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Daan Elffers

Drs Daan Elffers: 
ESG, CSR expert & senior sustainability advisor to ministries, governmental bodies, companies in the GCC and OIC countries. Elffers has extensive experience working directly with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations worldwide.

One of the ‘100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR’
Named one of the ‘100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR’ by the World CSR Day organization, Elffers was the Chairman of the recent CSR Summits in Jeddah, Doha and Dubai – the longest running CSR summit in the region. Elffers holds degree from the Rotterdam School of Management and is on the CSR Expert Panel for the Department of Business Economics at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He has been involved various international organizations as, to name just a few, Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce at the World Economic Forum and a Strategic Advisory Council Member to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the world’s largest membership organization for sustainability professionals.

Bio Drs Daan Elffers
Born: 1979
Founder of EMG Group, Elffers has extensive experience working directly with businesses,
governments and non-profit organizations.

Named one of the ‘100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR’, Elffers was the Chairman of the CSR Summits in Jeddah and Dubai, the longest running CSR summit in the region. Elffers is a Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce at the World Economic Forum, Davos, and Strategic Advisory Council Member to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the world’s largest organization for sustainability professionals.

Professional highlights:
Founder & CEO, EMG Group (2004)
EPEA Cradle to Cradle certified (2008)
Advisor, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (2013)
Expert, CSR Expert Panel, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2014)
Guest Member, Circular Economy Taskforce, World Economic Forum (2015)
Member, Strategic Advisory Council, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (2015)
Founder, Islamic Reporting Initiative (2015)
CSR Editor, Middle East Business magazine (2015)
Guest lecturer, universities and colleges, worldwide

Trainer, Cradle to Cradle Certified Assessors Training the Netherlands (2013)
Expert, Cradle to Cradle Marketing Leadership Roundtable, New York (2013)
International Expert, National CSR Concept for Kazakhstan (2011 – 2013)
Chairman, CSR Summit Qatar (2013)
Keynote Speaker, CVORR – University of Leeds (2013)
Circular Economy Expert, The Guardian Sustainable Business (2014)
Chairman, Flagship CSR Summit Dubai (2014)
Peer Reviewer, IEMA Resource Management Report (2014)
Judge, CSR Awards Saudi Arabia (2014)
International CSR Expert to the Dutch Embassy in Jordan (2014)
Chairman, CSR Summit Saudi Arabia (2014)
International CSR Expert to the Dutch Embassy in Kazakhstan (2013 – 2015)
Workshop Leader endorsed by George Washington University USA (2015)
Judge, CSR Excellence Awards Dubai (2015)
International Expert/ Speaker CSR for All, EU/Turkish Confederation of Employers (2015)
Keynote Speaker, Green Business conference, Istanbul (2015)
Panellist, Global Donors Forum, Istanbul (2015)
Lead, IRI Roundtable Discussion at UN COP22 side event in Marrakesh (2016)
Speaker, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (2016)
Panellist, Global Islamic Finance Report launch in Dubai (2017)
Speaker, Cambridge Islamic Finance Leadership Programme (2017)
Personality of the Month, Islamic Finance Review (2017)
Participant, high-level meetings of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York (2017)
Participant, high-level meetings of the UN General Assembly at the Palais des Nations,UNOG, Geneva (2018)
Trainer, Capacity building on CSR and Sustainability, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Dubai (2018)
Speaker and participant SDGs, 49th anniversary of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Palais des Nations,UNOG (2018)
Key VIP trainer Sustainability & CSR, Oil & Gas industry companies in KSA (2018, 2019)
Received SDGs Global Islamic Finance Award, IRI, i.p H.E. Mr Bakir Izetbegovic, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018)
Workshop leader, Speaker, various Governmental and Not for Profit organizations in Oman (2018, 2019)

Photo library

Daan Elffers interview CSR reporting Middle East Business

Daan Elffers interview CSR reporting Middle East Business

Daan Elffers (CEO EMG) with HH Pieter Christiaan van Oranje Nassau (Chairman EMG)

Daan Elffers (CEO EMG) with HH Pieter Christiaan van Oranje Nassau (Chairman EMG)

Drs Daan Elffers, Founder and CEO of EMG Group

Drs Daan Elffers, Founder and CEO of EMG Group

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Daan Elffers interview CSR reporting KSA Middle East Business

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Daan Elffers interview ESG reporting Middle East, KSA

 

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Drs Daan Elffers (center), Awards ceremony in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

Daan Elffers (right) CSR Saudi Arabia

Drs Daan Elffers (right), Awards ceremony in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

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Daan Elffers at the Global Good Governance Awards

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Daan Elffers speaking at the Royal Society London

Daan Elffers at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai with H.E. Tayeb Al Rais, and Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar

Daan Elffers at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai with H.E. Tayeb Al Rais, and Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar

Daan Elffers, Chairman Islamic Reporting Initiative (center) with Badr Jafar, Founder of the Pearl Initiative (left) and Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (right). Photography: Irene Hell

Daan Elffers, (center) with Badr Jafar, Founder of the Pearl Initiative (left) and Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (right). Photography: Irene Hell

Daan Elffers EMG CSR Consultancy

Daan Elffers taking questions at the international conference on Responsible Business Conduct in Astana, Kazakhstan

Daan Elffers, Bjorn Sanders, Zeljka Davis and partners at CSR Saudi Arabia

Daan Elffers, Bjorn Sanders, and Zeljka Davis of EMG with partners at CSR Saudi Arabia

Drs Daan Elffers, chairman of CSR Summit in Jeddah, here with VP of Saudia Airlines

Drs Daan Elffers, chairman of CSR Summit in Jeddah, here with VP of Saudia Airlines