ESG & Sustainability Strategy Executive Briefing

Certified Executive Masterclass


Program participants, ranging from senior executives and industry leaders through to field staff and frontline implementers consistently rate our programs as one of the top three programs they have ever taken.  Read some of their comments below


Leadership on SDGs & Business

Pedigree speaks for itself… global thought leadership on aligning SDGs and business.

Dr. Eugene Owusu

Special Advisor to the President of Ghana on the SDGs

Worth the Investment

“The training has been worth the investment. I have some good insights on how to create more value for communities, employees and our shareholders” –

Oswald Felli

AngloGold Ashanti

Complex Issues, Simple Frameworks

“The two days training have been very effective and has personally given me some of the to resolve complex issues using simple frameworks and I thank the team for this”

Daniel Arthur-Bentum

AngloGold Ashanti

Added Value

“I have added value to myself… going to impact value to the CSR team in Baker Hughes and… external impact . I will love to join other session of CSR training Institute”

Hilary Agbevem

Baker Hughes Int.

Knowledge Packed

“The training is very knowledge packed; I really do like the models. It very practical, I get to know some of the values that need to be considered in taking certain initiatives based on our metrics”

Sosthenes Baako Yalley

Risk Management Coordinator – Golden Star Wassa Limited

Practical & Realistic

“Professor Dunn brings a practical and realistic approach to CSR and shared value, blending theory and practice to develop pragmatic approaches that address real- world challenges”

Dr. Ellis Armstrong

Former CFO, BP Exploration

Thoughtful, Coherent, Insightful

“…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.”

Kojo Busia

Snr. Mineral Sector Governance Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/UNECA

Pragmatic Blend of Theory & Practice

“Pragmatic blend of theory and practice, very applicable to helping organizations meet real-world challenges.”

Frank McShane

Manager, Corporate Responsibility Policy and Ethics, Talisman Energy

Collaborative & Concrete

“… 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.”

Onome Ako

Director of Strategic Partnerships Amref Health Africa

Enhanced Knowledge & Skills

“The program enhanced the CSR knowledge and strategic skills of our Kosmos Energy Ghana team, and offered the participants a platform for networking with professionals from other organizations across Africa and Ghana.”

Reg Manhas

Sr VP, Kosmos Energy

Extremely Useful Guide

“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”

Emmanuel Aubynn

Regional Social Responsibility Manager, Newmont Africa

Excellent Perspective

“Excellent perspective Wayne! Thank you, this will be very helpful in my role as CEO at the Port of Seattle”

Ted Fick

Chief Executive Officer,
Port of Seattle

Refreshing & Balanced

“… a no-nonsense, refreshing and balanced approach to a frequently misunderstood subject.”

Jillaine Kassem

Social Innovation & Impact, Desarrollo al Cubo

Good Advice

“Good advice not only for those who are facing cuts, but for those who are just getting programs off the ground, or who are going through leadership transitions”

Katherine Valvoda Smith

Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship – Boston College

Helps us immensely.

“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- economicgrowth. 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.”

Hon. Rashid Pelpuo (MP)

Minister of State for Private Sector Development and Public Private Partnerships (Ghana)


“It was fabulous. So happy I could attend.”

Faith Wells

Controller/Vice President Administration, SierraSil Health Inc.

New & Exciting Insights

“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.”

Hon Inusah Fuseini (MP)

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (Ghana)

Real Success, Practical

“This session was a real success… huge amount of knowledge, practical information, case studies and great networking. Learning is great for my work, benefitting my company and the communities we work in”

Sidi Mohamed Moulaye El Hassen

Community Relations Officer, Kinross Tasiast Mauritania

Brilliant Programme

“A brilliant programme…. I learned sooo much and feel energised and ready to take on my new responsibilities! I highly recommend it”

Senga Chitoshi

Corporate Counsel Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Zambia

Insightful, Novel Perspectives

“If only I would have had these great insights during budget crunch time, I’m sure I could have fared much better. Like always, novel perspectives for sustainability professionals. Thanks,Wayne.”

Florangela Santamaria

Strategic Communications, Stakeholder & Community Relations Professional, Honduras

Great Program

“Thank you for putting together such a great program. I am very glad I participated. I’ve already ran sessions to train other students and NGO workers. The learning is very valuable for my organization”

Sela Kwaku Agbakpe

Cofounder Adesua Ye Literacy Foundation

Paid a Huge Dividend

“The CSR training program has already paid a huge dividend for my office. The learning and networking resulted in a half million health sector partnership between one of the USAID office in Cote D’Ivoire and a private company.”

Dr Mbayi Kangudie

USAID West Africa


“I was over-delighted with every aspect of the program!”

Stanley Amamu

Kosmos Energy

Invaluable Resource

“The CSR Training Institute’s Knowledge Center is an invaluable resource for CSR professionals worldwide. … a wealth of information.”

Jillaine Kassem

Social Innovation and Impact, Desarrollo al Cubo

Thought Provoking, Engaging

“Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s session … made me challenge myself … very thought provoking and engaging”

Elaine Connell


Eagerly Recommend

“As a United Nations official, I learnt a lot from the program and participants and would eagerly recommend this training to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of CSR across the value chain”

Kojo Busia

Ph. D., Snr. Mineral Sector Governance Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/UNECA


“Great programme, great faculty, excellent facilitation!”

