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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important strategic issue for companies around the world, especially those companies working in the extractive sector. When it is done well CSR can create value and opportunities for companies, communities, local governments and a range of other stakeholders. When it is absent, or not done well the opposite can be true. This lecture will cover:
Definition CSR and Social Investment;
The rationale and driving forces for CSR and social investment;
Understanding of relevance of CSR to business and development community;
A brief description of three case studies on mining and CSR
What does CSR mean for Wa and UWR
About the Lecturer
Wayne Dunn is an award winning global expert on corporate social responsibility. In the past two decades he has led more than forty CSR projects in over thirty countries across six continents, helping clients to innovate and succeed in difficult and challenging circumstances. His work has won prestigious global awards, including the first CSR project to ever win a World Bank Development Innovation Award. His projects been developed into lectures and case studies and one was even featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. In the 1990s he helped lead a paradigm-shifting transition that facilitated exponential increases in indigenous business and economic development throughout the Americas. More recently he has been a practical pathfinder helping businesses to successfully integrate social and economic value creation into their business models.
Wayne is a founding member of the Leadership Council of McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). He is a frequent lecturer worldwide on business and economic issues, and also provides volunteer support to numerous local, national and international organizations. This includes serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Canadian Council on Africa, on the Advisory Council to the University President and on the Board for the University of Winnipeg’s ground-breaking Master’s Program in Development Practice. He is a Stanford University Sloan Fellow and holds an M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is married to Gifty Serbeh of Wa and he and his family maintain close links to Ghana.