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Dr Jake Reynolds,  Executive Director, Sustainable Economy

Jake Reynolds

Jake is responsible for CISL’s leadership groups which exist to trigger change towards a sustainable economy. As the architect of CISL’s Rewiring the Economy plan, his team delivers strategic collaborations of business, government and financial institutions designed to put solutions to sustainability problems into practice with partners and peers. Jake also oversees CISL’s research activities, notably The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme.

Jake previously led the Sustainable Development Commission’s team on wellbeing where he was a senior adviser on education, health and transport to the UK Government, nominated for Civil Service Awards in 2009 and 2010.

Prior to this Jake worked with CISL’s predecessor organisation to refocus its work on sustainability, drawing on a background in conservation and development with the UN and others in India, Kenya, Lebanon, Bahamas, Guyana and Uganda, and spells in engineering research and the private sector.


 

Dr Gemma Cranston, Programme Director, Natural Capital Portfolio

Gemma 160x200Gemma works within the Natural Capital Impact Group, bringing together influential companies with a global reach to address their dependencies and impacts on natural capital and enable companies to translate this into a tangible business context.

Gemma holds a Ph.D in Ecological Footprints and previously worked as the Lead Scientist at Global Footprint Network in Geneva. She has co-authored and shaped a variety of innovative projects including the ‘E-RISC’ project on the inclusion of environmental risk in sovereign bond assessment; and the WWF 2012 Living Planet Report.


 

Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director, Sustainable Finance

Kajetan Czyz 160x200Kajetan Czyz has a background in financial risk modelling, index design, corporate and policy engagement and has expertise in the energy sector transition. Most recently, he headed the Climate Aggregation Platform (a project with UNDP), green bond market development in India and the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition at the Climate Bonds Initiative.

 

 

 


 

Dr Nina Seega, Research Director for Sustainable Finance

Nina SeegaDr Nina Seega is a Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is an expert in the use of risk management tools to address environmental sources of risk in the financial sector. Since 2016 she has co-led the CISL team serving as Knowledge Partner for the risk analysis track of the G20 Green Finance Study Group. Previously, Nina was the Head of the London Traded Products Desk for Dresdner Kleinwort, where she was responsible for credit risk management of traded products.

 


 

Andrew Voysey, Director, Sustainable Finance

Andrew Voysey

Andrew has led the growth of CISL’s work with investors, banks, insurers and their regulators for the decade since the global financial crisis. He is responsible for CISL’s long-term collaborations with over 50 financial institutions, across five continents, that evolve business practices so that finance supports a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. He also leads CISL’s advisory work with financial policymakers and regulators and oversees its research activities, designed to produce cutting-edge insights that are actionable by leaders in government, business and finance.

Andrew is an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England and a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society.


 

Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy (acting); Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

Eliot Whittington

Eliot leads CISL’s team that bridges between business and policy makers to bring about a more sustainable economy. He is the current Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, which brings together businesses to work towards a step change in policy and action on climate change, and of the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.

Eliot’s work has a strong focus on climate change, but he also helps drive action on the circular economy, plastics and issues around the social and justice implications of economic change. He represents the Corporate Leaders Group on the board of the We Mean Business Coalition and has been responsible for CISL work that has included collaborations with the World Bank, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UNFCCC, a number of European governments and a wide range of senior business stakeholders


The team

Dr Annela  Anger-Kraavi, Senior Research Associate

Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, Senior Research Associate

  • Annela is a macroeconomist who enjoys working closely with industry, policymakers and environmental campaigners as well as with scientists from other disciplines.

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Rachel  Austin, Project Co-ordinator

Rachel Austin, Project Co-ordinator

  • Rachel joined CISL’s Sustainable Finance Team in October 2017 primarily to support the ClimateWise platform.

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Aurore  Cupers, Project Coordinator

Aurore Cupers, Project Coordinator

  • Aurore joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in May 2017 as Project Coordinator for the EU Office.

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Caroline  Elvidge, Personal Assistant to the Policy Director

Caroline Elvidge, Personal Assistant to the Policy Director

  • Caroline joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2017 as Personal Assistant to the Policy Director.

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Dr Tom Herbstein, Senior Programme Manager

Dr Tom Herbstein, Senior Programme Manager

  • Tom specialises in finance and environmental change. He currently manages the ClimateWise initiative in the Sustainable Finance team. ClimateWise is a collaborative partnership co-ordinating the response to environmental change by the global insurance industry.

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Dr Tamara Inkster-Draper, Project Manager

Dr Tamara Inkster-Draper, Project Manager

  • Dr Tamara Inkster-Draper joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in August 2014. Her work primarily supports the international activities of the Low Carbon Transformation and Policy team. This involves highlighting business action on climate change and facilitating business to government dialogues on green growth internationally and at UNFCCC Conference of Parties. Tamara also supports the team’s international partnerships including the Corporate Leaders Network and We Mean Business coalitions.

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Serena Liuni, Project Co-ordinator

Serena Liuni, Project Co-ordinator

  • Serena gained broad international experience both in the public and private sector working as a project officer for interdisciplinary European projects within multicultural teams, focusing on the implementation of EU regional policies, Structural Funds management, institutional and capacity building, local, rural and sustainable development.

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Dr Sanna Markkanen, Research Associate

Dr Sanna Markkanen, Research Associate

  • Sanna Markkanen is a Research Associate working on the H2020 COP21 project: Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies (RIPPLES). Her current work focuses on the social implications of climate change mitigation policies.

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John Pharoah, Project Manager

John Pharoah, Project Manager

  • John works within the Natural Capital Impact Group which convenes global companies wishing to better understand and manage their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. This currently includes research on the interconnected declines in quantity and quality of soil, water and biodiversity, at the landscape level.

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Annabelle  Roblin, Project Co-ordinator

Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator

  • Annabelle has experience in climate advocacy with responsibilities in project and event management, communications, policy evaluation and consultancy.

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Liam Walsh, Programme Manager

Liam Walsh, Programme Manager

  • Liam Walsh joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in October 2017 and works within the Natural Capital Impact Group that brings together influential companies to address their dependencies and impacts on natural capital.

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