FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited, through its Sustainability Centre, is hosting a Sustainable Business Executive Programme for corporate executives in charge of social responsibility and sustainability.
The programme which spans both the Lagos Business School, LBS and the University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland will train participants on integrating sustainability into their organisations’ operations, supply chain and community.
The first phase of the event, scheduled to hold at the FirstBank Sustainability Centre, Lagos Business School, would discuss Global Sustainability strategy trends, stakeholder engagements in volatile environments, cross sector collaborations and partnerships, sustainability issues in vendor and supply chains, health and safety culture in challenging business contexts, social and environmental risk management, project monitoring and evaluation as well as external stakeholder relations.
Facilitators at this event are renowned scholars in sustainability business and include Dr. Chris Ogbechie, Director, FirstBank Sustainability Centre and Faculty Member, LBS, Dr. Akintola Owolabi, Dr. Kemi Ogunyemi, Dr. Ijeoma Nwagwu, and Dr. Ifedapo Adeleye – all members of the Faculty at the LBS. Dr. Kenneth Amaeshi, Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative and an Associate Professor in Strategy and International Business at the University of Edinburgh is also facilitating at the event.
At the end of the two-day session, participants would be empowered to understand global sustainability trends, implement sustainability orientation and system thinking in their organisations, identify, prioritise, and engage with critical stakeholder groups, develop operational plans in line with their organisations’ strategic purpose, mission and vision, lead positive change in their organisations and in society as well as enhance personal effectiveness.
FirstBank Sustainability Centre is an initiative of the Bank to establish ideals of corporate citizenship and sustainable business practices. According to the GMD/CEO of FirstBank, Bisi Onasanya, FirstBank would always strive to provide a unique value proposition that will drive higher levels of sustainability and business continuity. “We would continue to promote sustainability & corporate responsibility initiatives to reshape global economic landscape and drive citizenship” he stated.

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