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International Sustainability Forum 2023


To support Ukraine, ASDE organized a two-day international forum in the Netherlands and Ukraine

The goal is to consolidate stakeholders, including the business sector in Ukraine and the EU, to have an effective and practical discussion on what needs to be done to rebuild Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war, Ukrainian cities and businesses have faced unprecedented challenges that have had a devastating impact on business and the natural environment

Together with our international and national governmental and non-governmental partners, we are committed to developing Ukraine's Green Strategy for the next 20 years, with the International Forum for Sustainable Development 2023 as a starting point.


Participants

Government agencies

Financial institutions and funds

Ukrainian and international companies from various sectors of the economy

NGOs and associations,
UN programs

AGENDA

September 20 - Kyiv, Ukraine

Panel 1

Policy Dialogue: Challenges and Opportunities for Green Recovery of Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities present current policy goals and developments for Ukraine green recovery. What and how do they see Ukraine rebuilding? The panel is a follow-up on the decision of 18 EDFIs to invest in Ukraine's green recovery in June 2023 in London

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MODERATOR Iryna PapushaASDE' Board member, Non-Executive Corporate Director, Co-Founder at Women Leaders For Ukraine

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Oksana ZholnovychMinister of Social Policy of Ukraine

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Oleksandra AzarkhinaDeputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine

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Maria MezentsevaDeputy chairperson of the Committee on Ukraine's Integration into the EU and chairperson of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE

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Denis GolubchikovCEO of Johnson & Johnson Ukraine

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Valentyn GvozdiyChairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo, Managing Partner of GOLAW

  • Presentation 1: Non-financial requirement of the international financiers to Ukraine

Panel 2

Financing Ukraine's Green Recovery: implementing non-financial requirements for internaitonal and national investment during and post-war?

The panel will follow the presentation on ESG and Green Finance Requirements of international financiers of Ukraine. What requirements will lenders and FIs impose on financial flows? Will Ukraine be able to meet those requirements?

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MODERATORDenis Shemyakin Director of Reforms Support Team, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

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Caroline Bright IFC’s Regional ESG Advisory Lead for Europe, Latin America, Central and Middle East and Pakistan

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Kateryna RozhkovaFirst Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine

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Hanna ZamazieievaHead of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving

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Vitaliy KovalenkoDirector of Sustainable Development and Environmental Management at Metinvest

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Vitalii OpryshkoHead of Ukraine Energy Initiative, UN Global Compact Ukraine

  • Presentation 2: Just transition for Ukraine - can we guarantee it during Green Recovery of Ukraine?

Panel 3

Partnerships for crisis response and sustainable development programs in Ukraine

In developing reconstruction plans the Ukrainian governmental offices, businesses and civil societies have to work together to propose a viable model for sustainable development, which would also create opportunities for economic and social prosperity of each member of the society

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MODERATORAndrii DligachCreator of communities and partnerships of Board; Chairman of the Board of the Coalition of Business Communities for the Modernization of Ukraine; CEO of Advanter Group

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Oleksandr YaremaState Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

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Oleksii SobolevDeputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine

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Ruslan GoriachenkoHead of the Department of the Main Inspection and Human Rights Compliance of the National Police of Ukraine

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Serhiy PorovskyyPrincipal Expert on Energy Efficiency Financing and Policy, UNIDO

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Yana KonyokExecutive Director of the Association of Sustainable Development Experts

September 21 - The Hague, the Netherlands

  • Presentation 3. Ukraine: Environmental and Social Damage Assessment

Panel 4

Impact of the global green agenda on the Ukraine Green Recovery Plan. How will ESG compliance impact recovery of Ukraine?

Preliminary assessment indicates that multi-billion investments will be needed to rebuild the country and to rehabilitate environmental costs of the war. Careful coordination between Ukraine’s leaders and international investment partners is required to integrate ESG principles into Ukraine’s recovery plan and maximize effectiveness and impact of their interventions

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MODERATORDariusz Edward PrasekASDE' Board member, Member of the United Nations Advisory Board
on Circular Economy

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Dimitri
Gvindadze
Head of Climate Strategy and Regional Delivery, EBRD

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Ashot AbrahamyanChairman of the Board, Bank LVIV

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Olena VoloshinaIFC’s Senior Country Officer for Ukraine

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Emiel de Sévrèn JacquetChairman of Netherlands Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce

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Jasper KlapwijkManager Business Development & Health Lead, Invest International

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Kateryna ChechulinaCounsel in Finance practice at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

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Anna Ackermann Policy analyst on green reconstruction of Ukraine, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Panel 5

Green and Resilient Urban Recovery in Ukraine

To ensure integrity, environmental, social and governance (ESG) elements should be incorporated and serve as a basis to attract private green and sustained finance for the recovery efforts in Ukraine. Capacity and regulatory needs for the URHs and a financial plan for the priority pillars will be presented