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UK Treasury Minister welcomes BEI’s Fintech Taskforce

17 February 2017 – The Minister’s response came after the announcement of the Taskforce by the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) following an event hosted by CISL’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

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Dr Paul Fisher appointed as Vice Chair of the Banking Environment Initiative

13 February 2017 – Dr Fisher is the Bank of England’s former Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations as well as the former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

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Event: Delivering Low Carbon Growth – Investor Appetite, Business Challenges and Opportunities

9 February 2017 – This Green Growth Platform event focused on the changing landscape of risks and opportunities from the perspective of leading financial institutions and businesses, a year on from the Paris Agreement, and the priorities for further scaling up low carbon investment and economic activity.

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CISL to run Cambridge Master's course for built environment professionals

1 February 2017 – We are delighted to announce that CISL will run the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) programme, a two-year part-time Master's course for built environment professionals.

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CISL selected by European Commission as the only academic member of High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

10 January 2017 – The European Commission has appointed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as one of the 20 members of the newly established Group.

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Companies need to address issues of justice in order to achieve a zero carbon, resilient and business-friendly economy says new report

15 December 2016: A new report, Business, Justice and the Global Economy, published today by CISL, highlights the need for business leaders to incorporate considerations of justice into their decision-making and interactions with stakeholders and policymakers.

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Young entrepreneurs awards launching May 2017

The fourth year of the Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards run in partnership with CISL will open for entries in May 2017.

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Partnerships between businesses and researchers are fundamental to generating real impact towards sustainability, reveals new report

8 December 2016 – A new business report published today by CISL shows the importance of collaboration between businesses and academics to ensure that academic research is informed by business and enables more rapid progress towards sustainability.

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ClimateWise launches two reports that warn of growing protection gap due to rising impact of climate risks

7 December 2016 – ClimateWise, a global network of 29 insurance industry organisations which is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has warned of the urgent need to address the growing $100 billion annual climate risk 'protection gap' in two new reports; Investing for Resilience and the ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2016.

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The Prince of Wales meets business leaders to drive forward investment in the natural environment

1 December 2016 – This week His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales joined a meeting of business and finance leaders in Cambridge to explore how businesses can protect and restore the natural environment through their operations and investments.

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International collaboration will help private sector go further in driving low carbon growth

14 November 2016 – New report, Driving Low-Carbon Growth Through Business and Investor Action, from the New Climate Economy, published today in partnership with CISL and CDP, reveals the critical role of the private sector in driving low carbon growth.

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Business and investment leaders collaborate on how to measure and minimise their impact on the natural world

27 October 2016 – In the first CISL meeting of its kind, over 20 leaders from across the business and investment industries came together for a workshop to discuss their common goal to measure and minimise their impact on the natural world.

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Unique collaboration between business and academia explores new methods to manage biodiversity impacts

26 October 2016 – A unique collaboration between CISL, Kering and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment working with the Natural Capital Project has produced a report to help businesses factor biodiversity into their decision-making processes.

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CISL meet with finance leaders to accelerate the transition to a green financial system

20 October 2016 – Today a group of leaders from 22 leading finance sector institutions met to review achievements made by the G20 to date, and to develop the priority actions needed to push forward real progress in creating a greener financial system.

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Professor of Climate Studies Jorgen Randers presents his 2052 forecast to CISL Network

18 October 2016 – In a lecture hosted by CISL, Professor Jorgen Randers, Professor Emeritus of Climate Strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School and practitioner in the field of future studies, presented his forecast for the future. The lecture has been recorded for you to view on demand.

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Leaders from business and academia co-design research to tackle critical global challenges

A study led by the University of Cambridge and published in the journal, Sustainability Science, shows how collaboration between business and academia can identify the most urgent research priorities to ensure the sustainability of food, energy, water and the environment.

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Dame Polly Courtice receives Ethical Corporation lifetime achievement award

Dame Polly Courtice, Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ethical Corporation awards in London this week.

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CIP AIRR pilot project, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

October 2016 – ClimateWise partners with Santam, Marsh, Sanlam, Munich Re, ICLEI, Global Infrastructure Basel and the UNEP FI PSI in an innovative collaborative model with the Dar es Salaam city leadership to manage the risks and opportunities associated with key public infrastructure projects.

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Making business sense of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

19 September 2016 – The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership launches new guidance to help business leaders understand the implications of the Paris Agreement.

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First CISL student to receive Mentis Cleantech Futures Bursary

9 September 2016 – We are delighted to announce that Marcela Ponce, who has joined 37 other students on CISL’s Master’s in Sustainability Leadership this month, has been selected as the first recipient of the Mentis Cleantech Futures Bursary.

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G20 Leaders welcome 'Green Finance', supported by analysis commissioned from CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance

5 September 2016 – World leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, today issued a Communiqué recognising the importance of scaling up green finance and welcoming the voluntary options put forward by the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG).

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership to lead Natural Capital Coalition’s Protocol Application Program

26 July 2016 – The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will lead the Protocol Application Program on behalf of the Natural Capital Coalition it has been announced today.

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Banking Environment Initiative leads discussion on sustainable trade finance with banking industry in Jakarta, Indonesia

22 July 2016 – The Banking Environment Initiative (BEI), the banking leadership group that CISL convenes, was invited by the global banking industry’s transaction banking association, BAFT, to lead discussions on sustainable trade finance at its Indonesia Trade Finance Workshop in Jakarta today.

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The launch of a Natural Capital Protocol for businesses to identify, measure and value natural resources

13 July 2016 – Today, the Natural Capital Protocol, a standardised framework for businesses to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital is launched in London.

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CISL supports Latin America’s drive for competitive low carbon growth

8 July 2016 – Following the implementation of the first carbon tax in South America, the Government of Chile, with the support of CISL and the World Bank Group convened a high-level meeting on how to progress low carbon development objectives in the region.

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200 leaders join us for CISL’s Network event ‘Leadership for change’

24 June 2016 – CISL Network event explored the individual and collective leadership, collaboration, action and innovation that will be required to lay the foundations for a sustainable economy,

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Polly Courtice made a Dame in Queen’s Birthday honours for services to sustainability leadership

11 June 2016 – In the Queen’s Birthday honours announced today, Polly Courtice is to be made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in recognition of her achievement in building a world-leading institute that has helped thousands of leaders from business, finance and public organisations to understand and find solutions to critical global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and social inequality.

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Jill Duggan joins Director of CISL’s Policy team and Director of The Corporate Leaders Group

8 June 2016 – Jill Duggan has joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) as Director of Policy and Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

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