About Oluwaseun Agbebi

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
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  • Gender Male
  • Profession Operations
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About me

I am a certified Sustainability & ESG Professional, Environmental and Social Impact Manager, Sustainability Reporting & ESG Disclosure Expert and ESG Strategy Advisor with over 12years cross-cultural and cross-sectoral experience in the design, development, and implementation of ESMS, ESMP, ESAP, ESDD, sustainability initiatives & ESG strategies, sustainability & ESG reporting, ESG risk assessment, ESG data collection, E&S impact studies projects, stakeholders’ engagement, E&S assessment reports, overall project management.

I have worked across consulting, FMCG, agricultural, manufacturing, mining, technology, oil & gas sectors in Nigeria & Africa delivering strategic sustainability & ESG solutions to meet organisations’ needs across diverse stakeholder groups (internal/external), Executive Management, Boards, investors, development partners, etc in line with several sustainable development frameworks, local & international regulatory requirements, & global ESG best practices.

I have led and managed various ESG requirements and engagements with numerous investors, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), International Finance Institutions (IFIs), Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Impact Funds such as World Bank IFC, AfDB, KfW, FMO, IFAD, EDFI AgriFi, IDH FarmFit, Skoll Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Mastercard Foundation, Global Partnerships, amongst others.

So far in my career & across several organizations, I have coordinated & completed over 21 ESG/Sustainability impact studies projects; 35 Sustainability Reports and ESG Disclosures; 5 ESG strategic roadmaps and management plans; 24 ESG related policies, codes & standards; and 35 Environmental & Social projects/studies with regulatory approvals obtained.

I have a M.Sc. in Sustainability and Environmental Management with related professional licenses & certifications from bodies such ISSP, GRI, IAIA, NGX, SPIN, ICRS and ISO 26000, 20400 and 14001 Standards.

– Experienced in the development & implementation of E&S Mgmt System (ESMS), E&S Mgmt Plan (ESMP), E&S Due Diligence (ESDD), E&S Audit, Portfolio E&S Mgmt, GHG inventory & reporting, etc.
– Excellent knowledge of notable ESG principles, standards, frameworks, toolkits & guidelines of DFIs, IFIs, & MDBs (e.g., IFC Performance Standards, The Equator Principles IV, World Bank E&S Standards, EBRD Performance Requirements, AfDB Operational Safeguards, etc).
– Expert in Sustainability Reporting & ESG Disclosures frameworks like GRI Standards, UN SDGs, UNGC, CDP, SASB, IIRC, VRF, TCFD, PRI, IFC PS, IFRS ISSB Standards, etc

Education

Experience

  • 2023 - Present
    Babban Gona

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager

    Achievements so far: i. 13+ ESG disclosures and impact reports to investors and partners delivered. ii. 9+ ESG management plans, policies, standards, and procedures development and implementation. iii. GHG footprint assessment for the entire company operations completed. iv. 2 specialised FMCG & Agricultural franchise model projects completed. Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. As the Head of the ESG function, I managed and oversees the overall implementation of Babban Gona’s Environmental & Social Management System (ESMS), Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP), and Environmental & Social Action Plans (ESAP) in line with investors requirements & global best practices. ii. Led and managed Babban Gona’s various ESG requirements and engagements with numerous investors, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), International Finance Institutions (IFIs), Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Impact Funds such as World Bank IFC, USIDFC, AfDB, KfW, FMO, DfID, USAID, IFAD, AGRA, GIZ, EDFI AgriFi, IDH FarmFit, Nestle, Skoll Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Mastercard Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Global Partnerships, Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF), King Philanthropies (KP), Mulago Foundation, Netri Foundation, Rippleworks, CitiBank, GAWA Capital, Kiva, West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Bank of Industry (BOI), amongst others. iii. Manage all investors, development partners & stakeholders’ demands & expectations on ESG implementation, E&S compliance, and impact reporting. iv. Work with external stakeholders to mobilise technical and financial support to enhance the environmental and social sustainability of all Babban Gona’s operations. v. Provide overall support on environmental & social (E&S) issues to diverse functions within Babban Gona such as Investor Relations, General Counsel, Legal, Business Ops, HR Ops, Smallholder Partnership, etc. vi. Coordinate the preparation of all Babban Gona’s periodic (quarterly and/or annual) Environmental and Social Performance Reports submitted to relevant investors & development partners based on their requirements/contracts and in line with applicable international standards, principles, and best practices. vii. Amongst other.

