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Private Nature and Public Good

Overview

Certain operations and programs at The Ikoku Group have as part of their purposes the aim to enhance public benefit in communities and societies. So it is important to make clear the relationship between the private nature of The Ikoku Group and any commitment the company and the Founder may make toward the public good.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to, and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Group are expected to uphold the following:

Private and Single-Shareholder Nature

— that The Ikoku Group be private in nature and status, including with respect to company, corporate and organizational form and formation as well as administration, management, and operation.

— that The Ikoku Group be single-shareholder in nature and status, including with respect to company, corporate and organizational form and formation as well as interests distribution.

— that the sole interest-, share- and stockholder of The Ikoku Group be Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and Owner.

General Public Benefit

— that The Ikoku Group have and maintain a commitment to enhance general public benefit, and foster that commitment primarily through The Ikoku Philanthropies division.

Specific Public Benefit

— that The Ikoku Group have the right to limit and specify its commitment to specific public benefit purposes.

— that the sole person and entity with powers to amend, limit, specify and select the above public benefit purposes be Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and Owner, by express written instrument signed and sealed.

Review and Reporting

— that The Ikoku Group ensure accurate and periodic review of public benefit impact via appropriate methods.

—that The Ikoku Group obtain, keep current and comply with required public benefit accreditation or certification and reporting requirements of applicable law and regulation.

Sole Approval, Authorization and Right of Action

— that The Ikoku Group ensure that all decisions regarding public benefit, including its purposes, operations, review, and reporting require authorization and final approval by express written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and Owner.

— that The Ikoku Group ensure that the sole person or entity with right of action pertaining to any of the aforementioned is Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and Owner.

Accordance with Ethics

— that The Ikoku Group ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Accordance with Mission

— that The Ikoku Group ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Group, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Agreement.

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City Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, September 2018 (Temitayo Aina)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for or pertaining to The Ikoku Group (as well as the divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates). By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Company Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. We provide access to all of the described below.

Founding and Mission

Statement on Founding and Mission of The Ikoku Group (HTML)

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML)

Company Integrity

Company Integrity (HTML)

Independence and Freedoms

Independence and Freedoms (HTML)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML)

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Children Gathered, Sidamo, Ethiopia, 2017 (Trevor Cole)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)

To Further Consider

Your Knowledge and Agreement

The Ikoku Group strongly recommends you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so asks that you read, understand, and regularly visit this section and other communications regarding the Policy on Private Nature and Public Good, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Group takes your continued access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting of the Products and Services, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.

Your Duty to Company Integrity

With respect to your attendant duty to company and organizational integrity — and your legally binding agreement to not diminish, interfere, or violate, in any way, its principles, protections, requirements, or rights — you represent and warrant that you understand and shall adhere to the following:

Your Duty to Policy
To protect the company and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Group — as well as the properties, rights, and protections of the company and its official persons — The Ikoku Group requires all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on Company Integrity.
Your Acceptance of Policy
The Ikoku Group reminds you that the Policy on Company Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Group User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Group takes your continued access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Acceptance of Sole Ownership
Furthermore, you represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above, your continuation in using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Group, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, is an active indication of your legally binding acceptance of the sole administration, control, management, and ownership of The Ikoku Group by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as further described in the Policy on Company Integrity.

And you further legally accept and agree that no application, interpretation, judgment, or other compliance, proceeding, or reading from, of, with, or otherwise relating to the Founding Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or any equivalent code, policy, or other document or material shall, in any way, entail any abrogation, diminishment, interference, or violation pertaining to any of the terms, conditions, principles, requirements, rights — including the attendant properties and protections — of company and organizational integrity.

Your Questions and Feedback

Please contact policies@ikokugroup.com with any feedback, issues, or questions — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Your Reporting of Violations

If you detect, notice, become aware of, or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact policies@ikokugroup.com with any details you have — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

The Definitions

As with all official documents, materials, policies, and statements of The Ikoku Group, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies section.

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Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
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Hands Raised, Avel Chuklanov, 2015
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Bulb in Hands, African Valley Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016 (Riccardo Annandale)
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Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)

Also at the Group

The Ikoku Group is dedicated to developing, providing and safekeeping ideas and solutions — with the mission to foster care and creativity, culture and communities, ethics and innovation in lives and societies. And so in accordance with the above, The Ikoku Group provides the following:

I.

A Company of and about Ethics

A company and divisions whose ethics and policies are carefully crafted, then adhered to by a range of individuals and entities working in varied relation to The Ikoku Group and its divisions to establish, develop and operate a private company dedicated to fostering care and creativity, ethics and innovation.

II.

Built with Integrity and Respect in Mind

A company and divisions who take as their basis the most robust conceptions of humanity, integrity and respect as well as independence and fundamental freedoms, liberties and rights — up to and beyond what the law protects and provides for — as they carry out and embody their founding and core mission and purposes.

III.

Areas of Focus Chosen for Mission and Work

And a company and divisions whose areas of focus have been expressly chosen to ensure attention to issues of enduring concern to the Founder — and so committed to providing products, services, sites and spaces that remain safe, secure and respectful places to do work, to teach and learn, to form, inform and even alter local and global communities.

More About Us

The Ikoku Group

The Ikoku Group was formed to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and partners.

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

Founded as a US limited liability company, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

The Ikoku Group is governed by the Founder‘s Agreement, by its Founding Ethics, and by a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the Group governance documents.

— Policies

Agreement, Laws, Terms, Conditions

Where available, The Group provides updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its operation, development, work, and communities.

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

Where appropriate, The Group also provides alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up for, receive them — and thus become more deeply informed of recent developments and our past and ongoing work.

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group for positions in its management, employee and contributing staff, and board and committee membership. A career at The Group will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Boards, Jobs, Contributions