Dr. Toni Aubynn

Former CEO, Ghana Minerals Commission


“Transformed my way of thinking with regards to CSR”

Michael Senayah

Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana

Great Theory & Practice

“Great program! Great international faculty – great global examples of CSR in theory and practice – great and diverse participants”

Shola Safo-Duodu Ph.D.

Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank

Made a Huge Impact

“Your program made a great impression on me so I decided to build on it! I’m doing a part-time MBA-CSR at Nottingham University”

Senga Chitoshi

Corporate Counsel Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Zambia

Truly Enjoyable

“Truly enjoyable week; learned so many new perspectives on CSR”

Cynthia Omaboe

Global Development Alliance Specialist, USAID


“Stimulating and challenging course, well worth the investment”

Kofi Ayivor

Ghana National Petroleum Corporation

Immediate Impact on our Business

“The contacts I made and the tools l learnt have been very fruitful, it has already resulted in an exciting partnership project for our operations in Côte d’Ivoire”

Eleonore Doumbia

HR Director, IPS West Africa

Adoptable & Suitable

“Created a context for CSR Best Practice – not as Utopian but as adoptable and suitable”

Ben Aryee

Chief Executive, Ghana Minerals Commission


“Extraordinary! The quality of all materials, the detail, the organization and the superb delivery – an extraordinary event!”

Adam McEniry

Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Gran Tierra Energy

Clear, Honest, Focused!

I appreciate the clarity of the language and how honestly the issues and bottlenecks that CSR professionals encounter are conveyed, without neglecting the often-overlooked opportunities that are available.

Jillaine Kassem

SSocial Innovation and Impact, Desarrollo al Cubo

Critical Issues Addressed

“Well coordinated, critical issues were addressed”

Adiki Ayitevie

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited

Highly Recommended

“… particularly useful …organizers and presenters delivered a program focused on various actors engaged in CSR: corporations, NGOs, government, and donors. I recommend this course to others in the office.”

William Lewis



“The program introduced strategic thinking to my approach to CSR, especially around partnerships, creating value for my company and local communities.”

Roseline Duari

AngloGold Ashanti

Just What We Needed

“The program was just what we needed! It provided my team and I with great insights. …helping us to better integrate CSR throughout the organization and operation to create more value for our shareholders and our communities. I highly recommend the program.”

Beryl Amegah

Ghana National Gas Company

Masterfully bridged theory, practice & results

“The Exec course on CSR was an excellent experience for me and my team from Peru as it masterfully bridged the various theories, practices and results”

Joanne Freeze

CEO Candente Copper

Strategic & Pragmatic

“This brought a level of strategic thinking to our CSR initiatives that had been lacking.”

Patch Bonkemeyer

Group CEO, Cape Pine Investment Holdings, South Africa

Great Networking

“Fresh appreciation of the impacts, issues… networking was more than great due to the international and diverse participants and I am very glad that I participated”

Shola Safo-Duodu Ph.D.

Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank

Resounding Recommendation

“A resounding recommendation for all levels of leaders.”

Mark Thorpe

Senior VP, Corporate Responsibility, TorexGold

Interesting & Inspiring

“Informative, interesting and inspiring”

Edmond Wega

Sr. Director and Head of Development, DFATD Mozambique/Malawi

Tremendously Beneficial

“Will benefit our organization tremendously”

Wilbert Petty Brentum

Gold Project Manager, Solidaridad

Constructive & Informative

“Constructive and informative”

Anna Samaké

Lundin Foundation


“Very educative, eye-opening and useful programme”

Catherine Adu-Boadi

Government of Ghana

Fun and Illuminating

“Fun-filled, and illuminating experience”

Abdulai Sallfu Asuro

Rector, Tamale Polytechnic

Highly Instructive

“Highly instructive; a great multi-angle approach to this topic”

Nana Amu Fleischer-Djoleto

Signature PR


“Very impressive Program”

Francis Boateng

Volta River Authority


“Insightful. Great Experience. Very worthwhile”

Isaac Kojo Abraham

Ghana Minerals Commission


“Diverse group, effective presenters, warm welcome, friendly people, great networking opportunities, informative group discussions”

Sophia Munoz

Core Value Concepts

Incredible Program

“Incredible program and opportunity to learn, share and network! It’s very rare to have all 3 under the same roof and for a whole a week!”

Abena Acheampong

Country Director, WUSC Ghana

Global Perspective & Pragmatic

“The CSR Program gave me global perspective, practical tools, meaningful insights and a large network to draw on.”

Robert Gyamfi

Community Affairs Manager, Golden Star Resources

Great Focus

“A good, strong focus on the interconnections of CSR and development.”

Joseph Ronzio

Principal, Ronzio Consulting Services


“Very instructive and inspiring”

Lawrence Quartey

Publicity/Information Officer, Volta River Authority

THE program!!

