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Lunch & Learn Webinar Series: Demystifying ESG & Sustainability


Business Opportunities Inherent in Integrating Climate Action into Poverty Reduction Initiatives

This webinar covered SDG 1 & 13. SDG 1 focuses on No Poverty, while SDG 13 is Climate Action. The speaker discussed the facts of poverty in Africa, it’s connection with climate action and opportunities for effective poverty reduction. This webinar took place in January of 2022.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Borish, President of Michael Borish and Company Inc.

Topic: Climate Action and Poverty Reduction in Africa: Business Opportunities and Challenges


SDG 2 – Upcoming


SDG 3 – Upcoming


Enabling Access to Quality Education for Sustainable Development

This webinar covers SDG 4: Quality Education. In this webinar covered education in their respective communities, connections between gender and education, and solutions and programs in place to promote quality education. This webinar took place in August 2022.

Speakers:

Beatrice Achaleke, Founder and Managing Director of GloBUNTU Books

Aisha Hamza, Sahei Gender Development Initiative, Nigeria

Angelica Ramoutar, Education and Outreach Coordinator at EnvironFocus Knowledge and Cultural Exchange Program (EKCEP)

Topic: Enabling Access to Quality Education for Sustainable Development


Gender Equality Methodologies in Addressing Climate Change

This webinar covers SDG 5: Gender Equality. In this webinar the speakers connect gender equality and climate change, reflecting on core principles, ideas, strategies, and methodologies. This webinar took place in June 2022.

Speakers:

Rajni Vohra, Founder and Director of WahWoman

Juliet ‘Kego, Co-Founder of the Social Enterprise, Whole Woman Network

Topic: Gender Equality Methodologies in Addressing Climate Change


Enabling Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

This webinar covered SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. In this webinar the speakers discuss WASH, the current situation, challenges and opportunities. This webinar took place in February 2022.

Speakers:

Nonso Orefo, Procurement Analyst and Service Center Team lead for UNDP, Nigeria

Tobias Omufwoko, CEO of WASH Alliance Kenya and WSSCC National Coordinator, Kenya

Bob Bongomin, WASH Sector Coordinator

Topic: WASH, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


Creating Bridges to Affordable Reliable and Clean Energy in Africa

This webinar covers SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. In this webinar the speakers make connections between the lack of energy access in Africa and the barriers that stand in the way. They also discuss the resources, solutions and opportunities. This webinar took place in March 2022.

Speakers:

Muriel Cookey, Corporate Strategist in Clean Growth and Sustainable Development

Dr. Segun Adaju, CEO of Consistent Energy and President of Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria

Dr. Chioma Ewurum, Head of Research at Clean Tech Hub, Nigera

Topic: Connections between the lack of energy access that Africa has and the barriers that stand in the way. Resources, solutions and opportunities in the region.


Providing Decent Work & Economic Growth using Sustainability Principles

This webinar covered SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth. In this webinar our speakers discussed the gaps in SDG 8 as well as economic efficiency, good jobs and environmental sustainability.

Speakers:

Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD., Co-Author of “SDG 8: Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All”.

Genevieve Peters, Director of Research at ECO Canada.

Topics:

Gaps in SDG 8

Economic Efficiency, Good Jobs and Environmental Sustainability


Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Climate Adaptation: The Potency of Innovation

This webinar covered SDG 9 and as always SDG 13. The speaker successfully connected the dots between climate change adaptation and innovation with a focus on Ghana.

Speaker: Solomon Owusu Amankwah, Executive Director of AGIs Ghana Young Entrepreurs Roundtable on SDGs and Consultant for Ghana Bamboo bikes

Topic: Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Climate Adaptation: The Potency of Innovation


Reducing Inequalities Globally: Today’s Growing Feelings of Divide

This webinar covered SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. The speakers discussed gender inequality, specifically in Sub Saharan Africa, and inequalities experienced by people with disabilities, specifically in the workplace.

Speakers:

Yvonne Nchanji, Gender Research Specialist

Karen Navamani, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist with a specialization in Disabilities

Topics:

Reflections on the Role of Gender in Forestry/Agricultural Research in Sub Saharan Africa

Fostering Disability Inclusion in Workspaces


SDG 11 – Upcoming


3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and Circular Economy as the Basis for Moving Towards Zero Waste Societies

3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and Circular Economy as the basis for moving towards Zero Waste societies. This webinar took place on November 18, 2021 from 11 am – 12 pm. It covered SDG 12.

Speaker: Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator/ Expert at United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)- DSDG/UN DESA.

Topic: 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and Circular Economy as the basis for moving towards Zero Waste societies.


Resource Efficiency: The 3Rs:

In August 2021 we discussed SDG 12.5: Reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. The main themes of discussion were:

  • Waste Management Activities
  • The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Innovative Approaches to Increase Resource Efficiency

Speaker:

Muhammed Omotola, Programmer Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Topic: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) activities on Waste

Speakers:

Eric Holland, Carlisle Companies Inc. 

Obie Agusiegbe, CEO and Founder of EnvironFocus

Topic: Presents a partnership project between Carlisle and EnvironFocus [An innovative approach to increasing recycling efficiency]


Sustainable Consumption and Production

In July 2021 we discussed sustainable consumption and production of our natural resources in connection with climate action. This is under SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

Speaker:

Professor Jimmy O. Adegoke, Award-winning Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Topic: Leveraging Natural Resource Assets for Increased Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security

Speaker:

Derek Alexander-Wilson, Founder & CEO of Zero Carbon Consultants Ltd.

