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.

Alina Sokolenko
Head of the organization 
CEO of AVgroup – sustainability consulting company.
Certified specialist in sustainable development and non-financial reporting.
Andrii Melnyk
Sustainable finance expert
Head of Sustainable Development Programs, Bank Lviv. 
Specialist in financing and development of small and medium business projects.
Nataliia Glazkova
Environmental and social expert
Head of Environmental and Social Risks Department at Ukrgazbank.
Andrii Oleniuk
Human rights expert
Partner of the EVERLEGAL
Co-Head of Sustainable Development Practice
Yuliia Lohvyneneko
Environmental and health & safety management expert
Certified trainer and expert of international standards

Mykola Horbakha 
Coordinator of road safety sector 
Specialist in development of a traffic safety management system according to international standards
Liubov Bohachevska-Jensen 
Social management specialist
Director of Company Development and Communications at GoodValley
Founder of the manufactory "BO•JE”
Program director IPMA Level A  
Valeriy Sokolenko
Business strategy development and operational management
Executive Director, Agro-industrial holding “Astarta–Kyiv”
Liudmyla Horbakha 
Road safety expert
Sustainability specialist in transport sector and crisis management 
Yurii Karabaza
Environmental and health & safety management expert
Occupational Safety Manager at MHP
Occupational Safety Manager at MHP

Ivan Koriakin
Coordinator of sustainable business strategies sector
Banking sector expert
Experienced consultant, advisor, and coach
Oksana Hetman
Expert in eco-aware architecture
Student at the University of Cambridge, MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies
Yuliia Pylnova
Coordinator of climate change mitigation sector
E&S Assessment Specialist at Tetra Tech
Certified ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 auditor 

Valerii Mikhailovskiy
Sustainable finance expert
Manager, Sustainability services, PwC
Mariia Vasylets
Сreative economy expert
PhD in Creative economy
Grant Coordinator in partnership with the British Council Ukraine and EVZ, Germany

Olena Yarmak
Social management expert
Personal development coach
Founder of LibStartUp
Owner of LibUinty.Global (Poland)

Oksana Lutsenko
Green office expert 
Founder and coordinator of the Green Business Ukraine Partnership
Director of Eco-Advocacy International auditor
Oksana Cooper
Expert in strategic development and project management
Project management expert, legal analyst, communications consultant
Stanislav Dubko
Sustainable finance expert
Specialist in managing private credit rating agencies and consulting
Kristina Kenchadze
Environmental and health & safety management expert
Occupational safety engineer and sustainable development specialist, Snapchat Inc.
Marina Sobotiuk
Expert in GR and PR
PR strategy expert with 10 years of experience in the field of international and strategic communications, as well as branded government projects.

Andrii Hnap
Circular economy expert
CEO and data analyst at Waste Ukraine Analytic

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.

Ruslan Chorny

Sustainable Finance Expert
Director of Financial Club LLC

Yevhenii Daineko

Sector Coordinator of Human rights
Managing partner of the law firm EVERLEGAL. Co-Head of Sustainable Development Practice. More than 20 years of professional experience in London and New York. He has been an advisor in the practice of corporate law and M&A agreements.
Maxim Babayev
Green energy expert
He has supported renewable energy investment projects in Baker Tilly's international network of companies, and as CEO has coordinated the GetMarket platform to support investment in sustainable energy.
Invited experts
Ksenia Bahrii
Expert in non-financial reporting and stakeholder engagement
E&S Officer at Diligent Capital Partners
GRI Certified Sustainability Professional and Trainer
Anna Zhovtenko
Ecologist and green office specialist
OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine

Viktor Santashov
Professional psychologist, PhD Specialist in Public Administration of Security&Defense 
Manager of Human Factor related risks
Hrystyna Biliakovska
Sustainable communications & social management expert
Olena Tarasova-Krasiieva
Biodiversity expert
Project manager and expert in UNDP, Ukraine
Graduate of the Biodiversity Conservation Program,
Imperial College, London
Marat Kozhykov
Environmental and GHG expert (Kazakhstan)
Kostiantyn Kalichy
Road Safety expert LLC "Aktyv-Bezpeka Ukraine"
Malika Sharipova
CSR and sustainability specialist 
Founder and CEO, CSR CARE
MSc degrees in Social Responsibility and Sustainability (Aston Business School, UK) and in Management (KEDGE Business School, France) (Uzbekistan)
Oleksii Chuiev
Reputation management expert
Co-founder of the BUSINESS100 national investors community
Representative of RepTrak company in Ukraine
Ela Valenzuela
Expert in green marketing.
Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at Inteleum. 
Dr. Henry Lopez
Seasoned business executive and the CEO of Inteleum, with more than 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry in the US.

Margaret G. Walsh

The Director and Founder of Global Initiatives & Solutions Ltd. Work for over 30 years in international business consulting, advising and designing sustainable solutions for businesses globally.

