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TEXEM, Oxford plan programme on sustainability

An executive education programme that will address the growing need for African executives to understand sustainability is being packaged by TEXEM and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

According to a statement, the course entitled, ‘Performance and Strategy for Sustainability’, will be held at the University of Oxford, UK, between December 8 and 11, 2014.

The statement noted that the bespoke programme will analyse how the integration of financial, environmental and social goals can boost organisational performance and pave the way for long-term success.

The executive education programme will cover the role of reputation in strategies for long-term and sustainable organisational performance.

It said participants will consider real-world case studies to ensure that they are able to take away what they have learnt and apply it to their own organisations.

The programme has been specifically tailored for African executives, ensuring that participants will be able to explore the contextual global and local realities facing their organisations, the statement noted.

Alim Abubakre, CEO of TEXEM, noted, “We believe that participation in this forthcoming programme at the University of Oxford is critical for Nigerian senior decision makers in the public and private sectors. This course will enable them to maximise their full potential for leadership which is key to Nigeria realising its great prospect as a top twenty global economy in the next few years. By equipping these senior managers with the tools to shape strategy and improve organisational performance for sustainability, everyone wins.”

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The statement noted that delegates will benefit from interaction with leading academics and thought leaders on sustainability issues from the University of Oxford. In addition, participants will gain certification from the university and join an extensive alumni network, it said.

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Sustainability is at the core of successful business. The concept of sustainability points to the importance of organisational resilience to inevitable change. In addition, sustainability points to the need for effective management of environment, social governance and reputational risks to ensure long-term organisational growth. Truly successful businesses enjoy not only healthy and sound profits, but also contribute meaningfully to wider society.

Sustainability in business has thus far received insufficient attention in the sub-Saharan African context. However, this is starting to change, with policy-makers and business entrepreneurs on the continent increasingly recognising the symbiosis between successful business and social changes.

The statement urged those seeking further information to please visit: http://texem.co.uk/programmes/performance-strategy-for-sustainability.html.