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FirstBank Sustainability Centre Hosts Sustainability Workshop for NGOs

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand through its Sustainability programme, FirstBank Sustainability Centre in partnership with the Lagos Business School is hosting a Sustainability workshop for NGOs in furtherance of its objective to drive knowledge creation, dissemination and application.

The workshop scheduled for February 24 and 25, 2016, from 9am to 5pm daily, will hold at the Lagos Business School – Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway Ajah, Lagos and will critically examine the emerging shift in the NGO/private corporation relationships and how it creates an exciting new landscape of opportunities for both parties to collaborate, boost capacity development, sustainability, and deliver service to the community.

 The sustainability workshop which will help develop business partnerships between NGOs and corporate organizations to achieve widespread and lasting change in the business environment would also provide capacity building training for NGOs who want to partner with corporate organisations on their sustainability programmes.

In the wake of the emerging shift in stakeholder needs which optimizes social responsibility above business profitability, there is a landscape of opportunities for NGOs and corporate organisations to collaborate, increase capacity, sustainability, and deliver service to the community. Topics such as: Sustainability Strategy for NGOs, Social Entrepreneurship, NGO-Private Sector Partnership as well as the role of NGOs in promoting and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals amongst others will be treated by experts in Sustainability

According to FirstBank’s spokesperson, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, FirstBank as a responsible corporate citizen would continue to foster partnerships that build sustainable businesses. “We believe NGOs have a significant role to play, alongside governments, in improving the status of our communities and will continue to empower NGOs with requisite knowledge and skills in building vibrant and mutually beneficial partnerships.

The Sustainability workshops for NGOs is a CR&S initiative of the FirstBank Sustainability Centre, established in collaboration with the Lagos Business School to create, disseminate and apply knowledge, build capacity and promote best practice in Sustainability business in Nigeria.

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