In accordance with the Framework Declaration of Cooperation, the Educational and Research Institute of Energy Saving and Energy Management of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" has joined the Ukrainian Energy Initiative.

In early January, Vitaliy Opryshko, PhD in Engineering, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electricity Supply, Head of the Ukrainian Energy Initiative UN Global Compact in Ukraine, held an open online lecture for KPI students. It was devoted to the activities of the UN Global Compact in Ukraine and the promotion of sustainable development and the role of responsible business in this.

By the way, Vitaliy Opryshko is a 2014 graduate of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. In 2019, he defended his PhD thesis, won the Young Lecturer-Researcher competition in 2019 and 2022. Since 2020, he has been a senior researcher at the Institute of Technical Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

According to the speaker, the UN Global Compact in Ukraine is the Ukrainian network of the world's largest community of responsible businesses. This special initiative of the UN Secretary-General calls on companies to build their operations and strategies in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and based on 10 Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. More than 140 Ukrainian companies and organizations have joined this community.

Accordingly, the UN Global Compact in Ukraine functions as a platform for dialogue between business, investors, society, labor organizations, and the government. The organization implements its mission through the Ukraine Business Compact (UBC) project. This initiative was presented jointly by the British and Ukrainian governments at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London last year, and the UN Global Compact in Ukraine became a hub for it after signing a memorandum with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO). The Ukraine Energy Initiative is one of the UBC's focus areas.

First and foremost, the Ukraine Energy Initiative aims to bring together stakeholders in a structured way: from consumers and energy suppliers to the investment community and sectoral experts. The ambitious goal of the project is to harmonize cooperation within the ecosystem and attract real investment in real projects. In general, the Ukrainian Energy Initiative brings together partners to create a broad industry coalition aimed at accelerating the recovery of Ukraine's energy sector.

Twenty-eight companies have already joined the Ukrainian Energy Initiative, including: Naftogaz Group, NPC Ukrenergo, DTEK Group and others.

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