October 31, 2014

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CSR Event

The Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference Sustainability & Responsibility (AR-CSR™)

Organizer: ThistlePraxis Consulting

Date: 06.19.14, 09:00AM – 06.20.14, 05:00AM ET

Location:Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Sponsor:ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited

Website: www.ar-csr.com

The AR-CSR™ provides a platform which brings business leaders, experts and practitioners together to engage on issues of sustainability, social responsibility and sustainable development within Africa. As a foremost industry flagship event, it continues to attract the crème of Africa’s leading figures and decision makers in order to sustain best practices on sustainable development. The quality of the resource persons and participants, satisfactory feedback, intellectual exchanges, learning experiences – both for personal development and corporate strategy – makes this an important event in the African Business Calendar.

The 2014 edition will examine role of financial inclusion as a fundamental sustainability strategy for African economies beyond being treated as a purely economic challenge. With emphasis on access to finance and financial literacy as determining factors for poverty alleviation, speakers will highlight how inclusion fosters economic sustainability and emphasizes its inherent social benefit in today’s fast-changing global landscape.

Speakers will interrogate the intersection where financial inclusion fosters economic sustainability and enhances societal benefit and try to identify what is missing:

  1. The pooling of the most available heap of investable funds possible from all nooks and crannies of the economy and;
  2. Channeling the pooled funds to attractive production activities, particularly those of small-to-medium size enterprises which are established as the main engines of economic growth and job creation across countries, thus enhancing and increasing societal growth.

The AR-CSR™ features the following activities: CEO Roundtable, Conference, Sustainable Solutions Showcase, AR-CSR™ Gala, High-Level Networking Cocktails and Eco Tourism.

Past editions of the AR-CSR™ with the themes: 'The Business Case for CSR and its impact on African Economies', 'Sustainable Development: Expanding Economic Opportunities through Public-Private Synergy' and 'Driving Innovation: Through Transformational Leadership and Sustainability' held in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Renowned speakers and experts such as: H.E. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, and President, Mary Robinson, Foundation and Prof. Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor on Ethics and Responsibility, Dr. Gro Brundtland, two-time, first & only female Prime Minister of Norway, former Director General, World Health Organisation, Chairman, UN World Commission on the Environment and Development (aka Brundtland Commission) and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change and Graham Sinclair, President, Africa Sustainable Investment Forum and Principal; SinCo; Ashish J. Thakkar, President and Founder, Mara Group and Africa’s Youngest Billionaire & Monaem Ben Lellahom, Co-Founder, Sustainable Square Services, have participated as Keynote Speakers and Lead Discussants amongst other leading experts across the continent and beyond.

For more information, please contact:

Emilia Asim-Ita Senior Consultant, Strategy & External Relations
Phone: +2348136611906
Phone 2: +23412131776
Twitter: @emiliaasim
OluwaTosin Aladese Snr. Projects & Programme Consultant
Phone: +2348136611906
Phone 2: +23412131404
Twitter: @Jigiola
Ngozi Ugorji Reseach/Business Developer
Phone: +2348034978374
Onwughara Chinwendu New Media Officer
Phone: +2348038052640

 

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