Head of the Environmental Economic Department of Economics Faculty, Head of the Center for Bioeconomics and Eco-Innovation, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Doctor of Economics (1988), Professor (1991), Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the Russian Ecological Academy, UN expert.
He headed expert groups and participated in projects for international organizations: the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, as well as for the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Duma of the Russian Federation, and the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Editor-in-Chief of the Russian UNDP Reports on Human Development in 2000-2013.
In 2020 received a personal invitation from the UN Secretary General among the world's leading experts on sustainable development to participate in the preparation of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023.