Center for Business Ethics, St. Petersburg

Shvedsky Pereulok, 2, Office 22
St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia
Tel: +7 (812) 324-67-06
Fax: +7 (812) 327-31-25
Contact Name: Matthew H. Murray, Chairman

On November 8, 2000, the first Center for Business Ethics (CBE) in Russia was officially registered in St. Petersburg.  Bronze Lion 000, the Ethics Resource Center and Sovereign Ventures, Inc. joined together to assist in the foundation of the St. Petersburg Center for Business Ethics (the Center) as the next step in the private-sector effort to promote transparency in Russia. The development of this center was partially funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Eurasia Foundation.

The Center supports the signatory companies to conceive and implement the corporate codes of conduct required by the Declaration, determine and develop the infrastructure needed to support them, and create the necessary communications and training materials that will drive a real and lasting behavior change within businesses, organizations, industries and the region.  The Center also serves the business community as an educator and advocate for business ethics and continues to recruit more signatories.

Long term, the Center intends to serve as a model for replication in other regions of Russia and the New Independent States.

Last updated:    April 2001

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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