We are delighted to invite you to a BACS Breakfast with David Halley, one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers on Corporate Social Responsibility in the world.
David will cover a full range of areas that business in New Zealand can gain on corporate social responsibility. This event will be particularly useful for businesses interested in learning more about international developments and the benefits of community investment within New Zealand.
This will include:
- Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
- Contexts for business
- Some issues in emerging markets
- Diversity and human rights
- Motivation in excellence in CSR
- Community investment
Contact us here for further details for this event in March 2017. As our events are very limited numbers we recommend your early enquiry.
About David Halley
David has travelled the world in his capacity of Head of International Partnerships at Business in the Community in London until his retirement in December 2011, and is Director of Halley Associates.
A native of New Zealand, David followed a business career with IBM Corporation and with Digital Equipment Corp. Among the positions he held were International Marketing Manager, IBM Entry Systems Division, in the USA, part of the team which launched the groundbreaking IBM Personal Computer, London Regional Manager for the IBM Personal Computer Business, and General Manager, Marketing and Distribution, DEC NZ.
After leaving IBM David focused with Business in The Community on the development of CSR and Corporate Community Investment (CCI) programmes with UK and multi-national corporate clients. He developed and co-ordinated a global network of partners in 65 countries, a grouping of 125 independent specialised NGOs providing CSR consultancy, brokerage and project management at local, national and international level. It is called the CSR 360 Global Partner Network, www.csr360gpn.org.
In the course of his international development work, David worked closely with British Embassies and High Commissions and participated with them in over 30 CSR conferences and seminars in cities including Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgrade and Bratislava. In addition, he continues as a lecturer at the bi-annual CSR post-graduate course run jointly at the University of Buenos Aires by partner Fundacion Amartya and Norwegian agency KulturStudier.
David was educated at Victoria University in Wellington and Auckland University and then the Sorbonne in Paris. He is bi-lingual in French, speaks fluent Italian and some Spanish. He has recently begun to learn German. He is married with 3 children, and is the author of “The Complete Guide to Employee Community Involvement”, European Commission 1999, and “The ECI Company Workbook,” CSR Europe 2000. He is co-author of the ENGAGE Community Investment DVD toolkit.
He was awarded a BITC Outstanding Contribution Award in 2011 in recognition of his international development work.
He is a Trustee of Richmond Council for Voluntary Service and adviser to South London CVS Partnership, advisor to SmartKolektiv Belgrade, a former Trustee of GAP Youth Projects International, all NGOs, and a past Governor of Richmond Adult Community College, based in London. He has recently become Chairman of Trustees of the London office of Un Techo para mi Pais, a charity working in Latin America to alleviate living conditions in shanty towns and slums. www.techo.com.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, and Commerce, a Friend of the Royal Academy and a Tate Member.