- December 18, 2023
- Posted by: IncsrAdmin
IN-CSR is a member of the United Nations major group on Business and Industry, and a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Registered as a non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria (No 99264) and as a member of the UN Global Compact Community, 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 and models and technologies 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.
IN-CSR is the host of the International Conferences on Business and Human Rights and has worked with the multilateral organizations, national governments and leading private sector organisations such as Dangote Group Plc., the Central Bank of Nigeria, AIICO Insurance Plc., Zenith Bank Plc., Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Canada, Green Energy International, the Federal House of Representatives Abuja, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria (NHRC), the Government of Tanzania, among others on a wide range of sustainability projects.
We have successfully advocated for the introduction of 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 financial support.
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 HeadQuarters 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 have continued to provide sustainability training to post primary and university students around the country. As of December 2023, we have trained 420 students across the country on an awareness course themed – “the Fundamentals of Sustainability” and paid school fees for 10 diligent students in public Universities. We have also provided food and Christmas gifts yearly to 30 children from less privileged backgrounds from Imo State.