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 […]

THE UN Global Compact Network Nigeria Training Workshop on the Women Empowerment Principles’ Gender Gap Analysis – in partnership with the NBA Women’s Forum

THE UN Global Compact Network Nigeria Training Workshop on the Women Empowerment Principles’ Gender Gap Analysis – in partnership with the NBA Women’s Forum March 25, 2021 – The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria hosted a one-day training on the use of the United Nations Global Compact Women Empowerment Principles’ Gender Gap Analysis Tool, in partnership with the Nigerian Bar […]

The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria: Uniting Business against Child Labour

The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria: Uniting Business against Child Labour 2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour Over 150 million children are still subject to child labour across the world today. In Nigeria, the International Labour Organization reports that over 40% of children are still trapped in child labour and […]