Research

We carry-out and support research that is practitioner focused, academically rigorous and policy-relevant.

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Business and Sustainable Development in Nigeria Report: The Case of the Banking Industry (2019) 

The objective of this report, Business and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The case of the Banking Industry, (2019) is to present a business-relevant resource on corporate sustainability practices in Nigeria’s banking industry. It is a practical resource for banks, business executives, investors, market analysts, regulators, academics and the public. The report is designed to provide information on sustainability trends, efforts to address sustainable development in the banking industry, as well as related challenges and opportunities. This edition of the study looks at the sustainability trajectory of Nigeria’s Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), otherwise referred to as commercial banks, from the introduction of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBPs) in 2012 until 2019. This report was produced by the Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre team: Prof Chris Ogbechie, Dr Ijeoma Nwagwu, Oreva Atanya, Kingson Elendu and Jude Obidiagha. It was supported by Oseghale Ehilen and Angela Omiyi. Dr Franklin Nwgu provided technical support on the research.

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The Nigeria Case Book on Corporate Sustainability

The project is an initiative of the Centre. It is a practitioner-focused research project aimed at providing thought leadership and practical examples to inspire current and future business leaders in Africa. This project is also part of Lagos Business School’s work to provide business insights through the African lens and contribute African narratives on sustainability and responsible business. We embarked on the ‘Africa Corporate Sustainability Champions’ Project with the objective of identifying businesses operating in Africa that are integrating best practices in sustainability within their strategy and operations. One of the outputs of the project is this first casebook focused on companies operating in Nigeria. The casebook documents their sustainability outlook, activities and highlights the challenges faced by the companies. We also explore the views of their leaders on responsible business practices and how these organisations are contributing to societal change.

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Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Tolaram Group FMCG Businesses in Nigeria (2013-2015)

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Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Coca-Cola System in Nigeria (2017)

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Corporate Social Impact Assessment Handbook

Society is demanding for companies to become more transparent, and businesses are responding with increased accountability measures. This goes without mentioning the concrete business case for engaging in sustainable business practices. This future will rely on how business aims to measure its impact on the wellbeing of society. This guide is designed to help for-profit organisations measure their impact on society. Readers can work through the step-by-step structure to create their own social impact assessment (SIA) plan. Engagement is key: readers can complete various tasks, conduct workshops, and initiate discussions. This guide also provides readers with a basic overview of the role of business in society, the history of impact assessment and its benefits, and other SIA tools available to businesses.

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Corporate Foundations Guide: State-Of-The Art

This guide presents a state-of-the-art overview of what Corporate Foundations are, how they work and the means by which they are set-up. Understandably, each Foundation is unique; depending on the context, both culturally and legally. Whether integrated or separate, responsive or catalytic – the purpose of a Foundation remains the same: to create a better society, and a better business. We envisage that leadership and integration between Foundation and parent company will remain salient issues for Foundations in the near and long-term. The success of the industry and its reputation amongst key stakeholders will greatly rely on whether Foundations can make ‘real impact’. If however, Foundations remain just another PR tool in the eyes of decision makers, it will also remain as such and have minimal contribution to sustainable development.

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Corporate Social Impact Assessment Workbook

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Corporate Foundations Workbook: State-Of-The Art