Prof. Wayne Dunn
Awarding Board Member
Wayne is passionate about creating and capturing value where business meets society and has dedicated his career to projects that sustainably align business, environmental and social value
He is Founder and Managing Director of Baraka Shea Butter, a for-profit, social purpose venture that sources shea butter in northern Ghana for distribution throughout North America and globally. Baraka has successfully utilized sustainability strategy to create brand strength and competitive advantage in a commodity space. His is also the President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and a former Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University as well as a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with an M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford Business School.
Together with Gifty Serbeh-Dunn, who is a Ghanaian Canadian from the UWR of Ghana, he founded and has led Baraka from a concept to a globally recognized Shea Butter brand, growing sales at 500%/year since devoting full time to the venture in early 2020.
He has decades of Ghanaian, African and global experience, as an entrepreneur, consultant, project leader, and trainer, having led businesses and projects worldwide. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and led start-ups, raised capital in London and New York and had a venture featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Dunn has decades of global social responsibility and sustainability project leadership and extensive teaching experience having developed and taught CSR, sustainability and shared value programs which are recognized by executives and leaders worldwide.
He is a Founding Member of the EU Africa Chamber of Commerce and the SDG Foundation as well as advising the President’s Office (Ghana) on the private sector and SDGs. He also chaired the inaugural EU Africa CSR Awards Global Advisory Board and Ta’atheer 2016, the MENA CSR and Social Impact Summit. He serves on numerous other advisory boards and CSR awards juries throughout Africa the Gulf Region and around the world.
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 work is used as a global best practice and were featured in a Stanford Business School Case Study.
Wayne is recognized as a global thought and practice 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 Sustainability Vignettes available on the Strategic CSR/SDG Video Channel, and the Insights into Business 2030 Video Channel.
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 email@example.com or Tel/Text/WhatsApp +1.250.701.6088 or +22.214.171.12474.