Yoganathan Muttiah – Referent “Ethics”
Muttiah graduated from the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales” and was a university student at the College of High Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development in Paris. He created and was Secretary General of the Sustainable Development Club of the Higher Council of the Order of Accountants and Tax Reviewers of France. He founded Alliances Stratégiques International S.A., an international sustainable development consulting company, largely dedicated to India. In 2013, he also founded a French cooperative (Metamorphose) with more than 40 members to promote the change of economic model and the social and ecological transition of companies and territories.
Muttiah actively contributed to the development of the French association Up2green Reforestation, together with Antoine and Maskov. He is the leader of several networks such as the North-South Association that he founded in 1982, the ORE Association for the Integration of Biodiversity in the Business and Accounting Strategy and Management of Companies, the Forum for Other Wealth Indicators (FAIR), the Inspire Institute on Functional Economics and the Third World Debt Cancellation Committee (CADTM).
He participated at the Johannesburg Summit as part of the collective of French NGOs, in the Social Forums of Mumbai and Dakar, at the Peoples’ Conference in Cochabamba (Bolivia), andCOP21 and 22 in Paris and Marrakech.
For Muttiah Yogananthan, the notion of borders, both geographical, cultural or mental, is a brake on ecological transition. It is imperative to open these borders and overcome our national, ethical or religious identities to think as “human being” or “living being” that is part of an All that is Nature in order to give future generations a chance to survive.