British Industries and the National Association of British Manufacturers joined together. The Confederation`s mission is to promote the conditions in which businesses of all sizes and sectors in the UK can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. To achieve this, the CBI campaigns in the UK, the EU and internationally for a competitive policy landscape.

The Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia (UMBA)

The Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia (UMB(E)A) was founded in 1996. UMB(E)A activities are aimed at improving legislation, protecting interests of local manufacturers, developing international business cooperation, and establishing mutually beneficial relations for companies inside Armenia and abroad. To this end UMB(E)A actively cooperates with Armenian governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations.

Belarussian Scientific Industrial Association (“BSIA” RPU)

“BSIA” RPU is the oldest business association of Belarus established in 1990. The Association members include about 600 business representatives and experts. “BSIA” RPU activities are aimed at providing a constructive dialogue between state and business, promoting an accelerated development of small and medium enterprises in Belarus, improving national regulation in various spheres, developing international trade and investment cooperation, contributing to integration of the Belorussian economy with partner countries` economies. “BSIA” RPU has signed more than 60 treaties and agreements with business unions and associations of various countries.

Republican Association of Industrial Enterprises (BelAPP)

Republican Association of Industrial Enterprises (BelAPP) was established in 2003 on the base of reorganized Belarussian Association of Radiotronics, Informatics and Instrument Engineering Enterprises (BelREIP). BelAPP aims to protect the interests of Belarussian manufacturers, to assist them in entering the global market, and to advance business environment in the country, first of all the regulation system. To implement these goals BelAPP has operating councils in its structure, in particular on social and labour issues and economy.

National Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Moldova

The main objective of the Congress is to promote a favorable business climate in Moldova and develop mutually beneficial cooperation between business community of Moldova and other countries.

National Economic Chamber of Kazakhstan “Atameken Union”

“Atameken Union” is the largest business association in Kazakhstan. “Atameken” unites more than 200 sectoral, regional and national business associations, small, medium and large enterprises. The National Economic Chamber of Kazakhstan was established on the initiative of the President of Kazakhstan in 2005. The main goal of the Chamber’s activities is to develop Kazakhstan’s economy up to the level of the leading countries of the world. In order to achieve the goal, “Atameken” works to create favorable business climate, eliminate all types of administrative barriers for business and develop non-oil and gas sector of Kazakhstan. “Atameken” experts actively participate in expertise of legislation bills, decisions and orders affecting the interests of entrepreneurs, advocate the interests of business in the governmental authorities, and consider and respond to complaints of entrepreneurs.

Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (TUIE)

The Union aims to comprehensively develop the economy of Turkmenistan, strengthen free enterprise and protect the entrepreneurs` rights, promote fair competition, boost economic activities, provide a quality dialogue between business, state and civil society.

Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ULIE)

The Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ULIE) is Ukraine's largest union of business organizations and economic agents of all forms and types from large vertically integrated corporations to small- and medium-sized businesses. The League's history began in 1992. The ULIE sees its mission in promoting the ideas of economic patriotism, development of favorable business climate among the business community, civil society and the government. The ULIE cooperates with 70 NGOs and sectoral associations of Ukraine. The League implements its own projects, in particular on boosting construction sector development, modernizing utility infrastructure of hydraulic units, irrigation systems and main channels, etc. The ULIE pays much attention to establishing foreign economic contacts. The League has signed 85 international cooperation and partnership agreements and has 21 representative offices in other countries.


The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is an initiative of the AIM Foundation, an independent international organization fully committed to empower the world’s economy by boosting effective promotion strategies and facilitating opportunities for economic productivity and expansion. The Foundation also undertakes the operation and management of the AIM Global Investment Network and its 15 affiliated Business Groups, including the supervision of the Annual Investment Meeting Global and Regional Chapters.

Since its inception, the Annual Investment Meeting has established itself as a leading investment platform in the Middle East which aspires to ignite positive transformation by creating investment opportunities, upholding solidarity and developing economic relations among nations, as well as addressing the global ordeals that will make a profound impact to economic growth.

Every edition of the Annual Investment Meeting is an opportune event to address the fundamental challenges that nations are being confronted with on their journey to achieving development, and to discuss investment trends and strategies that can be utilised to maximize the potential of every business, country and region to consequently fuel economic diversification.

Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI)

The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI) was established in 1958 as a non-profit organization by the government of Israel and the private sector. IEICI promotes Israeli goods and services exports, and trade relations, cooperation and strategic alliances with overseas companies. IEICI promotes exports through initiatives and programs in many countries, operating through Israeli commercial and economic attachés, as well as local business development representatives. IEICI provides the Israeli export companies with information and consulting services. IEICI initiates and organizes incoming and outgoing commercial delegations and mounts national pavilions and information centers at international exhibitions and conventions throughout the world.

Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI)

The Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI) is the representative body of all industrial sectors in Israel: private, public, kibbutz and government industries. It consists of more than 2,000 organizations and industrial factories which are responsible for more than 95% of the industrial production in Israel. MAI has been a key figure throughout Israel's economic and industrial history, influencing and shaping the face of the local industry, labor market and economy. MAI provides its members with consulting and other services in labor relations, taxation, foreign trade and assessment of local and international economic trends. MAI is also a member in several international business and employers organizations such as IOE, BIAC, WTC and other.

Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI)

Established in 1942, ALI is the main national association of manufacturing companies operating in Lebanon. The Association seeks to create and maintain an environment which is favorable to industrial investment, job creation, growth and development. ALI represents Lebanese Industry and interprets the needs and recommendations of the industrial community in dealing with public institutions, including the Parliament, the Government, the Trade Unions and other organizations in Lebanon and abroad. ALI participates actively in policy-making consultations on a very broad range of issues, including economic and social policy, labor legislation and industrial relations, social security and health care, taxation, policies for small and medium-sized enterprises, education, research and technology, and the environment. ALI is also an important center for industrial studies and statistics.

Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)

UTICA was established in 1947. The Confederation is a key association of employers in Tunis. UTICA members include professional unions of non-agricultural sectors of economy (industry, trade, services, handicrafts etc). UTICA engages 150 000 private enterprises. The Confederation activities are aimed at private sector development in the country. With this aim UTICA provides the companies with consultative, informational and other support, advocates business interests in consultations with governmental authorities on economic and social policies. UTICA also contributes to favorable business image of the country abroad and development of international partnerships of Tunisian business.

South Africa
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) (former title - South Africa Foundation (SAF))

BLSA is an association of South Africa’s largest corporations and major multinational companies with a significant presence in South Africa. The organization was established in 1959 (in 2005 it changed its name from the South Africa Foundation to BLSA). BLSA activities are aimed at building favorable business environment in the country and inclusive growth to address unemployment, inequality and poverty. BLSA is engaged in consultations with the South African government on a broad range of issues of business interest. BLSA in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) established the Beyond Advocacy Fund which finances projects contributing to national development objectives.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

CCPIT is the most important and largest institution for the promotion of foreign trade in China established in 1952. The aims of the CCPIT are to promote foreign trade, use foreign investment, introduce advanced foreign technologies, conduct activities of Sino-foreign economic and technological cooperation in various forms, and promote the development of economic and trade relations between China and other countries and regions around the world. The Council promotes trade through its functions of information consultation, exhibitions, legal assistance, etc.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is the leading Indian business association with around 8000 members, from the private and public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs and with indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. CII was founded in 1895. CII mission is to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes. To this end CII works closely with the Indian government on policy issues and assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes to improve the quality of life of the Indian people. CII has 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India and 8 overseas offices. The Confederation has the institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries.

KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is the leading Indian business association with around 8000 members, from the private and public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs and with indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. CII was founded in 1895. CII mission is to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes. To this end CII works closely with the Indian government on policy issues and assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes to improve the quality of life of the Indian people. CII has 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India and 8 overseas offices. The Confederation has the institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries.

Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)

FKI was founded in 1961. The main objectives of the organization are to help promote sound economic policies, and to internationalize the economy to further enhance the free market economic system and the development of the nation. To this end the Federation addresses the government on major economic issues and policies, helps promote cooperation with major international and foreign economic organizations, disseminate free market principles and assists corporations in promoting corporate community relations. FKI members represent various economic sectors from manufacturing to telecommunications.

Chinese Taipei
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

TAITRA is the foremost trade promotion organization in Taiwan. The Council was founded in 1970. TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. The Council collaborates closely with Taiwanese government in trade policy implementation and connects international firms with Taiwanese partners. TAITRA has 60 overseas branch offices worldwide.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong General Association of International Investment
Singapore Confederation of Industries (SCI)

The predecessor of SCI was the Singapore Manufacturers Association established in 1932 to represent the interests of manufacturers in Singapore. Over more than 60 years, the SMA was able to become a key institution in industry, contributing significantly to the development of the manufacturing sector. In order to better meet the needs of manufacturers in a continuously changing economic landscape and to assist them exploit opportunities in a dynamic regional economy, the SMA was restructured to become the Singapore Confederation of Industries (SCI) in 1996. SCI mission is to promote a conducive environment and achieve an effective program for its members to grow, globalize and contribute to the progress and prosperity of Singapore. SCI's 1,200 members are organized into Industry Groups, each Group catering to the needs of companies in specific manufacturing sectors.

Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I)

The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I) was established in 1987 after re-organization of the Association of Thai Industries (A.T.I). FTI brings together industrial leaders to promote Thailand's socio-economic development. FTI represents Thai manufacturers at national and international levels, helps Thai companies to internationalize and grow, as well as participates in the consultations with the government of Thailand to advance national policy.

Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK)

The story of TISK began when six employer associations, namely, Metal Products Industrialists’ Association, Istanbul Wood Industry Employers’ Association, Istanbul Textile Industry Employers’ Association, Istanbul Food Industry Employers’ Association, Istanbul Printing Industry Employers’ Association and Istanbul Glass Industry Employers’ Association, came together in 1961 to organize under the “Union of Istanbul Employer Associations”. Next year the name of the Union was changed to the “Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations”. TISK mission is to maintain labour peace, sustain free enterprise and market economy, improve international competitiveness of enterprises, increasing productivity, investment and exports, reduce unemployment and improve vocational training through establishing education-employment link.

Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)

TOBB was established in 1950. The Union is the highest legal entity in Turkey representing the private sector. Today, TOBB has 365 members in the form of local chambers of commerce, industry, commerce and industry, maritime commerce and commodity exchanges. The Union aims to ensure unity and solidarity between chambers and commodity exchanges, promote favorable business climate in Turkey etc. TOBB participates actively in the work of official, social and commercial bodies and agencies to promote interests of its members.

Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)

CERBA mission is to establish business relations between Canadian and Eurasian companies and improve business environment. To this end CERBA representatuves participate in consultations on key issues of business interest with the governments of Canada and Eurasian countries, organize business events, provide services and consultations on marketing and conducting market research, publish a quarterly journal. The Association members include over 200 corporations and individuals in a wide range of sectors. CERBA has its offices in Moscow, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary Vancouver and Almaty.

American Chamber of Commerce

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia is committed to creating a more business-friendly environment in the Russian Federation. Acting as a link between members, policy-makers and business leaders in the U.S. and Russia, the Chamber works to identify common problems to normal business operations and achieve mutually-beneficial solutions. The Chamber also contributes to the establishment of partner relations between Russian and American companies through organizing business events. The Chamber structure includes a number of thematic committees, in particular on capital markets and financial services, environment, energy, customs and transportation, human resources, investment and taxation.

Agency of Social Information (ASI)

Agency of Social Information (ASI) is a specialized agency promoting the interests of the Third Sector: legal advocates and ecologists associations, charity funds, women and youth unions, associations of scientists, cultural and educational professionals. ASI was established in 1994 at the initiative of the charity funds “Psyche” and “No to Alcoholism and Drug Addiction”, pedagogical union “Rainbow” and like-minded group. Thereat independent non-governmental organisations just gained momentum. Now a number of registered NGOs is about 500 000, their activities become more valued and professional. Simultaneously the requirements to information support to the NGOs projects are advancing.

Association of Recruitment Consultants

Association of Recruitment Consultants is the largest and most credible professional union of headhunters in Russia, CIS and the Eastern Europe. The Association activities are aimed at promoting quality employment of people in the market economic environment.

Center of Corporate Citizenship Studies

Center of Corporate Citizenship Studies aims at developing corporate citizenship ideas as responsible business public conduct in Russia. The Center`s mission is to promote corporate citizenship ideas, inform wide audience about developments in this sphere, participate in elaborating measures to increase corporate social responsibility effectiveness being a platform for a dialogue between business, state and civil society on actual cooperation agenda to address the social challenges Russia faces. The Center engages the best Russian experts in CSR sphere, corporate citizenship, sociology and economy, of the Russian Academy of Sciences, non-profit sector, NGOs and media. The Expert Council of the Center monitors and analyses the developments in corporate citizenship sphere, makes evaluations and elaborate recommendations for the governmental authorities and business.

Charities Aid Foundation Russia (CAF)

Charities Aid Foundation Russia (CAF) is a non-profit organisation committed to motivating society to give ever more effectively, helping to transform lives and communities around the world. CAF Russia offers companies to support their corporate social responsibility initiatives. CAF Russia helps companies to make the most of their charity activities by implementing programs on behalf of the companies, assisting in establishment of independent charities, and providing consulting services in the field of corporate philanthropy policies. CAF manages more than USD3.5 billion accredited by 600 000 private and corporate donors as well as charity organizations working throughout the world.

