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Wayne Visser, PhD
Wayne visser phd

Wayne Visser, PhD

Function Holder of the Chair on Sustainable Transformation, supported by BASF, Port of Antwerp and Randstad, professor integrated value


  • Thriving, Net Positive and Regeneration
  • Systems Thinking & Positive Futures
  • Sustainable Innovation & Transformation
  • Integrated Value
  • Purposeful Leadership


  • AXA
  • BASF
  • KPMG
  • Port of Antwerp
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Randstad

Dr Wayne Visser is a globally recognized Cambridge “pracademic.” He is the author of 41 books, including Thriving: The Breakthrough Movement to Regenerate Nature, Society, and the Economy. His work as a champion for thriving, strategy analyst, sustainability academic, documentary filmmaker, and professional speaker has taken him to more than 75 countries. He has been listed as one of the world’s top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on social media on issues of responsible business (by University of Bath #thinklist), and a top 100 thought leader in trustworthy business (by Excellence and Trust across America).

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, and Global Advisory Board member of Asia-based BCorp, IMPACTO.

He investigates how systems thinking can be applied in business to bring about thriving, which means regeneration in nature, society and the economy. She advises organizations on how to integrate thriving and sustainable transformation through the process of integrated value management.

    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 biophiliac—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.

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