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How can we move towards the future we want?
22 December 2020 – In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic tested us all, both individually and collectively. It has also revealed the fragility of our current economic and social systems in the face of crisis. This comes at a time when further ‘system shocks’ are expected from climate change and the destruction of our natural systems, writes James Cole.
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Water: let’s address the source of the problem together
1 August 2018 – In the aftermath of the summer's global heatwave on Earth Overshoot Day, Dr Gemma Cranston reflects on the urgent need to preserve the UK's water supplies.
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Educating for a sustainable economy: The role of business in delivering SDG 4
7 March 2019 – Climate change poses an education challenge for the global business community, argues Paul Begley, Director, Customised Programmes at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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How to develop leadership for the new global economy
5 March 2018 – Lindsay Hooper, CISL’s Executive Director, Education, reflects on the need for businesses to make social value the benchmark for performance. In order for companies to respond to increasing existential challenges and economic shifts driven by the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution', Lindsay makes the case for purpose-driven leadership to deliver the ambitious transformation we need if our global economy – and planet – are to survive and thrive.
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Mentoring young entrepreneurs: but what does mentoring mean?
24 May 2018 – CISL Fellow Dr Nicky Dee and Senior Associate Lisa Smith have been involved with the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards since they began in 2013. As well as being leading faculty members of the Accelerator Programme, Nicky and Lisa have worked closely with previous winners to provide ongoing mentoring for them and their businesses.
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The shifting expectations of business: aligning strategy, business model and culture with a sustainable purpose
November 2020 – As businesses look to transition from ‘rescue’ to ‘recovery’ now is a good time to clarify their role in delivering a resilient, low carbon, and fundamentally sustainable economy, says CISL's Director of Business Strategy Ben Kellard. How can organisations ensure that they have aligned their purpose and strategy with the transition ahead?
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What have we learned from 2020?
18 December 2020 – Lindsay Hooper, CISL’s Executive Director, Education, asks what learnings we can take from this tumultuous year in order to lay the foundations for the future we want.
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Taking a strategic approach towards nature: why 2020 could be the year of business and nature
Dr Gemma Cranston, Director of our Business and Nature team, suggests that a new international framework to restore nature could change the landscape for business everywhere. No company should arrive at the end of the year without having stopped to think about what the ecological crisis means for their business.
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How can we achieve high-impact leadership? The role of experiential learning.
25 January 2019 – CISL Fellow Zoë Arden discusses the power of personal experiences in igniting commitment towards meaningful change, and shares key steps individuals can take to identify issues and lead action towards a strong sustainability agenda within their organisation.
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10 lessons for embedding sustainability across the business
18 December 2018 – Sue Garrard, CISL Senior associate and Unilever’s former EVP Sustainable Business, was responsible for leading and embedding the company’s ambitious USLP (the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan) into the business and ensuring progress against its 70-plus time bound targets. Here she provides 10 lessons for embedding sustainability across the business
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