Conference Schedule

Welcome to the Certified Sustainable Business (CSB) Global Conference 2023! Explore our comprehensive agenda that offers an exciting lineup of thought-provoking practical sessions, engaging panel discussions, and practical workshops led by industry experts and sustainability leaders. Discover the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in driving sustainable business practices, addressing climate change, and creating a positive impact on our environment. From exploring sustainability frameworks to harnessing innovative technologies, join us as we navigate the path to a more sustainable future. Check out the agenda below and plan your conference experience to make the most of this transformative event.

8:30 AM

Registration and Networking

9.00 AM

National Anthem

9.05 AM

Opening Speech

9:10 AM

Keynote Address 1

Building Climate Resilient Cities; Activating Industry Roles And Government Institutional Policies For Sustainable Actio

9:25 AM

Question & Answer Session

9.50 AM

Prof. Labode Popoola

Keynote Address 2

"Towards achieving a Climate-Resilient Cities”

9:50 AM

Question & Answer Session

10:00 AM

Temitope Kolade


Eustace Onuegbu

Panel Discussion

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

10:40 AM

Question & Answer Session

10:55 AM

Tendai Matika

Technical Training Session 1

TOPIC: DIY Approach for Businesses; Advancing sustainability impacts through global reporting standards


Special Guest Speaker: Manager, Global Reporting Initiative

Duration: 40 mins + Q&A (30mins for the Session, 10mins for Q&A)


Session Description:

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, sustainability has become a critical driver of success and a key differentiator for organizations. To effectively navigate this paradigm shift, businesses must embrace sustainability as a core strategic imperative. This session will explore the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach for businesses, focusing on how to draft relevant sustainability policies and frameworks that enable effective corporate sustainable action using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. This will be a practical session where all delegates will have the opportunity to learn first-hand on the approach to adopt for their respective organizations.

During this session, attendees will gain valuable insights into the practical aspects of implementing sustainability initiatives within their organizations. Our expert speakers will highlight the importance of aligning sustainability policies and frameworks with the GRI Standards, which are globally recognized as the benchmark for sustainability reporting. They will share their experiences and best practices, providing attendees with actionable strategies to develop tailored sustainability policies that reflect their unique business context.


Key Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to the GRI Standards: Get ready to unlock the power of sustainability reporting with an in-depth introduction to the GRI Standards.
  2. GRI Universal Standards: Understand the key concepts, principles, and reporting requirements - Delve into the heart of sustainability reporting as we explore the GRI Universal Standards. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, principles, and reporting requirements that form the foundation of transparent and credible sustainability reporting.
  3. GRI Sector Standards: Learn how to tailor your reporting to your industry, enabling you to showcase your commitment to sustainable practices within your specific sector.
  4. GRI Topic Standards: Delivering the highest level of transparency for organizational impacts on the economy, environment, and people
  5. Become a sustainability reporting expert: Take your sustainability reporting skills to the next level as we empower you to become a true expert in the field.
  6. Case Studies and Success Stories: Real-world examples of organizations that have successfully implemented and utilized the GRI Standards to drive positive change.
  7. Q&A Session: An opportunity for attendees to engage with our expert speakers and seek clarification on specific challenges or queries related to sustainability policy development.

11:40 AM

Question & Answer Session

11:55 PM

Ebuka Onunaiwu

Technical Training Session 2

Topic: Navigating the Roadmap to Becoming a Certified Sustainable Business


Special Guest Speaker: Senior Manager, Deloitte

Duration: 1.5hours + Q&A (45mins for the Main Session, 45mins for Q&A/ Interactive practical session)


Session Description:

In this practical technical session, participants will have the opportunity to navigate the roadmap towards becoming a certified sustainable business. The session will provide valuable insights and practical guidance on implementing sustainability practices that align with international standards and frameworks.

Expert speaker will share their knowledge and experiences, highlighting the key steps and best practices for organizations to achieve sustainability certifications. They will delve into various aspects such as environmental management, social responsibility, and governance, emphasizing the importance of integrating sustainability into core business strategies.

Through interactive discussions and case studies, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the certification process and the benefits it brings to businesses. They will learn how to assess their current sustainability performance, identify areas for improvement, and develop a comprehensive action plan to meet certification requirements.

Key topics to be covered include:

  1. Introduction to sustainability certifications: Understanding the importance and benefits of becoming a certified sustainable business.
  2. Assessing sustainability performance: Evaluating your organization's current practices and identifying gaps.
  3. Developing a sustainability roadmap: Establishing goals, targets, and strategies for sustainable business practices.
  4. Implementing sustainability initiatives: Practical guidance on integrating sustainability into operations, supply chains, and product/service offerings.
  5. Monitoring and reporting: Establishing measurement frameworks, tracking progress, and reporting on sustainability performance.

12:40 PM

Question & Answer Session

1:25 PM

Lunch Break & Networking Session

02:05 PM

Presentation & Exhibition

Presentation Session: Immerse yourself in insightful presentations delivered by industry experts and thought leaders at our conference's Presentation Session. Gain valuable knowledge, learn about the latest trends, and discover innovative solutions driving sustainability across various sectors. Be inspired by captivating talks, engaging discussions, and practical case studies that will expand your understanding of sustainable practices and their impact on businesses and society. This session offers a platform to explore new ideas, exchange perspectives, and foster meaningful connections with fellow participants.


