Multi-Sector CSR Partnerships

How to negotiate partnerships between industry, NGOs and development agencies

“A practical and realistic approach, blending theory and practice to develop realistic models and approaches to address real-world challenges.”
Dr. Ellis Armstrong, Former CFO, BP Exploration

The Program
  • Certified Training Conference©
  • Pragmatic integration of theory and practice
  • Hands-on participatory sessions maximize learning and fun
  • Taught by accomplished global faculty
  • Led by Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill     University
  • Includes a full year of post-program support
  • CSR Training Institute programs are like no other. The Certified Training Conference© format integrates the structured learning and personal development from traditional executive programs with the networking, industry knowledge, diversity of presenters and social excitement of international conferences.
    Participants spend the week bridging theory and practice in a pragmatic blend of lectures, case studies, breakout sessions, group work, strategic simulations, Oxford led computer simulation games and facilitated and spontaneous group experiences.
    The program brings together a global group of executives and managers from industry, NGOs, development agencies, international organizations, governments and communities to learn with and from each other. Participants will leave the program ready to hit the ground running with the skills, knowledge and global network to develop and implement multisector CSR and development partnerships that will drive their organization’s success and their own careers.

    Industry, NGOs, governments and development agencies are facing unprecedented social, environmental and economic change. Multi-sector collaboration can help to meet these challenges yet often partnerships fail to start or start and fail.
    This program helps you meet these challenges, turning them into opportunities
    and creating value for all stakeholders.

    Who Attends
    Participants will include senior
    executives and leaders from:
  • Industry
  • NGOs
  • Governments
  • Multi-lateral organizations
  • Development agencies
  • Community organizations
  • “You will not leave the program with a bunch of ‘answers’. You will leave much better equipped to ask smart questions, and with a network and framework that can help develop answers to those questions.”
    Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in Corporate Social Responsibility, McGill University
    “Excellent perspective Wayne! Thank you, this will be very helpful in my role as CEO at the Port of Seattle.”
    “Stimulating and challenging course, well worth the investment.”
    “Extraordinary! The quality of all materials, the detail, the organization and the superb delivery - an extraordinary event!”
    “… readily available to provide support to organizations like Amref that are seeking partnerships, and looking to bring about positive change in a collaborative and concrete way. Wayne and the CSR Training Institute helped us to identify and connect with potential partners and are always available.The training, the expertise, the network and the overall support are world-class.”
    “Very much helpful Wayne; some of the tips and questions you gave will be an extremely helpful guide in the process of developing a CSR Strategy for my company.”
    “New and exciting insights into the theory and practice of CSR… great faculty and participants, very diversified. An excellent learning experience, very practical and useful. I’m very happy I was able to participate in it.”
    “A brilliant program…. I learned sooo much and feel energised and ready to take on my new responsibilities! I highly recommend it.”
    “This program brought a level of strategic thinking to our CSR initiatives that had been lacking.”
    “Relevant, current, insightful, informative.”
    “...knowledgeable, eye-opening and truly inspiring!”
    “…coherent, thoughtful, stimulating and insightful… state of the art! The network of participants from the public, private and civil society sectors was incredible, some of the leading experts in the field.”
    The CSR Program was excellent. A key aspect of my work is to encourage and support private sector development that contributes to Ghana’s overall socio-economic growth. The learning that I and my staff take away from attending this program will help us immensely with this responsibility. I highly recommend this program.”


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    The ability to develop and manage diverse, multi-sector CSR partnerships can help organizations thrive and can drive personal career success. It can also make a difference in the lives of local people and their communities.

    CSR Training Institute

    The CSR Training Institute specializes in delivering innovative programs and solutions to help people, organizations and governments create value where business meets society. Based in Canada and operating globally, the Institute is known for integrating training, strategy and consulting services in a way that generates meaningful results for organizations, communities and leaders.

    Overall Satisfaction Rating

    Over 75% rate our program as the best training program they have ever taken or one of the top three.

    If you and your organization want to be more effective at negotiating and implementing multi-sector CSR and development partnerships, this is a can’t miss program.


