RBC TV: Panel on Drivers of Sharing Economy in Russia


TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn and pundits from YouDrive, Higher School of Economics and Knyazev & Partners discussed the reasons behind the rapid growth of the sharing economy on RBC TV. Research into development of sharing platforms conducted by RAEC and TIARCENTER has sparked immense interest among the business community. How does sharing in Russia differ from that in Europe and the US? What affects the growth rate of collaborative consumption? What problems does regulation present? Watch the broadcast here.

Tech industry’s agenda on Ekho Moskvy radio station


TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn came to Alexander Plyuschev’s Tochka on Ekho Moskvy. Together with RAEC head Sergey Plugotarenko, they discussed trends and challenges of Russia’s digital economy, including rather complex issues. To learn how serious public officials are about self-regulation, why young parents drive C2C commerce and whether it is possible to profit from carsharing and carpooling watch the broadcast’s recording.

TIARCENTER Releases Research on Sharing Economy


Anton Gubnitsyn presented the results of TIARCENTER and RAEC’s study into Russia’s sharing economy at the RIW forum. Read the summary here.

Corporate Environmental Initiatives are Increasingly Relevant in Russia


This is the conclusion Anton Gubnitsyn and Bashir Chalabi reach in their article for the 2018 edition of How to Invest in Russia published by the Association of European Business. Sustainability programs seldom yield an immediate return, nonetheless, in the medium term, green projects enhance the investment attractiveness of the national economy – which is a priority highlighted in the AEB guide’s foreword by Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin. See the full article here.

Taxation Bill for Self-Employed Citizens in Russia: the Official Position of the RAEC Sharing Economy Cluster


We suggest that the State Duma consider the special case of sharing services, to draw up a section on positive economic incentives (bonuses) for citizens registered as self-employed. We also propose removing from the bill the article on punitive measures – at least for the duration of the pilot scheme.

Russia’s Transition to the Circular Economy


MSU’s Graduate School of Public Administration and TIARCENTER held a round table on Russia’s transition to the circular economic model. Taking part in the discussion were the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Eurasian Economic Commission. The expert community was represented by operators in waste management Clean Country, AEB, the Center for Environmental Industrial Policy, and the HSE’ Institute of Ecology. Business cases where the principles of the circular economy have been introduced into the production chain were presented by representatives of Sibur, Ferrero and UPM. More on the round-table.

Introducing Energy Efficient Technology Will Create Jobs in Russia


So announced Bashir Chalabi from TIARCENTER as he spoke at the Russian Energy Week forum. One investment unit in energy efficiency will create up to three times the number of jobs as an investment unit in fossil fuel extraction. Further findings from the panel discussion on Russo-European cooperation in the energy and energy efficiency sectors: follow link.

Russian Energy Week Presentation


On October 3, Bashir Chalabi, Head of Environment and Energy Efficiency Practice at TIAR Center, will take part in the Russian Energy Week panel discussion titled “Prospects of Partnership Between the Russian Federation and the EU in Energy and Energy Efficiency”. Heads of leading international energy companies and senior officials of Russia’s Ministry of Energy will also participate in the discussion. Read more details on the panel here.

Insuring Transactions Made on Sharing Platforms


Anton Gubnitsyn, CEO of TIAR Center, chaired a meeting between the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC) and the Russian Insurance Union. The main topic of the meeting was insuring transactions made on sharing platforms. Maria Malkovskaya, CEO of URALSIB Insurance and URALSIB Life, talked about the possibilities, current practices, key challenges and risks of insuring sharing economy transactions. “Insurance strengthens trust,” noted Gubnitsyn. “This is vitally important for sharing economy, the model of which is based on trusting strangers and users’ online reputation.” You can read more about the meeting here.

Discussing Legislative Initiatives Related to Digital Signatures


TIAR Center participated in a meeting with representatives of the Skolkovo Competence Center for Legislative Regulation under the Digital Economy Program. It was dedicated to legislative initiatives pertaining to digital signature and electronic document workflow. Most often, sharing platforms do not obtain a paper copy of the original document with physical signatures of parties involved in a transaction over the platform. However, many government institutions only accept paper documentation in any legal cases, such as when one party files a lawsuit against the other. You can read more about the meeting here.

Presenting at the Council of National Representation Meeting of the Association of European Businesses


Bashir Chalabi, TIAR Center Head of Environment and Energy Efficiency Practice, spoke at the Council of National Representation meeting of the Association of European Business in Russia. Energy efficiency is becoming a priority for government institutions in Russia, making it crucial for European corporate and diplomatic mission representatives to learn about the possibilities that become available to them in the region.

Discussing Smart City Strategy with the Government of Moscow


Anton Gubnitsyn, CEO of TIAR Center, moderated the meeting held between the Moscow government and the RAEC Sharing Economy cluster. The Department of Information Technologies of Moscow presented its strategy for digitizing Russia’s capital called Smart City 2030. The strategy includes six sections: urban environment, digital mobility, urban economics, business and environment, e-government, human and social capital. Priorities, strategy implementation mechanisms, and new niches that will be open to business were discussed as part of the meeting. Read more on the outcomes of the meeting here.