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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
Developing the EU’s ‘competitive sustainability’ for a resilient recovery and dynamic growth
17 November 2020 – This thought-starter paper has been prepared with a view to sharing some initial ideas on the a concept of ‘competitive sustainability’, which lies at the heart of the European Green Deal (EGD) and the EU’s growth strategy. Upcoming investment and policy decisions, such as those on the Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) and the new EU Industrial Strategy need to focus on this new approach to competitiveness to ensure the EU stands to secure advantage and benefit from the economic opportunities, jobs and emissions reductions from the transition to climate neutrality.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
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
Briefing on EU Biodiversity Strategy
The European Commission is soon to publish the EU’s new Biodiversity Strategy, one of the key elements of the flagship ‘European Green Deal’ (EGD) package of economic and environmental policies.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Towards sustainable packaging materials: Examining the relative impact of materials in the natural source water and soft drinks value chain
20 April 2020 - A new report from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership provides recommendations for businesses and government to help address the issue of eliminating plastic waste. The publication examines how companies from natural water and soft drinks sector can adopt a considered approach in their future packaging material decision making.
Located in Resources / Circular Economy
Measuring business impacts on nature: A framework to support better stewardship of biodiversity in global supply chains
17 April 2020 – A new report from The Natural Capital Impact Group introduces a Biodiversity Impact Metric to help businesses manage their supply chain risks associated with nature. Highlighting the important role of the private sector in protecting and restoring biodiversity, the report is published in the midst of a global pandemic which has, in part, been caused by the breakdown of our relationship with nature. This report has been designed to help companies increase their resilience to such shocks by understanding the impacts they are responsible for and considering the benefits of restoring biodiversity and nature.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Mapping the evolving complexity of large hydropower project finance in emerging economies
This paper is the second in a series of working papers emerging from the CISL’s contribution to the FutureDAMS project, with a specific focus on the questions around sustainable finance for sustainable hydropower projects in developing countries.
Located in Resources / Sustainable Finance
Modelling better business: Anglian Water’s approach to valuing its land for biodiversity and preparing for net gain
February 2020 - The Natural Capital Impact Group (NCIG) has launched a new case study showcasing how Anglian Water has developed a measurement framework for implementing its commitment to biodiversity net gain across the driest region of the United Kingdom.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
The Catchment Management Declaration – Update
20 February 2020 – Over 110 organisations have now signed up to the Catchment Management Declaration which aims to gather commitment and action for a multisector approach to catchment management. This update outlines the progress signatories have made and demonstrates the breadth of action being taken in support of the Declaration.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security
Clean fuel switch: Exploring the multiple benefits of biogas
February 2020 – This working paper explores the benefits of enabling a community in Kenya to switch from cooking with traditional fuels to using biogas which is created through the natural process of anaerobic digestion of organic waste.
Located in Resources / Natural Resource Security