• Type: Press release
  • Date: 2/8/2013

4th Annual Business for Equal Opportunities Forum 

The Business Advisory Board on Disability and KPMG engage business in the discussion of employment of people with disability.

On 21 February 2013 The Business Advisory Board on Disability (BABD) will hold its 4th Annual Business for Equal Opportunities Forum at KPMG’s office in Moscow (Naberezhnaya Tower Business Center, Block B, 10 Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow). The event starts at 2 p.m.

Given the current shortage of qualified personnel in the labour market many companies want to employ disabled people. This however causes many questions and concerns on creating the environment where disabled people can work effectively and ensuring they fit into the team at work. The Business for Equal Opportunities Forum aims to encourage modern and positive views on the employability of disabled people and persuade more companies to take part in placement programs for them.

Participants in the forum will discuss possible ways to make business more accessible for disabled people and ensure efficient use of their excellent potential. At the event representatives of BABD member companies and the Perspektiva Regional Society of Disabled People as well as disabled employees of BABD member companies will speak about their experiences of integrating disabled people into the professional environment, overcoming mental barriers in employers and employees with regard their employment, and creating favourable conditions for disabled employees to adapt and for the business to benefit from such cooperation.

Anyone representing a Russian or international company who is interested is invited to the forum. To attend please register by sending an e-mail stating your name, job title, company name and contact details to


About the Business Advisory Board on Disability

The Business Advisory Board on Disability (BABD) was founded in 2008 on the initiative of Perspektiva Regional Society of Disabled People. Today, it is a unique body aiming to promote a strategy for employing disabled people and integrating them into the business environment, raising awareness among employees of its member companies and adapting company services to disabled clients. More than 20 companies and employment agencies are currently members of the BABD and have given a long-term commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for disabled people.

About KPMG in Russia and CIS

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries with more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.


KPMG has been operating in Russia more than twenty years. For the last years KPMG in Russia and the CIS has been one of the fastest growing practices in KPMG worldwide.


In the CIS, KPMG now has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Kiev, Lviv, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku, employing together over 4,000 people.

Media contacts

For any media enquiries or interview requests contact our media team at or Sabina Kasparova, Manager, PR & Communications, KPMG in Russia and the CIS, at +7 (495) 937 4477 (ext 14264), +7 (968) 6911037 or