Implementing Sustainability in the Oil & Gas Sector Executive Programme Lagos, Nigeria 22nd & 23rd July 2013 Edinburgh, Scotland 14th â€“ 16th August 2013
Jointly organised by: Etisalat Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, Lagos Business School, Nigeria Sustainable Business Initiative, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
“The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive.” Paul Hawken
The recent BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has once more brought the Oil & Gas Sector into limelight and public scrutiny. The last time something of this magnitude happened, with regards to corporate and environmental responsibility in the sector, was the Shell Brent Spar debacle in the UK North Sea. Despite these occasional big global challenges, the industry, in Nigeria, has continued to face incessant local challenges ranging from oil spills, health and safety risks, operational disruptions from local communities and stakeholders, to possible threats of revocation of operating licences and the entrance of new players. In addition to these challenges, there is a growing global call for corporations to engage in responsible business practices. However, there is recognition that different sectors and industries
are confronted by different issues and challenges. These issues and challenges also differ from country to country, which makes a generic sustainability strategy – i.e. a one-sizefitsall approach – obsolete and unsuitable for the contemporary business landscape. This evidence-based workshop is targeted at operators in all sectors (upstream, midstream, downstream and services) in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry who are eager to embed responsible business practices in their core strategies. Through the application of sound sustainability business practices, and detailed review of business cases, this workshop will equip any attending executive with the requisit knowledge to positively influence energy business process and policy.
Part 1 – Lagos
Part 2 – Edinburgh
• The Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry - Trends and Issues
• Trends in the Global Oil & Gas Industry
• Oil & Gas and Sustainable Development
• Responsible Investment and Business Development in Emerging Markets
• Governance and Risk Management in the Oil & Gas Sector • Responsible Practices in the Workplace (including Health and Safety, Work-Life Balance and Human Rights)
• Sustainable Supply Chain in the Oil & Gas Industry
• Economic, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
• Sustainable Finance for the Oil & Gas Sector
• Sustainability Reporting and Investor Relations
• Carbon Markets and Clean Development Mechanism
• Industry Guest Speakers
• Opportunities in Renewable and Green Energy
• Joint Session for Networking with Edinburgh Oil & Gas Club • Guest Speakers from North Sea Operators • Company Visit and City Tour of Edinburgh
Why you must attend At the end of the module, participants will be able to • Identify the major trends and issues in the Global Oil & Gas sector and their implications for their business in Nigeria • Diagnose the Sustainability needs of their companies and articulate appropriate Sustainability strategies to meet the needs • Assess the economic, environmental and social impacts of Sustainability initiatives and actions on their firms and relevant stakeholders • Apply economic, environmental and social impacts of sustainability initiatives and actions on their firm and relevant stakeholders • Prepare sustainability reports accessible to relevant stakeholders and the markets • Assess Sustainability service providers, consultants and contractors • Know how to attract sustainable finance for capital investments
This programme will expose participants to • Current trends and issues in the Global Oil & Gas Sector • The Nigerian Oil & Gas Sector – Policies, Players and Practices • • • •
Sustainability Best Practices in the Oil & Gas Sector Stakeholder Engagement and Accountability Social Investment and Community Relation Strategies Responsible practices in the workplace (including Health & Safety and Employee Relations) • Environmental and Ecological issues in the Oil & Gas Sector • Economic, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
Lagos Business School Dr Chris Ogbechie Chris Ogbechie has a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD from Brunel Business School, England in the area of corporate governance. He has wide experience in strategy, marketing, and corporate governance derived from his work as a former Marketing Director at Nestle Nigeria and from his consulting work with Nigerian and Kenyan firms over the years. He is a faculty member of Lagos Business School, and a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School, Kenya where he teaches strategy, marketing and corporate governance. His current research interests are in sustainability, corporate governance and board effectiveness.
Dr Akintola Owolabi Dr Owolabi teaches, undertakes research and consults in several areas – which include financial modelling, corporate financial accounting, strategic cost management, taxation and environmental accounting. Having studied Electronic/Electrical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University where he graduated with first-class honours, he obtained an MBA, as well as MPhil and PhD degrees in Management and Accounting. He had his professional accountancy training with PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Prior to joining LBS, he was a senior lecturer in accounting at the University of Ilorin.
Dr Adedoyin Salami Dr Salami is an economist with Mary College, University of London and is currently a full-time member of the faculty at Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-African University where he is senior lecturer. In addition, he is also a director of the UK based African Business Research Ltd. At LBS, he leads sessions in ‘economic environment of business’. Dr Salami’s research interests include: issues in corporate long-term financial management; macroeconomic policy; corporate competitiveness and risk management; characteristics of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). He is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria and had formerly been a member of the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team.
Dr Kenneth Amaeshi Dr Kenneth Amaeshi is the Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative and an Associate Professor (Reader) in Strategy and International Business at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He has held academic posts at the Cranfield School of Management and Warwick Business School, respectively. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Said Business School, Oxford as well as a Chevening Scholar. His areas of expertise include: sustainability strategy & sustainable investing; corporate responsibility & governance; and reputation management.
