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Net Zero Footprints 2023 Report

We are pleased to launch the full report on the first edition of the conference with data, facts and a summary of all panel discussions. To have a copy of the report, please click on the download button below.

Net Zero Footprints Conference 2023: 
A Successful bet for Global Cynergies

Business Magazine
Net Zero Footprints Conference 2023: a successful bet for Global Cynergies

Nirvan Armoogum April 5, 2023

Get out of our comfort zone and find sustainable solutions to stop the suffering of the planet we live on; this is the watchword of all the speakers of the speakers at the first edition of Net Zero Footprints Conference which was held at the Labourdonnais hotel at the Caudan Waterfront, on Thursday March 16, 2023. The initiative goes to Global Cynergies Worldwide, whose franchise is held in Mauritius by Reshmee Chamroo, who handles the Africa and neighboring countries portfolio and who is also the founder of Ideas For Us Ltd, a non-profit organization that works for sustainable development in Mauritius.  

The Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Kavydass Ramano, The kick-off was given by Sarita Meeheelau, from the Ministry of the Environment with a presentation on the prospects of the situation in Mauritius based on facts and figures. There are programs that stakeholders can take advantage of and feed into to improve their supply chains. During his speech, the Minister of the Environment. Kavydass Ramano, explained that this conference reflects the partnership and collaborative efforts between the public sector, private sector and civil society to achieve the target set on our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 2021 updates.“No one can deny that climate change is happening at an alarming rate, bringing more devastating effects around the world, but more so in vulnerable countries like Mauritius. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Carbon Emissions Gap Report 2022 reveals that global commitments updated since COP26 in 2021 make only a negligible difference to greenhouse gas emissions. predicted greenhouse by 2030. This means that the policies currently in place are not sufficient to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030”.

In addition, the organizer of this event, Reshmee Chamroo, wanted to point out that “Climate change is a global emergency that transcends national borders. It is a problem that requires international cooperation and coordinated solutions at all levels. To combat climate change and its negative effects, world leaders meeting in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) reached a breakthrough on December 12, 2015: the historic Paris Agreement. Thus, the 'Net Zero footprints 2023' conference is a platform that was launched in order to bring together partners from various sectors to engage in the process of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a level as close as possible to zero, with the remaining emissions being reabsorbed from the atmosphere, by the oceans and forests, for example. Currently, Earth is already about 1.1°C warmer than it was in the late 1800s, and emissions continue to rise. To limit global warming to 1.5°C, as set out in the Paris Agreement, emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050”. “The conference was very informative about net zero footprint and how each stakeholder contributed solutions, suggestions, information and data that allow us to move forward and work on the basis of a higher progression. important towards the net zero footprint" , confided the director of Global Cynergies Mauritius.

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Conference Day Panels

The Net Zero Footprints 2023 Conference opened this morning with the opening ceremony from the Organiser Ms Reshmee Chamroo Director Global Accounts, Global Cynergies Worldwide & Director, Ideas For Us Ltd. followed by the official speech of Hons. Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Then Mrs Sarita Meeeheelaul from the Ministry of Environment headed the conference programme with a presentation on the Nationally Determined Contribution Mauritius to eventually kick start with the panel discussions. 

A summary of the conference programme is as follows:

09.50 - 11.00 Panel 1 - Net Zero Climate Finance

11.20 - 12.30 Panel 2 - Net Zero Transformation & Manufacturing

14.00 - 15.05 Panel 3 - Net Zero Transportation & Logistics

15.20 - 16.45 Panel 4 - Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Come and join us live through the following link.


Guest Speaker Series - Shaarad Maharaj

Shaarad Maharaj is an experienced business executive, award-winning tech entrepreneur, Executive Director and CEO at TradeBRICS Group. His expertise on climate finance in the supply chain is commendable. Join us on The Net Zero Footprints 2023 Conference at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel on the 16th March 2023 to know more from him on the Net Zero Climate Finance panel.

Guest Speaker Series: Mr Bernard Theys

Bernard Theys, CEO of Phoenix Beverages Group invites you to join the 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 on the 16th of March 2023.

South African Airways partners with Net Zero Footprints 2023 Conference

We are proud to announce that South African Airways is partnering with the Net Zero Footprints 2023 Conference event. We are grateful and thrilled to have them with us for this conference. From South Africa, we will have one representative joining us live on this event and from Mauritius we will have the crew based in Mauritius among us! So join the Net Zero Footprints 2023 Conference at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel on the 16th March 2023 to experience the blend of top businesses sharing with us on Net Zero topics.

