LBS Sustainability Centre
The LBS Sustainability Centre of LBS aims to promote a better understanding of the concept of sustainability in Nigeria and across the globe.
The centre is committed to equipping decision-makers and managers with the relevant skills to design and implement responsible and sustainable business strategies. We achieve this through:
- Research that is academically rigorous and policy-relevant
- Courses on sustainability and management development in Executive Education, MBA, open seminars, workshops and custom programmes; and
- Business Action Platforms enabling constructive dialogue and collaboration between business, government, civil society and academics to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges
The Sustainability Centre of Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University was launched in 2010 in collaborative partnership with Etisalat Nigeria Limited (now 9Mobile), one of the top telecommunications operators in Nigeria. The centre commenced as the Etisalat Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. From 2014 to March 2018, the centre was known as the First Bank Sustainability Centre, supported by a generous grant from First Bank Nigeria Limited, one of Africa's leading financial services operator.
Now known as the LBS Sustainability centre, we refocus the relationship between business and its stakeholders by ensuring a consistent development of responsible business leaders, working with organisations on becoming positive change agents that incorporate sustainable practices in their businesses. We bring together theory and practice on sustainability, builds leadership skills and supports constructive dialogue and collaboration between business, government, civil society and academics to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.
The centre is led by its director, Prof Chris Ogbechie, a sustainability and strategy expert, who teaches strategy, sustainability and corporate governance at Lagos Business School. The Centre also has a manager, one (1) sustainability associate, three (3) administrative/research staff, and a steering committee comprising experts in management education.