Mr. Yury E. Blagov

Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management

Director of the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility

Director of the "Project Management for Social Entrepreneurs" program

Mr. Yury E. Blagov
Courses

Business History, in Russian (Bachelor program)

Corporate Social Responsibility, in Russian (Bachelor program)

Global Responsible Leadership, in English (Master program)

Business and Society, in Russian (МВА/EMBA)

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Corporate social responsibility: strategic integration and competitiveness (Executive Program), ESADE Business School/Stanford Graduate School of Business, Barcelona, 2008.
  • The Duke program for manager development (Executive Program), Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 1994.
  • Candidate of Science in Economics (First Doctoral Degree), St. Petersburg University, 1987.
  • Doctoral Program, School of Economics, St. Petersburg University, 1984–1987.  
  • Specialist Degree in political economy (with distinction), School of Economics, St. Petersburg University, 1981.

RESEARCH

  • Evolution of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) concept
  • Sustainable development and Corporate Sustainability
  • ESG factors
  • Corporate social performance management
  • Corporate philanthropy
  • Social entrepreneurship

SELECTED PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (TOTAL AMOUNT OVER 60)

Monographs and Book Chapters (all in Russian):

 

International and National Reports:

In English 

  • Review of UN Global Compact LEAD pilot phase. The Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), PRME, Ashridge Business School. January 2013 (Head of the SPbU GSOM research group).
  • Report on social investments in Russia 2008: integrating CSR principles into corporate strategy / Y.Blagov, S.Litovchenko, E.Ivanova (eds). Moscow: The Russian Managers Association. 2008. (Lead author).

In Russian

  • Report on Social Investments in Russia – 2019: to business transformation for sustainable development / Y.Blagov (ed). Moscow: The Russian Managers Association. 2020 (Lead author).
  • Corporate philanthropy strategies. In: All about leaders 2020: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders – 2020” project. Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2020 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko, A.A.Egiyan).
  • The results of the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2019” study. In: All about leaders 2019: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders in Sustainability Paradigm” and “Repository of the best practices and cases of institutional philanthropy and volunteering” projects. Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2019 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko, I.L.Kazakova).
  • The results of the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2018” study. In: All about leaders 2018: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders – 2018” project.  Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2018 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • The results of the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2017” study. In: All about leaders 2017: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2017” project. Moscow. The Donors Forum. 2017 (co-authored with A.B.Boldyreva, O.V.Vohmyanina, I.Y.Efremova-Gart, A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Report on Social Investments in Russia — 2014: creating value for business and society /Y.Blagov, I.Sobolev (eds). St.Petersburg. ATM Kniga, 2014 (Lead author).
  • Report on Corporate Philanthropy in Russia. In: All about leaders 2014: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2014” project. Moscow. The Donors Forum. 2014 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Analytical research on corporate philanthropy in Russia. In: Companies’ practice in philanthropy and social investments. Moscow. The Donors Forum. 2011 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Analytical report for People Investor 2009 research / People Investor 2009: innovation approach to business in times of crisis. Moscow: The Russian Managers Association. 2010 (Lead author).

 

Papers in Academic Journals:

In English 

  • The transformation of corporate sustainability model in the context of achieving the UN SDGs: evidence from the leading Russian companies // Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 2021, Vol. 21 No. 2. P. 307–321. (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Guest Editorial // Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 2021, Vol. 21 No. 2. P. 229–236. (co-authored with I. Matser, B. Rok, Th.Osburg).
  • Blagov, Y., Aray, Y. The emergence of social entrepreneurship in Russia // Social Enterprise Journal, 2019, Vol. 15 No. 2. P. 158-178. (co-authored with Y.Aray).
  • Corporate Strategies for Sustainability: the Experience of Leading Russian Companies. Brief for the UN Global Sustainable Development report 2016 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/science/rowdsourcedbriefs) (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Corporate philanthropy in Russia: evidence from a national awards competition // Corporate governance: the international journal of business in society. 2012. Vol. 12. Issue 4. P. 534–547 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).*
  • Responsible leadership and “shared value” — the new Russian experience // EuroCharity Yearbook 2011/12: Leadership for sustainability. 2012. P. 80–81.
  • Corporate responsibility and emerging markets // Corporate governance: the international journal of business in society. 2011. Vol. 11. Issue 4. P. 308–312 (co-authored with G Lenssen, D.Bevan).

