Sustainable Development seems to be the hottest and yet pervasive environmental buzzword bouncing around the corridors of international aid agencies.

Sustain & Able have devised models and strategies with its partners that ensure the conflicts and contradictions surrounding the relationships, concepts, connections and processes between economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection remain dynamic in order to cater for intra/intergenerational needs.


We’re a UK-based company providing renewable and non-renewable energy solutions across South America, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa for 15 years. Our focus is on ESG and GRI reporting solutions.

Specialising in Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) services for African countries, we streamline the process by integrating with agents and freight forwarders’ systems.  We offer an online portal/mobile app for easy access and management of ECTN documents, reducing administrative burden.

Our experienced team automates ECTN application and tracking, ensuring efficient and secure shipment of cargo.  We partner with super agents in over 24 African countries, authorized to provide ECTN services on behalf of port and customs authorities.  Recently, our bespoke system was implemented in two East African countries, and we’re in talks with other port authorities in the region for ECTN services.  Alongside ECTN, we provide customs clearance, transportation, and warehousing services, optimising logistics and supply chain management.

Our mission: to enable efficient, secure, and sustainable import and export for our clients.


As part of our responsibility to humanity, we continue to provide humanitarian support to as many areas as our business takes us.  Having a dedicated CSR champion has enabled Sustain & Able to develop relationships and enter into partnerships with those organisations that share our vision.

Our ‘SustainCare’ initiative has provided humanitarian support not just in Trinidad and Tobago, where we predominately operate, but also in Niger, Chad, Mali, Togo, Rep. of Benin, Sierra Leone, Liberia, DRC, Gambia, Zanzibar, Brazil, and Argentina.



At Sustain & Able our outlook and vision is driven by our desire to provide solutions for the following global challenges:

Sustain & Able works with financial partners to fund installations of renewable energy generation systems – Wind, Solar, Biomass, Hydro, Geothermal.

Renewable energy is generated which powers homes, businesses, government facilities or is connected to the existing utility grid which are connected to Sustain & Able Smart Meters

The financing systems for new power projects are as unwieldy, inflexible and inefficient as the physical systems. We are designing an end-to-end solution for energy finance, generation, payment, and revenue recognition that will empower approximately 1.2 billion people who still lack electricity access, and grow their economies.

Designed to bring the global energy consumption process into the 21st century. The company’s innovative platform will change the way that developing nations pay for and consume power by introducing a blockchain-based pre-paid energy model that is accessible via a mobile device. Using Smart Contracts, smart-meters, and a token-based, stake-weighted marketplace, we disrupt and reconfigure the current energy funding/consumption paradigm.

Greater Electrification in Emerging Markets

With our technology and renewable energy infrastructure the emerging markets can now have access to clean, reliable energy. This access to energy will help to advance societies and boost economies, giving the communities the tools they need to thrive.

Sustain & Able have recognised the clear link between gender equality and Sustainable Development. With this in mind Sustain & Able have mobilised a number of sustainable initiatives with its partners that pave the way for better employment and empowerment of women in the developing world.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina:

2 MW • Phase 1 • Commissioned Oct 2017 • 513KW, Grid Tied • Installation 8 weeks


A Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) system is used to monitor and track cargo movements from the country of origin to the destination country, providing safety and security of cargo, ships, and port installations, effective economic regulation, and international trade facilitation.

The Cargo Tracking Note scheme was conceived following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States of America, which led the International Maritime Organisation to introduce a security framework for enhancing the protection of international shipping and the prevention of the movements of dangerous cargo and arms shipments in all the maritime regions of the world. This is deemed to be the best maritime solution to fight international terrorism due to its ability to identify contraband right at the beginning of the transportation process.

CTN is fully implemented in North America, Europe, China and India.

This scheme can fasten cargo clearance discharge ports due to the advance declaration of cargo at the loading port. It will also check decades of fraudulent declarations by importers and even ship owners on arrival at the ports.

In addition, due to the initiation of the Union of African Shippers Council (UASC) there are 24 African countries that make use of the CTN process: Angola, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana and Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Togo.

