Bio Daan Elffers founder IRI

Drs Daan Elffers Named one of the ‘100 Most Talented Leaders in CSR’, Drs Daan Elffers is internationally recognized in the field of CSR and sustainability.  He has received numerous awards and fellowships ‘in recognition of his exceptional leadership and advocacy for sustainability and his broader contribution to society and the profession’, among which from IEMA. He founded in 2004 CSR consultancy EMG.

In 2015 he founded Islamic Reporting Initiative, a not for profit foundation, leading the creation of reporting standard for corporate sustainability & ethical business and transparency based on Islamic values and principles, relevant for organizations in Muslim-majority countries as well as entities trading with these countries. Potentially relevant to nearly a quarter of the world’s population with custodianship for vast reserves of natural resources, the IRI is already working with partners in more than 50 countries to effectively accelerate the uptake of sustainability in Islamic communities worldwide.

The Islamic Reporting Initiative intends to be a positive and proactive initiator of dialogue in regard to Sustainable Development Goals, contribute by sharing knowledge, fostering academic thinking, and supporting international development and aid between now and 2030. Elffers has been the Chairman of numerous conferences on Sustainability in the GCC and broader region, also serving on the judging panel for international sustainability awards. He is a regular keynote speaker and guest lecturer and serves on the CSR expert panel for the Department of Business Economics at Erasmus University.

“Islamic Reporting Initiative for voluntary use by organizations reporting on people, planet and profit according to Islamic values and principles. While the IRI seeks to make CSR reporting standard practice for organizations across all sectors to advance economic opportunity responsibly in the Islamic world, the underlying vision is quite unique. The IRI seeks to achieve the above with a methodology that is culturally relevant and impact-oriented.” Daan Elffers

Daan Elffers with Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol CEO of the International Islamic Trade Finance CorporationDaan Elffers in Oman with Al Jisr team