Robert H. Dunn is president and CEO of the Synergos Institute, a global nonprofit organization that helps solve complex problems of poverty and inequality by promoting and supporting collaborations among business, government, civil society and marginalized communities. He is also a member of Synergos’ board. Among Synergos initiatives is the Global Philanthropists Circle, a network of more than 85 families from more than 25 countries using their resources to fight poverty and social injustice. The Circle increases the impact of members’ philanthropy and social investment by offering opportunities for learning and collaboration.
Dunn previously served as chairman, president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and as a board member or advisor of other groups working on business responsibility. He was vice president for Corporate Affairs at Levi Strauss & Co., with responsibilities including the Levi Strauss Foundation and the company’s philanthropic initiatives. He also served in the Carter White House, the US Embassy in Mexico City and as chief of staff and cabinet secretary for the Governor of Wisconsin. He serves on boards of the Culture Project, Spark-Her and Raaka Chocolates.
Dunn has taught at Wesleyan University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.