Galina Filyuk

Head of the Department of Enterprise Economics, Honored Economist of Ukraine. Full member of the International Academy of Socio-Economic Sciences (Georgia, Tbilisi)

Vyacheslav Bykovets

General Director of the Union of Entrepreneurs of Small, Medium and Privatized Enterprises of Ukraine, Acting President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Employers.
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 is 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.
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.
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.
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.

Until now, the Financial Club has focused more on professional communication between participants in the financial and banking markets, representatives of regulators. In the field of consulting, the Financial Club provided financial market participants with highly specialized individual services that they could not obtain from the usual specialized agencies.
JSB “UKRGASBANK” is a universal bank with a focus on green finance.
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.

Established in 1993, over more than 25 years of its operation the Bank has gained the loyalty of thousands of retail and corporate customers. UKRGASBANK services around 900 thousand individuals, and over 46 thousand corporate and SME customers. The Bank operates 229 offices in over 152 cities and towns throughout Ukraine.

Today UKRGASBANK is a dynamic financial institution providing both traditional and unique innovative products and services. The bank actively participates in the development of the Ukrainian economy and financial system.

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. They are humbled by of our accomplishments but proud and vocal when sharing them collectively and collaboratively. Circular Economy Community is their family, and they are grateful for its dynamic growth and excited for its remarkable achievements.

They envision a world where circular economy is more than a subject for scientific research, but employed by all businesses to achieve green innovation through renewable resource management.
Baker Tilly  is a company that provides services of audit, business consulting, independent evaluation, accounting and management accounting.
The company is one of the leaders in the national market, an independent member of the international network Baker Tilly International, which is one of the top 10 global networks of accounting and consulting companies. The company has been on the Ukrainian market since 1999 and currently has 4 offices with over 300 employees. Globally, the network is represented in 148 territories and has about 37 thousand employees.
Ukrenergo is a national energy company, the transmission system operator of Ukraine with the functions of operational and technological management of the United Energy System of Ukraine, transmission of electricity by main electricity networks from generation to distribution networks, as well as the administrator of commercial accounting and administrator of settlements in the Ukrainian electricity market.
Ukrenergo is expanding the scope of international cooperation to integrate the best world experience in technological innovation, as well as institutional and corporate reforms in the company. The implemented integrated management system of NEC Ukrenergo meets the requirements of international standards ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 45001: 2018. In 2021, Ukrenergo's information security management system was certified according to the international standard ISO / IEC 27001: 2013.
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. The company cooperates with clinical hospitals, primary care centers, health departments of Ukraine and private clinics. Ekna Ukraine is also the leader in sales of COVID-19 rapid tests in Ukraine based on the results of the quarantine period.
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is today a classic university with a distinct research profile, and the leading contemporary academic and educational hub of Ukraine. 
The University awards Junior Specialist’s, Bachelor’s, Specialist’s and Master’s degrees, Higher Qualification Post-graduate degrees and Doctoral degrees. Training and retraining programs are provided in 14 specialties of Junior Specialist qualification, 55 fields of Bachelor training programs, 49 areas of Specialist training programs and 98 fields of Master training programs. More than 26 thousand students study at the University. Approximately 1,645 postgraduate students and 125 PhD students are working for higher qualifications at the University.

Over 350 doctoral and higher postgraduate theses are submitted annually at the university. Courses are provided by 198 Departments. The academic potential of Kyiv University is today demonstrated by more than 60 full members and corresponding members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 626 members of staff with Doctor's degrees and 1,645 staff with higher postgraduate degrees.
Goodvalley  is an international agricultural company with offices in Denmark, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The company's goal is to implement efficient, environmentally friendly production for a better future.
Today, the company's policy is to ensure product quality and care for the environment "from the field to the table", as well as to meet the needs of the world's growing population. To limit its impact on the environment, the company adheres to and implements eco-sustainable agricultural production. A key element of this strategy is the generation of heat and electricity at biogas plants.

Goodvalley also collaborates with institutions and organizations involved in renewable energy production, with research and development centers to promote green energy sources; controls the level of noise, gases and dust emissions at production units, as well as monitors waste generated during production.
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.
Apostrophe's editorial policy is based on the principles of impartiality, accuracy and reliability, efficiency, objectivity and balance of information. The project is implemented with the direct participation and using the resources of the International Center for Policy Studies (ICPS) - one of the leading think tanks in Ukraine.
The mission of Apostrophe TV is to enrich the media space with intellectual, determined, emotional, inquisitive and sincere journalism. The team of the TV channel works in accordance with a balanced editorial policy and for the purpose of objectively informing the public. Apostrophe TV broadcasts throughout Ukraine and is available on all signal distribution platforms.
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.
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.

