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Zafar Khashimov became the member of advisory board of Chapter Zero Uzbekistan

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July 6, 2023

Zafar Khashimov became the member of advisory board of Chapter Zero Uzbekistan

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July 6, 2023

 

07/06/2023, Tashkent, Uzbekistan — This is the first initiative in Central Asia aimed at mobilizing boards of companies to take action in response to climate change.

 

Korzinka, the largest retail chain in Uzbekistan, supports efforts aimed at environmental preservation, reduction of the negative impact on the climate and raising awareness about current environmental issues.

 

Thus, Zafar Khashimov joined Chapter Zero Uzbekistan, joint initiative of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Deloitte Uzbekistan, as advisory board member. 

 

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This is the first initiative in Central Asia aimed at mobilizing boards of companies to take action in response to climate change. 

 

Launching Chapter Zero Uzbekistan provides an opportunity for Uzbekistan to join the global Climate Governance Initiative.

 

The project encourages business processes to be executed taking into account foreground issues of climate change.

 

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Initiative aims at:

— promoting standards for responsible business conduct and sustainable development in Uzbekistan;
— improve boards’ climate change awareness and their understanding of risks and opportunities that the climate change bring;
— develop the competences, skills and knowledge of supervisory and management boards of companies in Uzbekistan to start addressing climate change and make it a boardroom priority;
— understand and act on the risks and opportunities arising from climate change and at the same time ensure the long-term resilience and success of business.

 

On 3rd July, 2023, the first meeting of Chapter Zero Uzbekistan was held at WIUT, which was attended by more than 25 participants who supported the initiative as members of the advisory board and steering committee, and project managers. During the meeting, they were introduced to the values of the project and the aims set by it.

 

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“I was extremely glad to receive an invitation to join the Chapter Zero Uzbekistan as a member of the advisory board. For me, as a socially responsible citizen and as a representative of Korzinka, it has always been important to understand and raise current environmental issues and execute business in accordance with them. Overjoyed to have an opportunity to support projects aimed at raising awareness of the world around us,” said Zafar Khashimov, founder and chairman of the Supervisory Board of Korzinka.

 

For more information:

Press service of Korzinka supermarket chain

Doniyor Rasulov

Phone: +998 78 140 14 14

E-mail: d.rasulov@korzinka.uz

 

About company:

Korzinka is the leader in retail trade in Uzbekistan. The company was founded in 1996 and currently unites 115 stores in 11 regions of the country: Korzinka supermarkets, Smart convenience stores, Korzinka Biznes wholesale store and Korzinka Go online-supermarket with two dark stores. 

 

About Chapter Zero Uzbekistan:

Chapter Zero Uzbekistan — first initiative in Central Asia aimed at mainstreaming consideration of climate risk into business and investment decision-making to facilitate efficient allocation of capital and to enable a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy. The core mission of the Chapter is to promote the implementation of the World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance in line with CGI Charter, while equipping business executives and top managers with skills and knowledge to make climate change a boardroom priority. The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) is developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.