Lagos Business School

Atlantic University (formerly Pan-African University). LBS offers academic programmes, executive programmes and short courses (customised to specific company needs, as well as open-enrolment courses) in management education. Learning at LBS is based on a Christian conception of the dignity of man, of society and economic activity. The Prelature of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church, takes responsibility for guaranteeing that this vision underlies all teaching, publishing and research activities of the School.  LBS is the first business school in West, East and Central Africa regions to be accredited by The Association of MBAs (AMBA). This puts LBS amongst the exclusive group of only 2% of business schools in 70 countries to achieve this accreditation. LBS is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  Our offerings have been ranked among the best in Africa as it systematically strives to improve the practice of management on the continent, LBS programmes also stand out because of the emphasis on professional ethics and service to the community.

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LBS Sustainability Centre

LBS Sustainability Centre brings together theory and practice on sustainability, builds leadership skills and supports constructive dialogue and collaboration between business, government, civil society and academics to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges. The Centre achieves its mission through conducting research that is academically rigorous and policy-relevant; delivering courses on sustainability management in Executive Education, MBA,  and custom programmes; and hosting business action platforms to enable constructive dialogue and collaboration between business, government, civil society and academics to find solutions to critical sustainable development challenges in Nigeria.

First of its kind in Nigeria, the Centre is designed to refocus the relationship between business and its stakeholders by ensuring a consistent development of responsible business leaders, working with organisations on becoming positive change agents that incorporate sustainable practices in their operations, develop innovative products and services that transform their communities while at the same time generate economic value. These enable businesses to sustain livelihoods, reduce poverty and contribute to national development as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Objectives

Knowledge Creation

Knowledge creation through industry and action research in the areas of corporate sustainability, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship.

Knowledge Dissemination

Knowledge dissemination through customised executive training programmes, seminars and workshops in these areas, as well as sustainability modules on LBS’ MBA and Executive programmes

Knowledge Appplication

Knowledge application through collaboration with businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and civil society organisations

LBS Sustainability Center Origin

Professor Chris Ogbechie, professor of strategic management at Lagos Business School, founded the Centre in 2010. The Centre began in partnership with Etisalat (Now 9Mobile), a multinational telecommunications company, as the Etisalat Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility.

In April 2014, the centre became known as the First Bank Sustainability Centre. From 2014 to March 2018 the centre was supported by a generous grant from First Bank Nigeria Limited, one of Africa’s leading financial operators whose commitment to thought-leadership on sustainability is evident in their continued support.