About Us

Professor Wayne Dunn

Professor Wayne Dunn is President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and a former Professor of Practice in Sustainability at McGill University. He is a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with an M.Sc. in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 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 and distributes throughout North America. Baraka provides a ‘theory meets practice’ forum where Prof. Dunn’s unique approaches to sustainability strategy and value are applied in real-world, rubber meets the road situations.

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

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

Prof. 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 efforts are used as a global best practice and were featured in a Stanford Business School Case Study.

Prof. Dunn 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.  He also has hands-on experience in forestry, construction, oil and gas and mining industries, including several seasons in logging camps and mining/petroleum exploration camps when he was growing up.

He has authored pragmatic works on ESG, CSR and Sustainability, pragmatic SDG engagement and has dozens of vignette lectures. These are available at the Insitute’s Knowledge Centre, a free source of learning for practitioners worldwide.

Prof. Dunn divides his time between Ghana and Vancouver Island in Canada.

He can be reached at wayne@csrtraininginstitute.com or Tel/Text/WhatsApp +1.250.701.6088.