ACT Foundation’s Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2022

The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is conceived by ACT Foundation as a response to the impressive work of community nonprofits, businesses and social enterprises in Africa who are leveraging technology/ digital tools to create social change in their communities. Research shows that most nonprofits using technology/ digital tools to drive projects and develop communities are coming ahead…

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Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2022/23

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are for mid-career professionals from low- and middle-income countries to spend a period of time at a UK host organisation working in their sector for a programme of professional development. Purpose: To provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on…

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Sustainability in insurance

There is a need for the regulator to boost sustainability in the industry. And also needed is the provision of better tools and approaches to managing the global sustainable risks, which are environmental, social, and governance (ESG). These were the summary of the maiden edition of the ‘Insurance industry parley’ organised by the Chartered Insurance…

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Nominations For Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Africa Awards

With over 1,000 nominations received for the 2021 Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards Africa, nominations for the 2022 Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards Africa are officially open! The prestigious CAHR Awards is Nigeria’s first award ceremony dedicated to celebrating outstanding individuals and organisations that have performed excellently in engaging their communities creditably through…

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World Environment Day 2022: Chevron Nigeria’s commitment to a sustainable future

The theme for this year is “Only One Earth,” with a focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature.” The campaign shines a spotlight on climate action, nature action, and pollution action while admonishing everyone, everywhere to live sustainably. Chevron Nigeria Limited (CHL) identifies with this global action to save the earth as it aligns…

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Here’s What We Mean When We Talk About Stakeholder Engagement

It is impossible to discuss Sustainability without stakeholder engagement. In a sense, stakeholders’ demands justified the necessity for sustainability. These demands prompted the development of the notion of sustainability. According to the GRI Standards is an important tool for sustainability reports and its disclosures itemise useful processes for stakeholder identification, engagement and management in Sustainability…

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Increased Funding for Agriculture and Infrastructure Development

The Association of Nigerian Development Finance Institutions (ANDFI) has urged increased collaboration among Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to address the economic challenges facing the country. The Chairman, NDFI, and Managing Director, of the Bank of Industry (BOI), Olukayode Pitan, made the call at the opening of the Association’s second annual general assembly. The event, which…

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The Nigeria Disability & Inclusion Conference

The Nigeria Business Disability Network is pleased to invite you to the maiden edition of the Nigeria Disability & Inclusion Conference on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The event is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am at the Rooftop Event Hall of the MTN Plaza, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos. The day presents an opportunity to highlight the various access…

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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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