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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is part of the University of Cambridge. It is an institution within the School of Technology established by Ordinance of the General Board.

CISL's Management Board meets three times per year, and appoints its Advisory Board to give advice to CISL on long-term strategy and to act as a sounding board on further developments.

Management Board


Professor Richard Penty, Head of the School of Technology, University of Cambridge


Professor Bill Sutherland, Miriam Rothschild Professor in Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Professor Mike KennyInaugural Director, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Professor Ruchi Choudhary, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor Bhaskar Vira, Head of Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge 

Catherine Arnold OBE, Master at St Edmund's College, Cambridge

Dr Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise

Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Chaired Professor of Climate Change Policy, University of Cambridge

Dr Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor of Organisation Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School

Advisory Board


Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate Action

Philippe Joubert, Former President of Alstom

Michael Naylor, Chair, Jupiter Green Investment Trust plc

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Vice President for Conservation Policy, Conservation International