In Russian

  • Corporate Giving in Russia: Strategies of the Leaders // Economics of Contemporary Russia. 2016. №3 (74). P. 84–98 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Creating value for business and society: corporate social performance of Russian companies // Russian Management Journal. 2015. Vol. 13. Issue 2. P. 67–98 (co-authored with V.I.Kabalina, A.A. Petrova-Savchenko, I.S.Sobolev).
  • Educational programs in social entrepreneurship: international experience and Russian features // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2014. Issue. 3. P. 177–197 (co-authored with Y.N.Aray).
  • Corporate social performance of the Russian companies: towards the issue of the first business case studies collection // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2012. Issue. 3. P. 106–127 (co-authored with I.V.Gladkikh).
  • Information disclosure on obligations fulfillment in non-financial reporting of the largest companies operating in Russia // Economics of Contemporary Russia. 2012. №2 (57). P. 118–130 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • R.Edward Freeman and the stakeholder concept // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2012. Issue. 1. P. 109–116.
  • Analysis of the corporate philanthropy leaders’ practices in Russia in 2007–2009 // Russian Management Journal. 2011. Vol. 9. Issue 2. P. 27–48 (co-authored with A.A. Savchenko).
  • Evolution of CSR concept and the strategic management theory // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2011. Issue. 1. P. 3–26.
  • Corporate social responsibility: challenges to the management education // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2010. Issue 2. P. 143–161.
  • Social entrepreneurship: the problem of typology // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2010. Issue 3. P. 109–114 (co-authored with Yu.N.Aray).
  • Corporate social responsibility in Russia: lessons of the national Report on social investments // Russian Management Journal. 2009. Vol. 7, Issue 1. P. 3–24 (co-authored with E.Ivanova).
  • The genesis of the corporate social responsibility concept // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2006. Issue 2. P. 3–24. 
  • Business history as the path of learning. A review of Chandler A. D., Jr. Inventing the electronic century: the epic story of the consumer electronics and computer industries. Free Press, 2001 // Russian Management Journal. 2005. Vol.3. Issue 4. P. 169–177.
  • The concept of corporate social responsibility and strategic management // Russian Management Journal. 2004. Vol. 2. Issue. 3. P. 17–34.

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* The paper has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner 2013 by the Emerald Literati Network (www.emeraldinsight.com/literati). 

 

Papers in Professional Journals:

  • Alive means responsible (An Interview) // Expert North-West. 2020. No 4 (777). P. 15.
  • Corporate social responsibility is a market economy concept (An Interview) // Profession: Director. 2013. No 5. P. 26–34.
  • Just good business (An Interview) // Expert North-West. 2011. No 1(497). P. 20–23.
  • Corporate social responsibility and business education // Business education. 2007. No 1 (22). P. 49–52.

 

Published Textbooks and Cases:

  • Targeted philanthropic program «The Way Home». Repository of the best practices and cases of institutional philanthropy and volunteering. Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2019
  • Managing projects in social entrepreneurship (textbook) / Y.E.Blagov (ed). SPb.: SPbU Publishing House, 2017 (co-authored with Y.N.Aray, D.I.Barkan, O.R.Verkhovskaya, A.A.Petrova-Savchenko, O.M.Udovichenko).
  • Commercial firm “Schick”: social responsibility in small and medium-size business (co-authored with M.Zuravkova) / S.P.Kouchtch (ed.). Collection of case-studies: experience of Russian companies (North-West region). SPb.: SPbU Publishing House, 2003.

INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

HONORS AND AWARDS

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Visiting Professorships: 

  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, 2010.
  • Aalto University (Finland), 2009, 2010.
  • UC Berkeley (USA), 1998
  • St.Mary’s College of California, 1995–1997, 1999–2005.

 

In-company ExEd Programs:

  • Severstal, StatoilHydro, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), IBM, Sakhalin Energy, 2008–. 

 

Memberships in professional associations: 

  • RBEN — Russian Business Ethics Network, 2018–.
  • The emergence of social enterprises in Europe network (EMES), 2015–.
  • International Academy of Organizational Sciences, 2010–.
  • Caux Round Table (CRT), 2006–.
  • European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), 1996–2010.

 

Memberships in editorial boards:

  • Journal of East European Management Studies (JEEMS), 2015–
  • Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series, 2009 –.
  • Corporate Governance: The international journal of business and society, 2006 –.
  • Russian Management Journal, 2003 –.
  • Global Outlook: An International Journal of Business, Economics and Social Policy, 1998–2003.

 

Participation in other councils/committees:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, ABIS — The Academy of Business in Society, 2019–.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Sustainability Centers Community, NBS — Network for Business Sustainability, 2020–.
  • Member of the Commission “Business practices for SDGs” of the Council for sustainable development, CSR, and corporate volunteering at Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2021–.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, RAUL Charity Foundation, 2016–.
  • Member of the Expert council of the Presidential Grants Foundation on the development of Civil Society, 2017–.
  • Member of the Expert council under the Committee for non-financial reporting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), 2010–.
  • Judge of the National panel for the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders” Award, 2009–.
  • Judge of the National panel for the “People Investor” Award, 2010–.
  • Member of the Saint Petersburg University Academic Council, 2003–.
  • Member of the SPbU GSOM Academic Council, 1994–.

