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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Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Programme 2022 for African Women Entrepreneurs

Through its WIA 54 programme, WIA is committed to supporting 10,000 African women entrepreneurs by 2030 through training, mentoring, communication and access to finance. The goal is to contribute to the creation of 100,000 jobs and to contribute to the generation of $10 billion in revenue for the African economy by 2030. WIA54 identifies remarkable…

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Upcoming funding opportunity: Women RISE: Research to support women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable

Women RISE (Women’s health and economic empowerment for a COVID-19 Recovery that is Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable) is a new initiative to support action-oriented research on how women’s health and their work (paid or unpaid) intersect and interact in the context of preparing for, responding to and recovering from COVID-19. Background The COVID-19 pandemic and…

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NETCO Empowers 13 Iruland Youths with Vocational Skills

National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, has reiterated its commitment to empowering youths in its host community with vocational skills to enable them to contribute to national development. Its Managing Director, Johnson Awoyomi, made the pledge, at the weekend, during the graduation ceremony of 13 youths from Iru community, Iru…

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Nigeria Loses 6.5m Barrels of Oil to Force Majeure, Sabotage in December

There appears to be no end in sight to the financial and resource haemorrhage in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, with the country once more losing as much as 6.596 million barrels of oil in its December 2021 production. At an average of $75 per barrel that crude oil sold last month and an official…

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Corporate Sustainability: The Role of Human Resources

In recent years there has been significant discussion in business and academic circles, and in the popular press about ‘corporate sustainability.' Other concepts like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ‘sustainable development’ and "corporate social responsibility" have also been frequently, and not totally correctly, used in conjunction with, or as synonyms for this term. Why has corporate…

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Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Africa 2022 for emerging young emerging African Leaders

The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) offers you proven tools and knowledge from experts who can help you to put sustainability at the heart of your strategy and take your leadership to the next level. The programme is based on Sweden’s prominent position in innovation and sustainable business – and its connection to the global economy.…

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LASEPA Staff Banned from Plastics and Pet Bottles

The Lagos State Government in a bid to stress the use of biodegradable materials or plastic bottles have revealed concerns over the incorrigible use of pet bottles and plastics by Lagos State residents and it’s the negative impacts it poses on the environment. The government has declared a formal ban on the use of plastics…

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Wema Bank Pledges to Environmental Sustainability

With the harmful effects of climate change no longer news in our present world, Wema bank has pledged full support for reducing carbon emission in the environment by adopting environmentally sustainable operations. As the world at large strengthen its efforts to reduce climate change impacts drastically, Wema bank with the aim to boost operational efficiency…

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CSR-in-Action Partners IBWU Foundation, Launches Cleaner Communities Initiative

Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost sustainability consulting, advocacy and training enterprise, CSR-in-Action, has entered a partnership with It-Begins-With-U (IBWU) Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based out of Canada, led by a volunteer team passionate about bringing about positive attitudinal change in Nigerian communities. The team are working on a collective passion to give back to the community through…

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