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Executive Action ForumLocation: Dubai, UAEDate: To be announced
Why this program Social and sustainability performance has become a key determinant of business success. The SDGs are the globally accepted framework used by governments, international organizations and NGOs. Integrating them into your business strategy will help drive business and career success. Overview This Forum is designed to provide executives, leaders and senior government officials with the ability to develop and implement strategies to integrate the SDGs into their business strategy and help to future-proof their organization (and careers). Objectives The Forum is very pragmatic and will integrate theory and practice. Participants will understand the importance of SDG integration and be given practical tools, frameworks and plans to successfully integrate the SDGs into their organization’s strategy. The focus will be on the GCC region but participants from other region will benefit as well. Target Audiences Leaders and Executives from business, government, NGOs, foundations and charities. Dates, Cost & Logistics; Dates to be confirmed
Register your interest at http://bit.ly/Dubai-CSR| Group rates available
Faculty Lead Wayne Dunn, President & Founder, CSR Training Institute & former Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University.
Plus lectures by guest faculty from GCC and global businesses and organizations
Effective Public Private Partnerships for the Global Goals (SDGs)Location: Accra, GhanaDate: To be announced
Summary: Public/private partnerships in development can have huge impacts on development, social and shareholder value. They offer huge potential, but too often the potential is not realized, or worse, ill-conceived partnerships destroy value.
This comprehensive 3-day program provides a comprehensive guide to public-private partnerships enabling understanding, application and action to produce results that create social and shareholder value.
Impact Investing and Social ResponsibilityWorkshopLocation: Kingston, JamaicaDate: January 27, 2017 (morning)
The Investments and Capital Markets Conference: Jamaica Stock ExchangeLocation: Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, JamaicaDate: January 24-26, 2017
Summary: Wayne Dunn addressed the conference as part of a plenary panel on Impact Investing and CSR
Thursday, Jan 26
SDGs: Framework for Public Private Partnerships for Development ImpactWorkshopLocation: Kingston, JamaicaDate: January 24, 2017
Summary: Wayne Dunn led a half-day workshop that enabled participants to take a strategic look at how to analyze and structure partnerships, based on the SDGs and how they can help business to be more efficient at CSR and meeting social impact expectations.
Impact CSR & shared value: Walking the talk PROFITABILITY
[Dual Certificate with Canadian University in Dubai]Location: Dubai, UAEDate: Jan 18-19, 2017
Summary: Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Shared Value are today’s most important issues for shareholders according to Harvard Business Review (July 2016).
Examine how leading global and regional firms have embraced and embedded social responsibility and shared value to drive positive social, financial and environmental impacts and learn how this can be applied to your organization.
Short lectures and videos will set the stage for analysing a diverse set of global case studies, examining how businesses across a range of industries and geographies have experienced and responded to increasing social and environmental performance expectations.
Cases will be drawn from around the world and diverse sectors including Banking and finance, insurance, consumer goods, electronics, professional services, oil, gas and mining, construction, manufacturing, entertainment, retail, etc.
Cross-cutting themes and learnings will be drawn from the cases and participants will learn how to apply them to real-world situations to create CSR and shared value initiatives with societal and shareholder impact.
CSR & shared value as a Foundation for Innovation and Success
[Dual Certificate with Canadian University in Dubai]Location: Dubai, UAEDate: Jan 16-17, 2017
Summary: As we approach 2020 businesses and organizations are having to learn how to respond to increasing expectations from society, and society’s increasing power to influence all aspects of business, government and organizations.
Lectures, videos, group-work, role-playing scenarios and plenary discussions will fuel a 360o understanding of issues, trends, opportunities and risks.
Participants will leave with an understanding of the drivers of change and a pragmatic set of frameworks and tools that will enable them to identify and act on emerging opportunities and challenges in their own organizations.
CSR: Charity or StrategyLocation: CSR Strategy & Implementation Panel Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates Dubai, UEADate: Oct 24, 2016
SDGs: A framework for multi-sector CSR partnerships and value creation
Arabia CSR Forum 2016
Plenary Panel PresentationLocation: Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay Dubai, UEADate: Oct 19-20, 2016
CSR Overview and Strategic Tool CEO Breakfast EventLocation: Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lusaka, ZambiaDate: June 7, 2016
Ta’atheer — the Middle East Social Impact & CSR ForumLocation: Dubai, UAEDate: May 25, 2016Faculty Lead: Wayne Dunn led an Executive Masterclass on Optimizing Value Creation – Innovative strategies to sustainably align societal, shareholder and business interests
Ta’atheer — the Middle East Social Impact & CSR ForumLocation: Dubai, UAEDate: May 22-24, 2016Event Chairman: Wayne Dunn served as Chairman of the overall event and served on the Jury for the MENA CSR Awards.
