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13 Apr 2022

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Yale University

Russia: Yale University challenges co.s to 'voluntarily curtail operations' in Russia, gives A-F grades for co. exit plans

Since the invasion of Ukraine began, we have been tracking the responses of over 1,000 companies. Over 600 companies have announced they are voluntarily curtailing operations in Russia to some degree beyond what is required by international sanctions — but some companies have continued to operate in Russia undeterred.

Originally a simple "withdraw" vs. "remain" list, our list of companies now consists of five categories—graded on a school-style letter grade scale of A-F for the completeness of withdrawal. We challenge companies to voluntarily curtail operations in Russia beyond the bare minimum legally required by sanctions. 

The list below is updated continuously by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and his team of experts, research fellows, and students at the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute to reflect new announcements from companies in as close to real time as possible....