The Ukraine Business Initiative promotes a successful and enduring economic relationship via advocacy, engagement, and communications.
Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has resulted in immense and shocking devastation. The loss of human life and physical ruin has been compounded by the destruction of resources, capital, and infrastructure required for a thriving Ukrainian economy and society. A successful reconstruction effort will be an enormous and complex undertaking that will require multi-year engagement and international coordination. The scale of financial needs is daunting, at a cost upwards of $500 billion.
The ongoing war in Ukraine has significant global implications. Many countries are now struggling with rising food and energy prices that stem directly from Russia’s unprovoked and illegal invasion of a sovereign nation. This has created disruptions to supply chains and a slowdown in economic growth and investment that touches countries far beyond Ukraine’s borders. Moreover, if a democratic and sovereign nation were to succumb to the brutal aggression of another power, it would risk eroding the very norms and rules-based order that underpin the political and economic fabric of our interconnected world.
The United States and Europe, together with international partners, have committed to stand with Ukraine and provide resources to help the country win the war. Beyond winning the war, we must also secure a peaceful and prosperous future for Ukraine. An investment in Ukraine’s future is an investment in our collective future.
The Initiative creates a unique platform for companies to engage with senior policymakers from Ukrainian, U.S., and European governments as Ukraine starts to rebuild.