Sustainable Economic Growth in Nigeria Is Not Possible Without Decent Work

The benefits of investing in human capital for long-term economic development as well as the requirement for decent work to enable sustainable economic growth in Nigeria are outlined by Naomi Nwokolo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Nigeria. Nigeria is a country with immense potential and abundant resources. It is the largest economy in Africa […]

UN Global Compact Network Nigeria and Sightsavers host Nigeria’s first disability event for private sector employers

Advancing Corporate Sustainability Through Disability Inclusion Webinar

Major Nigerian employers learned about the benefits of mainstreaming disability inclusion into their operations. LAGOS, NIGERIA, 26 April 2023 — On Wednesday, April 26, the UN Global Compact Network Nigeria and the international NGO Sightsavers co-hosted a virtual event to discuss how private sector employers in Nigeria and across West Africa can mainstream disability inclusion […]

Press Release: SME Governance Standards Project Launch

LAGOS, NIGERIA, OCTOBER 26, 2022 – The United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria and the Integrity Organisation/Convention on Business Integrity (CBi), in partnership with the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), are pleased to announce the launch of a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Anti-Corruption and Corporate Governance Standards Project (SME Future-Forward Project”), funded by the MacArthur Foundation. […]

UN Global Compact Network Nigeria Holds Virtual Open House for Businesses

LAGOS, NIGERIA, 28 September 2022 — The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria, in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Office in New York, on Wednesday, September 28, organised the 2nd Open House of the year. The virtual event, themed “Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey,” welcomed guests from the private sector, including SMEs, NGOs, and Civil […]

Africa Social Impact Summit: “We Want to get Sustainability Ingrained into the DNA of Businesses”

Lagos State, Nigeria  The Africa Social Impact Summit began today, July 13, 2022, at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, with many participants at the hybrid event, including policymakers, academics, investors, DFIs, non-governmental organizations, business leaders from the private sector, chambers of commerce, and representatives from the international community. LAGOS, NIGERIA, 13 July 2022 — “We […]

More women must be involved in the decision-making and leadership process

More women must be involved in the decision making and leadership process. 20 companies from Nigeria and Ghana benefit from the 2nd Round of the Target Gender Equality programme  Lagos, Nigeria 11 March 2022 Participants from 20 companies in Nigeria and Ghana took part in the just-concluded Round 2 of the Target Gender Equality (TGE) […]

The Legal Framework for Business and Human Rights in Nigeria

The Legal Framework for Business and Human Rights in Nigeria Ogheneyoma Rhoda Odjighoro (LL.B) – Volunteer Researcher, UN Global Compact Network Nigeria The protection of human rights plays a crucial in the sustenance of human relations. In advancing the ecosystem of the Nigerian society, businesses are now required to contribute to the promotion of human […]

Target Gender Equality

TARGET GENDER EQUALITY TGE is a gender equality accelerator program for participating companies of the UN Global Compact. Through facilitated performance analysis, capacity-building workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and multi-stakeholder dialogue at the country-level, Target Gender Equality will support companies engaged with the UN Global Compact in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and […]