Debo is a seasoned professional, a Corporate Sustainability and ESG practitioner, a trained business strategist, an innovator with experience and specialties towards working with the governments and private sector in integrating SDGs, Sustainability/ESG in core business strategy and operations with a strong drive on values, results, creating compelling overarching aspirations and embedding them in the organization through change management and empowered leadership to create growth, innovation, and operational efficiencies.
Debo is the Executive Director and Global Sustainability Leader, Centre for Global Solutions and Development (CENGSSUD), and also the CEO of CENGSSUD Sustainability Services Ltd, with experience of more than 17 years in providing strategic consulting and implementation services for the management of Sustainability Strategy, ESG Implementation, Sustainable Finance, Environmental Management, Renewable Energy, stakeholders’ engagement, Materiality Assessment, Circular Economy, Reporting and Assurance, etc. Also, ESG aspects of investments by Development Financial Institutions (DFI) including IFC (International Finance Corporation), World Bank, AFDB, Investment Banks, Private Equity (PE) & Venture Capital (VC) Funds, for complex industrial/commercial establishments and other projects.
Debo has engaged in several projects related to Environmental & Social Due Diligence (ESDD), Environmental & Social Management System (ESMS) Development, Sustainable Banking Implementation, Implementation of Environmental & Social Action Plan (ESAP), E&S Assessments, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Audits, stakeholders’ engagement, Deployment of Renewable Energy, amongst others.
Debo has also coordinated and delivered several Corporate Sustainability Management implant training and external Masterclasses across Nigeria, where over 1000 personnel from various companies and backgrounds have been trained.
Debo holds A master’s degree in international law and Diplomacy (MILD) and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.