Donors Forum

Donors Forum is the largest charity organizations working in Russia. Similar coalitions operate in different countries worldwide. Donors Forum`s mission is to promote development and increased effectiveness of granting aimed at formation of democratic civil society in Russia. The main areas of work include information exchange, formation and promotion of standards of philanthropy and representing the interests of the donor community. Donors Forum closely collaborate with the national governmental authorities and international donors organizations.

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Minobrnauka) is a federal executive body responsible for drafting and implementing government policy and legal regulation in the field of education, science, research and development and related innovation activities, nanotechnology, development of national research and high technology centres, national research centres and academic towns, intellectual property (excluding legal regulation of issues related to control, supervision and the provision of state services in the field of legal protection of inventions, useful models, industrial samples, computer software, databases and topography of integral circuits, including those that are part of a comprehensive technology, trademarks, service marks, and protected designation of origin), as well as in the field of education, guardianship and custody of minors, social assistance and social security for students of educational establishments, youth policy, and state services and state property management in the field of education, upbringing, science, research and development and related innovation activities, including national research and high technology centres, national research centres, unique research stands and equipment, national multiple access centres, leading research schools, the new-generation national computer network, and information support to research, research and development and related innovation activities.

Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation is the federal executive body responsible for drafting and implementing government policy and legal regulation in the area of healthcare, mandatory health insurance, the production and distribution of pharmaceuticals for medical use, including disease prevention measures (such as AIDS and other infections), medical treatment, rehabilitation and appraisals (excluding medical-social and military medical appraisals), pharmaceuticals activities such as ensuring the quality, efficacy and safety of pharmaceuticals for medical use, the production and distribution of medical products, sanitary and epidemiologic welfare of the population, medical and sanitary support for people employed in industries with dangerous working conditions etc. The Healthcare Ministry coordinates and oversees the operation of its subordinated services and agencies, including: the Federal Supervision Service for Healthcare, the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, federal state institutions and unitary enterprises; and coordinates the work of the Federal Mandatory Health Insurance Fund.

National Union of HR Managers

National Union of HR Managers is the first Russian professional community of the HR Managers. Since January 2002 the Union acts as an All-Russia professional congress. Tens of thousands of HR Managers from across Russia participate in the conferences, exhibitions, round tables and projects of the Union. The organization`s work was supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation. The Union`s mission is to promote formation of HR as a profession in Russia.

Social exchange “Mutual Help”

Social exchange “Mutual Help” is a non-profit project by Laboratory of Social Innovations Cloudwatcher aimed at supporting vulnerable social groups of citizens in Russia. The project includes a creation of a suitable system of collection and distribution of unsaleable goods, seasonal production rests, goods with damaged packing and with inconsiderable defects as a humanitarian aid to indigents. The main objectives of the project are to promote a higher level of transparency and efficiency of charity projects, engage companies interested in charities, and develop a social sector of the economy.

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR)

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) is the largest trade union association in Russia. The Federation brings together 41 All-Russia trade unions as members and 6 trade unions on a contract basis. The Federation was established to unite and coordinate the member organizations actions on promoting and protecting social, labour and civil rights, working, professional, economic and social interests of trade unions members, collective rights and interests of workers as well as promoting and protecting common interests and achieving common goals of the member organizations, providing legal safeguards for their activities as at the federal level as in the subjects of the Russian Federation.

The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) is an independent international NGO established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1990. The IBLF works in 50, predominantly emerging, countries throughout the world. IBLF mission is to engage business in implementing responsible business practices and creating responsible business cultures. IBLF is supported by a network of over 85 companies from Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East and more than 200 affiliated organisations worldwide. IBLF’s focus is on promoting anti-corruption and business ethics, on building trust and on related aspects of responsible business practices, internationally and with an emphasis on emerging markets. In Russia the Forum was founded by the Russian and international companies such as Alfa-Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Interros, Nestlé, Philips, ТНК-BP and Uralsib.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global UN network in the development sphere aimed at promoting well-being and positive changes in the human life through providing the countries with sources of knowledge, experience and resources. UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP is deeply involved in all processes around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 implementation. UNDP is bringing its extensive programming experience to bear in supporting countries to develop their national SDG efforts. In all activities, UNDP encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.