AIFC is a conductor of the sustainable development agenda in Kazakhstan and the region

Astana International Financial Centre Authority (hereinafter – AIFCA) and SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School signed an agreement on sustainable development in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The parties intend to cooperate in the field of human capital development and the training of change leaders focused on the creation of best practices and the implementation of strategies in the field of sustainable development in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“Taking into account the significant potential for cooperation in this area, including on low-carbon development, climate regulation and energy transition, the AIFC readily provides its experience, expertise and infrastructure with unique jurisdictions as a dialogue platform for the exchange of experience between national, private companies in in the field of innovative solutions and best practices for sustainable development” – said the Chairman of the Board of AIFCA Yernur Rysmagambetov.

SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School, with extensive experience in the development of human capital through the implementation of educational programs and research activities, is one of the strategic partners of the AIFC, as a result of cooperation with which a number of educational projects within the AIFC ecosystem have been successfully implemented.

“SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School has formulated a new strategy for the next 10 years. One of the priorities of this strategy is the development of human capital and world-class research in the field of sustainable development. This is impossible without developing international partnerships with organizations that have similar goals and similar ambitions. Therefore, we are very pleased to have signed a joint agreement in this area with the AIFC, our long-time partner, and the ASPIR, which determines the strategic directions of the national development of Kazakhstan”, – said the Dean of SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School Yuri Levin.



The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was established on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. The constitutional law establishing the AIFC was signed on December 7, 2015. The goal of the AIFC is to form a leading centre for international financial services. The objectives of the AIFC are to assist in attracting investments in the country’s economy, creating an attractive environment for investing in financial services, developing the securities market of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensuring its integration with international capital markets.

SKOLKOVO Moscow Management School is one of the leading business schools in Russia and the post-Soviet space, founded in 2006 by the business community. It is the №1 business school in Eastern Europe for the quality of corporate programs in the Financial Times 2020 ranking.

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