When you extend your vision into the right direction, opportunity is everywhere.

While the sustainability challenges we face today have seldom been so pressing, the opportunities they bring for organizations that rise to these challenges have seldom been so great. Low-hanging fruit has typically been found in areas such as energy reduction, material minimization, and other forms of cost efficiencies. But how does a strategy focused on less help an organization to achieve more?

EMG provides a solution.

Our approach takes a much more ambitious, strategic view on ESG, focused on empowering organizations to generate positive impacts financially, socially, and environmentally. This way, organizations transform themselves into powerful engines for innovation and growth, contributing actively towards the development of strong and healthy communities, prosperous and sustainable cities, and thriving ecosystems.

As organizations expand, so does their positive impact on society and the environment.

Focusing exclusively on ESG, our award-winning advisory firm has built an excellent reputation and track record for delivering a culturally responsive and quality service since 2004. We pride ourselves on our capacity to empower leaders with energy, knowledge and direction, not only to overcome the complexity of today’s ESG challenges, but to flourish.

Advisory Board






The Advisory Board is EMG’s top-level consultative and advisory body. Its role is to provide high-level strategic input and support towards the effective development and implementation of EMG’s goals and objectives. From left to right:

Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau
Chairman of EMG’s Advisory Council. Alongside a distinguished career in banking, defense, and water management, Prince Pieter-Christiaan has held various leadership positions with non-profit organizations including the WWF and the Dutch Red Cross. He holds a law degree from the University of Utrecht, and an MBA from IMD.

Drs Daan Elffers
EMG’s Founder and Managing Director. Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA); Certified Cradle to Cradle consultant since 2008. Served on IEMA’s Strategic Advisory Council; the Advisory Board of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; as Guest Member of the World Economic Forum Circular Economy Taskforce. Elected Chairman of the longest-running sustainability conference in the Middle East; served on the judging panel for the associated sustainability excellence awards. He has spoken on the topic of sustainable development at the COP22 in Marrakesh; the United Nations in Geneva; and at a number of universities and colleges worldwide. Educated in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA, Daan holds a Master’s Degree from the Rotterdam School of Management. He is a graduate of the Clingendael LBB program on international relations and diplomacy.

Ida Auken MP
Former Danish Minister of the Environment, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Educated at the University of Copenhagen, Ida was elected to the Danish Parliament in 2007 where she has played a vital role in shaping Danish environmental policies, holding positions including Spokeswoman for Environmental Affairs, Member of the Energy Policy Committee and Member of the Environment and Regional Planning Committee. Image credit: ©Steen Brogaard.

Prof. Dr Michael Braungart
Co-Founder, Cradle to Cradle design concept
Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart is a chemist – widely known for his work on the Cradle to Cradle design concept, which he developed together with American architect William McDonough. As founder of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH and co-founder of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) he has pushed forward the implementation of Cradle to Cradle by promoting innovation, positivity and quality in product design. Michael also co-founded the Hamburg Environmental Institute in 1989, a non-profit scientific research institute focusing on environmental solutions. Michael is currently the professor of Eco-Design at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and holds the Cradle to Cradle chair at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A former Greenpeace activist (leading the formation of the Chemistry Section of Greenpeace International) who once lived in a tree as protest, he is now considered to be a visionary thought leader in environmental science.

Gerrit Heyns
Economic development and sustainability thought leader, ranked in Top 30 Most Influential People in Global Finance by the Institute of Chartered Accountants
With more than 25 years of experience in global finance, Gerrit is a prominent thought leader in the field of sustainable economic development, focusing on identifying activities that improve resource efficiency and enhance sustainability in the transition to a less carbon intensive economy.

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