Guest Speaker Series - Avinash Rugoobur

Avinash Rugoobur, Board Member of Arrival Ltd, invites you to join the 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐭 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 on the 16th of March 2023. 

Mr. Rugoobur will be a panelist for the conference and will address the 'Net Zero Transports and Logistics' topic. 

Join us at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel to learn more on e-transportation for a sustainable future which he will showcase in his discussions.

BasiGo (kenya)

We have the pleasure to announce that BasiGo (Kenya), an e-mobility start-up looking to revolutionize the public transportation sector by providing public transport bus owners with a cost-effective electric alternative to diesel, will be represented by Mr Francis Njoroge Mungai, Head of Fleet Operations, who will intervene on the Net Zero Transportation and Logistics panel on the 16th March 2023. So join us at The Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel Mauritius to know more about it!

Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Net Zero Carbon Buildings englobes the concept of embodied and operational strategies of carbon buildings for making it net zero and sustainable for the future. We are at times confused of having buildings with high energy efficiency to term it as green. But over the years, a green building concept for a net zero strategy takes into account the materials used at source for constructing the building to the materials input to making it functional with several efficient and effective sustainable concepts and materials input in the process.

This video gives an overview on the topics which will be discussed during The Net Zero Footprints 2023 Conference at Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel on the 16th March 2023. Join us to know more.

Guest Speakers Series - Dr Das Mootanah

Dr Das Mootanah is the CEO of Metro Express Limited. He will share with us the initiatives of the new Metro infrastructure, the newly designed routes and sustainable initiatives put into this project for a better transportation system in Mauritius.

Net Zero Transportation and Logistics

The logistics and transport sector contributes just over a third of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, making it the largest - emitting sector in numerous developed countries. And that share keeps growing. This sector making such a significant contribution to global emissions can play a critical role in the transition to a decarbonized future, as well as adapting to the impacts of climate change (iso;2023). Join us on the 16th March 2023 to learn more about this sector net zero highlights for the African and Mauritian market from main industry actors at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel Mauritius.

Route To Net Zero

The Route To Net Zero consists of several strategies which are to be adopted for effective and consistent improvement in the sustainability engineering for circular economy. Join us at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel on the 16th March 2023 to learn more about it with our expert guest speakers, panelists and moderators. 

Guest Speaker Series - Kiera Crowe Pettersson

Kiera is an expert in circular economy. She is co founder of Big Circle Studios South Africa. Being a pioneer from Ellen Macarthur Foundation and working on many circular economy projects, she will be among us on the 16th March 2023 in Mauritius at the Labourdonnnais Waterfront Hotel to share her knowledge, experience and expertise on circular economy for the Net Zero Transformation and Manufacturing panel. Don't miss out on meeting her in person at the conference to learn more!

Net Zero Manufacturing

Commitments to net zero in manufacturing is to secure license to operate, being competitive and to gain market share. Despite the commitments companies and governments are putting in place to get to net zero, manufacturers around the world are still struggling to accelerate their firm’s sustainability journey. To move forward with confidence, manufacturers seeking to accelerate their net zero journey could benefit from having a cross-industry space in which to collaborate and share insights with like-minded peers facing similar and transversal challenges (WEF2023). Join us on Net Zero Footprints Conference 2023 to know more from actors of the African and Mauritian industry about Industry 4.0.

Guest Speakers Series - Tanya Dos Santos Ford

Mrs Tanya Dos Santos Ford is the Global Head of Sustainability for Investec Group. She will be joining us as our international guest speaker this 16th March 2023 in Mauritius at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel to share her expertise, knowledge and experience on Net Zero Climate Finance. Here are a few words from her.

Net Zero Transformation - Industry 4.0

Net Zero Transformation is the way to decarbonization through digitalisation and making the industry 4.0 compliant. An insight of topics to be discussed is showcased in this video.

Paving The Way To Net Zero

This video provides an overview of the topics which will be discussed by our guest speakers and panelists for this conference.







Top Companies Globally


Top 100 Companies in Mauritius/Africa


Expected Attendees


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The Net Zero Footprints 2023

2023 is marked by discussions to bring our footprints to Net Zero. This conference is a platform to learn, broaden our span on how we can reduce our business footprints, our own footprints and undertake specific measures to contribute to positive footprints for a better Planet Earth as we do not have Planet B! Join us for this one day conference with International & local experts who will share their experience and expertise for a better accountability of our footprints. 

