David’s international consultancy experience includes training, research and capacity building projects with various UN agencies, NGOs, universities and companies. Recent projects include: strategic advice to UNAIDS and UNESCO on the development of tailored private sector engagement strategies, guidelines and tools.
His most recent TPI assignments include: a programme for the Aga Khan Development Network project on Corporate Social Responsibility in Kenya and Tajikistan (2009), and on partnering skills training for staff and partners of the World Health Organisation SEARO (2009) and the Pan American Health Organisation (2010). During 2005-08, David was Senior Associate at the UN System Staff College in Turin, Italy with responsibility for the ‘Partners in Action’ capacity building project which was developed as a joint venture with The Partnering Initiative.
David has a PhD in International Policy from the University of Bristol, which focused on business-NGO partnerships for sustainable development. He also has extensive development NGO management experience in West Africa and Canada, and previously worked for The Body Shop’s CSR education and research initiative – New Academy of Business. His most recent book is Corporate Social Responsibility and Urban Development: Lessons from the South (Palgrave Macmillan 2009).
David is currently Acting Director and Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS), University of Cumbria.