Wayne Visser stands as an exemplary beacon in the realm of sustainable business and corporate social responsibility. With an enviable moniker of a “pracademic”, Wayne masterfully bridges the gap between academic theory and pragmatic application in the business world. A Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, his mission is to instigate transformative thinking and action in both business and societal landscapes.
Wayne’s academic prowess is evident from his diverse and impressive educational background. Holding a BBusSc in Marketing from the University of Cape Town, an MSc in Human Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Nottingham, Wayne’s depth of knowledge is hard to match. Currently serving as a Professor at the Antwerp Management School, he spearheads research and teachings in sustainable innovation.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Wayne has held prestigious roles such as the Director of Sustainability Services at KPMG, Visiting Professor at Warwick Business School, and Vice President of Sustainability Services at Omnex Inc. But beyond these roles, Wayne has cemented his reputation as an eminent author. With a portfolio of over 40 books, some of his renowned titles include “Purpose Inspired”, “The Quest for Sustainable Business”, “Life in Transit”, and “The A-Z of Corporate Social Responsibility”. His most recent offering, “Thriving”, adds to this impressive list. Additionally, his columns in high-profile platforms like The Huffington Post and The Guardian showcase his deep insights and commitment to the cause.
Named as a Top 100 thought-leader in trustworthy business and a Top 100 global sustainability leader, he is revered by peers and professionals alike. As a speaker, Wayne’s charisma and expertise shine through. Having delivered over 480 keynote speeches across 78 countries, his influence is truly global. Whether he is addressing top corporate leaders or grassroots organisations, his message on sustainability and corporate social responsibility resonates deeply.
In founding CSR International, Wayne has further solidified his commitment to the cause. But for those organisations and institutions aiming to drive home the message of sustainability and responsibility, Wayne is now available for speaking engagements. His vast experience, coupled with his dynamic delivery, makes him an invaluable asset for events focused on these pressing global issues. To engage, enlighten, and inspire your audience on the pivotal subjects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, hiring Wayne Visser is a decision that promises unmatched rewards.
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