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Government long-term climate strategy should be 'business friendly', says Corporate Leaders Group logo18 November 2016: In this article, The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), outline the importance of "business friendly" national government long-term policy planning to deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


UK ratifies Paris climate agreement

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15 November 2016: In this Guardian article, Jill Duggan, director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), amongst others comments on the UK's decision to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


According To Corporate Leaders Group Paris Agreement Marks New Era

blue&green tomorrow logo4 November 2016: This article in blue&green comments on the call by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), for participants to the UN climate conference opening next week in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22), to start working on the details required to implement the global pact without delay

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Climate change could spark the world’s next financial crisis, former Bank of England executive warns

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24 October 2016: In these two articles, The Independent and Bloomberg,  CISL, Senior Associate and former Bank of England Executive, Dr Paul Fisher, warns, 'You don’t need to believe in climate change, you don’t need to believe that it is man-made. You just need to believe that governments are going to do stuff and that is going to affect your business. And then it is a material risk'.

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Dame Polly Courtice honoured at Responsible Business Awards

Etical Corporation3 October 2016:  Ethical Corporation report on Dame Polly Courtice, founder-director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, picking up a Lifetime Achievement Award at Ethical Corporation’s seventh annual Responsible Business Awards.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


How Including Natural Assets in Financial Decision Making Gives Companies a Competitive EdgeBy

Environmental Leader logo8 August 2016: This article in the Environmental Leader, explores the implications for environmental managers engaged in managing natural resources and how increased competition for these resources directly affects their business.

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Making business sense of natural capital

Huffington Post27 July 2016: This article in the Huffington Post is one of a series of blogs on Natural Capital by Dr Gemma Cranston, Senior Programme Manager at CISL. In it she explores the questions: Can we truly measure returns from investment in nature? Can we measure outcomes? And are we all talking about the same things? 

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University of Cambridge to lead Protocol Application Program

blue&green tomorrow logo26 July 2016: This blue&green article reports on the launch of the Protocol Application Program.

Following a successful pilot program, which generated the interest of hundreds of businesses and the support of finance, conservation, science, standard setting and policy communities, the Natural Capital Coalition has today launched the Protocol Application Program. The new Application Program, designed and led by CISL and open to businesses of all sizes worldwide, will encourage wider use of the Protocol by companies that have not yet engaged with the framework.

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CISL reveals insights from testing Natural Capital Protocol; launches Protocol Application Program

Sustainable brands logo 230x7426 July 2016:  Over the last 18 months CISL has managed a pilot Program on behalf of the Natural Capital Coalition with over 50 companies including Coca-Cola, Hugo Boss, Jaguar Land Rover, Kering and Nestlé, testing the business relevance and usability of the Protocol. The impacts of these pilot tests on individual businesses are revealed in a new CISL-authored report, Business Insights: Pilot testing the Natural Capital Protocol, launched today by the Natural Capital Coalition and highlighted in this article by Sustainable Brands.

Natural Capital Protocol

University members celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Varsity logo16 June 2016: This article in the Varsity identifies members of the University of Cambridge who have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours, including our Director, Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO.

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Polly Courtice honoured for sustainability services

blue&green tomorrow logo13 June 2016: In this article, Blue&Green reports that Polly Courtice, who founded CISL, has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Polly has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in recognition of her achievement in building a world-leading institute at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Corporate Leaders Group: It's the end of the beginning of the low carbon transition

businessGreen logo9 June 2016: In Business Green's (£) article, incoming Director of The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, Jill Duggan, reveals her plan to extend the organisation's influence in a post-Paris world.

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The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group appoints Jill Duggan as new Director

businessGreen logo8 June 2016: this Business Green (£) article introduces Jill Duggan, who is to take up the reins at The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), replacing outgoing director Sandrine Dixson-Declève.

Jill, who has served as a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for the past two years has been confirmed as Director of Policy at the Institute and Director of CLG, the influential group of UK and European blue-chip firms that advocates for more ambitious action to tackle escalating climate change risks.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group


Goodbye Carbon Footprint? New Climate Risk Tools Take Shape

II logo3 June 2016: This article by the Institutional Investor explores a new report, supported by CISL and the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers, that documents the carbon risk assessment model's next pilot phase, which seeks to better reflect companies’ adaptation to emission rules.

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Pakistani doctor wins prestigious entrepreneurship award in London

Express tribune24 May 2016: The Express Tribune, reports on doctHERs’ co-founder Dr Sara Saeed who won the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize 2016.

