Wayne Visser

Renowned Author and Fellow at Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership

  • Named as a Top 100 thought-leader in trustworthy business and a Top 100 global sustainability leader
  • Founder of CSR International
  • Author of 40 books including “Thriving: The Breakthrough Movement to Regenerate Nature, Society, and the Economy”

Discover Wayne Visser’s biography of published work below.

The A-Z of Corporate Social Responsibility
The A-Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

When Wayne Visser is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Thriving: Breakthroughs to Regenerate Nature, Society and the Economy
Nature Positive: Beyond Greenwashing to Regenerative Business
Regenerative Leadership: Characteristics and Skills for Leading the Future
The Age of Emergence: Leaving from Systems Thinking
Creating Integrated Value: Beyond CSR and CSV
Closing the Loop: Inspiring a Zero-Waste Circular Economy
The Business Case for Sustainability and Responsibility
Sustainability Innovation, Technology and Change Mnaagement

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.

Official Testimonials

Wayne Visser is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“You delivered exactly what we wanted in terms of getting some thought
provoking issues out there for the audience to start contemplating as we started off
the day.”

World Bank Group

“Prof. Visser is a natural presenter with great story-telling skills. He is a very
efficient and insightful speaker who definitely had a message to deliver to the
sector. His speech was thought-provoking and inspiring for all”

European Petrochemical Association

“It seems that your presentation has inspired everyone in a special way – there
was a sense of urgency and needed action for sustainable projects”


To enquire about Wayne Visser for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@sustainability-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.