  1. Increased Revenue: The implementation of CTN can increase government revenue as it can generate additional income through the collection of fees and charges associated with the cargo tracking process. At a charge of $100 (20ft container) and $150 (40ft container) with an anticipated yearly throughput of over 1.4 million+ containers, the total annual revenue for the stakeholders will run into millions.
  2. Reduction in Customs Evasion: CTN implementation can help reduce customs evasion by ensuring that all goods entering the country are properly documented and tracked. This can help prevent the under-declaration of cargo and improve customs revenue collection. CTN will address situations where importers under-invoice their goods from the suppliers at the point of purchase, in order to pay fewer duties. The platform will check the trend to ensure manifests are not tampered with by ships for the purpose of cheating the port authorities.
  1. Enhanced Cargo Security: CTN implementation can enhance the security of cargo by providing real-time monitoring of cargo movements. This can help identify any suspicious activities, such as cargo tampering or unauthorised deviations from the agreed route.
  2. Improved Risk Management: CTN implementation can help improve risk management by providing detailed information on cargo movements. This can help customs and security authorities to recognise high-risk cargo and take appropriate measures to mitigate potential security threats.
  3. Preventing Cargo Theft: CTN implementation can help prevent cargo theft by providing real-time tracking of cargo movements. This can help detect any unauthorised attempts to remove cargo from the transport vehicle or container, and alert authorities in real-time.
  1. Increased Efficiency: CTN implementation will increase the efficiency of customs operations by providing real-time tracking of cargo movements, reducing the need for manual intervention, and improving data accuracy.
  2. Enhanced Risk Management: CTN implementation can assist customs authorities to identify high-risk cargo and improve risk management processes. averting the smuggling of illegal goods, including drugs, weapons, and counterfeit products.
  3. Improved Revenue Collection: CTN implementation improves customs revenue collection by providing accurate and timely data on cargo movements, which can aid in preventing under-declaration and concealment, which are the primary causes of revenue leakages
  4. Improved Compliance: CTN implementation also improves compliance with customs regulations by ensuring that all cargo movements are properly documented and tracked, reducing the risk of cargo being held at ports due to non-compliance issues, which can cause delays and additional costs for businesses.
  5. Better Collaboration: CTN implementation enables better collaboration between customs authorities and other government agencies responsible for regulating trade, such as port authorities, shipping companies, and freight forwarders. This can help improve coordination, communication, and data sharing, which can lead to more effective trade facilitation and risk management.
  1. Improved Visibility: CTN implementation provides importers with greater visibility into the movement of their cargo. They can track the location of their goods in real-time, allowing them to better plan and manage their supply chain operations.
  2. Reduced Risk: CTN implementation reduces the risk of cargo theft, damage, or loss during transportation. The system provides real-time updates on the movement of goods, which can help importers take proactive measures to address any issues that may arise.
  3. Faster Customs Clearance: CTN implementation speeds up customs clearance by providing accurate and timely data on cargo movements. This can reduce the time and cost associated with customs inspections and help importers receive their goods faster.
  1. Having a system in place that only identifies contraband items at the discharge port will result in huge bottlenecks and a significant slowdown of the clearing process. On the other hand, CTN guarantees any contraband items detected at the port of loading are swiftly removed.
  2. The CTN is issued once the bill of lading, commercial invoice, and freight invoice are submitted for verification. One hidden benefit of the process is that we are able to identify where shipping companies have charged high freight costs without justification. Once this is identified we are able to challenge the shipper to provide a reason for the inflated cost. This often leads to a reduction of freight charges to the importer.
  3. CTN is also a veritable source of data, which many consider being one of the most important tools to provide economic metrics detailing what, as well as who is importing particular types of cargo.

In conclusion, the implementation of CTN will lead to better accountability, transparency, predictability, and efficiency of the cargo loading, clearing and discharge process.



As part of fulfilling its mission and corporate objective, Sustain & Able have conducted extensive academic research in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire. This research focuses on different aspects of measuring wellbeing in terms of economic growth, conflict and war, challenges of malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, sustainable business models, the relationship between poverty and the environment, climate change, good governance, globalisation and its effect on Sustainable Development.


Our most recent study demonstrates how religion can be used as a decisive tool in creating synergies between governments and societies to ensure hegemonic dominance the of a selected few is eradicated.



Sustainable investing is one of the fastest growing segments of the asset management industry. Sustain & Able recognise that non-financial variables like environment, social and governance (ESG) are an important factor when making investment decisions. ESG data spans a range of issues, including measures of company carbon emissions, labour and human rights policies, and corporate governance structures.

Sustain & Able understand that the provision of insightful ESG analytics not only delivers strategic value to a company but also attracts and retains long term investors, indicating effective ESG reporting is the new emerging standard for 21st century companies.

At Sustain & Able We:

  • Explain our approach to ESG Management and describe how it can add value to the client

  • Report on material ESG issue relevant to your organisation and highlight value-adding opportunities

  • Provide data that is complete, consistent, reliable, comparable and clear

  • Use standardised frameworks such as GRI, UNPRI, CDP and DJSI

  • Understand what the key issues are for investors and stakeholders therefore allowing us to determine how best to provide relevant data



Holding a PhD in Sustainable Development from University of Hertfordshire, Suleiman is a very keen advocate of the sustainability agenda. He has spent the last 10 years providing renewable energy solutions around the developing world. His vision is to drive the surge in energy generation through renewable sources in African to a level that sees rural communities gain increased access to electricity, thereby allowing these communities to contribute to their country’s economic development.

Over 20 years’ experience working within the Corporate Social Responsibility domain. Haifa ensures that our business operations are conducted with responsible management practices and are integrated into the social and environmental concerns of the communities Sustain & Able are privileged to operate in, having a dedicated asset to head our responsible management deliverables ensures our humanitarian commitments and partnerships are maintained and strengthened.

Barrister Felix has 30 years of experience in top-level management law and investment advisory experience in Trinidad and Tobago. This has enabled Sustain & Able to provide scalable clean energy solutions to the new power industry landscape initiative.

Tola is our in-house consultant and has been part of the advisory team on a number of very high-profile private sector turnkey infrastructural projects in the West African sub-region, which include the development and acquisition of refineries and power plants.

Omar has spent the last 15 years providing waste-to-energy solutions to communities in Trinidad and Tobago gaining vast experience in the collecting, organizing, and management of waste disposal and recycling facilities.


Email: info@sustainnable.com