Dr. Wayne Visser describes himself as an idea-monger, storyteller, and meme weaver. He masquerades as a globally recognized “pracademic” and the author of 40 books. His work as a thriving enthusiast, strategy analyst, sustainability academic, documentary filmmaker, and professional speaker has taken him to 77 countries. He is listed as one of the world’s top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media, a top 100 influencer on corporate social responsibility and sustainable business, a top 100 thought leader in trustworthy business, and a top 100 sustainability leader.
Dr. Visser currently serves as head tutor, fellow, and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, as well as professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, where he holds the world’s first academic chair in sustainable transformation, supported by BASF, Port of Antwerp, and Randstad. He is also a director of the think tank and media company Kaleidoscope Futures and founder of CSR International. Previous roles include director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and strategy analyst for Capgemini in South Africa.
Dr Visser’s film, Closing the Loop, was the world’s first feature length documentary on the circular economy. Besides work, Wayne is a biophile—a lover of nature—with a penchant for shinrin yoku, forest bathing. He is also a diarist, having kept a journal for more than 30 years, and a poet with seven volumes of published poetry. He lives with his wife, Indira, in Norfolk, England.
Dr. Visser will be speaking on 23rd September (3.45pm - 5.00pm, GMT+8) | The Race Towards a Low Carbon Economy: Implications for Businesses