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Expert contributors deliver talks and lectures at the residential workshops. They are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge or experience.

 

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Visiting Professor Charles Ainger, Senior Associate

Visiting Professor Charles Ainger, Senior Associate

  • Charles Ainger retired in 2008 after 40-plus years in water engineering worldwide. His part-time roles now include graduate teaching and other sustainability advisory and expert work, focusing on facilitating leadership for innovation and change, for people moving their organisations towards sustainability.

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Mike Barry, Senior Associate

Mike Barry, Senior Associate

  • Mike is Head of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer. He was part of the small team that developed and delivered the company's groundbreaking Plan A, a 100-point, 5-year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues.

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Nicolette  Bartlett, Senior Associate

Nicolette Bartlett, Senior Associate

  • Nicolette Bartlett is Director of Carbon Pricing at CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP is an international not-for-profit organisation providing the only global environmental disclosure system.

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Dr Nancy Bocken, Fellow

Dr Nancy Bocken, Fellow

  • Nancy is Professor in Sustainable Business Management and Practice at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden and Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology, Industrial Design Engineering, where she was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship (2015). Her research focuses on sustainable business models, and design and innovation for a circular economy.

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Neil  Carson

Neil Carson

  • Neil Carson joined Johnson Matthey in 1980 and is now the Chief Executive. He was appointed Division Director, Catalytic Systems in 1997 after having held senior management positions in the Precious Metals Division as well as Catalytic Systems in both the UK and the USA.

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Will Day, Fellow

Will Day, Fellow

  • Will is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). He is also Chairman of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a non-profit company bringing together private sector and NGO organisations to help deliver WatSan services to low income communities in the developing world. He is a member of the Council of Ambassadors of WWF (UK), a Board member of SDGLead, a Danish impact investment consultancy, Chairman of On Purpose, an NGO developing leaders for Social Enterprise, a Member of the P&G Sustainability Advisory Board, and Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK

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Dr Nicola J Dee, Fellow

Dr Nicola J Dee, Fellow

  • Dr Nicky Dee is a Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

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Oliver Dudok van Heel, Senior Associate

Oliver Dudok van Heel, Senior Associate

  • Oliver Dudok van Heel is the global Head of Corporate Responsibility with law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he leads the development and implementation of the firm's approach to sustainability.

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Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate

Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate

  • Mark is a Senior Associate at CISL and a Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and Grenoble School of Management.

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Professor Steve  Evans, Fellow

Professor Steve Evans, Fellow

  • Steve is Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing at The University of Cambridge and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.

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Paul Gilding, Fellow

Paul Gilding, Fellow

  • As a CISL Fellow, Paul is exploring our capacity to transform the global economy at sufficient speed and scale to keep warming below the agreed 2 degree target.

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Dr Chris  Hope

Dr Chris Hope

  • Dr Chris Hope is Reader in Policy Modelling at the University of Cambridge.

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Dr Hugh  Hunt

Dr Hugh Hunt

  • Dr Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanics in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College.

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Gail  Klintworth

Gail Klintworth

  • Gail Klintworth is Group Customer Director and Responsible Business Lead at Old Mutual plc

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Dr Jeremy  Leggett

Dr Jeremy Leggett

  • Social entrepreneur Jeremy is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, currently the UK's fastest growing private energy company, and SolarAid, one of Africa's fastest-growing poverty-alleviation charities, set up with Solarcentury profits.

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José Lopez, Fellow

José Lopez, Fellow

  • José Lopez is former Executive Vice President of Operations, Nestlé SA. In a career spanning more than 30 years at Nestlé, José held a number of positions including Operations Director of the Oceania region and CEO of Nestlé Japan before taking up a role on Nestlé’s Executive Board in February 2007.

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Professor  Ken  Peattie

Professor Ken Peattie

  • Ken is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Cardiff Business School and Director of the ESRC funded BRASS Research Centre based at Cardiff, which specialises in research into business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt

  • Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Forum for the Future. He is a writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.

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Jon  Samuel, Senior Associate

Jon Samuel, Senior Associate

  • Jon is Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement with Anglo American. In this role he has responsibility for the development and delivery of policies, strategies, training programmes and guidance documents relating to the company’s host communities and governments.

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Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Fellow

Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Fellow

  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and co-leads the Polar Oceans division at British Antarctic Survey, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system.

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2018 intake workshop dates

Workshop 1: 23–29 September 2018 
Workshop 2: 31 March–6 April 2019
Workshop 3: 1–7 September 2019   
Workshop 4: 29 March–4 April 2020

2017 intake Workshop Dates

Workshop 1: 2–8 September 2017
Workshop 2: 8–14 April 2018
Workshop 3: 2–8 September 2018   
Workshop 4: 31 March–6 April 2019

2016 intake Workshop Dates

Workshop 1: 18–24 September 2016
Workshop 2: 26 March–1 April 2017
Workshop 3: 30 July–5 August 2017
Workshop 4: 8–14 April 2018