Speakers: Kayode Ashamu, and Juliet Ibekwe & Oyeyemi Ezekiel (SustyVibes)
- Businesses have started to implement sustainability principles for investments. In Nigeria, the Nigerian Stock Exchange Principle and Central Bank Sustainability Principle have been put into practice. Market regulators and operators have begun to focus on insisting on sustainability reporting from companies/issuer listed on their stock exchange. The reports are to emphasise how the business practices link to Environmental, Social and Governance ESG issues.
- The corporate social responsibility unit of some companies focus on more philanthropic issues rather than the core influence of their business practices on the environment. Policies like the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) make it compulsory for producers to collect materials from their production chain such as plastic bottles to cradle the impacts on the environment.
- Initiating change in society does not require a degree. Playing a role in waste management, recycling or other areas of social and environmental concern does is a conscious effort to change personal practice. Becoming an entrepreneur or business owner in this field requires effort to solve problems in the society.
- In Lagos, non-government organisations such as SustyVibes engage in projects focused on you can make a difference in Agriculture (Post harvest management, Hydroponic), Renewal Energy (Solar, Tidal/Wind) and the Circular Economy/Waste Management (Recycling, Waste to Chemicals).
- Think about what your city needs and create your own journey in the green economy.
- If you want to take certification or courses that focus on the new roles in sustainability, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org