Henk Campher


VP Marketing



A well-known disruptor and creative expert in the sustainability space, Henk is the co-lead for the agency’s Social Impact practice. In this role, he helps clients build their brand loyalty by creating positive social change. Campher was previously senior vice president, Business + Social Purpose and managing director, Sustainability at Edelman. During his tenure, he led award-winning campaigns such as Starbucks’ “Shared Planet,” HP’s “Matter to a Million” partnership with Kiva and Levi’s “Water<Less” campaign. Each initiative helped these brands strengthen their reputation, attract and retain employees, differentiate in the marketplace and spark sales growth as a result of consumer preference. He also led client teams and provided ongoing strategic counsel to companies such as eBay, Kellogg’s, The North Face, SCJohnson, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever on a variety of CSR and sustainability issues. Prior to Edelman, he worked as an Oxfam campaigner in the United Kingdom, where he led programs aimed at businesses and improving their social impact. A South African native, he also worked as an African development worker and trade unionist, helping to create Nelson Mandela’s “Proudly South African” campaign. In 2015, Henk was named as one of the Top 30 CSR Pros to Follow by Triple Pundit, Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior and The Guardian’s Top 15 Sustainable Business Executives on Twitter. Henk is a regular writer for the Triple Pundit, Huffington Post and CSRWire, a frequent speaker at conferences and a Twitter junkie: @AngryAfrican. His book, “Creating a Sustainable Brand: A Guide to Growing the Sustainability Top Line,” was published in April 2014.

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