International Sustainability Forum was held in Ukraine
On October 6, 2022, the second International Sustainability Forum took place in Kyiv. As part of the forum, solutions for the transition to a green economy in the face of global challenges were presented
During the event, experts worked out an "Economic recovery plan based on the principles of sustainability"
Oleksandr Yarema, State Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, opened the event and emphasized:
Every day, Ukraine fights not only for its territories, but also demonstrates to the world the transition to the path to sustainable development. The fact that today, in the conditions of war, representatives of various industries and spheres of activity have gathered here and are thinking about how to leave the resource potential to the next generation tomorrow, is already a step towards victory in this field as well. For our part, as a state authority, we are working on policies based on the principles of sustainability
The forum brought together representatives of business and municipalities, international investors and donors, public figures, state regulators and change-makers who, together with the speakers, worked to create a sustainable business ecosystem for the recovery and development of the economy based on the principles of sustainability.
The head of ASDE Alina Sokolenko noted that this is the second International Sustainability Forum in Ukraine and defined its main goal:
Among the speakers at the forum were representatives of the CMU, Ministry of Health, NBU, UNDP, UNIDO, IFC, EBRD, FMO, NEFCO, GIZ, the Covenant of Mayors, international investors and donors, as well as representatives of private and state companies.
Thanks to which the participants of the forum received information about the conditions of doing business during the war and the possibility of attracting financing for their projects. In order to find opportunities for the development and recovery of the economy based on the principles of sustainability in today's challenges.
Ukrsibbank BNP Paribas Group, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) became general partners of the Forum.
Laurent Dupuch, CEO & Country Manager for Ukraine at BNP Paribas and Chairman of the Management Board UKRSIBABBANK BNP Paribas Group:
"As a member of the international financial group BNP Paribas - the leader of sustainable financing in Europe, we see how positive banking contributes to the sustainable development of the economy, reducing the impact on the environment, and at the same time ensures compliance with global values of society and high standards of corporate governance. That is why UKRSIBBANK constantly develops and supports a number of projects that have a positive impact on the future of our society and introduces progressive technological financial solutions that meet ESG criteria and the expectations of clients: both individuals and entrepreneurs and large businesses. And today, such decisions are particularly relevant for the development and recovery of the economy of Ukraine, as well as the encouragement of people with various knowledge to create and develop business"
The economic recovery plan based on the principles of sustainability will be published on the Association's website later.