Forum on Championing Business Sustainability in Uzbekistan to be held in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – The United Nations in Uzbekistan in close cooperation with the United Nations Global Compact and the founding members of the UN's Coalition on Business Champions for Sustainable Development will hold a Forum on Championing Business Sustainability in Uzbekistan.
The Forum, which will take place on 27 September, will be instrumental in introducing the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, sustainability principles, and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) integration to the private sector in Uzbekistan.
The Resident Coordinator of United Nations, Ms. Roli Asthana, will highlight the vital role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs through transitioning to and promoting sustainable business practices. The ensuing discussions will bring together the government, private sector, international organizations, as well as experts from the UN Global Compact Local Networks of Turkey, Georgia, Switzerland Liechtenstein.
Attendees will also hear from representatives of Uzbekistan’s first participants of the UNGC: Mr. Zafar Khashimov, Founder of “Korzinka” supermarket chain; Bektemir Murodov, CFO of Artel Electronics, and Dan Patterson, General Director of Silverleafe. These three companies are also the founding members of UN's Coalition on Business Champions for Sustainable Development. In joining the UN Global Compact, they have committed to promote the UN Global Compact’s ten principles, on labor, human rights and environmental protection.
The Forum is designed to engage the Uzbek private sector further in introducing ESG practices. Panels will address sustainable practices in human rights and labor conditions, environment, and business modernization. With panels that will bring together speakers from diverse sectors, the forum will also highlight case studies and best practice that can be of practical use to companies as they start on their sustainability journey.
Mounting expectations from customers, employees and investors for companies are putting pressure on companies around the world to act. This has only been enhanced by the recent global pandemic. Business circles in Uzbekistan are also expected to start the transition and make their contributions towards more sustainable and equitable world.
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