Henk Campher is a Senior Vice President for Business + Social Purpose with Edelman. Challenge conventional thinking, make a difference and have fun – with over 15 years of experience, Henk is known for this approach as a challenging thought leader & practitioner in the CSR and sustainability space.
He has worked closely on sustainability/CSR strategy, communications and execution with some of the leading companies, including Starbucks, Levi’s, Best Buy, Adobe, Tiffany’s, eBay, Abbott Labs and REI. His award-winning approach can be seen from developing sustainability frameworks and cutting edge CSR reports to stakeholder engagement and consumer and brand differentiation. The success of the practice has been the combination of a differentiating positioning and a kick-ass team. He was recently named as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior and The Guardian’s Top 15 Sustainable Business Executives on Twitter.
Before joining the agency world, Henk was at the intersection of business and development at the International Business Leaders Forum; where he also acted as Special Adviser to Prime Minister Blair and co-founded Business Action for Africa.
Henk is an activist by heart led the Oxfam International Coffee Campaign, Access to Medicine Campaign and Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative. In South Africa, Henk was a key leader in the trade and industry field after the 1994 elections where, amongst others, he established and led the Nelson Mandela initiated Proudly South African Campaign and was a member of the South African WTO and EU-SA trade negotiating teams
Finally, Henk is proudly South African and a social media “junkie” – a semi regular blogger and a Twitter addict who uses social media extensively. His blog is www.corporatesocialreality.net and his Twitter handle is @AngryAfrican.