ESG & Sustainability Strategy Executive Briefing

Certified Executive Masterclass

Program Faculty Team

Faculty Lead

Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn is 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 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 and distributes throughout North America and Australia.

Mr. Dunn is a Founding Member of the Global Advisory Board for the SDG Foundation and of 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.

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.

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 efforts are used as 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.

He has authored pragmatic works on CSR and Sustainability, pragmatic SDG engagement and has dozens of vignette lectures available on Strategic CSR/SDG Video Channel, a free source of learning for practitioners worldwide.

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

He can be reached at or Tel/Text/WhatsApp +1.250.701.6088.

Wayne Dunn

Dr. Eugene Owusu

Special Advisor on the SDGs to the President of Ghana

Eugene Owusu is an International Policy and Development Management expert with over 25 years of experience in strategic leadership and advocacy with the United Nations throughout Africa, managing complex political, development and humanitarian challenges. He has been a facilitator of institutional partnerships between the UN, Governments, private sector and civil society entities, and is adept in negotiations and policy-driven solutions.

Presently, Eugene is the Special Advisor to the President of Ghana on the Sustainable Development Goals and Sherpa to the President in his role as Co-Chair of the Eminent Group of SDGs Advocates and as a member of the High Level Panel on the Ocean Economy. He is the substantive lead on the President’s advocacy and engagement team for mobilizing support for the accelerated implementation of the SDGs at both the sub-regional and international levels.

As the Senior Advisor (Strategic Africa Partnerships) at UNDP Brussels from 2007-2010, he facilitated institutional partnerships with the European Union and its institutions in support of Africa’s development agenda in countries like Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

From 2015-2017, Eugene has served in various capacities at the UN. Among these are UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan, UN Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia where he performed many roles including providing leadership role in the implementation of UN’s system and operational activities.

Prior to joining UNDP, Eugene worked with the world-renowned private sector entity, Dun and Bradstreet Ltd in the United Kingdom as Senior Country Risk Analyst, and then as Head of Economic Research where his functions included managing Dun and Bradstreet’s macroeconomic and strategic research and the company’s portfolio of director-level sovereign risk reports for international trade, investment and business decision-making. From 1989 -91, Eugene was an Economist/Market Analyst at the British Sulphur Corporation/CRU International in London where he had responsibility for Strategic and Market Studies, Economic Forecasting, Investment Analysis, and Analysis of Industry and Economic Trends.

Eugene Owusu holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. His passion for the humanitarian agenda cannot be underestimated considering his contribution to UN in the area of humanitarianism. He also has keen interest in conflict mediation and peace maintenance.

Joyte Rosalind Aryee

Joyce Rosalind Aryee

Joyce Rosalind Aryee, also known as “Auntie Joyce”, is a Ghanaian former politician, reverend minister and business person. Aryee is recognized for having served the Nation of Ghana for more than 40 years in both the public and private sectors. She is the previous Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines and was the first woman in Africa to have held that role. She has also held political roles in Ghana from the early years of the PNDC government. She is currently the Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries, a para-church organization.