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Leading with a sustainable purpose: Leaders’ insights for the development, alignment and integration of a sustainable corporate purpose
November 2020 – This report from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) distils shared insights into how four leading multinational companies developed, aligned and integrated a purpose and strategy to transition to a sustainable economy.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership
Accelerating the transition to a sustainable economy in a post-Covid world: what has changed, what have we learned, and what can business do now?
December 2020 – The landscape of business has been radically transformed. Discussions about business action on sustainability are now taking place against a Covid-shaped backdrop of geopolitical and economic shifts, growing – and increasingly visible – inequality, heightened awareness of systemic flaws and human vulnerability, and societal fractures and polarisation. In addition, many businesses are operating in regions with high levels of government, corporate and private debt and growing levels of unemployment.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership
Leadership for sustainability: Where is the hope?
September 2015 – As another academic year commences, Dr Louise Drake, Deputy Course Director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, reflects on the challenges and rewards of learning to be a sustainability leader.
Located in News / Blog
The future of sustainable business: Reflections from 30 sustainability leaders
December 2018 – In a period of urgent environmental and social challenges, it's clear that business as usual cannot deliver the required response at the pace and scale required to achieve a positive impact. This working paper highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses during periods of change, outlining the leadership required to deliver positive actions.
Located in Resources / Working Papers
Exploring the multiple contributions of the arts and humanities to leadership
October 2020 – This working paper summarises three emerging narratives about the distinctive contribution of the arts and humanities to leadership.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership
A new climate for business: Planning your response to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
September 2016 – This business briefing provides an overview of what was agreed in the Paris Agreement. It explains the major implications and helps businesses to formulate their strategic responses.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Rewiring the Economy: Ten tasks, ten years
July 2015, Updated November 2017 – Rewiring the Economy is CISL’s ten-year plan to lay the foundations for a sustainable economy. It is built on ten interconnected tasks, delivered by leaders across business, government and finance. Rewiring shows how these tasks can be tackled co-operatively to build an economy that encourages sustainable business practices, delivering the social and environmental progress demanded by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Should investment in Africa consider sustainability?
August 2015 – A comparison between South African and Chinese business experiences. This exploratory working paper considers how foreign investment by Chinese companies could be used to promote strategic leadership around sustainability in South Africa.
Located in Resources / Working Papers
8 sustainability trends driving business in 2017
February 2017 – This 2017 trends briefing from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) highlights the key developments that business leaders need to anticipate and respond to.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership
Business, justice and the new global economy
December 2016 – This new report from CISL provides a framework for business leaders, to help them incorporate considerations of justice into their decision-making and interactions with stakeholders and policymakers as they embrace the changes that will be required in a new global economy.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership