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The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is part of the University of Cambridge. It is an institution within the School of Technology established by Ordinance of the General Board.

CISL's Management Board meets three times per year, and appoints its Advisory Board to give advice to CISL on long-term strategy and to act as a sounding board on further developments.

Management Board


Professor Richard Prager, Head of the School of Technology, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge


Professor Bill Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Professor Philip Allmendinger, Head of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences,  Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

Professor Bill Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Professor in Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge


Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Advisory Board


Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman, Debenhams plc


Andrew Bester, Group Director, CEO Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group

Andy Clarke, President & CEO, Asda Stores Ltd

Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate Action

Philippe Joubert, Former President of Alstom

José Lopez, Former Executive Vice President, Operations and GLOBE, Nestlé SA

Michael Naylor, Advisory Council, Actis Energy Funds

Fred Phaswana

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Vice President for Conservation Policy, Conservation International