On 30th of November, the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine, with support of the Platform for Green Economy Growth, initiated the International Future Business Forum 2017 in Kyiv. The event was aimed to promoting green business and sustainable development of the economy. A total of 500 entrepreneurs, business owners, top-managers of corporations and representatives of government and non-governmental sector received a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of the social responsibility of business and get acquainted with the principles of sustainable development.
Within the framework of the Forum many representatives of Ukrainian and foreign business presented their own cases of the privilege to doing transparent and socially responsible business. During the panel discussions 33 leading Ukrainian and foreign experts provided statements related to business systematisation and modernisation, as well as implementation of innovations.
Participants got acquainted with innovative concepts that allow local business to play a direct role in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the basic principles of responsible investment – through the interrelationship between environmental and social issues, corporate governance and investment practices. During the panel, dedicated to the topic of the green modernisation of the economy, it was discussed how to improve the modern economy taking into account environmental aspects, increasing energy efficiency and reducing the dependence on imported energy.