Kultur Aktiv є партнером проекту ASDE - Sustainable CreaCamp. This is the first sustainable development program aimed at representatives of the cultural and creative industries of Ukraine and Germany. The project was implemented under the “Culture for Change” program supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (Kyiv, Ukraine) and the “Memory, Responsibility and Future” Foundation (EVZ) (Berlin, Germany).
NaUKMA - National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" is a state higher education institution, owns the status of national and has IV level of accreditation.
National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" is a classical university that creates, preserves and disseminates knowledge in the natural, social, humanities and technical sciences.
Mohylianka is a community that forms a highly educated, nationally conscious, honest, caring, creative person, able to think independently and act responsibly, for the development of an open and democratic society. NaUKMA cooperates with 120 universities in 35 countries and is a member of the European University Association.
ASDE and NaUKMA cooperate in the implementation of scientific, educational and innovative projects in the field of sustainable development, namely: implementation of scientific and practical research in the interests of sustainable development of Ukraine; development of perspective economic models, formation of policies, strategies, implementation of perspective innovative educational projects and carrying out of joint actions in Kiev and regions.
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. The organization cooperates with government agencies and took an active part in shaping the strategy and policy of agricultural development.
The main activities of the Georgian Farmers' Association are promotion, capacity building and networking.
Agrohub is a center of advanced agro-analytics that helps farmers share best practices, make the right decisions based on data and get better results.
Agrohub creates a community of highly qualified analysts, agricultural market experts, experts in best management practices and farmers who are at the forefront of the latest technologies, and provides an exchange of experience between them. Analytics of the organization helps agricultural producers to increase income, reduce costs and risks.
Mind is an independent business journalism portal that defends the interests of the Ukrainian economy and liberal values.
The first Ukrainian publication with a paid subscription, sponsored by readers, which allows you to become independent of politicians and businessmen. Mind reflects on all important events in the country - business, economic, cultural and social. The special project Mind "Sustainable Development: Roadmap for Ukrainian Business" is about the awareness and responsibility of Ukrainian society, including corporate citizens, who set out to obtain the main sustainable license for the right to run a successful business in the future. Mind talks about the success of Ukrainian business, the contribution of companies to building a sustainable economy, and analyzes the role of Ukraine in achieving global goals of sustainable development.
Mind is an information partner of ASDE projects, in particular - an exclusive partner of the  Agribusiness Sustainability Webinar Series for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
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.
"Development of IT education" was created in April 2021 to build technological infrastructure and networking in Ukraine to reduce the outflow of students abroad and strengthen the educational and scientific base in the field of IT. Together with the team of the Faculty of Informatics and Computing of the National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI named after Igor Sikorsky", NGO "Development of IT Education" is working on three large-scale projects - HUB, INTELLECTUAL ROBOTDROM, which will be located next to each other and connected with smart-PARK.

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.
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.
Mission of the organization: development of Ukraine as a high-tech state, an equal participant in developed countries in the era of the 4th industrial revolution.

Over the years, APPAU has become one of the leaders in the development of industrial high-tech 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. In these and other projects, APPAU cooperates with numerous partners, including central and regional executive bodies.

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. To this end, GIS experimented with a cohort of 72 young people from different backgrounds and backgrounds as part of the British government's Kickstart Job Experience Scheme. GIS has proposed both smooth and structured approaches to enable young people to find their niche and work on business development that takes a conscious path of personal development.
ASDE is a platform for community members to interact. Networking is a strategic component of our business. Together we form a conscious civil society. Being in a community means being among like-minded people, experts and practitioners of sustainable development.
Being a member of the ASDE community is about opportunities:

  • collaboration of international partners in the framework of the organization and formation of a sustainable ecosystem;
  • sustainability advocacy and independent leader for business, government and society;
  • accumulation and unification of knowledge based on ASDE;
  • opportunities to increase the level of expertise in the field of sustainable development through the exchange of experience with international experts involved in the work of ASDE;
  • formation of a communication expert platform;
  • implementation of educational activities - holding regular events, the opportunity to teach or study on the International Sustainability Business Academy platform;
  • promotion on ASDE resources and publications in media resources of partners;
  • brand and reputation of expertise in Ukraine;
  • sustainability synergies that standardize approaches;
  • exchange of experience and work on the basis of a professional platform of sustainable development practitioners for representation in Ukraine and in international arenas.
Membership in ASDE is voluntary and individual, and is governed by the Charter of the organization and current legislation of Ukraine. Both citizens of Ukraine and foreigners can be members of the organization. ASDE members participate in the creation of projects, implementation of the Strategy, make proposals on areas of activity, participate in voting at the general meeting, elect and may be elected to the governing bodies of the organization.
ASDE partners are legal entities of various forms of ownership. All partners have equal rights and are accepted into the organization by signing memoranda. ASDE partners are organizations that implement projects and activities aimed at achieving the goals of sustainable development and implementation of sustainable approaches. Together with ASDE, partners are actively involved in the creation and implementation of projects.
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