CSR-Sustainability Retreat

The Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (CSRS) Retreat 2021 is a foremost initiative aimed at bringing together CSR and Sustainability practitioners across sectors in a convivial atmosphere for the examination and appraisal of impacts, innovation and communication in a holistic approach.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (CSR-S) has emerged as an indispensable priority for corporate organizations and business leaders around the globe. Teeming number of business leaders in Nigeria has taken sides with the tenets of sustainability and regulatory policies across sectors and communities in driving their business objectives to meeting stakeholders’ expectations periodically.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (CSR-S) Retreat 2021 is weaved on a theme: Review Refocus and Refire.  The aim of this cross-sector Retreat is to shed light on several implementation that have shifted their strategies to cater for more environmental, economic and social course. It will offer a guideline and opportunity to answer the following questions: what have we done? How did we do it? What was not done well? How it should have been done it? what should we do and when should it start? The retreat therefore establishes a focal point in shaping sustainability practice in relationship to the United Nations Global Goals (SDGs).

The past decade has witnessed quite a number of indigenous and multinational organizations in Nigeria starting and launching their first and continuous corporate social responsibility report prior to the United Nations declaration of Development Agenda 2030 on 25 September 2015, also known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focusing on 17 goals. 

Empirically, environmental policies and social insurance scheme are the most expected requirement by regulatory bodies while setting up a company.  The crux of CSR includes environmental concerns, gender balance, respect of local communities, technology use and energy consumption. It is therefore not a “business as usual” if corporations would like to be adjudged as an environmental, social and economic responsible entity. As companies grow, day by day they must navigate increasingly complex social, political, environmental and legal challenges that they can’t solve alone. 

While there are stunning records of impact orchestrated by Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability practices; there exist more room for innovative strategy, adaptation, implementation, value creation and communication; these informed the essence of this cross-sector Retreat, being organized in collaboration with People Planet & Profit Media, News Express, Academia and Sustainable Development Practitioners.

Facilitators include Prof. Labode Popoola, Vice Chancellor, Osun State University (UNIOSUN); Mrs. Susie Onwuka, Chief Planning Research & Statistics, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) Nigeria;  Mr. Isaac Umunna, International Award-winning Business Journalist/Publisher of the influential News Express online newspaper; and Mr. Nelson Obine, Sustainability Expert.

Outdoor activities involving land and water games are lined up in the second day of the retreat, refreshment and tourism climaxing the Event. 


• By sharing and comparing experiences, sustainability leaders / CSR managers should be able to further strengthen their capacity for building and advancing sustainability strategies within their own organizations. 

• Improved morals gained from the peer’s interaction who are coming from leading companies (local & multinational) in different sectors and representative from government agency.

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