  • 2022 - 2023
    Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN)

    Sustainability and ESG Manager

    Achievements: i. Achieved improved overall EcoVadis Sustainability Scorecard Rating of 55/100 (67th percentile) in September 2022 compared to 49/100 (52nd percentile) in 2021. ii. Achieved improved Climate Change score (“D” in 2022 compared to “D-” in 2021) and Water Security score (“C” in 2022 compared to “D” in 2021) due to improved disclosures and operational sustainability practises in the 2022 GSC’s submitted CDP questionnaires. iii. Developed and formulated two (2) strategic roadmap, management plans and campaigns. iv. Two (2) specialised sustainability & ESG studies and projects started and completed. v. Five (5) ESG policies, codes, standards, and management plans developed and formulated. Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. Pioneer Sustainability & ESG Manager and a member of the Management Team, responsible for the overall development & implementation of sustainability, social performance & environmental management strategies for FMN’s Sugar Division/Value Chain (Golden Sugar Company) - a 750,000 tons per annum Sugar Refinery (Apapa, Lagos State); 17,000 hectares irrigable farmland/estate with 3,500-hectare sugarcane plantation and 100,000 tons per annum Sugar Mill (Sunti, Niger State). ii. Developed, rolled-out & managed the execution of a robust 3-year sustainability roadmap & strategy for the Sugar Division in line with the company’s sustainability goals, sustainable development programs and targets based on ESG global best practises, regulatory (compliance) and customer (corporate client, internal & external) demands. iii. Supported overall business profitability in Sales and Customer Service through the smooth coordination, execution & completion of all Corporate B2B customers’ (such as Nestlé, AB InBev, Mondalez, Diageo, Heineken, etc.) demands/expectations on sustainability initiatives, data, reports and disclosures. iv. Managed regulatory & customers stakeholders’ expectation while maintaining GSC’s sustainability disclosures and reporting compliance to numerous corporate, ethical, and social responsibility frameworks/platforms and sustainable supply chain/procurement organisations, such as EcoVadis, Sedex, Bonsucro, CDP for overall improved ESG ratings. v. Amongst others.

  • 2019 - 2022
    Dangote Industries Limited (DIL)

    Group Sustainability Specialist

    Achievements: i. 16 Sustainability Reports, ESG Disclosures & CoP delivered. ii. 15 ESG Impact & Performance Measurement studies such as ESG Performance Peer Benchmarking, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SIA), Stakeholders’ Materiality Assessment, Community Baseline and Needs Assessment, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), etc delivered. iii. 10 new and review/update of existing ESG policies, codes, standards, & management plans to bridge identified internal & regulatory ESG gaps. iv. In 2022, I delivered the first GRI Standards Compliant sustainability report for the Salt and Sugar subsidiaries (DSR & NASCON) written based on GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (2021) and aligned with other frameworks such as UNGC, UNSDGs, NGX-SDGs, etc. Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. Developed and coordinated the annual Sustainability Reports for all Dangote Group publicly listed subsidiaries using GRI sustainability reporting framework in alignment with others such as UNSDGs, UNGC, CDP, SASB, IIRC & VRF. ii. Developed & coordinated the annual UNGC Communication on Progress (CoP) report for Dangote Industries Limited. iii. Facilitated the development and management of several user-friendly ESG (sustainability) data collection/management systems and their active usage by key functions for periodic ESG performance reporting. iv. Coordinates & supports the operationalization of Dangote Group 7-Sustainability Pillars strategy across all subsidiaries through sustainability-related trainings, workshops & other capacity development initiatives. v. Responsible for driving the increased Dangote Group-wide collection, tracking, monitoring, analysis and reporting of relevant sustainability (ESG) performance data and metrics for performance evaluation and reporting. vi. Oversees the conceptualization & execution of numerous sustainability initiatives, strategies and ESG policies actualization across all Dangote Group Business Units in all Nigeria & Pan African locations. vii. and many more others.

  • 2015 - 2019
    Environmental Resources Managers Limited (ERML)

    Environmental Specialist and Laboratory Manager

    Achievements: i. Delivered 35+ Environmental & Social projects/studies and obtained regulatory approvals for companies in sectors like Oil & Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, etc. ii. Delivered 14+ projects - Project Manager/Coordinator & Study report section contributor. iii. Delivered 20+ projects - Fieldwork/Sampling design; Fieldwork Coordination; On-site analysis; Laboratory analysis and supervision; Data generation/analysis. Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. Project coordinated & managed several environmental and social studies including parameters sampling and fieldwork designs in numerous Nigeria Oil & Gas facilities – Oil Mining License (OML) situated both onshore & offshore. ii. Routinely interfaced with government regulatory bodies such as Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Federal Ministry of Environment, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), etc. iii. Developed/prepared & contributed to numerous environmental and social studies/reports about the Niger-Delta region. iv. Stakeholders’ (communities, clients, regulators) engagements & expectation management. v. Executed several fingerprinting techniques & forensic study of oil spills and contaminations. vi. Executed the daily coordination and supervision of laboratory operations in order to maintain and continuously improve lab efficiency. vii. Maintained & kept proper documentation and record on laboratory operations (SOPs, equipment service records, reagent stocks, sample receiving, documenting & handling facilities). viii. Periodic assessment of lab performance for all the lab sections & staff. ix. Proficient operator of ultra-modern equipment used in high quality lab analyses like Organics/hydrocarbons (GC-MS, GC-FID, GC-ECD); Elemental (MP-AES, AAS); Physio-chemistry (Water, Soil, Sediment); Toxicity testing (Acute & Chronic (Bioaccumulation, Biomagnification)); Produced water characterization & modelling; etc. x. and many more others.

  • 2014 - 2015
    Dr. Lady Grace Ngozi Iwuagwu Juniorate (DLGNIJ)

    Chemistry Teacher

    Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. Taught SSS1, 2 and 3 Chemistry with an average of 80 students per class; high success rate in 2014 and 2015 WASSCE. ii. Reviewed the syllabus in line with modern teaching methodologies and topic relevance. iii. Sports master; coordinated the students to a successful outing at Anglican Inter-seminary Games, East of the Niger, Mbaise 2015.

  • 2013 - 2014
    Dr. Lady Grace Ngozi Iwuagwu Juniorate (DLGNIJ)

    Chemistry and Basic Science Teacher – National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

    Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. Taught 500+ students in both the junior and senior secondary classes Basic Science and Chemistry respectively. ii. Ensured that all students comprehended the curriculum, and supported students that required extra guidance, resulting in writing, and reading comprehension test scores increasing 65% over 8 months on the average. iii. Collaborated with other staff members in developing school activities and joint lessons that resulted in improved school morale by 15%.

  • 2011 - 2012
    Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

    Research Assistant, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Phytomedicine Laboratory

    Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. A Research assistant/student on a project involving the beneficial effects of natural dyes in kidney damage patients using rat models. ii. Use and understanding of medical laboratory test kits and equipment. iii. Effective and efficient handling of basic and modern laboratory apparatus like Lyophilizer (Freeze dryer), Refrigerated centrifuge, Spectrophotometer, Micropipette, Distiller, Deionizer, etc. iv. Ability to read, understand, analysis and carry out basic and modern laboratory protocols or assays. v. Provided assistance and special involvement in diabetic, hepatotoxicity and natural products research work.

  • 2011 - 2011
    Lagos State Environment Protection Agency (LASEPA)

    Laboratory Analyst - Internship

    Key Roles, Responsibilities & Experiences: i. Operation of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) for the determination of heavy/toxic metals concentration. ii. Toxicity testing (24hLC50, 48hLC50) of industrial effluents and agricultural chemicals. iii. Determination of pollution levels in effluents and surface water using the 3-pollution indicator: Dissolved Oxygen (DO), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). iv. Analysis of potable water to check “potability” and treatment of potable water and wastewater/effluent. v. Analysis of industrial effluents, soil and sludge from pollution sites. vi. Microbial analysis of potable and wastewater.

Expertise

ESG
Sustainability

Languages

English
Proficient

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