Strategy Faculty and Director, LBS Sustainability Centre, Professor Chris Ogbechie has joined the Research, Education and Engagements (REE) Thematic Area of the Financial Centre for Sustainability, Lagos, a platform that aims to accelerate the expansion of green/sustainable finance in Nigeria.
Launched in 2019 by the FMDQ Securities Exchange, the mission of the Financial Centre for Sustainability (FC4S Lagos) is to position Nigeria as a leading market in sustainability principles through investments, innovation, partnerships and capacity development.
The admission of LBS’ representative into the REE Thematic Area of the FC4S Lagos would support in providing insights and thought leadership on local sustainability issues, enhance key research and data building capabilities critical to resolving complex climate change related challenges. It will also provide an opportunity for knowledge-sharing and building capacity among stakeholders in the Nigerian financial markets.
Speaking on the achievement, Professor Ogbechie said, “It is deeply important for us at Lagos Business School that we provide support to initiatives such as the Financial Centre for Sustainability especially in the area of research. Through our Sustainability Centre, we proffer solutions to critical sustainable business challenges and this provides us yet another platform to do this”.
Other members of the Thematic Area are Tolu Aina, KPMG Nigeria; Bankole Oloruntoba, Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre; Tunde Balogun, SustyVibes; among others. The team is led by Dr Andrew Nevin of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and member, LBS Advisory Board.
LBS Sustainability Centre supports business and organisations in mainstreaming, integrating and assessing their sustainability strategies and initiatives, based on cutting-edge sustainability thinking and Centre-led research findings.