West Africa Power and Mining ConferenceLocation: Accra, GhanaDate: June 1 -3, 2016Faculty Lead: Wayne Dunn will chair a session on Understanding and Addressing Society’s Growing Expectations and will also deliver a keynote on Budget Crunch Sustainability: Effective CSR strategy in challenging times.
Location: Dubai, UAEDate: Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2016Faculty Lead: Wayne Dunn
Summary: Value is at the heart of CSR and Innovation. Strategic innovation can transform CSR from a cost to a core driver of shareholder and societal value.
This program is a pragmatic blend of theory and practice, providing participants with the tools to make a difference and the knowledge and understanding to know how to use them. Through lectures, case studies, group-work, role-playing and innovative interaction the session will engage, stimulate, challenge and transform.
Participants will be exposed to leading business innovation theories and practices around shareholder value and social impact, all designed to facilitate practical application in their companies and workplaces.
Location: Accra, GhanaDate: October 29-30, 2015Summary: Intense 2-day session on CSR principles, practices and strategies. Participants from around the world and across multiple sectors. Suitable for participants already experienced in CSR (for those without prior experience we can work with you on a preparatory reading program to enable your participation)
Location Accra, GhanaDate: November 1-6, 2015Summary: An advanced certificate program in CSR Strategy and Management. This Certified Training Conference© provides participants with a pragmatic and usable advanced level understanding of CSR Strategy and Management.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, and bespoke exercises.
Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (7th Annual)Location: Vancouver, Canada, UBC CampusDate: July 12 – 15, 2015Plenary Panel: July 14, 2015Presentation: Five Keys to Social License Success
By Wayne Dunn
Presentation Summary: Five Keys to Social License Success (slides here)
Sometimes developing and maintaining a Social License can feel like trying to capture smoke in a fishnet. You can smell it, taste it, see it but it is difficult to fully capture it. Five Keys to Social License Success looks at the five key areas that influence social license success and briefly discuss processes and responsibilities that projects and even entire industries should pay attention to. No promises that the presentation fully captures all elements of Social License but it does present a framework for understanding it that can (hopefully) be useful for industry, communities, governments and others engaged in the Social License space.
Location: Vancouver, CanadaDate: June 24, 2015
Summary: Dramatically increasing social demands are a fact of life in today’s extractive sector operations. They represent difficult challenges and exciting opportunities for industry, government, multi-lateral organizations and NGO and development leaders.
This one-day, Executive Briefing Seminar, will bring together leaders from industry, government, development organizations and other stakeholders for an intense, hands-on day of lectures, case studies, scenario role-playing, briefings and learnings.
35+ participants from 7 countries spent a day learning, networking and sharing experiences. See final program here
Event: A two-day conference addressing strategic and tactical issues related to CSR hosted by EthicScanLocation: Toronto, CanadaDate: June 1-2, 2015Summary: Wayne Dunn will delivered a plenary keynote address on CSR and Value Creation. It discussed partnerships, stakeholder engagement, communications and internal approaches and their relationship to creating shareholder and societal value.Link: Slides can be downloaded here
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI)Regional Conference & Professional DevelopmentLocation: Accra, Ghana | Alisa HotelDate: April 27th, 2015 6:00 – 8:00pm
Summary: Wayne Dunn facilitated a panel/seminar on enhancing local content and participation in extractive sector projects. The event will brought together Fellows from President Obama’s Young African Leader’s Initiative’s flagship program, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
Together with representatives from private industry, governments and other stakeholders, the session facilitated enhanced learning and improved strategies to enhance local value created through extractive sector investments and operationsLink: Click here for details
Global CSR Strategies and Practices (click here for slides)Event: British Columbia Mining ForumLocation: Vancouver, CanadaDate: March 6, 2015Summary: The British Columbia Mining Forum brought together key mining and finance leaders along with other industry stakeholders. The one-day event focused on opportunities and key issues related to the British Columbia mining industry.