“THE program for strengthening networks with individuals and institutions”

Kontunatey Ofiri Kwabena

Community Co-ordinator, Africa Allterrain Services Group Ltd (ATS)

Informative & Insightful

“Insightful, Informative, experience sharing, networks and exposure to new dimensions of CSR”

Ebenezer Appah Sampong

Director of Policy,
Environmental Protection Agency


“The program was of immense benefit”

Isaac Kofi Yankson

Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ghana

Diverse and Valuable

“Our company is just starting to develop it’s global CSR strategy. What was so valuable was the dialogue with the other participants which included a diverse range from business right through to NGOs from all parts of the world.”

Jay Grewal

Senior VP, Strategy & Stakeholder Affairs, Capstone Mining Corp


“Great overview of essential documents and history of CSR development…integrated with multiple examples, practical workshops and discussions with CSR practitioners, sharing their background and experience.”

Evgeniya Saevich

Corporate Responsibility Manager, Kinross Far East, LLC


“The program put me alongside seasoned CSR professionals from around the world and a world-class faculty for a week of incredible learning. Because of this I was able to change career directions and am now doing exciting work in CSR helping community organizations and businesses to do stimulating things.”

Joy Hadden

Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Rural Development Council

You Can’t Miss This

“You cannot afford to miss this course if CSR is your passion and job responsibility… It broadens your CSR knowledge and perspective and gives you the unique opportunity of establishing a broader national and trans-national networking and collaboration base with other CSR practitioners and stakeholders.”

Robert Gyamfi

Community Affairs Manager, Golden Star Resources

Immediate Business Impact

“Golden Star Resources sent three CSR leaders to the program in CSR in South Africa; they returned praising the program and invigorated with new ideas, and with communication and innovation much improved we continue to advance our CR programs.”

Mark Thorpe

Senior VP, CSR and Environmental Affairs, Golden Star Resources

Excellent Learning Experience

“… an excellent learning experience for me… The CSR program is a top of the range one: from the participants background (managers from mining companies, NGOs, governmental officers, financial institutions, etc) to the experts who delivered the program (from academics to private companies, to International organizations such IFC or UNDP).”

Aminata Ly FAYE

Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada

Excellent, Pragmatic, Useful

” The instructors managed to convey, in a succinct manner, the variety of practical problems likely to be faced by stakeholders in discharging their CSR obligations in the African business settings. It was also very useful to meet practitioners from different parts of Africa describing the challenges and rewards of their work. Unquestionably this course is excellent for both the neophytes and the veterans of the CSR World. WELL DONE!!”

Francis Daniels

Manager, African Opportunities Fund / Anibok Investments

Impressive Participants

“As a member of the Faculty Team for the CSR Program, it was a pleasure to work with such an impressive group of participants. Their talent and interest made my role a breeze, and participants responded with enthusiasm to the dynamic and interactive modules. This approach allowed participants to learn from each other, to expand their networks and strengthen their commitment to CSR.”

Hevina Dashwood

Associate Professor at Brock University

Real Life Examples

“… helped me reach a whole new level of understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility, and led to several networking opportunities. Many of the presenters led their talks through a seminar style, allowing participants to break out in teams to problem solve through real life examples, which was highly engaging. Learning continued outside of the classroom, following up with classmates and further developing relationships.”

Sophia Muñoz

Business Development Officer at Core Value Concepts

Great Experience

“I participated in the program held last November in Accra and it was a great experience through and through. From the insights gained in its top rate seminars, to the great contacts made, good organization and friendly delivery of the event. I look forward to being back for the April 2014 conference.”

Adam McEniry

Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Gran Tierra Energy


Useful, not only for CSR but for development projects in general. Too often designers worry about the external stakeholders, regarding the internal ones as part of the problem. If internal stakeholders can be engaged, chances of both success and sustainability are increased.

Linn Hammergren

International Development Consultant

High Value, High Quality

“…a high-value, high-quality, professional session… perfectly organized and structured. I went from zero knowledge to understanding it sufficiently to be able to explain the concept to my relatives”

Alison Minaker

Great! Informative & Interactive

“Informative, engaging and interactive. Makes for a great learning environment”

Michael Israel

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation

So Pragmatic and Usefu

“Thanks for breaking it all down Wayne. I know I am going to come back to this article a number of times. Probably with A3 sheets of paper, a pencil and some coffee.”

Linda Stenson

Social Impact Professional


“Sessions were informative and engaging. Learnt a lot”

Brooke Nuwati

Communications Professional

Just Fabulous

“just fabulous Wayne. every word resonated with me besides helping me figure some bloopers in my own organization’s CSR communication.”

Ramraj Pai

President, CRISIL Foundation

Outstanding & Engaging

“Outstanding.. Engaging and thought provoking – you leave with a strategic mindset and excited to move plans into action… promoting efficient and effective business practices and producing results for shareholders and society”

Ms. Angela Christine Martin Human

Resource Consultant and Program Manager, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC)

Well Spent Week

“It was an exciting well-spent week! Great lectures, presentations, group and role play activities with wonderful people.”

Lawrence Quartey

Volta River Authority

Great Teamwork

Interactive, enjoyable. Role play group sessions were amazing learning and teambuilding.

Rachael Nakaar

Ghana Identification Authority