Exhibition Session: Step into a world of innovation and sustainability at our conference's Exhibition Session. Experience a vibrant showcase of cutting-edge products, services, and initiatives that are shaping the future of sustainability. Engage with exhibitors from diverse industries who are leading the way in sustainable practices and solutions. Explore interactive displays, demonstrations, and networking opportunities to learn about the latest advancements, forge partnerships, and discover practical applications for your organization. The Exhibition Session provides a dynamic environment for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and inspiration, where you can connect with like-minded professionals and explore the possibilities of sustainable development.

2:30 PM

Ebuka Onunaiwu

Technical Training Session 3

Topic: Developing Environmental Management Policy Framework Using GRI Standards and Drafting Industry-Specific Climate Change Policy


Special Guest Speaker: Senior Manager, Deloitte

Duration: 1hr 15 mins + Q&A (45mins for Main Session, 30mins for Q&A/Interactive practical session)


Session Description:

In this practical technical session, participants will gain valuable insights into developing an effective environmental management policy framework using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. Additionally, they will learn about the process of drafting industry-specific climate change policies to address the pressing challenges of a changing climate.

Expert speaker in the field of sustainability and environmental management will guide participants through the step-by-step process of developing an environmental management policy that aligns with the GRI Standards. They will explain the key components and principles of the GRI Standards and how organizations can integrate them into their policy framework.

The session will also focus on the importance of industry-specific climate change policies in addressing the unique challenges faced by different sectors. Participants will explore case studies and best practices from various industries to understand how to draft policies that effectively mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Key topics to be covered include:

  1. Components of an effective environmental management policy: Exploring the key elements that should be included in a comprehensive policy framework.
  2. Integrating sustainability into business operations: Identifying strategies to incorporate sustainability practices into day-to-day operations, supply chains, and stakeholder engagement.
  3. Drafting industry-specific climate change policies: Understanding the unique challenges faced by different industries and developing policies that address their specific needs.
  4. Monitoring, reporting, and continuous improvement: Establishing mechanisms to track progress, measure performance, and enhance environmental management practices over time.

3:30 PM

Question & Answer Session

4:00 PM

Day 1 Closing Remarks & Networking Session2

8:30 AM

Day 2 Registration and Networking

Registration Session: Kickstart your conference experience by joining us at the Registration Session. This session is designed to ensure a smooth and seamless check-in process, allowing you to quickly access all the exciting opportunities awaiting you. Our friendly registration team will assist you in collecting your conference materials, providing you with all the necessary information and guidance to make the most of your time at the event. Take this opportunity to connect with fellow participants, engage in casual conversations, and establish new connections before the conference officially begins. Register, receive your badge, and get ready to embark on a journey of knowledge, inspiration, and networking.


Networking Session: Network and forge valuable connections during our dedicated Networking Session. Engage in meaningful conversations with industry professionals, experts, and like-minded individuals who share your passion for sustainability. This session provides a relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas. Expand your professional network, explore potential partnerships, and discover new opportunities for growth and collaboration. Whether you're seeking new business prospects, looking for mentors or collaborators, or simply want to connect with fellow sustainability enthusiasts, the Networking Session offers the perfect platform to make valuable connections that can propel your career and business forward.

9:00 AM

Introductory Speech

9:10 AM

Keynote Address 1 - Day 2

Unlocking Sustainable Finance: Accelerating the Transition to a Green Economy

9:25 AM

Question & Answer Session

9:35 AM

Panel Session

Strengthening Resilience: Building Climate-Resilient Businesses in a Changing World – Government Roles and action plan

10:15 AM

Question & Answer Session

11:05 AM

Question & Answer Session

11:15 AM

Debo Adeniyi

Plenary Session

Unlocking Sustainable Investments: Exploring the Role of Financial Institutions in Accelerating Green Investments

11:55 AM

Question & Answer Session

12:05 PM

David Goodman

Technical Session 4

Topic: Catalyzing Sustainable Action: Enhancing Transparency and Accountability through Effective Reporting

In today's business landscape, sustainability reporting plays a crucial role in driving sustainable action and promoting transparency and accountability. This practical technical session is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to enhance their reporting practices and effectively communicate their sustainability efforts.

Led by experienced sustainability professionals and reporting experts, this session will delve into the key components of effective reporting and demonstrate how organizations can leverage reporting as a catalyst for sustainable action. Participants will gain practical insights and learn best practices for data collection, measurement, and reporting, as well as strategies for engaging stakeholders and fostering transparency.


The session will cover various topics, including:


  1. The importance of sustainability reporting: Understand why sustainability reporting is vital for businesses in today's context and how it can drive positive change within organizations.
  2. Reporting frameworks and standards: Explore widely recognized reporting frameworks and standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and other industry-specific guidelines. Learn how to align reporting practices with these frameworks to enhance transparency and credibility.
  3. Data collection and measurement: Gain practical knowledge on collecting and measuring sustainability data, including key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics. Discover effective strategies for data management and verification to ensure accuracy and reliability.


  1. Stakeholder engagement and communication: Learn how to engage stakeholders effectively in the reporting process and communicate sustainability efforts transparently. Explore innovative approaches for sharing information and engaging stakeholders to build trust and credibility.
  2. Reporting innovation and technology: Discover emerging trends and technologies that can enhance reporting practices, such as data analytics, automation, and visualization tools. Understand how these technologies can streamline reporting processes and improve data accuracy and accessibility.
  3. Case studies and best practices: Explore real-world examples of organizations that have successfully enhanced transparency and accountability through effective reporting. Learn from their experiences and gain practical insights into implementing sustainable reporting strategies.
  4. Q&A Session: An opportunity for attendees to engage with our expert speakers and seek clarification on specific challenges or queries related to sustainability policy development.

12:50 AM

Question & Answer Session

12:50 AM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM


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