Drs Daan Elffers

CEO of EMG Group and Founder of the Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI)

Drs Daan Elffers is the Chairman of the Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI). A passionate believer in the potential of Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility/ CSR in the Islamic world, Elffers launched the not-for-profit organization in April 2015 as the first SMART, integrated, culturally-responsive and impact-oriented CSR reporting framework based on Islamic principles and values. Commended by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) the initiative has the potential to be of immediate benefit to organizations in more than 50 countries. As the chief executive of leading international CSR advisory firm EMG Group, Elffers has extensive experience working directly with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations worldwide. Named one of the '100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR' by the World CSR Day organization, Elffers was the Chairman of the recent CSR Summit in Dubai, the longest running CSR summit in the region. Elffers holds a Master’s 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. A certified Cradle to Cradle consultant since 2008, he was an advisor with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in California (USA) and is a Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce at the World Economic Forum. He is a Strategic Advisory Council Member to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the world’s largest membership organization for sustainability professionals. For more information see and

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