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Nigerian Executives Laud TEXEM Management Education Programme

Emmanuel Efeni Senior executives from various sectors of the Nigerian economy, including two Executive Directors of the THISDAY group, Mr. Emmanuel Efeni and Mr. Isreal Iwegbu, recently completed the executive development programme Leading and Managing Human Capital at one of UK’s foremost business schools, Aston Business School (ABS), Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The programme was organised in partnership with the UK-based TEXEM Consultants founded by Mr Alim Abubakre, a Nigerian based in Southampton, England.

The four-day programme designed to equip participants with strategic insights, leadership skills, and the deep understanding of the modern economy needed to drive growth, achieve superior service delivery and success in a high-performing organisation, is the latest in the series of high profile executive training organised by TEXEM in conjunction with world acclaimed citadels of learning in the UK, including the Manchester Business School, the University of Oxford and University of Reading.

The highly interactive business education sessions were led by three Aston University professors, Uwe Napiersky, Stephanie Decker and Pawan Badhwar who took participants through the nuances of enhancing competences for extraordinary visionary leadership and aligning human capital with competitive strategy

Through business simulation of real company setting, participants addressed strategic challenges that organisations face in emerging markets and came up with solutions for accelerating organisational impact and performance.

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Strategy and Performance for Sustainability

Executives are increasingly recognising the role of sustainable business practices as being both crucial for risk reduction and valuable for the creation of new business opportunities. The World Council for Economic Development (WCED) defines sustainable development as development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Managing for sustainability is now, more than ever, an essential strategy for the benefit of future generations – but it has also emerged as a key factor in creating current success in today’s global business.

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Strategy and Performance for Sustainability – Africa

As the African economy develops and new global challenges and opportunities are to be addressed, executives in the public and private sectors need to increase their personal capacity to enhance the performance of their organisations and design innovative new strategies to make the most of opportunities.

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Sustainability Leading Professionals gather at Oxford University

OXFORD, U.K., Oct. 26 /CSRwire/ – ‘These Young Minds’ in collaboration with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, organized an event ‘Bridging the gap between Sustainability and the Board’ on the 20th October 2011 at University of Oxford. Business leaders and renowned academics participated in the event and shared their views on what makes a business environmentally sustainable and profitable. Speakers included; Martin Chilcott (CEO 2degrees network), Harriet Kingaby (Futerra), Mike Barry (Head of Sustainability, M&S), Ian Bowman (Director, CSR Siemens), Dr Mick Blowfield (SSEE, University of Oxford) and Richard Smith (Sustainability Manager, BBC). Rupert Younger (Director of the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the University of Oxford) chaired the event… Read more>>

Conference: These Young Minds – Stakeholders Unite Against the Environmental Crunch
Speakers: Amy Fetzer, Climb the Green Ladder; John Day, Leicester Chamber of Commerce; Pr. Peter Jackson, University of Leicester; Ron Lynch, Institute of Diectors; Dr. Christian Toenssen, Partner Acona Ltd; Roger Bettles, University of Leicester; Dr. Mark Williams, University of Leicester.
Venue: Queens Hall, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester.
Attendance: Free entrance.
To register a place please go to
More info: Beyond the Copenhagen SummitFlyer

Businesses, Academics, NGOS, and the Government have stakes in society and all have an important role to play in promoting economic prosperity without compromising the fragile balance of the ecosystem. As all hands are on deck to get the UK out of the recession there is need for all stakeholders to work together to forestall another downturn- this time related to the environment. Sustainability has to be integrated in business practices not only because it is ethical but because it is also fast becoming an increasingly viable business model – This is paramount especially now that environmental issues are at the front burner and we’ve experienced the life-changing consequences of a recession.

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