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    Global Faculty Team

    • President & Founder, CSR Training Institute
      Former Professor of Practice in CSR, McGill University

      Wayne is an award-winning recognized global expert in CSR with extensive teaching, writing, lecturing and Advisory Service experience. Consulting for major industries, governments and international organizations he has worked on over 60 CSR projects spanning six continents and nearly 3 decades.
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    • Vice-Chairman, Global Leadership Foundation

      The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark has served Canada as Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Constitutional Affairs Minister and Opposition leader during his 25 years in the Canadian Parliament. He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Global Leadership Foundation supporting global governance and political leadership. During his extensive career he has served in strategic, advisory and supportive roles to a host of global, national and international organizations.
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    • Founder of Ethical Corporation Magazine, Stakeholder Intelligence & Innovation Forum

      Toby Webb is a recognized global leader in Sustainability. Innovation Forum is an events, analysis and publishing business founded in 2014. IF works on areas of sustainable and responsible business where innovation is paramount. Prior to founding Innovation Forum, Tobias founded, and ran Ethical Corporation from 2001-2014.
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    • CEO Banro Corporation

      John Clarke has 30+ years executive level experience in the mining sector including nearly 15 years as CEO and 20 years of Board level experience with publicly traded firms.
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    • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

      Tania Lozansky is the Regional Head of Advisory Services in East Asia and the Pacific for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. IFC's mission is to promote sustainable private sector development in emerging markets.
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    • Professor of Political Science, McGill University, Founding Director, ISID (McGill)

      Philip Oxhorn (PhD, Harvard) is a Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). He is a recognized expert on democratic development, civil society, international indigenous issues, human rights and governance.
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    • World Vision Canada

      Terry Gray is part of the Senior Management Team within the International and Canadian Programs division of World Vision Canada, bringing 25+ years of development experience to their global work. He is a global thought and practice leader on Impact Investing and development, working with leading global interests to pioneer this emerging field.
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    • Deputy Director, UNDP Africa

      Ms Harmandip Ruby Sandhu-Rojon holds office in Accra as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the Director of the United Nations Information Centre, Accra. She is also the UNDP Resident Representative. With over 25 years of experience in the UN system, Ms. Ruby Sandhu-Rojon has deep knowledge for enhancing the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the overall global development agenda.
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    • Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission on Africa

      Dr. Busia is the Senior Mineral Sector Governance Advisor for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's African Mineral Development Centre. He leads the governance and participation team under the African Mining Vision, an African Union mining flagship for sustainable development.
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    • Regional Coordination Advisor and Head, Regional UNDG Secretariat for Eastern & Southern Africa

      Jacqueline Saline Olweya is the Regional coordination Advisor and Head of the Regional UNDG ESA Secretariat., a position she has held since January 2011. Based in Nairobi Kenya, she provides strategic guidance to the Regional Directors on opportunities ...
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    • Group VP, Tullow Oil, Sustainability, Health & External Affairs

      Sandra (Sandy) Stash, has over 30 years of senior international, corporate and sustainability expertise as well as serving on the Board of the US Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
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    • Partner, Fasken Martineau

      Tanneke is a Partner in the Fasken Martineau’s Africa practice group and practises out of the firm's Johannesburg office. She is highly regarded for her expertise and experience in the mining industry where she is recognised as a leading legal advisor. Her extensive experience includes advising on all aspects of the development and financing of mining and other natural resource projects in emerging markets.
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    • Director, MBA Program in CSR | Nottingham University
      Dr. Caulfield brings a combination of high level academic and high level industry experience, enabling a pragmatic integration of theory and practice in CSR.
      He has held senior industry roles in Strategy, Planning and Corporate Social Responsibility, including with BP where he was responsible for European strategic planning
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    • Social Responsibility Expert
      Sara Clancy is a sustainable business specialist who for the last 20 years has managed programmes for the Work Bank Group, UNDP, The Body Shop and Levis Strauss, She is also the founder of CSR4Africa an African-based think tank that develops local solutions to sustainable business issues.
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    • Director, Africa Opportunity Partners Investment Fund

      With over 15 years’ experience in investing in Africa, Francis Daniels is a director of Africa Opportunity Partners, the investment manager of Africa Opportunity Fund Ltd which trades on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.
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    • Founder and Director, the purpose business

      Pat Gallardo Dwyer has fifteen years sustainability leadership experience, most recently as Global head of CSR & Sustainability for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.

      She holds a BA in European Studies from Ateneo de Manila University and an MA in Globalisation and Governance from the University of Birmingham.
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    • VP, Corporate Responsibility, Torex Resources

      Dr. Thorpe is a senior mining executive with over 30 years working both in mining operations and as an international corporate responsibility consultant working on mining projects from potash to diamonds and gold.
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    • Asso. Prof. of Political Sci. at Brock Uni.

