BOSTON—Henk Campher, most recently director of corporate policy and practices at the International Business Leaders Forum, has joined Omnicom-owned Cone as vice president of corporate responsibility.. With more than ten years of experience in helping companies in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa develop CR strategies, Campher will deepen the firm’s global perspective, working closely with Mike Lawrence, the firm’s executive vice president of corporate responsibility.
Campher has spent the past two years at the International Business Leaders Forum, a London based non-profit that develops corporate responsibility policy and strategy solutions for many of the world’s leading companies and has worked with corporations including Nestle, Unilever, Shell, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Rio Tinto, Diageo, and SABMiller to develop innovative policies and programs in areas such as workforce issues, product responsibility, supply chains, social investment, public policy and stakeholder engagement.
In addition, Campher has worked closely with international development agencies and organizations, including the UNDP, USAID, G8, Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids and World Economic Forum to help shape the role of business in development.
Previously, Campher was policy advisor at Oxfam Great Britain, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, and served as a special advisor to the Nelson Mandela-initiated Proudly South African campaign.
According to Campher, Cone believes corporate responsibility “can result in tangible benefits to both society and to a company’s bottom line. With interest in CR growing—and for good reason—Cone’s roots and focus differentiate it from other agencies and consultancies in being able to provide high quality CR strategy and communications support.”