World Bank Forum: Looking Beyond the Boom: The future of mining in Latin AmericaKeynote: Dealing with Growing Social Demands (click here for slides)Location: Toronto, Canada (PDAC 2015)Date: Sunday March 1st
Summary: This World Bank Group Forum brought together policy makers, mining companies, practitioners, civil society representatives, community leaders and other stakeholders.
Mining Ministers and other high level representatives and speakers shared experiences in an open session, and discussed the development of the mining industry in Latin America, including measures designed to foster good governance, transparency, private investment, shared infrastructure, local content development and more responsible and inclusive business practices.
Event: Seminar on CSR Partnerships in the Extractive SectorLocation: Nairobi, KenyaDate: February 13, 2015
Summary: The CSR Training Institute (Wayne Dunn & Steve Dennis) delivered an introductory seminar on the theory and practice of developing multi-sector CSR Partnerships.The event, which was organized by Canada’s Department for International Trade and Development brought together representatives from the extractive sector donor committee, industry, NGOs, development organizations and other stakeholders for an intense ½ session. The program included an overview of the theory behind partnerships as well as several rounds of role-playing scenariosIt was organized as part of Canada’s ongoing commitment to promoting and supporting Corporate Social Responsibility.Link: To see the lecture slides click here
Event: Enhancing community engagement in Kenya’s extractive sectorLocation: Nairobi, KenyaDate: February 10-11, 2015
Summary: Wayne Dunn delivered a combined keynote address and interactive seminar on industry/engagement to conclude a two-day forum on community engagement in the extractive sector in Kenya.The exclusive two-day forum that that brought together representatives from industry, communities, development organizations, local and national governments to focus on the sometimes-tense relations between companies and communities, why they remain and most importantly what each of the stakeholders can do to improve them.The event was coordinated by the Institute for Human Rights and Business and focused on the Nairobi Process, which uses a multi-stakeholder dialogue approach to promote responsible business practice based on respect of international human rights standards in the Kenya extractives sector.Link: To see the lecture slides click here
Role: Faculty & content lead, co-producerLocation: London, EnglandDate: Oct 30-31, 2014Summary: Two days intensive program in stakeholder.
In two intense days in a small group setting participants had1. 20 hours of lectures, cases, group time2. 6 speakers/faculty with well over 125 years combined experience in frontier markets and combined experience in over 75 countries3. 7 case studies / scenarios4. Engaged and worked with people from 9 different countries5. Developed a list of 28 tips for stakeholder engagement in emerging marketsLecture Notes: To see the slides from Wayne Dunn’s lectures and sessions in this program click here
Lecture Title: Aligning Interests: CSR, Social Enterprise and BeyondLocation: Calgary, CanadaDate: October 4, 2014Event: The Soul of the Next Economy Forum brought together more than 300 business leaders and students for an intense two day conference at Ambrose University College in Calgary. The program featured speakers, interactive events and breakouts to share best practices, and discuss future directions for sustainable domestic and international development, corporate social responsibility, and social enterprise.Keynote Lecture: The lecture discussed the emergence of CSR as a strategic tool for business and industry of all types from multi-national consumer goods firms to SMEs and social purpose businesses. It focused on the issue of value for company and stakeholders and the potential for aligning interests and enhancing overall value. Cases reviewed included Guinness Ghana’s local procurement, Scrimshaw Artworks strategic use of CSR as a marketing tactic and two Social Purpose Ventures, Shea Butter Market and Baraka Supplies.Lecture Slides: To see Wayne Dunn’s slides from this keynote click here
Location: Lima, PeruDate: August 15, 2014Event: The Bi-Annual International Community Relations Forum brought together community relations stakeholders from throughout the Americas and around the world. Representatives from industry, communities, governments, NGOs, academia and other sectors spent three intense days of presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, social events and networking.Summary: Professor Dunn’s keynote preceded the program’s closing remarks, delivered by the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade.The keynote focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and Value. It explored the concept of value and illustrated tools and frameworks that Professor Dunn has developed for analyzing value in corporate CSR programs, including the CSR Value Continuum which expands the popular Shared Value model in a way that enables a more practical use across the range of corporate CSR activities from value distribution through to shared value creation.Lecture Slides: To see Wayne Dunn’s slides from this keynote click here