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Prince Charles pans fund managers over responsible investment

Financial Times logo22 May 2016: The Financial Times (£) reports that, at an Investment Leaders Group (ILG) meeting in London, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said:

"It is clear... that the value and imperative of responsible investment - not just to society but to financial institutions - is not yet apparent to all parts of the industry.

This needs to change, because as long as the reticence to embrace sustainable investment continues, I fear we will continue to stumble from one bewildering environmental and social challenge to the next."

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Green investment leaders ask if it is time to 'break the cycle' of short term quarterly reporting?

businessGreen logo16 May 2016:  Business Green (£) examines the first and second of three reports produced by the Investment Leaders Group, which seek to promote longer term investment thinking and better reporting of environmental impacts.

Investment Leaders Group 



Investment Leaders Group launch climate change model helping to ‘future proof’ companies

blue&green tomorrow logo12 May 2016: The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) launched a report detailing the results of economic modelling on the impact of climate and energy regulation on company profitability. The ILG is a network of ten pension funds, insurers and asset owners, organised by CISL.

Blue&Green, in its article, explores this report which focuses on some of the most high-risk industries and areas including oil, gas and utilities in the UK, Spain, Germany, California (USA) and Alberta (Canada).

Investment Leaders Group


Pacific Alliance businesses hail green growth platform

businessGreen logo29 April 2016: This article in Business Green (£) details an open letter to environment ministers, with signatories including banking firm BBVA Colombia, food and beverage giant Nestlé and Dutch electronics company Philips, lauding the efforts of ministers in the region to create a green growth platform in the area and signalling their readiness to engage with it.

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Sustainability the key to long-term corporate health

BBC news logo6 April 2016: Polly Courtice, Director, CISL is quoted in the BBC News article:

"For a long time companies separated out sustainability issues from their core activity, but they are now realising these issues are central to their ability to function as a growing business."

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Major Chinese bank says new green policies have consequences for its lending decisions – new report

Chinadialogue logo24 March 2016: This article in Chinadialogue, written by Andrew Voysey, Director, CISL Finance Sector, explores how environmental risk is becoming more entwined into financial decision-making.

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Corporate Leaders unveil latest Low Carbon Business Compendium

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9 March 2016: In this article, Business Green highlights the Business Compendium developed by the Green Growth Platform (GGP) initiative with support from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the Norwegian government, and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

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Impacts of cotton farming targeted

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15 February 2016: This article by the Environmentalist (£) reports on the launch of a new online tool designed to reduce the impact of cotton farming on the water, soil and biodiversity. The launch follows collaboration between academics, businesses and the Natural Capital Leaders Platform.

Natural Capital Leaders Platform


Novelis works with Jaguar Land Rover to create RC5754 high recycled content aluminum alloy for automotive industry

Automotive world11 February 2016: This article in Automotive World reports on the launch of the Collaboration for a closed-loop value chain case study, exploring the lessons learnt from the REALCAR closed loop value chain project between Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, Innovate UK and partners. The study was undertaken and authored by a group of employees from Jaguar Land Rover and Novelis whilst attending the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC).

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Post COP21: Investing in a low carbon world

Environmental Finance logo8 February 2016: In this article, Environmental Financereferences the Investment Leaders Group recent research report, Unhedgeable risk, which suggests that unless significant emissions mitigation takes place, up to half the impact of climate change and delayed transition may be unhedgeable through asset allocation decisions alone.

Investment Leaders Group


The dairy industry and natural capital

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26 January 2016: Martin Roberts, Director for Natural Capital Leaders Platform, CISL, outlines a project to find solutions to the impact of the dairy industry on natural capital in this article in the Environmentalist (£). 

Natural Resource Security


How Davos power brokers can start tackling major environmental risks

The Conversation21 January 2016: This article in the The Conversation discusses Nexus thinking and the institute's role in the Nexus2020 project.

Natural Capital Leaders Platform


Climate change sentiment - a risk to investment portfolios in the short term

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19 January 2016: Dr Jake Reynolds, Director, Sustainable Economy, explores in this article in Business Green (£)  the case for stress-testing investments against shifting climate change sentiment in the wake of the Paris Agreement.

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'The hard work starts now': The Paris Agreement, one month on

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12 January 2016: In this article by Business Green (£),Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director of The Prince of Wales' Corporate Leader's Group (CLG), says the CLG are dedicating 2016 to ensuring the pressure continues to mount on governments as they move towards ratifications and take the first steps in putting their national climate plans, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), into action.

The Prince of Wales' Corporate Leader's Group


After COP21: Achieving a Zero Carbon Economy

Huffington Post18 December 2015: In Polly Courtice's blog featured in theHuffington Post, she reflects on post COP21and the possibility of a zero carbon economy.



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