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Over the last few years, there has been a growing impetus and awareness about the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, and the role the corporate sector in Nigeria in ensuring that Corporate Social Responsibility becomes a significant business driver within their overall strategic delivery.  A few of the ‘big boys’ in the Nigerian Corporate sector, such as Dangote Group, MTN, Etisalat, and the in the banking industry, most notable, Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB), have led the way in ‘putting something back’ in society.  However, I feel there is more to be done on how major businesses and multinationals enhance and implement their CSR activities.  For many, the concept of CSR is just an ‘add-on’ to the many commercial activities that takes priority over the social impact of their business activities on society.   Nigeria is now ripe for moving on to an advanced stage on the CSR agenda.   It…

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