Topic: Green Hydrogen Economy


Climate Action in a Developing Economy

This webinar series covered developing a climate action plan, highlighting the challenges faced, especially in a developing country. Challenges include Human Capacity gaps. Lack of political commitments, vested interest in coal and oil, Finance, etc. The case study will focus on energy, transport, and waste in Lagos State. It will highlight opportunities available to an organization interested in investing. It will also discuss waste and circular economy from an entrepreneurial perspective.

Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. This webinar will cover SDG 13 in addition to SDG 3, 11, 12, 17.

Speakers:

Michael Omoniyi Bankole, (MICCON) – Assistant Director and Head of Climate Change & Environmental Planning Department with Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

Topic: Surmounting the challenges faced by developing economies to develop an effective climate action plan

Maximus Ugwuoke, B.sc, M.sc Environmental Resources Management – Lagos City Advisor, C40 Cities

Topic: C40 Cities and what they do.

Speaker:

 Daniel Bede O’ Connor, Founder and Head of Happiness at Warp-It, United Kingdom.

Topic: Waste and Circular Economy


Climate Action: Adaptation & Mitigation

In June 2021, we discussed SDG 13, Climate Adaptation and Mitigation.

Speaker: 

Luca Brusa – Lead, Stakeholder and Regional Support at UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Topic: UNFCCC overview, Current Status of Climate Change and Opportunities

Speaker:

Pedro Carvalho – Environmental Markets Policy Analyst at Ecosecurities

Topic: Policy Developments on Carbon Mitigation/Removal Technologies, Market Perspectives, and Trends.

Speaker:

Pablo Fernandez, CEO Ecosecurities

Topic: Climate Finance


Harnessing the Blue Economy

This webinar covers SDG 14: Life Below Water. In this webinar the speaker discussed the blue economy as a pathway to sustainable development, and the policies and conditions needed to support a sustainable blue economy transition. This webinar took place in July 2022.

Speaker: Ibukun Adewumi, Ocean Governance Officerr & Partnerships Coordinator at Global Ocean Accounts Partnerships (GOAP)

Topic: The Blue Economy: Pathway to Sustainable Development


Sustainable Utilization of Land Resources

This webinar covers SDG 15: Life on Land. In this webinar the speakers discuss the goals and targets of SDG 15, what we as individuals can do, and highlighting Syrian forests and the need for more developed and robust management plans to meet SDG 15. This webinar took place in September 2022

Speakers:

Hiba Mohammad, Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment, and Mathematics at The University of Brescia, Italy

Abhijeet More, Global Goodwill, Senior Green, and Climate Change Ambassador and an Energy Swaraj Warrior

Topic: Syrian forests and the need for a more developed management plan; SDG 15 and its targets and what we, as individuals, can do


Creating Strong Institutions Fostering Peace & Justice to Prevent Undermining Climate Action

This webinar covers SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. In this webinar the speakers connected peace, justice and strong institutions and climate actions and solutions to issues that arise. This webinar took place in April 2022.

Speakers:

Folusho Ajayi Adelekan, National Programme Officer at UNODC

Joachim Okhifo-Quadri, State Program Manager at Chemonics International

Topic: Solutions to Creating Strong Institutions Fostering Peace & Justice to Prevent Undermining Climate Action


Creating Strong Global Partnerships for Sustainability

This webinar covers SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. In this webinar the speakers discussed the importance in creating global partnerships and how these partnerships can further the SDGs. This webinar took place in May 2022.

Speakers:

Bruce Taylor, President of Enviro-Stewards Inc., and Founder of Safe Water Social Venture Project

Dr. Mofuluso Fagbeja, PhD, MIEnvSc, MIAQM, Assistant Director and Head, Space Education Outreach Programme (SEOP) Division at ARCSSTE-E (UN-affiliated)/NASRDA

Topic: Creating Strong Global Partnerships for Sustainability


Food Agriculture and You

This EKCEP webinar series discusses sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural Practices.

Speaker:

Kent Nnadozie, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations 

Topic: The Food and Agricultural Organization and what they do.

Speaker:

Abram J. Bicksler, Agricultural Officer – Agroecology and Ecosystem Services Team (NSPED)

Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP)  
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Topic: Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Food Production Systems and Agroecology.

Speaker:

Phil Fung, P.Eng. Energy and Sustainability Engineer, Nature Harmony

Topic: Aquaponics Food Biome


Lunch & Learn Webinar Series: Demystifying ESG & Sustainability

Construction Industry

Speaker:

Alicia Advincula, Sustainability Programs Assistant at EnvironFocus

Topic:

ESG & Sustainability in the Construction Industry

Food & Beverage Industry

Speaker:

Sarah Lawless, Sustainability Programs Assistant at EnvironFocus

Topic:

ESG & Sustainability in the Food & Beverage Industry

Lodging/Hotel Industry

Speaker:

Leslie Fotso, Environmental Research Assistant at EnvironFocus

Topic:

ESG & Sustainability in the Lodging/Hotels Industry


Webinar Series – Recordings