ESG Concerns in Ukraine Reconstruction

Despite the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and the extensive debates among media and policymakers, fixated on the supply of weapons, it’s imperative to shift our focus toward crafting a precise reconstruction plan for Ukraine, based on green renewal and human capital engagement – core pillars from an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) perspective. The second year of war has turned the spotlight on ESG considerations in a new way. All previously established ESG practices face new challenges, such as an unprecedented negative environmental impact, the depletion of human capital at both physical and physiological levels, and a survival struggle among business entities.

Key areas:

1.    Presenting recent data on the damages inflicted on the ecosystem

2.    Analyzing the war’s impact on human capital and education

3.    Exploring the main economic issues and recent political tensions

4.    Discuss future priority goals aligned with global sustainability and Ukraine’s resilience


Prof Nataliia Bychkova, PhD, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Associate Professor of the Department of International Economic Relations, Odesa National I I Mechnikov University, Odesa, Ukraine; Visiting Professor of Bologna University, Bologna, Italy

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Location: ONLINE via Zoom

Note: After registration, the Zoom link, along with the Meeting ID and Passcode, will be provided via email the day of the event.