International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (IN-CSR) is an international team of Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Consultants and Corporate Human Rights advocates working to promote best practices in Sub Saharan Africa.
Registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation in Nigeria (No 99264), we have a network of Sustainability/CSR experts who are industry leaders in all areas including research, training and auditing. As a hybrid organisation, over sixty percent of work is focused on developmental projects and advocacy for change in public policy and corporate behaviour. Over the past years, we have been supported mainly through corporate donations and worked in partnership with leading organisations such as Zenith Bank PLC, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Canada, Voices4Change/UKAID, University of Lagos.
Key Milestone in 2018
We have successfully advocated for the introduction of a new reporting guidelines by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Special thanks to the Centre for International Governance (CIGI), Canada and Zenith Bank PLC for their support.
Our Impact in 2019
IN-CSR co-sponsored and reviewed the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in partnership with National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria (NHRC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). We have also continued to participate at the annual Conference of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), held at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, contributing to global public governance and was recognised by Prof Louis Meuleman of the United Nations in his book titled “Public Management and the Metagovernance of Hierarchies, Networks and Markets for this.
We now certify products, processes, systems, organisations etc. as PECB accredited Management Systems (MS) Auditors in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/IEC 17065. We also trained a record number of practitioners, consulted for some of Africa’s biggest companies in Dangote Group and a number of Oil and Gas companies; arguably setting new standards for an Integrated Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Safeguards for Agency Banking in Nigeria.
Recently, we have as well been certified by the Federal Ministry of Environment after a number of presentations and assessment of previous Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), Environmental and Social Audits and other Environmental and Social projects completed in recent years, to provide Environmental Consultancy Services including Baseline/Post Impact Studies & Compliance Monitoring and Audit, Waste Management Technology, Engineering Oil & Gas Pollution Control & Remediation.
We have continued to provide industry leading consulting and training programmes to support our various advocacy campaigns and more importantly to support the private sector in building sustainable businesses. The implementation of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) has helped institute global best practices in the banking sector. We await further developments with the introduction of the global banking principles which will further help align the sector with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. We have been very active in this space since 2018 and have recently helped to train high level delegates from the Government of Tanzania on a programme themed – Towards the Consumer Financial Protection Framework for Tanzania – Benchmarking Nigeria’s CFPF. We also provide a number of other corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) courses aimed at redefining sustainability practice in line with global best practices. Our previous clients include delegates (company or privately sponsored) from Central Bank of Nigeria, Green Energy International, Zenith Bank PLC, ECO Bank PLC, OGFZA, Nigerian Breweries PLC, NIMASA, Maritime Institute, UNILAG, AIICO Insurance, Save the Child Foundation and a number of other public and private sector as well as civil society organisations.
We are your one stop shop for all your corporate sustainability and responsibility challenges
IN-CSR is a member of the United Nations major group on Business and Industry
We acknowledge that the implementation of sustainable development will depend on the active engagement of both the public and the private sectors. We recognize that the active participation of the private sector can contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, including through the important tool of public-private partnerships. We support national regulatory and policy frameworks that enable business and industry to advance sustainable development initiatives, taking into account the importance of corporate social responsibility. We call on the private sector to engage in responsible business practices, such as those promoted by the United Nations Global Compact.
We acknowledge the importance of corporate sustainability reporting and encourage companies, where appropriate, especially publicly listed and large companies, to consider integrating sustainability information into their reporting cycle. We encourage industry, interested governments and relevant stakeholders with the support of the United Nations system, as appropriate, to develop models for best practice and facilitate action for the integration of sustainability reporting, taking into account experiences from already existing frameworks and paying particular attention to the needs of developing countries, including for capacity building.
Why choose us
The emphasis placed by more and more companies on corporate social responsibility symbolises the recognition that prosperity is best achieved in an inclusive society –Tony Blair
Consider the broader picture — businesses need to invest in local communities as well as their core purpose, which could present opportunities for both parties.
Help Make Africa Great
We invite Corporates and Foundations to partner with us in our endeavor to help make Africa a better place to live and work
Bespoke Sustainability CSR Policy/course
Work together to co-design a program – whether you are a policy making institution, regulator or a business, we will work with you to research, review and co design a sustainability program or training in line with global best practices
We promise that your money (funding or payment for our services) will be utilized optimally and in the best possible way for research and advocacy programs. Our track record of the last 2 years is proof that we are on the road to excellence
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