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Dr Jake Reynolds,  Executive Director, Sustainable Economy

Jake Reynolds

Jake is responsible for our collaborations with business, government and financial institutions to build a sustainable economy, and is architect of CISL’s 10-year vision, Rewiring the Economy.

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 Resource Security 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.

 

 

 

Jill Duggan, Director of Policy; Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

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Jill's team runs a number of collaborative business, policy and climate change initiatives including providing secretariat for the Corporate Leaders Group and Pacific Alliance Green Growth Platforms.

Jill has been a Senior Associate of CISL for two years and has extensive experience of international climate and energy policy from both government and industry perspectives. Jill has been deeply involved in the development of climate policy in the UK and Europe as well as working extensively in the United States and Canada. She was previously Director of Policy for Doosan Babcock before running her own consultancy, Carbon Policy Associates.

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 overseas 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, Programme Director, Policy

Eliot Whittington

Eliot leads a body of work to support business and policy action on climate change. He is the Deputy 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.

Eliot has over 15 years’ experience in working to unlock systemic change, including providing policy analysis around climate action for Save the Children and Christian Aid, leading Christian Aid’s UK lobbying work with ministers, parliamentarians and political parties, and working on mobilising grassroots campaigning in locations from Addis Ababa to Birmingham.


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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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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Laura Newman, Project Manager

Laura Newman, Project Manager

  • Laura is a Project Manager in the Sustainable Finance team.

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Amy  Nicholass, Project Manager

Amy Nicholass, Project Manager

  • Amy has joined us as a Project Manager in the Sustainable Finance team.

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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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Dr Nina Seega

Dr Nina Seega

  • Dr 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.

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Dr Mike Sharman, Programme Manager

Dr Mike Sharman, Programme Manager

  • Mike currently runs the Natural Capital Protocol Application Programme at CISL, with the objective of encouraging more businesses to understand and manage their impacts and dependencies on natural capital. He is an advisor to the Natural Capital Impact Group, a group of businesses leveraging research and tailored programmes to embed sustainability into their operations and decision making.

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Clarisse Simonek, Senior Programme Manager

Clarisse Simonek, Senior Programme Manager

  • Clarisse is a Senior Programme Manager in the Investment Leaders Group, Sustainable Finance team.

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Anais Vastersaegher, Project Manager

Anais Vastersaegher, Project Manager

  • Anaïs joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in March 2014 as PA to the Director of the EU Office.

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Thomas Verhagen, Senior Programme Manager

Thomas Verhagen, Senior Programme Manager

  • Thomas joined CISL in 2015 as Senior Programme Manager, Banking Environment Initiative in the Sustainable Finance team.

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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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