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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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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.

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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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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.

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New report sets out ten principles required for business to deliver a sustainable purpose

26 November 2020 – A new report from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) captures insights from leading companies to highlight practices to integrate a sustainable purpose into organisations.

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Fatima might just get us out of this mess (she just doesn’t know it yet)

30 October 2020 – In her latest blog, Dr Louise Drake reflects on the contributions of the arts and humanities to leadership, making the case that society must continue to value the academic disciplines that nurture diversity in how we see, process and engage with the world around us.

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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.

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