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NSE/GRI Sustainability Reporting Workshop

The Nigerian Stock Exchange in partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) hosts a workshop on sustainability reporting in Lagos. At this event, the NSE Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines will be unveiled.

The event will hold as scheduled below:

Date:    Tuesday March 19, 2019
Time:   9:00 a.m.Venue: NSE Event Center,  Stock Exchange House, Marina, Lagos State

Insights would be shared on the imperative of good sustainable practices and reporting, as the conversations at this workshop are also expected to address the implementation of sustainability reporting, reporting process and enhancement of corporate transparency as well as corporate ESG performance.

Speakers at the event include:

Mr. Bola Adeeko, Head, Shared Service Division, NSE;

Bekeme Masade-Olowola, GRI Board Member and Executive Director, CSR in Action;

Olumide Orojimi, Head, Corporate Communication, NSE;

Godstime Iwenekhai, Head, Listing Regulation Department, NSE.

“A wide range of investors and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding more disclosure of information and data from issuers on how they are addressing sustainability issues, including ESG factors and other non-financial risks and opportunities. As a sustainable Exchange, we are committed to helping organizations within our ecosystem implement reporting structure in line with global practices and their business peculiarities. This event will spotlight corporate social responsibilities beyond just practices and reveal how companies can create value through sustainability and reporting”. 

Olumide Orojimi, Head, Corporate Communications, NSE

The workshop would feature a panel discussion with the following discussants:

Temitope Oguntokun, Country Lead, Sustainability and Stakeholder Management, International Breweries Plc;

Ken Egbas, Founder/CEO at TruContact CSR Nigeria;

Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Head, Sustainability, Access Bank Plc

Emilia Asim-Ita, Practice Director, AML.

“Ensuring the sustainability of development in Nigeria can only be achieved through the proactive contribution of all members in the investment chain. We therefore give a warm congratulations to the NSE for walking the talk and driving corporate sustainability disclosure, which is the pivotal building block of responsible investment decisions”.

Eszter Vitorino, GRI Head of Capital Markets Engagement

The NSE recently secured approval of its Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines from Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). The Guidelines set out recommendations for good practice in thirteen thematic areas under four core principles in ESG reporting. With the implementation of Guidelines, investors can look forward to a consistent approach to ESG reporting from Issuers listed on The NSE.

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Circular Economy: Let’s go mainstream with Biogas

Many countries have made incredible progress towards decarbonizing electricity production through provision of alternatives.

Ambitions on climate targets are also driving innovation and quest for alternative energy to score points in the climate agenda.

One of such areas of huge success is biogas: energy from fermentation of waste and other organic materials.

Sourcing energy from biogas seems the perfect solution to two problems faced in today’s developing world: ever-increasing waste and the need to rapidly decarbonize in the face of increasingly alarming climate worries.

Already, renewable energy pioneers “Ecotricity” are proposing green gas (biogas) mills for fracking sites in the UK.

It’s also no news that biogas specialists GenECO are already treating over 70million cubic meters of sewage every year to power about 8000 homes.

Bristol Energy is offering its energy customers 100% renewable electricity (with 15% green gas—produced primarily from the poop of the residents of the city of Bristol).

Drawing energy from the fermentation of waste products such as manure, food and sewage “biogas” offers an opportunity for a ‘circular economy’ in the use of products beyond the end of their service life.

It is my belief that the scaling up of micro-biogas plants in developing countries is one of the fastest routes to the establishment of a successful circular economy.