Let’s talk about something of critical importance, that should make every one of us proud—how CardinalStone is taking the lead in making Nigeria’s financial world more sustainable. This discourse will highlight the noteworthy strides made in responsible investment and corporate ethics.
ESG: More Than Just Letters
In a world grappling with environmental challenges and social disparities, we are riding the wave of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) values. It’s not just about profits; it’s about aligning our business with a responsibility to the planet and society.
ESG in Africa: Time to Act
Africa has immense potential, but it has also got challenges like climate change and social inequalities. To turn potential into progress, we need a holistic approach—integrating ESG values into everything we do. Nigeria mirrors Africa’s challenges and opportunities. Blessed with resources and diversity, we have to grow equitably and sustainably. ESG principles are our roadmap.
CardinalStone’s ESG Game
At CardinalStone, we are not just talking the talk; we are walking the walk. Our offices in Ikoyi, Yaba, and Abuja are now powered by solar energy. That’s not just good for the environment; it’s a smart move for efficiency and cost savings.
We have learned a lot from this transition—meticulous planning and understanding our energy needs are key. The initial investment might be big, but the long-term benefits are even bigger.
Positive Change Starts Here
We are not stopping at energy. Our commitment to education is also a strong focus. We have donated furniture to schools, equipped an ICT centre at Aje Senior Comprehensive High School, and supported weather protection initiatives in our community.
Our efforts align seamlessly with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From quality education to reduced inequalities, sustainable cities, and clean energy—we’re making a positive impact.
ESG isn’t just about the environment; it’s about people too. We are committed to gender diversity. Our workforce is balanced across the CardinalStone group, contributing to gender equality, and bringing diverse perspectives to the table.
The Road Ahead
ESG is a huge commitment for us; it’s a way of life. Our journey toward sustainability continues. Whether it’s renewable energy, waste reduction, or gender balance, we’re making a lasting impact.
As we move towards a more sustainable and equitable future for Nigeria, Africa, and the world, we invite our fellow financial warriors to join us. The challenges are big, but so is the impact we can make. Let’s build a legacy of responsible investment, ethical conduct, and sustainable progress together.
Cheers to a brighter future!
This piece was written by Tosin Oshinubi, Chief Operating Officer of CardinalStone Partners