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What should the economy deliver?

Rewiring the Economy is our ten-year plan to lay the foundations for a sustainable economy. Together, governments, business and finance can create the enabling conditions for sustainable business to prosper whilst delivering positive outcomes for society and the environment.

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Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies

There is growing high-level consensus that to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel subsidies must be phased out. As part of our work to rewire the economy we are working with business and government to unlock action on this complex issue.

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Rewiring our economy to combat climate change and poverty

In his blog, Dr Jake Reynolds looks at how the ten tasks in Rewiring the Economy allow leaders across government, business and finance to align their thinking with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Applications open: Postgraduate Certificates in Sustainable Business and Sustainable Value Chains

Get the best training at the University of Cambridge to respond to sustainability-related risks and opportunities with our part-time professional development courses.

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International organisations, countries and businesses commit to work together on fossil fuel subsidies elimination

Jul 03, 2015

3 July 2015 – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has facilitated a high-level debate with 40 senior decision-makers and influencers who agreed to work together to address the challenge of eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.

Ten international banks commit to finance sustainable agricultural commodities by 2020

Jul 03, 2015

3 July 2015 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership launches new 10-year plan to Rewire the Economy

Jul 01, 2015

2 July 2015 – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is today launching its milestone report and business model – Rewiring the Economy – to show how government, business and finance can work together to create an economy which favours sustainable business models and delivers positive outcomes for people and the environment.

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International Operations

We have offices in Cambridge, Brussels and Cape Town, and delivery partners in Beijing, Melbourne and São Paolo. We have a strategic focus on extending our work in China, Brazil and across Africa.