      Dr Dashwood is author of the highly regarded book: The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility: Mining and the Spread of Global Norms (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She also has numerous book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals related to CSR and mining, including Canadian Journal of Political Science, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Business and Society Review and Business and Society.
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    • Manager, Corporate Responsibility Policy and Ethics at Talisman Energy

      Dr. Frank McShane is the Manager, Corporate Responsibility Policy and Ethics at Talisman Energy. He works in the areas of ethical business practices, community engagement and human rights and security to steward the design and implementation of policies, standards, guidelines, practices, assurance processes, reporting and training that help the company to realize its policy commitments.
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    • CEO Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)

      Mr. Mould was appointed CEO of the GNPC in October 2013, following 20 years in leadership positions in the petroleum, banking and financial sectors in the USA and Ghana.
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    • CEO, Core Value Concepts

      Shawn Burns is a Resource Sustainability Specialist with 20 years experience in climate change, sustainability, environmental monitoring (remote sensing) and stakeholder and community engagement.
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    • Former Minister of Education, Minister of Justice & Attorney General
      Former Director, Legal, Commonwealth Secretariat

      Betty Mould-Iddrisu is former Minister of Education in Ghana, which followed her appointment as Ghana's first female Attorney General and Minister for Justice in 2009.
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    • Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Ghana

      With a Master of Laws from University of London, Preba Arkaah Greenstreet joined the GGBL as Legal Counsel and Company Secretary before being appointed Corporate Relations Director.
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    • Scientist, Consultant, International Advisor

      Professor Ayensu advises major corporations and organizations on strategy, sustainability and relationship management. He was formerly Director and Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as well as heading Ghana's prestigious Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
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    • Deputy Country Director (Operations), GIZ, Ghana

      Dr. Till has nearly two decades of medical, development and public/private collaboration experience in Ghana. During that time he has facilitated, financed and supported numerous partnerships invoiving GIZ, private sector partners, governments and communities.
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    • CSR Professional

      Adam McEniry is an expert in stakeholder engagement, sustainability management and public affairs with more than 10 years' experience working in the resource sector around the world.
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    • Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank (Ghana)

      A Chartered Marketer, Shola Safo-Duodu CIM (UK) leads CSR programming, communications and strategy (internal and external) at Barclays Ghana.
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    • Director of Research, Strategy and Learning at the MasterCard Foundation

      Robin McLay is the Director of Research, Strategy and Learning at the MasterCard Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Robin was the first Executive Director of McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development.
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    • Contra the Heard Investment Letter,

      Benj Gallander is widely considered to be Canada’s top authority on contrarian investing and is co-editor of the Contra the Heard Investment Letter which has amongst the highest returns in the world at 49.4 percent in 2013, 33.5 percent annualized for five years and 18 percent annualized over the last 15.
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    • Sr. Project Development Manager, CSR Training Institute

      Huguette is an expert in community engagement and economic development with extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa. She combines industry experience with broad knowledge of African culture and politics, speaks English, French, Lingala, and Swahili.
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    • Sustainability Consultant

      Philip Von Wielligh has spent over 30 years in the South African Mining industry, much of it working on the leading edge of the Industry’s Corporate Social Responsibility practices. Working with Placer Dome, Barrick and Western Areas Gold Mining Company he was a design and implementation leader in the development of the industry’s HIV/AIDS programming in the early 2000s. Furthermore to develop practises to reduce the adverse effect of HIV /AIDS on productivity.
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    • Sociologist and Social Planner

      Nick Fog is a sociologist and Social Planner with over three decades of experience working with communities assisting them developing skills and programs in Community Economic Development and Community Resource Management.
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    • Sociologist and Social Planner

      Carlo Dade is a recognized global expert in trade, development and multi-sector development partnerships. He is a Senior Fellow in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa focusing on the role of private sector actors – diasporas and private companies – in international development.
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    • Co-founder iGBL, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University

      Shubham has extensive experience working in the social enterprise and education technology sectors in India.He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford where he was awarded the Skoll scholarship for social entrepreneurship. He is currently co – founder of iGBL, an education technology startup venture in the UK.
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    • Mining and Sustainable Development Expert

