Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability entails the approach and action of businesses towards sustainable development, sustainability strategy, shared value, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and corporate philanthropy.

It also involves the designing, building, and operating of structural elements in ways that do not diminish the social, economic and ecological processes required to maintain human equity, diversity, and the functionality of natural systems. LBSSC is committed to helping organisations understand their impact through sustainable business practices and sustainability initiatives. Therefore, we are assisting organisations by providing dialogue platforms and training. We also work with partners and relevant stakeholders on strategic policy advocacy and implementation in the areas of skills development, education, water, nutrition, health and power.

Responsible Business and Leadership

Responsible businesses are principle and value-driven, demonstrating consideration for employees, customers, suppliers and the wider society in the course of their profit-making activities. We believe that leadership plays a key role in running businesses in a responsible manner. Africa is transforming, and the continent’s economic and industrial development should be channelled in a manner that ensures that businesses operate responsibly and contribute to the holistic vision of economic, social and environmental development.

Businesses in Africa are resilient notwithstanding the challenges encountered. They should also see themselves as responsible for and to the society from which their businesses emerge, exist and thrive.  Businesses are critical change agents, well-positioned to be at the helm of the transformation of Africa.

Circular Economy

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. This industrial model aims to restore or regenerate the ecosystem, society and economy by intention and design.

LBSSC is committed to driving knowledge and action for organisations that replaces the end-of-life concept with restoration, shifts towards the use of renewable energy, eliminates the use of toxic chemicals, which impair reuse and return to the biosphere and aims for the elimination of waste through the superior design of materials, products, systems and business models.

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise Management

Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) contribute to a  country’s gross domestic product (GDP), wealth creation, employment and technological advancement. Social entrepreneurship entails recognising social problems and achieving social change by employing entrepreneurial principles, processes and operations. The business approach of SMEs to social challenges and value creation is significant to the socio-economic development of nations, therefore, we support SMEs to ingrain sustainability.

Nonprofit and Civil Society Organisations also play a pivotal role in the advancement and development of societies and African nations in particular. To ensure the long-term impact of this sector, however, these organisations require effective management and responsible leadership.