 

International Conferences Chairing:

  • XVIII Annual Colloquium of ABIS-Academy of Business in Society 2019: “Business and Society: measuring impact and creating change”. Berlin, October 29–30, 2020 (Steering Committee member).
  • Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) Sustainability Centers Community workshop. INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. November 16–17, 2016, (Organizing Committee Member).
  • V International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) World Congress 2012: “Tradition and new horizons: towards the virtue of responsibility”. Warsaw. July 11-14, 2013 (Program Board Member).
  • IX Annual Colloquium and VIII PhD Conference of EABIS-Academy of Business in Society 2010: “Corporate responsibility and emerging markets”. St.Petersburg, September 20–22, 2010 (Co-Chair).
  • XI International Conference of RABE: “The role of business education in the development of the business social responsibility”. Jordan. November 3–10, 2007 (Research Chair). 
  • Annual research Conference of EBEN: “Normative foundations of corporate responsibility”. St.Petersburg. June 15–17, 2006 (Program Committee Chair).

News

4 May 2022 | All news | Благов Евгений Юрьевич | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Петрова-Савченко Анастасия Андреевна
THE AUTHOR OF THE MONOGRAPH ON MORAL CAPITALISM PRESENTED HIS BOOK TO THE GSOM SPBU FACULTY

An online presentation of the Russian edition of Stephen Young's book "Moral Capitalism. Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good" took place at GSOM SPbU.

16 March 2022 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Благов Евгений Юрьевич | Петрова-Савченко Анастасия Андреевна
A book where private interest and the public good are put together in a single puzzle: "Moral Capitalism" book by Stephen Young is published in Russian

Yury Blagov, Associate Professor, Director of the CSR Center at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU), presented the Russian translation of the "Moral Capitalism" book by Stephen Young. 

16 February 2022 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Conferences
Yury Blagov spoke at the conference of the Vedomosti business newspaper

Yury Blagov, Director of the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU), took part at the conference of the Vedomosti  ESG — Corporate Social Responsibility.

15 January 2022 | All news | Achievements | Strategy 2025 | Завьялова Елена Кирилловна | Алканова Ольга Николаевна | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Клёмина Татьяна Николаевна | Гаврилова Татьяна Альбертовна | Зятчин Андрей Васильевич | Ручьёва Алина Сергеевна
The leadership of GSOM SPbU thanks the faculty and staff for their contribution to the implementation of the Business School Development Strategy

The development strategy of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University, approved by the Advisory Board, sets ambitious goals for the Business School. Their achievement depends on the efforts of the whole team, the contribution of each participant.

22 December 2021 | All news | Center CSRs | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
YURY BLAGOV WAS AWARDED A LETTER OF GRATITUDE FROM THE CIVIC CHAMBER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

The Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) takes congratulations from friends, alumni, and partners on receiving accreditation from three of the most reputable international associations: EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB and the status of the first Russian business school with the "triple crown".

30 November 2021 | All news | Center CSRs | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Conferences
Yury Blagov took part in the social investment forum “Rodnye Goroda”

Yury Blagov, Director of the Center for CSR at GSOM SPbU, took part in the “Rodnye Goroda” social investment forum organized by Gazprom Neft. 

23 November 2021 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov and Irina Bakhtina presented a research paper at the XX Annual colloquium of ABIS

Director of the Center for CSR at GSOM SPbU and Director for Sustainable Development of UC RUSAL presented a joint research paper at the XX Annual colloquium of ABIS — The Academy of Business in Society.

19 November 2021 | All news | Bachelor programs | Achievements | Master programs | EMBA & Executive Education | Corporate programs | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Гаврилова Татьяна Альбертовна | Богатырева Карина Александровна | Соколов Дмитрий Николаевич | Center CSRs | Центр МНК
November 19 is Higher Education Day in Russia

Congratulations to all faculty of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University on their professional holiday!

17 November 2021 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Experts of GSOM SPbU Center for CSR took part in the next round of the Leaders of Corporate Philanthropy project

On December 1, 2021, the results of the next year round of the ongoing project Leaders of Corporate Philanthropyproject implemented by the AGO Donors Forum in cooperation with the Kommersant Publishing House and EY in Russia were summed up. Within the framework of the project, an analytical report “Strategies for corporate philanthropy: current state and development trends” was presented, prepared by the expert group of the PwC Center for CSR, , including the Director of the Center, Associate Professor Yury Blagov; Researcher, Associate Professor Anastasia Petrova-Savchenko; and also a young researcher, master program student Yekaterina Kosmacheva. In addition, Yuri Blagov became a member of the project jury.

12 September 2021 | All news | Conferences | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov took part in the VI St. Petersburg Conference "Corporate Volunteering"

On September 2, 2021, Yury Blagov, Director of the PwC Center for CSR at GSOM SPbU took part in the VI St. Petersburg Conference "Corporate Volunteering". The conference, which was held in a hybrid format, was attended by over 200 representatives of domestic and international companies, NGOs and social enterprises located in the North-West Federal District, heads of relevant government institutions, journalists, experts in the field of CSR and sustainable development.

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Mrs. Olga L. Garanina
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Mr. Vasiliy K. Dermanov
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Mrs. Anastasiya K. Laskovaya
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Mr. Andrey Yu. Panibratov
Mr. Andrey Yu. Panibratov
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