CSR-in-Action Bags CMD Training Accreditation


A sustainability advocacy, consulting and training outfit, CSR-in-Action has bagged the Centre for Management Development’s (CMD) accreditation; for ensuring quality in its wide-ranging sustainability training programmes in the country.

CSR-in-Action offers training in business and leadership sustainability. Its College of Sustainable Citizenship (CSC), based in Nigeria, is focused on teaching individuals and corporate bodies how to engrain sustainable best practices in the core of their day-to-day activities.

The CMD accreditation implies that CSR-in-Action is a qualified trainer, having successfully scaled through rigorous quality assurance exercise conducted by the federal government body for training in Nigeria. The accreditation exercise is process-driven with steps to verify that the services offered by various training outfits meet or if possible, exceed customer expectations.

Input into the exercise is sourced from public and private sector institutions such as the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), Lagos Business School (LBS), Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

The Chief Executive, CSR-in-Action, Bekeme Masade said: “It is gratifying to be endorsed by the CMD for our training programmes, especially since the endorsement is coming shortly after our recertification as currently the only Nigerian company with a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) training accreditation.

“This accreditation gives us the impetus we need to continue pushing frontiers in our quest to build a better Nigeria by training individuals and corporate bodies to incorporate good governance for the long term benefit of all; no matter their fields of endeavour.”

The Director of the organisation, Meka Olowola said: “The CMD accreditation proves yet again that CSR-in-Action is Sub-Saharan Africa’s number one sustainability advisory firm. It aligns with our strategic vision to continually demonstrate best sustainability practices so we can serve the global interests of our diverse stakeholders. The next step for us is to extend our impact beyond the shores of Africa as we have locally.”

The accreditation represents another landmark for the organisation that in 2012 attained consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In addition, the outfit has embarked on several Civil Society Organisation (CSO) trainings across the country with a view to attaining goals eight and nine of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).