Dr Stephen Harwood Dr Harwood is a lecturer in strategy and operations management at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to being awarded an MBA in 1987 from the University of Aston in Birmingham, he was a geophysicist in Britoil. Since then he has held a variety of positions, including that of non-executive director and researcher, as well this he has gained experience in a variety of sectors (e.g. electronics and tourism). His research focuses upon organisational practices, specifically the process of strategising and the exploitation of configurational technologies. His book on ERP Implementation Practices has been translated into Turkish and Chinese. To explain practices and challenge takenfor-granted views, he draws upon concepts from organisational cybernetics and the sociology of technology. Underpinning his work is a concern about CSR, which is an essential element in his teaching. Since being awarded his PhD in 2010, Stephen’s work is appearing in high quality journals such as the Journal of the Operational Research Society and Information & Organisation.
Prof Jens Hagendorff Prof Hagendorff is the Martin Currie Chair in Finance & Investment. Jens joined the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2010. Prior to that he was an economist at the Financial Stability Department of the Spanish Central Bank (Bank of Spain) and a lecturer at the University of Leeds. Jens is a visiting scholar at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and is the Regulation Directorate of the Bank of Spain in Madrid. He works closely with the financial sector, central bankers and financial regulators to inform his research and teaching. Jens’ research focuses on banking. His work examines if bank strategies, directors and regulation have measurable effects on the riskiness of banks. Further, his on-going work with the Bank of Spain and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta analyses the performance and risk implications of bank mergers in the European Union. Most recently, Jens has looked into the risk effects of insurance securitization via insurance-linked securities such as catastrophe bonds. Jens’ work has appeared in highly-ranked international journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance and the Journal of Corporate Finance.
Lagos Business School
University of Edinburgh
Lagos Business School is a leading institution in Africa dedicated to creating and transmitting business and management knowledge relevant to emerging markets. Every year since 2007 The Financial Times of London has ranked LBS among the top global providers of executive education.
The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.
Located in Africa’s second largest city, Lagos, LBS delivers executive education at top and middle management levels, aiming to systematically improve the practice of management in the continent. Customised in-company programmes are also arranged for organisations that need to develop large groups of staff in a particular discipline. LBS is a school of Pan-African University. It is also a member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Executive education at LBS is comprehensive, drawing on the experience of its multinational faculty and participants. LBS’ system of teaching ensures that participants gain management knowledge and skills by employing the case study method and group-work approach to learning – believing in learning by doing. Delivered in purpose-built learning facilities, LBS programmes attract over 3,000 participants from multinational and indigenous companies yearly, who all attest to the expert teaching, relevant programmes and the overall benefits derived from attending. To ensure continuous relevance of its programmes, the School places a premium on maintaining a keen relationship with the corporate clientele it serves. Constant interaction with participating organisations – a committed corporate support group of 70 companies – plus counsel and support rendered by the School’s distinguished Advisory Board play major roles in securing this linkage. In addition, the fundamental inspiration at LBS is provided by the Christian vision of man, society and economic activity. The Prelature of Opus Die and institution of the Catholic Church take responsibility for guaranteeing that this vision underlies all teaching, publishing and research activities of the School.
University of Edinburgh Business School – part of one of the world’s top 20 universities – has a rich heritage of delivering education for over 400 years and has an international student body typically representing more than 88 countries. The student body comprises 800 undergraduate students, 430 postgraduate students and 90 doctoral students. The School’s teaching and research covers six main subject areas: accounting and finance; entrepreneurship and innovation; management science and business economics; marketing, organisational studies and strategy; and international business. An emerging area of expertise for the Business School is carbon management through an innovative partnership with the School of GeoSciences. The School is accredited by EQUIS and AMBA and consistently ranked in the Financial Times and Economist MBA Rankings – reflecting not just a long history of business teaching but also the substantial experience of a faculty comprising more than 45 teaching staff. Core to the School’s philosophy is a close interaction with the corporate world through industry based research and consultancy. The School aims to attract excellent staff and students from around the world in order to provide an intellectual environment which fosters debate and world-class research and also to build strong connections to the world of business. In August 2010 the School relocated to a new building at Buccleuch Place, located at the heart of the University campus. This state-of-the-art space features eight lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite, student study centre and online resource, cafe and significant flexible space for staff and students. The building has been designed and specified to meet the current and anticipated future needs of the School’s portfolio of activities and represents an investment of £17m by the University.
Who should attend?
The Sustainable Oil & Gas Programme spans both Lagos Business School and Edinburgh University. The main programme package (Package 1) includes breakfast and lunch in both locations. It also includes Edinburgh accomodation (Motel One, a new executive hotel in the heart of the city), executive dinner plus airport and hotel to conference transportation in Edinburgh.
This workshop will be suitable for Managing Directors, Executive Directors, and General Managers in the banking and finance services sector.
Both The University of Edinburgh Business School and Motel One are located at the heart of the city and only 25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport by chartered taxi service. For the Lagos programme, there are a number of hotels within close proximity of Lagos Business School where participants may stay and we would be happy to provide you with contact details. In addition to the Sustainable Oil & Gas Programme, participants can enjoy the annual Edinburgh Festival, the largest of its kind in the world, which every year attracts thousands of visitors to this prestigious and cultured city.
Package & Registration Details: Package 1 Tuition = N799, 999
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(including Edinburgh accommodation, meals and transport)
Registration and Payment Deadline is May 24th 2013
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Tuition = N699,999 (Without Edinburgh accommodation, breakfast and transport. Transport will be provided for participants staying at Motel One)
Registration and Payment Deadline is July 30th 2013 Note: With this package participants will be required to make their own hotel and transportation arrangements
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