The ASPN Learning and Development Committee will act as the organ through which the Association delivers its strategic goal of developing the skills and capacity of members and delivering curriculum-based professional certification training and knowledge sharing for Sustainability Practitioners in Nigeria.


  1. Develop a robust framework for evaluating and documenting the capacity building needs of Sustainability practitioners across different levels and areas of
  2. Develop a framework for delivering curriculum-based professional certification trainings for Sustainability
  3. Develop a framework for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered practitioners and the methods for tracking, monitoring and fostering the requisite skills, knowledge and experience for

advancing in the Sustainability profession.

  1. Support the development of standards for sustainability practice and professionalism in
  2. Develop a pool of online learning resources for sustainability professionals and aspiring practitioners using ASPN official website and other virtual applications as
  3. Engage sustainability practitioners and subject matter experts across different industries and sectors to identify competency gaps and develop customized trainings for addressing
  4. Understudy and benchmark the capacity building initiatives of similar Associations and body of professionals to ensure that ASPN’s learning framework and curriculum is consistently up-to-date and meets global industry
  5. Organize fit-for-purpose periodic sustainability in-class trainings, workshops, seminars and webinars for ASPN members and external stakeholders, including civil society groups, public policy makers, captains of industries,

Identify and leverage local and global partnerships that offer opportunities for competences building, upscaling and knowledge sharing for ASPN members.


This Finance Committee Terms of Reference (“the TOR”) defines the purpose, authority, scope and responsibility of the Committee. Also, the TOR is to assist the BOT in fulfilling its fiduciary obligations. The Finance Committee is appointed to assist the BOT in aspects of financial planning and management, risk management and control, and audit.


  1. To perform an advisory role on the ASPN’s financial
  2. To review and make recommendations to the Board on the following: –
    1. Financial Management Policies and Strategies
    2. Cost Management Programme
    3. Cash Flow Management
    4. Capital Investment Programme
    5. Budget Administration
    6. Financial Plans

To make recommendations to the Board on matters of finance and accounting

including; Forecasting, resource mobilization, and financial risk management;

  1. The setting, approving, and monitoring budgets of the various Directorates/Committees of the ASPN; Preparing, reviewing, analyzing or evaluating financial statements;
  2. Oversight regarding financial audits and investigations of financial expenses, internal controls, or other oversight duties;
  3. General principles of law, regulatory/compliance matters, ethics; and
  4. Ensure the Principles of Value for Money – efficiency, effectiveness, and
  5. To identify and bring to the attention of the authority any perceived weaknesses in the accounting and finance system, with suitable recommendations for addressing such

Perform such other functions as assigned by the BOT.


To organize far reaching events and programs that enriches all participants in the areas of knowledge, user experience,improved/increased network, and reference point for events hosted for professionals or by a professional body, and constantly delivering on excellence, creativity, innovation, and content.


  1. Planning ASPN activities that require an interface phase with any particular audience, stakeholder groups or the general public as the case may
  2. Organizing internal and external functions on behalf of ASPN i.e. trainings, launches, annual general meetings, inductions, public presentations, webinar, seminars, speaking engagements , taking into consideration – locations, logistics, catering, venue spaces, theme, and audience management.
  3. Maintain a database of key stakeholders, relevant policy and political leaders, as well as industry leaders in a manner that ensures every event or program remains a form of
  4. Formulating and advising on events/programs budget to the Finance and Budgeting Directorate as well as to ASPN

Through its outlined series of activities, the directorate shall utilize its role and functions to drive or enable ASPN to actualize the following in partnerships with other relevant directorates-

  • Creation of public awareness of ASPN corporate brand and its
  • Help to grow ASPN brand
  • Help to bolster and manage ASPN’s image and reputation through the various events and
  • Help utilize opportunities created to build a strong network and grow the ASPN network and
  • Enable viable touchpoints or positive user experience for the publics that may interact with ASPN through its events and

Help to grow reach and buy-in of critical stakeholders into the activities and relevance of ASPN.


The Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Directorate is committed to developing and implementing stakeholder advocacy initiatives and programmes to create public awareness on sustainability issues. The directorate will mobilize resources to engage the private sector, civil societies, NGOs, public sector, academia, media, international organisations/associations and individuals to drive sustainability integration across all sectors and industries in Nigeria. It will collaborate with other directorates to ensure a synergic and purpose driven relationship that would enhance the delivery of the association’s goals.


The Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Directorate will be responsible for the following:

➔ Provide strategic leadership in stakeholder management

➔ Drive advocacy and thought-leadership initiatives and activities to generate visibility and

➔ relevance for the ASPN network.

