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History & Vision

Since 2004EMG Group was founded in the Netherlands on 4 April 2004 by Drs Daan Elffers. Fully specialized in strategic CSR and Sustainable Development, the award-winning advisory firm has been the first choice in Sustainability and CSR advisory for governments, businesses and not-for-profit organizations worldwide.

The Netherlands historically has an excellent reputation for its high public awareness and advanced approach to Sustainable Development and CSR, being among the first countries in the world to implement the Green Economy on a significant scale.

EMG’s Advisory Board is Chaired by HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau. Board Members include financier Gerrit Heyns (Ranked 27th Most Influential Person in Global Finance by the Institute of Chartered Accountants) and Ida Auken MP (Former Danish Minister of the Environment).

EMG is a approved and registered vendor to the United Nations (UNGM) with a highest level registration. Complying with the UNGM code of conduct, EMG provides services which adhere to the standards set by the United Nations.

Extensive regional expertise and experience with a long-standing international track record.

Core focus on CSR and Sustainable development; in-depth understanding and knowledge of the subject.

Native language fluency in all 6 United Nations languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Over 70% of EMG consultants hold a PhD, educated at leading universities including Cambridge University, London School of Economics and Law, Stern School of Business, Berkeley University of California

EMG consultants have experience of 20+ years as reliable advisors to many reputable
organizations all over the world, governments, stock-listed and privately-owned businesses worldwide

EMG maintains a strong partnership with the Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI), the world’s leading guidelines for sustainability reporting for the countries memebers of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

Enable More GoodMany companies today take a conventional approach to Sustainability and CSR, focusing largely on minimizing energy consumption, reducing material use, and other forms of cost efficiency.

But how does a strategy focused on less help an organization to achieve more?

EMG takes a unique, and much more positive, integrated, and strategic approach to Sustainability and CSR, coupling Sustainable Development with organizational objectives of economic, social and environmental prosperity and growth.

Such an approach has the proven capacity to yield desirable outcomes quickly and efficiently, while priming organizations for a secure and prosperous future.

Over the years, EMG has become a recognized authority in its field. The winner of numerous international awards for its quality service and generated impact, EMG is regularly invited as a keynote speaker and international expert to share its thoughts and opinions on the most important trends in CSR and Sustainability.

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