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Understanding the long-term implications of sustainability risks, and their corresponding solutions 

Sustainability research can play a crucial role in helping business and policy leaders provide for as many as nine billion people by 2050 within a finite envelope of land, water and natural resources, in a warmer, less predictable climate. Sitting within one of the world's great universities, we are well-placed to harness the intellectual contributions of leading academics, converting them into practical, relevant insights for business and society.


Examples of our current work

Centre for Sustainable Finance

The Centre for Sustainable Finance is a research hub on financial market reform to help governments, financial institutions and businesses build a sustainable financial system.

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Nexus2020: The most important research questions for business sustainability

8 December 2016 – A new report, which is the result of a unique collaboration between business and academia, highlights the most important questions for businesses around the sustainable management of food, energy, water and the environment.

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Climate change: Implications for superannuation funds in Australia

January 2016 – New study from our Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership, supported by asset manager Colonial First State Global Asset Management, highlights member interest in superannuation fund climate exposure.

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Unhedgeable risk: How climate change sentiment impacts investment

Climate change sentiment could hit global investment portfolios in the short term, says new research.

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What research would enhance business sustainability?

A new project led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is looking at how academic research can help make businesses more sustainable.

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Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform: Are Environmental Risks Missing in Basel III?

It has always been clear that those who regulate the financial system have a role to play in identifying and mitigating the potentially destabilising effects of environmental risks across the banking system as a whole.

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Environmental risks and investment portfolio value: An Investment Leaders Group research project

This project provides a scientifically sound explanation of how environmental trends such as climate change create investment risks and explores how different portfolios perform under a variety of future climate scenarios. 

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The Nexus Network

The Nexus Network is a three-year initiative to foster debate, innovative research and practical collaborations across the linked ‘nexus’ domains of food, energy, water and the environment. Participation in the network is open to researchers from all disciplines, and to decision makers in government, business and civil society.

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Research projects from our graduate programmes

Our Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership is a Research Degree Programme which requires candidates to undertake a research dissertation on an area of relevance to sustainability leadership.

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Centre for Sustainable Finance

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, Executive Director, Sustainable Economy


Director, Graduate Programmes