➔ Develop a stakeholder framework for effective engagement

➔ Conduct and disseminate practice driven research

➔ Educate and engage


Strategic Leadership

  • The directorate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the area of stakeholder-
  • advocacy and engagement through the following:
  • Development of a stakeholder engagement strategy with actionable plans
  • Provide regular updates on sustainability trends and issues to stakeholders
  • Provide thought leadership on sustainability issues in engagement with stakeholders


Stakeholder Framework

  • The directorate will develop a stakeholder framework incorporating the following:
  • Identify and categorise the different stakeholder groups to ascertain relevance
  • Sustainability readiness and maturity of the different stakeholder groups identified
  • Specific engagement approach for the different stakeholder groups
  • Actionable/work plan for engagement



The directorate will:

  • Conduct and disseminate action and impact driven research
  • Source for research funding/grants from funders and donor agencies
  • Ensure effective collaboration with the academia and industry on impact driven research


Educate and Engage The directorate will:

  • Work with stakeholders to organize public and private lectures, seminars, webinars, business
  • engagement programmes and other related activities for the enhancement of sustainability
  • knowledge and practice
  • Gauge stakeholders to understand their challenges and issues
  • Provide workable solutions to identified stakeholders’ challenges

Produce reports on sustainability issues


To ensure all sustainability and administrative aspects of the Association are aligned with its vision, mission and strategic plan, and to develop and/or initiate administrative and sustainable development programs that will be beneficial to its members, employees, stakeholders and the society.

The core objective of the Directorate is to oversee, on behalf of the Board of Trustee (BOT) the sustainability and administrative management of the association, support the executive committee of the directorate, coordinate the effectiveness of management and controls designed to manage risks associated with health, safety, environment, socioeconomic development (together “sustainable development”); and to monitor compliance with these responsibilities and commitments.


  • Oversee the long term administrative plans and recommend sustainability initiatives to the Board of Trustees, aligned with the prioritized strategies set by the
  • Oversee the overall implementation of the strategic plan and provide progress reports to the Board of Trustee.
  • Have oversight of sustainable development responsibilities in the following areas: safety, health, environment (including water management), climate change, rights, gender, diversity, and related sustainability
  • To prepare and present to the Board of Trustee a yearly Performance Plan covering all the Association’s activities for
  • To oversee the development and content of the Performance Plan and set priorities for the implementation of key
  • To review the implementation of the Performance Plan and to monitor performance against the objectives and
  • To review qualifications and terms of engagement of External partners and provide recommendations to the Board of Trustee for
  • To oversee HR planning to ensure that ASPN has the right number of staff and skills
  • capable of delivering on its
  • To consider and recommend staff establishment, remuneration including bonuses and other incentives, to the Board of Trustee for
  • To review and monitor administrative controls, safeguards and provide any recommendations to the Board of Trustee for corrective/remedial action when
  • To make proposals to the Board of Trustee regarding requirements for resources including

organizational staffing structures.

  • To consider any other matters where requested to do so by the Board of
  • To review qualifications and terms of engagement of External partners and provide recommendations to the Board of Trustee for
  • To oversee HR planning to ensure that ASPN has the right number of staff and skills capable of delivering on its
  • To consider and recommend staff establishment, remuneration including bonuses and other incentives,

to the Board of Trustee for approval.

To review and monitor administrative controls, safeguards and provide any recommendations to the Board of Trustee for corrective/remedial action when required.


The Committee shall advise the Board on the development and implementation of ASPN’s overall strategy and membership policies to provide sustainable value to the different categories of members. The Committee shall also guide the processes for membership adoption, retention and cessation, and advise the Board on sustainable trends around membership aspects within similar global associations to the development of ASPN.



The Committee shall carry out the duties below for the Association, as appropriate:

  • Develop strategy relating to the Association
  • Consider and make recommendations to the Board concerning the membership strategy to be adopted by the Association, including but not limited to categories offered by the Association

Review the performance of the Association in meeting strategic objectives

  • Review the Association’s business environment and make recommendations to the Board arising from developments therein
  • Review the Association’s Membership criteria and categories every three years
  • Consider and make recommendations to the Board concerning new strategic initiatives and alliances
  • Consider new strategic initiatives and alliances recommended by the Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations Directorate, and make contributions into such strategic opportunities where it considers necessary, between Board meetings, provided the actions proposed are in accordance with the Association’s objectives.


The Legal Committee of the Association of Sustainability Professionals, Nigeria, has been constituted to act as the legal resource for the Association and to serve as a consultative organ on regulations, laws, and other legal matters regarding the activities of the Association, its Board of Trustees and the Executive Council.


  • To provide guidance on legal implications of ASPN activities in line with the provisions of relevant legislation, the constitution of
  • To advise the Board of Trustees on matters relating to the interpretation and amendment of the ASPN Constitution, the legal status of ASPN and its relationship with regulatory agencies in Nigeria
  • To study, discuss and make recommendations on legal matters affecting the activities of ASPN with a view to facilitating and supporting the participation of ASPN Membership, preparing legal instruments involving ASPN and submit reports and recommendations thereon to the Board of Trustees.