Energy Sustainability Conference in Nigeria

The subject of Energy Sustainability is one that concerns every citizen of the world today as different forms of energy facilitate our everyday activities. However, these activities either depletes or sustains our energy future.

To this end, the Energy Institute Nigeria has put together an Energy Sustainability Conference (ESC) to lend its voice among other energy players in Nigeria and the African Energy space to chart a pathway for a sustainable energy future.

ESC Event Format
2 Conference sessions, 3 Afternoon break-out Sessions, Cocktail Reception & Conference Dinner.

Conference Theme
Energy Dynamics: Current Issues & Policy Options.

Session Topics
1. Oil & Gas: Nigeria Post-Petroleum Industry Reforms
2. Renewables: Accelerating Renewables Uptake in Nigeria
3. Power: Growing and Stabilizing Nigeria’s Electricity System

The conference considers energy dynamics from various perspectives of the energy mix.

Specialist sessions will divide the energy mix into the various forms of energy; Oil & Gas, Power and Renewables and then conclude with “the convergence” where there will be an attempt to identify a roadmap to a sustainable energy future.

Nearly 250 delegates attended the Energy Sustainability Conference 2018 hosted by the Energy Institute Nigeria where leaders from the African energy sector shared their wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in a full-day conference with break out sessions in the Oil & Gas, power and renewables.

The ESC is positioned to give a broad view to sustainable Energy for Africa.

ESC Venue:
Oriental Hotel, Lekki-Epe expressway, Victoria Island, Lagos

16-10-2019 to 17-10-2019

Non-Member – $ 205.00
Member – $ 165.00

Contact details:
Energy Institute, Nigeria

Post and photo credits: energyinst.org

6 Steps to Building a Successful Sustainable Culture in your Organization

In a bid to achieving long-term success, it is critical for organisations to build and embed sustainability into organizational culture. Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability have lately become enablers for optimum business risk prevention, cost reductions, new business products and services, quality and productivity increases, employee retention and customer and stakeholder delight.

In this PECB webinar series, the presentation will describe a successful approach to change a culture, focusing on leadership; aligning and integrating EHS and sustainability within the business, employee engagement and leading indicators, and talent development.

The webinar will cover:

• Building an EHS and sustainability culture by focusing on leadership, business processes, employee engagement and talent

• Long term strategic planning, aligned with business goals, future, risks and opportunities

• Implement through a roadmap, change model and leading indicators

• “Make it Clear, Easy and Desirable”


Renowed webinar presenter Cathy, for over 35 years, is a catalyst for change. Cathy has held several senior leadership positions in safety, health, environment (SHE), product stewardship, sustainability and manufacturing areas, at Allied Signal, BASF and American Standard, across 47 countries and 20 industry segments. She led culture change and management system strategies throughout hundreds of manufacturing and service operations globally, to create global safety cultures and risk prevention processes for hundreds of thousands of employees. Results included 90%+ reduction in incident rates, prevention of thousands of injuries and millions in cost avoidance, and documented business value in production, quality, products, services and employee morale.

Cathy holds twelve certifications in Safety, Six Sigma, Quality, Sustainability and ISO 45000. She was awarded “One of the Top 100 Women in Safety” from the American Society of Safety Professionals (formerly ASSE).


Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM WAT



Next Step in Your Environmental Sustainability Career

Skills in sustainability, environmental management and environmental health are in demand like never before. Now is the ideal time to develop your skills and put yourself ahead of your peers.

The University of Derby is pleased to offer a series of environmental management courses that provide the skills needed to meet and understand organisational environmental responsibilities.

Accredited by IEMA and IES, the University of Derby Online learning (UDOL) flagship MSc Environmental Management Course is 100% online and designed for busy “working class” professionals.

The online courses provide the key accreditation and industry skills needed to get ahead in your career. You can also try out the free Environmental Management course taster online and have the experience.

Whether you are starting out, moving up or starting again, we are ready when you are.

Our programs cover core areas in environmental management that will enable you to learn new skills that can be applied directly in the workplace as you learn, with benefits including membership of IEMA to help you with your professional growth.

See our suite of highly-regarded environmental sustainability courses


Guide to Environmental Sustainability Leadership

The globally accepted framework for environmental sustainability – ISO 14001:2015 – has a key change from the 2004 version. The new standard requires top management to demonstrate leadership and commitment to the environmental management system.

Digging deeper, we see that clause 5 of the ISO 14001:2015 is a significant innovation as this clause provides guidance needed by organisations in demonstrating leadership and commitment in relation to the environmental sustainability processes. As this is one of the new clauses in the recent high-level structure of all management systems, this clause cuts across all management systems in all disciplines.

In all honesty, this is a unique opportunity to enhance the environmental sustainability system and place the SUSTAINABILITY role at the center of business.

ISO 14001:2015 defines top management as:

“a person or group of people who directs and controls an organisation at the highest level”.

No longer would a “management rep” need to be appointed and the standard states that top management must take accountability for the “effectiveness of the EMS.”

This key requirement of the environmental sustainability framework sets the tone for the whole management system. It is important to note that if the defined scope of an environmental management system is limited to a particular function or section of the organisation, top management will therefore be those who direct and control that particular function or section.

Early implementers and forward-thinking leaders in organisations that have effective environmental sustainability systems are seen to be performing the following (even beyond the systems audit):

• Demonstrating leadership commitment via accountability and active support,
• Ensuring an environmental policy around material issues is established,
• Integrating environmental objectives with core business strategy,
• Outlining roles, responsibilities, resources and authorities for environmental sustainability processes,
• Promoting process approach, risk-based thinking and ensuring continual improvement.

Top Management can demonstrate leadership commitment by:

• Incorporating an environmental sustainability committee;
• Attending and leading environmental sustainability committee meetings;
• Encourage continual improvement and ensure this culture exists as a result of leadership;
• Publish articles and period newsletters relating to environmental performance and environmental management practices internally within the organisation;
• Encouraging employees and other relevant interested parties in improving environmental performance
• Involvement in internal audits of the environmental systems and processes;
• Allocating adequate budgets for environmental initiatives and training;
• Setting and communicating environmental objectives and intended outcomes of the system.

In conclusion, leadership commitment and visible environmental responsibility from top management are critical for the success of environmental sustainability systems and for the achievement of its intended outcomes.


Climate-Related Disclosures 101: The Basics

The current state of affairs in our “post-normal times” has brought environment and climate matters to the limelight.

Not a day goes by without the news of sustainability issues and trends affecting companies and capital markets. Additionally, there is now a growing global recognition that organisations and businesses alike need to consider environmental and climate-related matters, including the potential impacts from the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

Enrol in this free online course to learn about the basics of climate-related disclosures.