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The ASDE community


brings together talented and dedicated people with variety backgrounds. Through shared values, experiences exchange and mutual support of our community, we are realizing our collective potential in building a sustainable economy and civil society




The ASDE community


brings together talented and dedicated people with variety backgrounds. Through shared values, experiences exchange and mutual support of our community, we are realizing our collective potential in building a sustainable economy and civil society

Members of Association

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Alina Sokolenko

Head of the organization. Certified specialist in sustainable development and non-financial reporting

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Ksenia Bahrii

CEO AVgroup
GRI Certified Sustainability Professional and Trainer. Expert in non-financial reporting and stakeholder engagement

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Valeriy Sokolenko

International consultant in the field of management and development in projects of international development banks and UN programs

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Oleksandra Humenna

Expert in the field of creative economy, PhD in Economics, lecturer at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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Andrii Melnyk

Head of Sustainable Development Programs, Bank Lviv.  Specialist in financing and development of small and medium business projects. Sustainable finance expert

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Yevgeniya Afanasenko

British-Ukrainian environmentalist and ESG professional. Chief Environmental Advisor at the EBRD

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Vladyslav Antypov

Expert of industrial ecology.Owner of the private company "Center for Ecology and Development of New Technologies (CERN)"

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Anna Zhovtenko

Ecologist and green office specialist. Project Manager in the Energy and Environment Portfolio at UNDP Ukraine

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Mykola Horbakha

Coordinator of road safety sector. Specialist in development of a traffic safety management system according to international standards

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Hrystyna Biliakovska

Sustainable communications & social management expert

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Annis Zakharova

Expert in sustainable development of cultural and creative industries, circular economy and

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Andrii Hnap

Circular economy expert. CEO and data analyst at Waste Ukraine Analytic

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Kateryna Chechulina

Expert in English lawQualified adviser in English law CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine

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Olena Tarasova-Krasiieva

Biodiversity expert. Project manager and expert in UNDP, Ukraine

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Anna Meleganych

Communication expert. Regional Leader of Understanding of the UN Development Program in Ukraine, Regional Communication Coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Active Community Initiative in Uzhhorod

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Valerii Mikhailovskiy

Sustainable finance expert.Manager, Sustainability services, PwC

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Olesya Vershyhora

Energy management expert. Founder of the course "Sustainability Basic"

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Mariia Vasylets

Сreative economy expert. Grant Coordinator in partnership with the British Council Ukraine and EVZ, Germany

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Oksana Cooper

Expert in strategic development and project management. Project management expert, legal analyst, communications consultant

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Stanislav Dubko

Sustainable finance expertSpecialist in managing private credit rating agencies and consulting

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Koen Roest

Senior researcher in the field of water resources and climate. Advisor of the NGO "Primavera"

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Yuliia Lohvyneneko

Environmental and health & safety management expert. Certified trainer and expert of international standards

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Maxim Babayev

Expert in green energy.CEO of the investment platform GetMarket. Member of the Board of the Center for Environmental Initiatives Ecodiia

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Viktoriia Kyrychenko

Expert in project management with a focus on strategic development

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Oleksandr Sushchenko

Expert in green economy and financing. Researcher at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

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Viktoriya Mykhailo

Expert in the banking and investment market of Ukraine. Mentor, practicing coach

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Viacheslav Ivanenko

Expert in sustainable finance and compliance. Head of Sustainable Development at JSC "BANK CREDIT DNIPRO"

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Oksana Prosolenko

Highly qualified expert in the field of sustainable development and non-financial reporting

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Nataliia Burlachenko

Expert on sustainable winemaking and viticulture

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Olena Horbachova

Environmentalist, sustainable development expert

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Volodymyr Anufriev

Expert in engineering climate systems and strategic project implementation

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Olha Varchenko

Expert in sustainable agri-food chains and financial stability,Ph.D. in Economics

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Yulia Tantsiura

Expert in the field of law with a focus on the protection of intellectual property rights

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Oksana Siedashova

Expert in creativity and innovative team development. International Ambassador for Creativity in Ukraine

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Andrii Oleniuk

Partner of the EVERLEGAL
Co-Head of Sustainable Development Practice. Law expert

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Yevgenii Dovgaliuk

Chairman of the Board of Save and Explore, Center for the Study and Preservation of Nature, Culture and Architecture "Supiy Lake"

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Ruslan Chorny

Expert in sustainable finance.
Director of LLC
"Financial Club"

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Yevhenii Deineko

Managing partner of EVERLEGAL. Co-head of the Sustainable Development practice

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Lidia Vatutina

Legal expert with a focus on sustainable projects. Associate at EVERLEGAL

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Nataliia Koroliova

Expert in the implementation of international quality, environmental, health and safety, and social responsibility standards

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Ivan Koriakin

Coordinator of sustainable business strategies sector. Banking sector expert. Experienced consultant, advisor, and coach

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Hanna Siroshtan

Expert in the field of
process and project
management

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Tetiana Melnyk

Sustainability economic & finance expert. Specialist in banking and marketing

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Bozhena Bilousova

Sustainable finance expert with project experience in Ukraine, Germany, Balkan and North African states

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Andriy Demydenko

Expert in environmental and water management. Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, certified consultant

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Yevhen Kryshtop

Expert in the field of agroecology, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Ecology and Biotechnology in Crop Production

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Olga Zhminko

Sustainable finance expert with experience in implementing projects in the Western Balkans region

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Oleh Bykh

Expert in biodiversity strategies and nature-based solutions for sustainable development

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Sofia Shutiak

Attorney at law, environmental lawyer. Lecturer in environmental and land law

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Martin Bjerregaard

Expert in debris and solid waste management. Director of D3 Consulting

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Nataliia Tiron-Vorobiova

Expert in environmental assessment, analysis, innovative solutions, and marine research

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Rostyslav Lukach

Expert in economics.
Consultant on starting and developing small businesses, attracting investments and communications

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Ihor Olekhov

Expert in banking and financial law
Partner of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Ukraine and head of banking and financial law practice of the Kyiv office

ASDE’s member engagement programme

A special program of interaction with members of the ASDE community, which will help to easily and effectively engage and interact in various initiatives, promote common values and principles of a sustainable society

Cooperation with members of the Community involves the following areas:

Educational and project-based

Involvement of ASDE members in joint work on projects, grants, participation in educational courses, trainings, conferences

Informational

Dissemination and promotion of information about the activities of the Association's members on the internal and external resources of ASDE

Organizational

Support from the Association at all stages in the implementation of projects of members or partners

Partners

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    IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.
    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries. They apply their financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

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    SME Finance Forum works to increase access to finance for small and medium-sized businesses. It manages a global network of more than 240 members that brings together financial institutions, technology companies and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation and promote SME growth.
    The mission is to accelerate access to finance for small and medium-sized businesses around the world by facilitating knowledge sharing, policy change and new connections.

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    AVgroup - is a consulting firm operating in sustainable development, with a mission to create the value of companies by implementing environmental, social and corporate governance in existing business models for long-term growth, increased capitalization and investment attractiveness.
    The company's approach and methodology are based on the International Finance Corporation's (IFC PS) Standards, the World Bank's Environmental and Social Policy and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, EU directives and best available methods and practices.

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    Regional Development Agency of Kyiv Region is a non-profit institution established in 2018 based on a partnership between the public and private sectors.
    Main objective is the effective implementation of regional state policy, promoting and organizing the development of Kyiv Region, enhancing the development of specific territories, communities, and their infrastructure, and pooling organizational and financial resources for these purposes from both within and outside the region. It also aims to facilitate investment attraction into the regional economy.

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    Ekna Ukraine is a young and progressive Ukrainian company specializing in medical equipment in many segments of the medical market.
    The main areas of implementation are visualization equipment for medical purposes, equipment for intensive care and means of combating coronavirus. The company's products meet the needs of both narrowly focused specialized medical institutions and are suitable for mass consumption. 

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    Dsnews is a resource for business professionals that not only provides important information about the economy, politics, and socio-cultural life in Ukraine and the world but also explains what lies behind the brief messages of news agencies.
    Dsnews tracks all major trends in the country and the world, providing the reader with quick and concise analysis backed by the opinion of recognized experts. The publication analyzes events in business life, the political establishment, socio-cultural institutions, and forecasts how Ukraine and the world will live in the future.

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    Apostrophe and Apostrophe TV is an online publication focused on the preparation of information and analytical materials, coverage of current events in politics, economics, society and culture. Apostrophe TV is a Ukrainian independent information-analytical TV channel.
    The collaboration between ASDE and the media is to disseminate knowledge about sustainable development in society, generate ideas, develop joint projects and programs, and involve government and commercial institutions in the implementation of projects and technologies.

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    WWF World Wide Fund for Nature is one of the world’s most influential and largest independent nature-oriented organizations, with more than 5 million supporters and offices in more than 100 countries.
    The Ukrainian WWF team consists of professional ecologists and biologists, communicators, and project managers. Their activities are based on a scientific approach and the search for solutions jointly with various interested groups. In our work, we are guided by the principles and ethical standards of WWF.

