Platform partnership

OUR MEMBERSHIP

CSR-in-Action is a registered entity – RC41646 – registered in 2010 with membership of renowned groups and global organisations like the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

United Nations’ Economic and Social Council

In May 2014, CSR-in-Action was granted special consultative status in the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council which grants us the privilege to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in different ways. This includes opportunities to consult with Member States and the United Nations system at large, based on the nature and scope of our work. Based on our special competence, we are also poised to offer expert information or advice to the Council.

Our consultative status keeps us in the loop about the provisional agenda of the Economic and Social Council and affords us the opportunity to contribute actively, especially on areas of special interest to the annual agenda.

United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change

CSR-in-Action (CiA) is currently a member of the UNFCCC and was the organisation’s first Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) partner in West Africa, and first Private Sector Initiative partner in Africa. Over the years, we have carried out a number of initiatives to create awareness on Climate change and teaching people to be environmentally friendly.

In 2012, the UNFCCC endorsed the first ever Collective Social Investment Report: an encyclopaedia of corporate organisations’ social investments in Nigeria.

United Nations’ Global Compact

CSR-in-Action signed on to the United Nations’ Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative, with thousands of business participants – in 2010 and has since been an active member in the group. With flagship programmes touching on all ten principles of the UNGC, we have actively promoted the message of the UNGC across all our platforms by raising awareness and through advisory and support.

Furthermore, in 2015, we were nominated to be part of the Steering Committee, comprised of seven business organisations and three non-profit organisations. Our participation was further deepened since our appointment to the Human Rights sub-committee of the UNGC Steering Committee. We remain resolute in our commitment to support the growth of the local network, adoption of sustainable business practices and reporting in Nigeria.

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