Eustace Onuegbu

President / Lead Consultant International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (IN-CSR)

Eustace Onuegbu is board level management consultant, a member of the United Nations Major Group on Business and Industry, a member of the Global Advisory Group on Business and Human Rights, a member of the working group on Cross Boarder Cartels at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, as well as an observer member at the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA). He is an expert in sustainability strategies and implementation using both national and international platforms.

Eustace is the foremost ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement Certified Lead Manager in Africa and ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Certified Master Auditor and Implementer in West Africa. He is also an ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 31001 Risk Management, ISO 22301 Business Continuity and ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems – Senior Lead Implementer, Facilitator and Master Auditor with the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), Canada and a Distinguished Fellow  and Vice Chair of the Executive Council of the Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria (SPIN), Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Nigeria, and Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Switzerland. He is presently serving as the President of International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (IN-CSR), a registered non-governmental organization and the Head, Supply Chain Sustainability Academy, Africa.

He has worked with leading organizations such as Dangote Group, Zenith Bank PLC, Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Canada; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Voices4Change/UKAID, University of Lagos; The Federal House of Representatives, Abuja; Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Green Energy International, the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria (NHRC), the Government of Tanzania, among others on Sustainable Development frameworks including Sustainable Banking, Consumer Protection and Financial Inclusion, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, and Corporate Governance. He has also worked on key developmental projects and made several representations to the international community including the United Nations, African Union, ECOWAS, and The Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria on a wide range of environmental and social impact issues such as Access to Quality Education, Renewable Energy as a solution to the Country’s Energy Challenges, Sustainable Agriculture – Implementation and Impact Assessment, Deforestation and its Effects on Global Warning (NASS Committee member), Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Insurance, Pollution and Waste Disposal Challenges – Case of Oresumbare Community in Apapa, Lagos State, Sustainability Implementation and Reporting – Best Global Practices, Business and Human Rights Due Diligence as an Investment, etc.

Eustace was in 2019 appointed by the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria to lead the review of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights working in partnership key stakeholders from the Organized Private Sector and justices from the National Industrial Court of Nigeria. He is an avid advocate of instituting global best practices in the conduct of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) in Africa. Eustace holds a degree in Marketing from Abia State University in Nigeria, another in International Business and Management from Amsterdam School of Business, The Netherlands, and a post graduate degree in International Human Rights Law from Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom. He is also a Doctor of Business candidate at the Monarch Business School, Switzerland.

10:00 AM

Thursday 5th October

Panel Discussion

"From Ambition to Action: Strategies for Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Footprint in Business Operations"