The focus on sustainability for modern businesses is not only profitable, it is one that has huge positive impact on the global or local environment, community, society and economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations in 2015, provides a viable roadmap for entrepreneurs committed to championing businesses that are built to last. Thus, the need for the conversation about sustainability as it applies to Nigeria has grown.
Avant-Garde Innovation and Technology Limited, a company with interests in mitigating environmental risks and advancing socio-economic development in Africa, is vanguarding this idea, as today it announces the sophomore incarnation of its widely successful Sustainability Table Series. This will hold:
Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Venue: The prestigious Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
This year’s symposium offers the theme, ‘The Future of Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Achieving economic growth with low carbon trajectory in a Circular Economy’. The discourse brings together various experts from tiers of Government, researchers, universities, corporates and civil society organisations to discuss and solve pressing challenges facing select industries as it relates to the Environment, People, Climate Change, and the quest for a Circular economy.
In a statement from the Principal Consultant and Convener, Kayode Olaniyan,
protecting the environment is a global priority and Nigeria seems to be throttling its activities. Among the objectives of this year’s edition is to sharpen the evolving dialogue on the United Nation’s SDGs, share ideas and host deep-rooted arguments within the realm of sustainability in order to proffer solutions.” He elucidated further, stating that, “There is intensifying demand for a paradigm change, wherein the protection of the environment is directly correlated to a booming economy. It is particularly important to recalibrate from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy in a bid to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s edition promises an extensive deep-dive on policy engagement and discussions scaling from leadership to the role of government for its 1,000 projected participants and 20 panellists and speakers including Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, (Speaker, 9th Federal House of Representative), Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, Oluwatomi Shomefun, Managing Director, Unity Bank, Olumide Lala, – Africa Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative, Representatives from the Department for International Development (UK), Olufemi Arosanyin, Chief Commercial Officer, IHS (Nigeria) Ltd, Akintunde Oyebode– Special Adviser, Investment Promotion and Innovation, Ekiti State Government, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker Oyo State House of Assembly, Temitayo Ade-Peters – Chief Executive Officer, Weforgood International, Kayode Adegbola – Lead Advisor, Golborne Road Advisory, amongst others.
Panel discussions on varying topical issues and questions will be facilitated within the legislative sustainability corner, spanning, gender equality, climate financing, and food security; Masterclasses and Fireside chats, focused on practical aspects of sustainable business modelling, job creation in the eco-innovation space, sustainability in fashion and the arts – all aspects of the Green economy.
To partake in this year’s symposium, kindly register by filling your details in the form.
See highlights from the first edition of the Sustainability Table Discourse