On the problems of SME development in Russia

The lack of available funding today is a key limitation for the creation of new and development of existing industries. Without solving this problem, any government initiatives to determine industry priorities, subsidize R&D costs, and even reduce administrative barriers are not able to bring the level of entrepreneurship development to a qualitatively different level.
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Prospects for the development of the financial services sector of the Russian Federation

The financial services industry is increasingly focused on innovation and technology. Existing trends and customer preferences signal the need for maximum integration of financial technologies into traditional banking. The development of fintech in the Russian Federation can serve as an excellent way not only to make itself known on the “world stage”, but also to reduce the sanctions burden on the banking sector of our country. As part of the study conducted by SBS Consulting, you will be able to see a brief overview of the Russian banking system, study the trends existing in the financial services market, and also get information about what exactly is meant by such a word as “fintech” and what interesting projects are currently on the market.
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Findings from China's Green Agenda Study

The problem of climate change is one of the key issues on the global agenda. At the same time, China is the main emitter of greenhouse gases, which is why special attention is focused on its climate activities. Our team wondered what results the eastern neighbor can boast of in its green agenda? In this study, you will find the main analytics on China's energy mix and investments in energy capacities, the country's goals and objectives in the field of decarbonization of the economy, an assessment of the achievement of KPI, a description of national ESG tools, and an analysis of the activities of key companies in the energy and industrial sectors on their way to achieving carbon neutrality.
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Anti-crisis measures of the Government of the Russian Federation

Many people turn to us with a request to comment on the logic of the anti-crisis policy. In this regard, we have prepared a short note describing the logic of steps and developed recommendations for regional administrations.

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The principles of the new economic policy

The SBS Consulting team prepared its monetary policy proposals back in 2021. Unfortunately, they were not implemented. However, some of the recommendations are still valid. Therefore, it is interesting to look at them not from the point of view of the implementation of anti-crisis steps, but from the point of view of the formation of monetary policy in the long term.
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Assessment of the impact of sanctions on Russian exports in 2022

As part of the study of the export potential of Russian products, SBS Consulting publishes another review of Russian exports.

At the end of 2021, the total volume of exports of goods from Russia increased by 46% to $492 billion, which indicates a recovery in exports after a fall in 2020 due to the pandemic. At the same time, the introduced internal restrictions and external sanctions on the export of certain Russian goods will have an impact on the realization of the export potential of the Russian economy in 2022. The SBS Consulting team assessed the effect of restrictions and predicted the volume of Russian exports in 2022.

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Key Performance Indicators: Modern Approaches and the ESG Agenda

The SBS Consulting team prepared a study "Key Performance Indicators: Modern Approaches and the ESG Agenda".

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Organizational Structures

In the "Organizational Structures" study, the SBS Consulting team determined that contrary to popular belief that matrix structures are considered the most progressive and advanced, there are many examples of successful application of functional and divisional organizational structures. The choice of the most effective organizational structure depends on the strategy and mission of the company.

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Analysis of the world and Russian market for the production of meat from vegetable proteins

In the final part of the study, SBS Consulting experts analyze the global and Russian market for meat production made of vegetable proteins. The section contains not only a description of the largest market suppliers and their product offer, but also a comparison of various technologies for the production of "alternative" meat.

FoodNet: trends and barriers to development

The fourth section of the research presents an even deeper analysis of the Russian FoodNet market. This part of the research contains a description of the main market trends – short-term, medium-term and long-term, and decomposes the existing market problems in Russia into systemic, regulatory, infrastructural, technological, and educational.

FoodNet: the main directions of the food industry 4.0

The third section of the research is devoted to the formalization of the main directions of FoodNet – the Russian concept of "food industry 4.0", as well as the description of the development, creation and implementation of relevant products and technologies by Russian companies.

Corporate Strategies

The SBS Consulting team prepared a study on corporate strategies. The study reveals the features of corporate strategies of international companies, as well as the specifics of information disclosure about them.

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FoodTech Market in Russia

The second part of the research presents the current state of the FoodTech market in Russia. The most developed segments in the country are described, the analysis of the activity of market leaders is carried out and the main features of the Russian FoodTech market are revealed.

Key segments of the global FoodTech market

FoodTech is a combination of biological, information and digital technologies in the entire food production chain: from farms to packaging, storage, preparation and delivery of food products. FoodTech is one of the fastest growing markets, which could reach a turnover of $300 billion in 2022.

In the first part of the research, SBS Consulting experts analyzed the global FoodTech market – identified its main segments and formulated key trends and development prospects up until 2026.

Evaluation of companies by the degree of disclosure of ESG information

One of the most important areas of ESG principles implementation is the disclosure of information in accordance with approved international standards. These reports allow us to assess the efforts companies are making in the field of sustainable development.

In the last part of the study, SBS Consulting experts share the results of the assessment of the largest Russian companies in the oil and gas, mining and telecommunications industries by the degree of openness of ESG information.

Development of responsible investment principles in the world and in Russia

Because of the growing interest of companies and investors in the sustainable development agenda, ESG principles that cover the environmental, social and managerial components of companies' activities are gaining popularity.

In the third part of the research you can get acquainted with the history of the development of responsible investment principles, a description of ESG factors and the degree of their influence on companies in Russia and globally.

Environmental management at the corporate level

Carbon regulation and the trend towards responsible investment encourage companies to implement environmental risk management mechanisms and minimize their environmental impact.

In the second part of the research, SBS Consulting experts analyzed how the climate agenda affects management decisions in the corporate sector. A generalized plan for the implementation of an environmental management system in the company, a description of the carbon footprint levels, as well as financial instruments and support measures available for financing "green" project.

Global environmental agenda and carbon regulation

The consequences of climate change are becoming one of the most discussed topics at the global level today. Governments are taking on more and more commitments to reduce the carbon footprint and implement the energy transition to alternative sources.

You can get acquainted with the key milestones in the formation of the carbon agenda, decarbonization technologies, as well as carbon regulation measures in the first part of the research conducted by SBS Consulting experts.

Solutions for the treatment of sludge from water utilities

The growing sewage sludge is one of the critical problems of modern urban development, which has a negative impact on the environment.

At the same time, the sediment is a promising raw material for obtaining various useful products – biogas, fertilizers, etc.

Currently many cost-effective technologies for processing and extracting useful materials from sediment have already been mastered in the EU countries. Within the framework of this research, some technical and economic aspects of the prospects for the introduction of various technologies for processing sludge were analyzed.

Analysis of the road freight transportation market in Russia

Automobile cargo transportation forms the basis of trade turnover and material support of enterprises throughout the territory Russia. This market is vital for the country's economy. In recent years, there has been a steady market growth with an increased significance of transportation of "combined" cargo and delivery of the "last" mile.

The experts of SBS Consulting analyzed the current state and prospects of the development of the road freight market. Key trends were identified, taking into account trends in digitalization and greening, and the main directions of development for trucking companies were formulated. We thank the experts of Adamos Logistic and FORPOST Ltd for their help in conducting research.