Wayne Dunn

President and Founder

CSR Training Institute


Wayne is passionate about creating and capturing value where business meets society.

He is the President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and a former Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University. He is a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with an M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford Business School. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Baraka Shea Butter, a for-profit, social purpose venture that sources shea butter in northern Ghana for distribution throughout North America and globally.

Mr. Dunn is a Founding Member of the Global Advisory Board for both the SDG Foundation and the EU Africa Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the inaugural EU Africa CSR Awards and Ta’atheer 2016, the MENA CSR and Social Impact Summit. He serves on numerous other advisory boards and CSR awards juries throughout Africa, in the Gulf Region and around the world.

He has two decades of African experience, as an entrepreneur, consultant, project leader, and trainer, having led businesses and projects throughout the continent. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and led start-ups, raised capital in London and New York and had a venture featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Dunn has decades of global social responsibility and sustainability project leadership and extensive teaching experience having developed and taught CSR, sustainability and shared value programs which are recognized by executives and leaders worldwide.

Mr. Dunn has designed and implemented successful projects worldwide, covering a range of industry sectors and including governments, international organizations and civil society. His work has won many prestigious international awards, including the first-ever private sector project to win a World Bank Development Innovation Award. His work is used as a global best practice and were featured in a Stanford Business School Case Study.

Wayne is recognized as a global thought-leader and is a frequent lecturer and speaker on business, social responsibility, economics, development, and strategy at events worldwide.

has authored pragmatic works on CSR and Sustainability, pragmatic SDG engagement and has dozens of Sustainability Vignettes available on the Strategic CSR/SDG Video Channel, and the Insights into Business 2030 Video Channel.

Wayne lives on Vancouver Island in Canada with frequent extended periods in Ghana and other locations in Africa and around the world.

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