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    CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang is the 5th largest law firm in the world with 72 offices in 41 countries employing 4,800 lawyers.
    The Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang offers the services of 6 partners and 30 lawyers who are qualified in Ukrainian and international law and understand the specifics of the Ukrainian market, as well as the requirements and expectations of international organizations and investors.

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    Kultur Aktiv is a German non-governmental organization founded in 2002 in Dresden to promote art and culture, education and creativity through international exchange and cooperation.
    Kultur Aktiv is an open platform for the implementation of ideas in the cultural and local environment. In local projects, the organization collaborates with artists, young creative professionals, youth, migrant groups and refugees. Cultural collaboration with Eastern European organizations is the starting point for developing Dresden's potential as a bridge between East and West.

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    NaUKMA - National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" is a state higher education institution, that has the status of national and IV level of accreditation.
    ASDE and NaUKMA cooperate in the implementation of scientific, educational and innovative projects in the field of sustainable development, namely: conducting scientific and practical research in the interests of sustainable development of Ukraine; developing promising economic models, formulating policies and strategies, implementing promising innovative educational projects and holding joint events in Kyiv and the regions.

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    The Georgian Farmers' Association is an organization that works to improve the quality of life of Georgian farmers by uniting them, promoting their interests and comprehensively helping to strengthen Georgia's agricultural sector.
    The Georgian Farmers' Association is a non-profit legal entity founded in late 2012. The organization now unites up to 4,000 farmers across Georgia. In accordance with the mandate given by member farmers, the Association acts as an intermediary between farmers and the government.

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    Mind is an independent business journalism portal that defends the interests of the Ukrainian economy and liberal values.
    It is the first Ukrainian publication with a paid subscription, sponsored by readers, which allows it to become independent of politicians and businessmen. Mind is a media partner of ASDE projects, including the exclusive partner of the Agribusiness Sustainability Webinar Series for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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    NGO "Development of IT Education"  is the first large-scale social project based on the state university, which aims to sustainable development of IT education in Ukraine.
    As part of the partnership with ASDE, the organizations are expanding society's opportunities in the field of sustainable development, development of IT education in Ukraine, development of public education in Ukraine and scientific base, establishing practical partnerships with organizations to jointly obtain or share experience and expertise.

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    Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine  was created in 2011. Association has the mission of development of the local market through set-up of professional standards in technical field and in business development. It represents the interests of the Ukrainian industrial automation community.
    Over the years, APPAU has become one of the leaders in the development of high-tech industrial sectors. The Association is the coordinator of the national movement "Industry 4.0 in Ukraine" and the developer of the draft national strategy of Industry 4.0, curator of the Technical Committee 185 "Industrial Automation", ideologue of the concept of the network of Industry Centers 4.0, IAM clusters, industrial accelerators and industry roadmaps.

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    Global Initiatives and Solutions is a Scottish non-governmental organization that is a unique interdisciplinary hybrid between business consulting and a think tank
    According to their Four Corners philosophy, GIS believes that the education of young people and modern practical employment skills are fundamental to economic progress and competitiveness on the world stage.

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    JSB “UKRGASBANK” is a leading Ukrainian ECObank that cares about the environment by financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Today, the Bank is the undisputed leader in green financing.
    UKRGASBANK is among the top-5 Ukrainian banks by assets. 95% of the Bank’s share capital belongs to the State of Ukraine represented by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.

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    Bank Lviv was established in 1990. In 2007, it became a bank entirely with foreign capital. On January 29, 2019, 51% of the bank's shares were repurchased by the Swiss responsability fund, and in 2022, the Northern Environmental Finance Corporation Nefco repurchased 13.94% of the bank's shares.
    Every year, the bank is evaluated by various authorized rating agencies. In 2018, the rating agency IBI-Rating confirmed the reliability of Bank of Lviv's bank deposits at the level of "5", which characterizes the bank as a reliable financial institution.

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    The Financial Club news agency is a platform for communication of a fundamentally new format between the financial and banking community, the expert community, regulators and society.
    The media project provides its readers with exclusive news information, market analytics, as well as authoritative forecasts about the prospects for the development of various segments of the financial market and its participants.

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    Business Woman Club is an international closed women's business club that brings together successful women in business, politics and diplomacy to consolidate, develop, communicate and collaborate.
    The mission of the club is to change the philosophy of thinking of people in society through trust, self-education, knowledge, development and harmony with nature. Business Women's Club's global goal is to plant 100 million trees.

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    Circular Economy Alliance is a dedicated, committed and knowledge-driven organization with an exclusive focus on paving the path for a seamless transition to Circular Economy.
    Their home lies on solid data-driven foundations, and their doors are always open to learners who are determined to uplift their capacity and be drivers of change. They get empowered every single time they bridge the circular economy knowledge gap shipping us away from linearity.