Successful social responsibility projects: CAIER, Saby, Shoqan School

Aselle Tasmagambetova, ecologist, founder of the Central Asian Institute for Environmental Research
(CAIER), Saby Charitable Foundation and Private school named after Shoqan Ualikhanov was invited as
an expert to the Astana Mining & Metallurgy Congress, which was held on June 1-2 in Astana City.
AMM is one of the largest industry events in Central Asia, at the site of which heads of industry
ministries and associations, representatives of national and international companies, investment funds
and experts from all over the world meet to discuss the current challenges of MMC and build effective
networking. The event was attended by more than 500 delegates from 13 countries of the world,
including from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Iran, Canada, Cameroon, Mongolia, Norway, South
During the panel session "The best examples of social responsibility through the prism of sustainable
development: regions and companies," Aselle Tasmagambetova spoke about the experience of
implementing systemic charitable, medical, environmental, and educational projects, taking into
account the UN SDGs.
During the speech, a number of projects were presented that changed the lives of many people and
became significant for the whole country. Among them: "Saving the Caspian Seal," "Construction of the
Emergency Pediatric Surgery Departments," a competition for supporting young entrepreneurs "Build
Your Business," Robotics Centers, a republican competition for supporting young performers "Dombyra
Dastan," an environmental forum for young scientists Shoqan Ecology and many other things.
"Sustainable development is a combination of social and environmental aspects, expressed in 17 SDGs.
A common message of which is a responsibility for our present and future, for what kind of world our
children will live in.
Sustainable development goals, the ESG agenda - today is no longer the future - are the reality we live in
and shall be reckoned with.
Therefore, the Central Asian Institute for Environmental Research, the Saby Charitable Foundation, the
private school named after Shoqan Ualikhanov is engaged in impact investing, the so-called "‘social
impact investing." We are implementing projects that will have a positive impact on the future of our
In my opinion, one of the criteria for a progressive society is the attitude of society to charity and the
involvement of citizens in the social life of their country. This is a strong civil society, and the community
of foundations and volunteers is a micromodel of a strong civil society,” said Aselle Tasmagambetova in
her speech.
The session was moderated by Yuliya Yakupbayeva, co-founder of the ESG club, partner of the GPI
group. The reports were also presented by Ruslan Sultanov, Chairman of the Management Board of the
Institute of Economic Research JSC, Madi Ismailov, Head of Government Relations of Eurasian Group
LLP, Saniya Arapova, Vice President of the Association of Legal Entities "Association of Friends of Tel Aviv
University in the Republic of Kazakhstan", Timur Mursalimov, Director of the Department of ESG AK
Altyn Almas, Gulnara Stamkulova, Director for Social Responsibility of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC,
Brendan Duprey, Director of Sustainable Kazakhstan Research Institute, Associate Professor in the
discipline "Sustainable Development" at Narkhoz University, Neil Reader, Senior Vice President, B2Gold,
Mauro Dellemonache, General Director of Geovia Dassault Systemes.