On July 7, 2020 Yury Ev. Blagov, Director of the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility named after I. PricewaterhouseCoopers of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) joined the online meeting of the Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development of the Association of Managers dedicated to business activities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 9, 2020, experts from the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) took part in a Coca-Cola event in Russia and discussed sustainable development as a new factor in competitiveness today. The problem of sustainable development in recent years has not disappeared from the focus of attention of business and education. Scientific forums and discussions are dedicated to it, and companies organize conferences and business discussions to discuss responsible consumption, ecosystem conservation, economic development and quality education with experts.
On June 26, 2020 Yury Ev. Blagov, Director of the PwC Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) and Yulya N. Arai, Project Coordinator for Social Entrepreneurship at the PwC Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, GSOM SPbU spoke at the plenary session “The Role of Social Business in the Implementation of National Projects” of the Interregional Meeting of Social Entrepreneurs of the North-West of Russia dedicated to the International Day of Social Business. The event was organized by the Committee on the Development of Small, Medium-Sized Business and the Consumer Market of the Leningrad Region, the Entrepreneurship Support Fund of the Leningrad Region, and the Center for Social Innovation of the Leningrad Region.
On May 14-15, 2020 Andrei Panibratov, Professor of Strategic and International Management, and Marina Latukha, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management, took part in the 5th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference (EMIC) “Globalization, business and society in pandemic times ”, organized at the Stockholm University School of Business on the Zoom platform.
Tatyana Albertovna Gavrilova, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Information Technology in Management at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM), spoke about how knowledge engineering helps solve the problem of information distortion with the interaction of specialists from different fields, at the online conference Knowledge Сonf 2020.
In 2020, the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) began updating the development strategy until 2025
Sergey I. Kiryukov, Associate Professor of GSOM Marketing Department co-authored the course Art of Sales on the Coursera platform.
Professors and alumni of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) have created for the VK Cup VKontakte project a course of eight lectures on the basics of doing business in IT companies. The project manager was Margarita Gladkova, Academic Director of the Business Analytics and Big Data Master's program.
In addition to transferring all students' classes to an online format, the GSOM team has developed a plan to adapt extracurricular activities to the digital environment. The plan of online events is aimed at supporting students in an unstable situation and returning access to the various opportunities of the School — networking, teamwork and communication with employers. Activities are carried out in four main areas: career support, personal development, mentoring and networking, sports and leisure.
Tatyana A. Gavrilova, professor and Head of the Department of Information Technology in Management, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University (GSOM), gave a comment to the first electronic issue of Expert North-West magazine.