BeChangeMaker 2022 – Online Training Programme for Social Entrepreneurs

An online training programme that inspires action on global challenges through social entrepreneurship and the power of skills. Be part of the solutions for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals BeChangeMaker provides access to high-quality learning content on HP LIFE, tools and technology for startup acceleration, dedicated coaching, mentoring and customized support, as well…

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World Bank: Gender Disparity in Earnings Holding Back the Nigerian Economy

A World Bank report has stated that gender disparities in earnings are holding back the Nigerian economy, stating that closing the gender gaps in key economic sectors could yield additional gains of between $9.3 billion and $22.9 billion for the country. The report also explained that women's economic empowerment would be key to accelerating a…

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CSR-in-Action Sheds Light on Plight of Extractive Communities’ Women with Documentary

CSR-in-Action Takes on Gender-Based-Violence, Premieres Documentary on Women’s Plight Africa’s foremost sustainability consulting and advocacy outfit, CSR-in-Action, is set to premiere its expository docudrama, ‘Earth Women’, as part of its drive to tell the stories of women affected by the activities of the extractive industries in Nigeria and empower them. Funded by Ford Foundation, the…

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7 Things the GRI Standards Reinforces About Sustainability

We asked a new joiner to the CSR-in-Action team, who partook in her first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards learning session with captains of industry between 9 and 10 March 2022 and thought to share a summary of her thoughts about this well-thought-out course. The GRI is the leading standard for dual materiality reporting –…

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The GRI Perspective: ESG Standards, Frameworks and Everything in Between

ESG investments sector was referred to as ‘rife with greenwashing’ recently in the Financial Times (FT) article. These concerns not only diminish trust in institutions and the system as a whole but, most significantly, pose a danger to the socio-economic and environmental challenges we are trying to solve. From health crises to inequality, biodiversity loss…

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New GRI Standard Launched: Coal Sector Standard 2022

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has published a new Sector Standard – here. To learn more please visit the 

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2,119 Mining Firms Failed to Pay N2.76bn into Federation Account in 2020

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) says 2,119 companies operating in the solid minerals industry owed the federation N2.76 billion in 2020. Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, executive secretary of NEITI, said this on Sunday, 13 March 2022  at the presentation of the 2020 Solid Minerals report to industry stakeholders in Abuja. The NEITI Independent Solid Minerals…

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Innocent Chukwuma Social Impact Chair and Fellowship (ICSICF)

The purpose of the Innocent Chukwuma Social Impact Fellowship (ICSIF) is to facilitate the emergence and development of the next generations of young social impact pioneers and social justice leaders in Nigeria. The fellowship programme will support youths to catalyse systems and sectoral transitions in Nigeria through their social change initiatives in communities, social enterprises, nonprofit…

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NESREA’s Financial Services Edict: Is There A Case for Infrastructural Audit?

In addressing the need for implementing and enforcing laws to regulate industrial pollution and hazardous waste activities in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria established the National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in 2007 as a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Environment. NESREA is charged with the responsibility of enforcing all environmental…

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COP26 and Nigeria’s Net-zero Commitment – Analysing the Facts and the Implications

The Association of Sustainability Professionals of Nigeria (ASPN) held its second induction ceremony in Lagos on Thursday, 24 February 2022. The induction ceremony which was held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry – with the theme ‘COP26 and Nigeria’s Net-zero Commitment’ – presented the inductees to the Association of sustainability practitioners. In her…

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Nigeria, Tanzania Seek Global Push Against Unconstitutional Change of Governments in West Africa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his Tanzanian counterpart, Dr Philip Isdor Mpango, are united in their views on energy transition as the global community moves towards net-zero emissions target and the need for greater international collaboration in deterring unconstitutional changes of government in Africa. These are some of the issues discussed by both leaders at…

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Electoral Act to Promote Good Governance in Nigeria

The Delta State Civil Society Organizations Forum (DELCOF), an umbrella body of non-state actors with over 250 civil society organizations in Delta State on Sunday described the signing of the Amended Electoral Bill into law by the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) as “a great achievement and good omen for Nigerian citizens”. DELCOF, in a…

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