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been emphasising on actions, commitments and reaching to net zero at the Cop 27 and we need your commitments to put into actions net zero frameworks, policies, regulations, and adaptable concepts to reduce our footprints (business, individual, society) in Africa and Mauritius. So join us this 16th March 2023 at Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel to be part of the change through committed actions! Take a pledge to be net zero this 2023 to make Planet Earth sustainable for our children to live in a better planet by 2030. 


Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel Mauritius


16th March 2023



Agenda (tentative agenda in resources section)

Registration 08.30am

Opening Ceremony 9.00 am

Conference starts at 9.15 am

Panel 1: 9.15am - 10.30 am

Coffee/Tea Break: 10.30 - 10.45

Panel 2: 10.45 to 12.30

Lunch 12.30 - 13.30

Panel 3: 13.30 - 14.45

Coffee/Tea Break: 14.45 - 15.00

Panel 4: 15.00 - 16.30

Closing Ceremony 16.30 - 17.00

Workshop ends at 17.00

*MQA Approved (Ref:MQA-NAW-7023)

Topics in discussion

Four main economic sectors related topics

  • Net Zero Climate Finance
  • Net Zero Transformation and Manufacturing
  • Net Zero Footprints in Transportation & Logistics
  • Net Zero Carbon Buildings



Training Institution Partner

Soft Skills Consultants Mauritius is our Training Institution partner (for MQA) towards this conference event as a workshop which will be delivered to registered participants. Soft Skills Consultants ensures all conformity in regards to the conference agenda as a workshop and the delivery of the event content to be able to provide registered attendees (in person) the required framework to obtaining the MQA Certification. Registered attendees are to ensure that they are physically present at the event for the 8hrs of content to obtain their MQA Certificate. It must be noted that only registered companies having an account with HRDC, can file in their refund for their staff attending this event within 2 weeks after the event takes place. The organisers follow all the procedures of the Mauritius Qualifications Authority via Soft Skills Consultants as our Training Institution partner.

Climate Finance

Climate action requires significant investment, but its value is immense: a livable climate. Countries around the world are showing how climate finance can improve people’s lives and prospects for the planet.


Climate Adaptation

The fallout varies depending on where you live. It might mean fires or floods, droughts, hotter or colder days or sea-level rise. we must adapt to climate consequences so we can protect ourselves and our communities.

Recovering Better

Six Climate-Positive Actions to Help Rebuild Economies From COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Invest In Green Jobs
  • No Bailout For Polluting Industries
  • End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies
  • Climate In All Decisions
  • Work Together
  • Leave No One Behind

(UN Climate Action)

Net Zero Commitments:
Can these countries commit?

The top seven emitters (China, the United States of America, India, the European Union, Indonesia, the Russian Federation, Brazil) accounted for about half of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.


The Group of 20 (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union) are responsible for about 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Source: UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2022


Renewable Energy

  • Renewable energy sources are all around us
  • Renewable energy is cheaper
  • Renewable energy is healthier
  • Renewable energy creates jobs
  • Renewable energy makes economic sense

Act Now!
A Moral Imperative

Economic loss and damage are negative impacts that we can assign a monetary value to. 

Non-economic loss and damage are negative impacts where it is difficult or infeasible to assign a monetary value to.

COP27 is a critical moment to acknowledge and respond to the overwhelming scientific evidence on loss and damage. There is a clear need to pick up the pace in the UNFCCC to address loss and damage, as progress to date has been grossly inadequate.

(UN Climate Action)

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This event is powered by:

Net Zero Footprints Team (Mauritius, Africa, Europe, USA team)

Global Cynergies Worldwide (USA)

GEvents (Africa)

Ideas For Us (Mauritius) Ltd

Soft Skills Consultants (Mauritius)

South African Airways (SAA)

Investec (Global)

Big Circle Studios (South Africa)

TradeBRICS (South Africa)

Metro Express Ltd (Mauritius)

Arrival Ltd (UK)

BasiGo (Kenya)

Ark Atelier Ltd (Mauritius)

Phoenix Beverages Limited (Mauritius)

Phoenix Earth Initiative

The Coca Cola Company

Dynamia Associates & Developers Ltd (Mauritius)

Transinvest Construction (Mauritius)

and many more.

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