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.