Debo is a seasoned professional, a Corporate Sustainability and ESG practitioner, an Enterprise Risk
Management Expert, a trained business strategist, innovator with experience and specialties towards
working with the private sector in implementing Sustainability in core business strategy and
operations with a strong drive on values, results, creating compelling overarching aspirations and
embedding them in the organization through change management and empowered leadership to
create growth, innovation, and operational efficiencies.
He is the MD/CEO of CENGSSUD Sustainability Services Ltd with experience of more than 15 years in
providing strategic ESG/Sustainability Consulting and Project Management services for sustainable
management of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects of investments by Development
Financial Institutions (DFI) including IFC (International Finance Corporation), World bank, AFDB,
Investment Banks, Private Equity (PE) & Venture Capital (VC) Funds, for complex industrial/commercial
establishments and other projects. Debo has undertaken and managed number of projects related to
Environmental & Social Due Diligence (ESDD), Environmental & Social Management System (ESMS)
Development, Post & Pre-Investment Verification, Implementation of Environmental & Social Action
Plan (ESAP), Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Audits, Environmental Permitting,
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environment Management Plan (EMP) studies. He is
familiar with IFC Performance Standards on Environmental & Social Sustainability, World Bank EHS
Guidelines, ADB E&S Safeguards, CDC Code of Responsible Investing, CDC Toolkit on ESG and other DFI
requirements, Equator Principles, etc. and well aware of EHS and Social Regulations applicable to
different kinds of Facilities both at the National as well as State Level.
Debo is a Lead Sustainability Advisor, Chief sustainability assurance practitioner with great expertise on,
AA1000 Assurance Standard (2008) and the application of (AA1000AP (2018), the GRI G4 Reporting
framework, etc. He also has extensive experience and expertise working on Sustainability Strategy,
Sustainable Finance, stakeholders’ engagement, Materiality Assessment, Circular Economy, SDGs, etc.
Debo has also coordinated several Corporate Sustainability Management Masterclasses/training in
Nigeria where over 1000 personnel from various companies and backgrounds have been trained.
Debo holds Master Degrees in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) and BA in Philosophy from the
University of Lagos Nigeria.
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Unlocking Sustainable Investments: Exploring the Role of Financial Institutions in Accelerating Green Investments