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LBSSC Programme on ESG Materiality Assessment and Sustainability Reporting Equips Business Leaders in Energy, Financial Services, Mining and Other Sectors

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Cross section of participants showing their certificates of completion with Mrs Oreva Atanya (2nd left), Head, Sustainability, Lagos Business School

The Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre recently concluded the first run of its ESG Materiality Assessment and Sustainability Reporting Programme, held from April 23 to 26, 2024. This comprehensive programme offered participants a dynamic blend of guided learning, interactive sessions, and practical group activities. It provided them with the know-how and know-what to determine material issues in their organisations to better help them integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) priorities into their business strategy and operations.

Participants were able to connect the nexus between ESG-focused organisations and superior organisational performance, which informs comparable and standardised sustainability (non-financial) reporting especially in line with global standards – GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and IFRS Sustainability Standards. Relevant case studies that highlighted the best practices of organisations with strategic action on sustainability/ESG issues and the favourable disposition stakeholders had for them also contributed to the robust learning experience of the participants.  Course modules covered include corporate sustainability, sustainability reporting principles, materiality assessment, and managing ethical issues in sustainability reporting, amongst others, delivered by residents and visiting facilitators at Lagos Business School.

We are grateful to our esteemed lineup of programme facilitators, led by Oreva Atanya, Head, Sustainability, Lagos Business School, and industry experts from organisations namely: Kemi Ogunyemi, Professor of Business Ethics, LBS; Eunice Sampson, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst and Young (EY) West Africa; Douglas Kativu, Director, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Africa; Ebuka Onunaiwu, Manager, Risk and Sustainability, Deloitte Nigeria; Jonathan Ikeolumba, Affiliate Fellow, LBS Sustainability Centre; and Kingson Elendu, Sustainability Advocate and Consultant. Participating organisations included Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Ltd, Keystone Bank, MTN Nigeria, OilServe, Lafarge Holcim, Heirs Energy, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), amongst others.

Lagos Business School is Africa’s leading management education institution and the LBS Sustainability Centre is a leading knowledge centre that brings together the theory and practice on business and sustainability for the advancement of performance and development outcomes. For more information about the initiatives and upcoming events by the Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre, please contact sustainabilitycentre@lbs.edu.ng.  Visit our website to sign up for the next run of the programme to elevate your knowledge and competency on ESG Materiality Assessment and Sustainability Reporting. https://lbssustainabilitycentre.edu.ng/training.



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