Yury E. Blagov

Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management

Director of the PwC Center for Corporate Social Responsibility

Director of the "Project Management for Social Entrepreneurs" program

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

30 November 2021 | All news | Центр КСО | 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 | Корпоративные программы | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Гаврилова Татьяна Альбертовна | Богатырева Карина Александровна | Соколов Дмитрий Николаевич | Центр КСО | Центр МНК | Центр предпринимательства
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!

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.

24 August 2021 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov will speak at the "Corporate Volunteering" conference

On September 2, Yury Blagov, Director of the GSOM SPbU PwC Center for CSR, will take part in the Sixth St. Petersburg Conference "Corporate Volunteering".

12 August 2021 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Conferences
GSOM SPbU expert Yury Blagov will take part in the forum “ESG. Money. Business. Good"

September 22-24, 2021 Yury Blagov, Director of the PwC Center for CSR of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU), will take part in the forum “ESG. Money. Delo. Dobro”, dedicated to assessing the effectiveness of social investments and business response to the need for changes.

19 July 2021 | All news | Conferences | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Петрова-Савченко Анастасия Андреевна
GSOM SPbU experts conducted a professional development program for PJSC Gazprom employees

In the period from July 28 to July 9, experts of the PwC Center for CSR at GSOM SPbU — Yury Blagov and Anastasia Petrova-Savchenko trained PJSC Gazprom employees under the Business and Society professional development program. The entire program has been specified for the challenges of the oil and gas industry and the company's strategy.

19 July 2021 | All news | Conferences | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Петрова-Савченко Анастасия Андреевна
GSOM SPbU Student Has Won Cbonds Bond Market Competition

An alumna of the Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) program in 2021 of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) Ksenia Lizhenina took first place in the second competition of student papers on the Cbonds bond market. The jury recognized her final qualifying work in English on the topic "Analysis of green bond premium" as the best.

18 June 2021 | All news | Кротов Константин Викторович | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Achievements
GSOM SPBU HAS ENTERED THE INTERNATIONAL RATING OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS POSITIVE IMPACT RATING 2021

GSOM SPbU has entered the Positive Impact Rating 2021 (PIR), presented at the UN PRME Global Forum on June 17, 2021. The rating includes 47 business schools located in four continents and 21 countries that have reached the highest (3-5) levels in the final five-step scale.

7 June 2021 | All news | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
YURY BLAGOV SPOKE ON AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE VALUES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BY BUSINESS

Yury Blagov, Associate Professor of the Department of Strategic and International Management, Director of the PwC Center for CSR of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) has become a guest of the project devoted to sustainable development business problems.

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