      Since 2002, Nathan has worked with the executive leadership of the mining industry to reduce sustainability risk. This work has spanned five continents and addressed active mines, advanced projects and early stage development. Over the course of his career, Nathan has led the World Economic Forum’s mining and metals industry practice, and has spent significant time with Alcan and Rio Tinto, where he focused upon sustainability strategy at active mines and project development in West Africa, Australia and South America.
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    • Mark Sills is a partner in the Toronto law firm of Sills Egsgard LLP and practices in the area of international trade and investment. He provides legal and policy advice to foreign and Canadian companies and foreign governments on international trade and investment matters with particular emphasis on natural resource development issues and advises and represents foreign and domestic companies in Canadian trade remedy, export and import controls and customs cases.
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    • Jennifer Egsgard is a partner with Sills Egsgard LLP, a boutique law firm focusing on cross-border business issues including corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, foreign expropriation, economic sanctions and customs matters. Jennifer lectures regularly on corporate social responsibilty-related issues including with respect to ethical supply chains, conflict minerals, transparency legislation, and CSR as it relates to anti-corruption laws.
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    • VP, Group Corporate Social Responsibility
      Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (“SingTel”)

      Andrew is Vice President for the SingTel Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility and a Talent Coach to the company’s future leaders.
      Appointed to this new Group role in May 2013, Andrew is responsible for drivingSingTel’s Sustainability strategy and practice across various areas of Marketplace, Community, People and the Environment. In particular, he is currently focused on establishing and embedding Singtel strategy in sustainable supply chain management, strategic capability-based
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    • Mining & Social Responsibility Expert

      Dr. Chris Anderson has worked as a senior executive in the mining industry in more than fifteen countries for almost twenty years including with Rio Tinto, Newmont Mining and Normandy Mining. In addition, he is a practicing academic and a field anthropologist with community experience with Indigenous peoples around the world.
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    • Managing Director, Lundin Foundation

      Stephen Nairne has served as the Lundin Foundation’s Managing Director since 2007. The Lundin Foundation manages a growing portfolio of investments in innovative, scalable SMEs and social enterprises in emerging markets, and is responsible for the design and implementation of local content initiatives (skills training, procurement / supply chain) for Lundin Group Companies.
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    • Environment & Social Responsibility, Newgold Inc.

      Dr. Costa is a community planner focused on socially responsible mining development. Before joining New Gold in late 2011, Silvana worked for the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines and as a global social performance, impact assessment, communications and aboriginal relations consultant.
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    • Founder & CEO, Offsetters Climate Solutions

      James Tansey is the founder and CEO of Offsetters Climate Solutions, Canada’s largest carbon management company. An Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia he is also the Executive Director of the Sauder Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing.
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    • CEO and Managing Director, Oceano Gold

      Mick Wilkes is a mining engineer with approximately 30 years of broad international experience, predominantly in precious and base metals across Asia and Australia. Most recently, as Executive General Manager of Operations at OZ Minerals he had responsibility for the evaluation studies, construction and operation of the Prominent Hill copper gold project in South Australia, which is one of the more significant recent resource developments in Australia.
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    • Chief Executive Officer, Steelhead LNG

      Nigel’s 23 years of senior executive experience in the energy sector includes extensive work on commercial arrangements in the natural gas industry for everything from upstream exploration through the value chain to retail energy, and gas and power trading.
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    • Environmental, Aboriginal and CSR lawyer

      Dani is an environmental, Aboriginal and CSR lawyer with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Dani advises natural resource and land development project proponents on regulatory approvals and relations with local and Aboriginal peoples.
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    • Environmental, Aboriginal and CSR lawyer

      Dr. Aubynn has over 20 years of senior executive level experience and leadership in African Industry and Governance. He is currently the CEO of Ghana Minerals Commission. Prior to that he was CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
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    • CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

      Mrs. Mawuena A. Trebarh is Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and has over 15 years’ executive experiencein industry and government. Her achievements in corporate affairs, investor relations management, stakeholder and reputation management have been recognized through prestigious awards for excellence.
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      Rick Stapenhurst is a consultant/advisor to the World Bank Institute, a Professor of Practice at the Institute for the Study of International Development and Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and a Professeur Associe at University Laval.. He has written extensively on issues related to anti-corruption and parliamentary strengthening; his most recent publications include Following the Money: Comparing Parliamentary Public Accounts Committees (with Riccardo Pelizzo and Kerry Jacobs) and Parliamentary Communication (with Gurprit Kindra).
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      Laurel Sabur spent 10 years working in the Investment banking industry gaining expertise in risk management, treasury management, quantitative modeling, research, company analysis and corporate governance. She has also spent 5 years working within community development projects.
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