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10 February, 2014
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  • The Sustainability Challenge
  • Why Corporate Sustainability (CS) matters – the role of business now and for the future
  • Corporate Sustainability in business terms
  • The business case for Corporate Sustainability
  • Tea
  • Best practices and examples of Corporate Sustainability leaders
  • Corporate Sustainability leadership exercise and application
  • Lunch
  • Role play: selling the business case for Corporate Sustainability to the Board
  • Round table: Practical application in Mauritian business
  • Tea
  • Summary & questions
  • Close

CS-cover-page-(Jan-2014)This 1-day interactive training has been developed in collaboration with the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) and is part of the MIoD’s Director Development Programme. The training is MQA approved.

The training comes with a comprehensive 100 pages CS manual, click here to see what is included. The manual has been designed and written by Sanju Deenapanray and Anneloes Smitsman for the MIoD, with latest sustainability trends and research about corporate sustainability and how to make the business case for CS.

To attend this training please use the  MIoD online booking system.


More and more the key aspects of Corporate Sustainability are gaining the attention of the Board room, not only because of the risk factors inherent in ignoring the latest trends, but also because Corporate Sustainability can drive business value, including cost reductions, risk mitigation, revenue generation, innovation and employee development and retention.

Increasingly a company’s ability to manage its social, environmental and governance aspects is being seen as a leading indicator of its overall management quality and a determinant of its financial performance. In a competitive market, businesses can derive a range of benefits from the sound management of their Corporate Sustainability such as reputational advantages and license to operate, as well as the long term viability of their company.

A new trend is emerging in the corporate world: “The evolution of corporate sustainability inside companies has shifted the conversation from the margins to the mainstream. The early conversations focused on regulatory compliance and then on “doing well by doing good” — aligning cost-saving measures with reputational benefits — and, more recently, with creating value by aligning sustainability with innovation.” (Source - 2013 six growing trends in corporate sustainability – Ernst & Young survey in cooperation with GreenBiz Group)


Prakash (Sanju) Deenapanray

Sanju holds a Bachelor of Systems Engineering (Interdisciplinary Program) from the Australian National University (ANU), MSc in Physics from the University of Pretoria (South Africa), PhD in Semiconductor Physics ANU, and MBA in Technology Management from LaTrobe University (Australia). He has published over 150 research articles, technical and policy papers, and generated patents while developing novel thin-film silicon solar cells technologies for photovoltaic applications.

Sanju has worked for the Mauritius Research Council and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). With UNDP, he managed the climate change (mitigation and adaptation) portfolio for Mauritius, and provided technical backstopping to the UNDP Regional CDM Capacity Development Program in Eastern and Southern Africa. Sanju is a Director of ELIA-Ecological Living In Action Ltd since 2010 and a Director of the Centre for Systemic Planning since 2013. Sanju is a member of the following organisations and initiatives: UNDESA’s Technical Advisory Group supporting the development of the Vulnerability-Resilience Profile (VRP) methodology for SIDS (since 2012), UNEP’s Expert Group for developing an Inclusive Green Growth Index, the Mauritius Sustainability Index Supervisory Committee, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, and the System Dynamics Society.

Anneloes Smitsman

Anneloes holds a Masters degree in Law and Political Science from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and conducted two years of PhD research about institutional design for an ecologically sustainable society at the Australian National University (ANU).

Anneloes has worked for more than 18 years as trainer, coach and facilitator in the Netherlands, South-Africa, Australia and Mauritius (since 2006). She founded ELIA-Ecological Living In Action Ltd in 2006 in Mauritius and has been a Director of ELIA since that time. Anneloes facilitates training and coaching for organisations, schools, and individuals in transformational change, ecological literacy development and leadership for sustainability. In 2012 Anneloes developed the main methodology for the Rio+20 Global Dialogues, which was applied in 9 different countries to feed into the Rio+20 UN Conference. Together with a local team in Mauritius she organised and facilitated over 20 dialogues for sustainability in 2012. Between 2007-2009 Anneloes was actively involved in the le Morne Mountain UNESCO World Heritage process together with local communities.

Anneloes is a MQA (Mauritius Qualification Authority) approved trainer in the areas of Personal Development, Leadership, and Sustainable Development and a Full Coach Member of IOCA. She is also a member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors.