ESG, SDGs & SUSTAINABILITY: Insights & Strategy

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Wayne Dunn

Faculty Lead

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 mission-driven, for profit, social purpose venture that sources shea butter in northern Ghana and distributes throughout North America and Australia.

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He 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.

Prof. Dunn has decades of global social responsibility and sustainability project experience along with substantial teaching experience having developed and taught Strategy, CSR ESG and Sustainability to executives and leaders worldwide.

He 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 work is often 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 Strategy, ESG, SDGs and Sustainability and has dozens of vignette lectures available on Strategic CSR/SDG Video Channel, a free source of learning for practitioners worldwide.

Wayne lives between Ghana and Canada with frequent travel to other locations in Africa and around the world.

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

Dr. Eugene Owusu

Special Guest Speaker

Special Advisor on the SDGs to the President of Ghana

Eugene Owusu is an International Policy and Development Management expert with over 30 years of experience, working in strategic leadership positions with the United Nations and the Government of Ghana. Presently, Eugene is the Special Advisor on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the President of Ghana and Sherpa to the President in his role as both the Co-Chair of the Emeritus Group of SDGs Advocates and as a member of the High Level Panel on the Ocean Economy. As Sherpa to the President, Eugene is the substantive lead on the President’s advocacy and engagement in mobilizing international support for the accelerated implementation of the SDGs and on ocean action.

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Prior to his current role, from 2015-2017 Eugene was UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan, where he concurrently served as the UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.  Before his assignment in South Sudan, Eugene was the UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia from 2010-2015. Prior to that Eugene was a Senior Advisor in the UN/UNDP Brussels Office facilitating institutional partnerships on Africa with the European Union on behalf of UNDP Africa.

After joining UNDP in 1996, Eugene worked in several capacities in the Africa region, including as Economic Advisor in UNDP Uganda and in UNDP Sierra Leone, and as Deputy Resident Representative in Tanzania. Prior to joining UNDP, Eugene worked in the private sector in the United Kingdom, including notably as Senior Country Risk Analyst and Head of Economic Research at Dun & Bradstreet UK.


Gifty Owusu-Nhyira

Sustainability and ESG Regional Coordinator for West Africa Ecobank

Gifty Owusu-Nhyira (Mrs) is a versatile Banking professional with more than 12 years industry experience. After completing her MSc Risk Management and Finance at the University of Kent, United Kingdom, she became an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana (ACIB, Ghana) in 2011.

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In the Environmental and Sustainability space, Gifty has been a practitioner member of the Institute of Environmental Management Assessment, UK since 2021 and has now been awarded the full membership status as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). 

 Gifty is a graduate of  Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), USA ( Sustainability Professional Program)

 She is dedicated to spearheading comprehensive initiatives that integrate environmental, social, and economic sustainability into the core operations of Ecobank Ghana and four other West African countries as the Regional Coordinator . She has experience in sustainable finance and a proven track record in developing and implementing impactful strategies.

 She is committed to ensuring that the bank remains at the forefront of responsible banking practices.