Irina van der Sluijs


this is about putting the yoga into practice. manifesting your sovereignty in life. it takes courage to self-actualize for oneself and the collective while cultivating the safe grounds of partners, family, friends and work life. my journey of putting the yoga to work is about growing sustainability in business. currently employed in sustainable finance for a global bank (see my LI page ) but always finding space for creative endeavours in or outside of the corporate constraints. it is just cool to manifest and get out there. work with like-minded people and teams and get a taste of different countries and cultures. scary sometimes but we need to do this all together.   

the Power Podcast

2023 -

Personal Power Treasure Hunt

Katalyst Initiative

2022 -

Board member at KI

European Citizen Initiative

2022 -

member ECI

Platform Living Wage Financials (PLWF)

January 2018 -

Value-based Banking

Living wage at ASN Bank

June 2016 - January 2017

Supporting Dutch ASN Bank with a living wage approach

Asian Living Wage Conference

July 2015 - June 2016

Project manager of the conference held in Pakistan

Social Criteria in Sustainable Procurement

June 2014 - October 2014

Evaluation research for the Dutch government

Better Work Bangladesh

November 2012 - June 2013

Project for Dutch and German government

Business and Human Rights

September 2011 - ongoing

Human Rights Due Diligence Services for International Business

Wage Research in Bangladesh

June 2013 - October 2013

Research project for Netherlands Embassy Dhaka

Development of Dutch Caribbean

February 2010- September 2010

Project management for Berenschot International on Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean.

Human Rights and Security Risk Analysis

June - August 2014

Research Framework for PAX

Berenschot International

2011 - 2015

Associate at Berenschot, a Dutch management consultancy firm founded in 1938.

Clean Clothes

September - October 2014

Research project on wages

Human Rights Fund

September 2013-December 2013

Technical assistance human rights fund

European Action Plan Living Wage

June 2013 - December 2013

Multi-stakeholder process for Dutch and German government together with GIZ

African diaspora and the private sector

May 2011

Multi-stakeholder project to bring African diaspora together with business and development organisations.

Sustainable Design


Support of designers' collective that makes and sources sustainable lifestyle products in China, Brazil and Indonesia.

Living wage training RVO

March 2016 - April 2016

Training project advisors of Dutch Trade Promotion Agency RVO

Ecosystems and Biodiversity

2009 - 2010

IUCN communication project in the run-up to the 2010 UN Year of Biodiversity.

IMVO convenanten

November - December 2014

Onderzoek voor PAX for Peace

Social risks in South America

April - September 2011

CSR research project and social risks assessments in South America.

MVO Nederland

January 2015 - June 2015

Evaluatie Brancheprogramma en Informatiepunt

Living Wage in Supply Chains

January - July 2012

Inventory research and communication project for the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs