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Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation

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

Eliot Whittington

Eliot is Director of CISL’s Corporate Leaders Groups – leading the team behind both the Corporate Leaders Group Europe (CLG Europe) and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) in the UK.

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 Groups 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

 


  

Dr Martin Porter Executive Chair, CISL Brussels

Martin Porter 160x200Martin joined CISL from the European Climate Foundation, where he was working as Europe Group Co-ordinator. He has also led their Industry and Innovation programme and has a long track record of working on industry, environment and sustainability issues prior to taking up that role in 2015. He is also an expert advisor to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 on climate and resource issues, a representative on the Economic and Social Committee’s Commission on Industrial Change, a member of UCL’s European Institute Advisory Board and a member of the advisory board to the Sustainable Biomass Programme.


 

 

 

The team

Dr Annela  Anger-Kraavi, Senior Research Associate

Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, Senior Research Associate

  • Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi is an active researcher in the area of climate change economics and a lead of a newly established research group at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Director of Studies in Economics at Downing College, Cambridge.

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Beverley Cornaby, Programme Manager

Beverley Cornaby, Programme Manager

  • Beverley manages The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in the UK and leads a programme of work looking at the issues of packaging sustainability, resource efficiency and industrial transformation. She recently led a collaborative initiative that resulted in a roadmap and vision towards eliminating plastic packaging waste from the soft drinks supply chain and has published a case study of the approach Sky took to eliminating single-use plastic from their business.

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Aurore  Cupers, Project Co-ordinator

Aurore Cupers, Project Co-ordinator

  • Aurore joined CISL in May 2017 and is based in Brussels. As project-coordinator, she supports the Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation, providing coordination and project management for the CLG Europe secretariat. Her main focus is event support and Brussels engagement.

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Serena Liuni, Project Manager

Serena Liuni, Project Manager

  • Serena project manages delivery for The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in the UK office. Prior to joining CISL, 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 in the UK office working on climate policy and financing sustainable infrastructure. Sanna co-authored a recently published paper: “Social impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their implications for inequality”.

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Romain  Pardo, Programme Manager

Romain Pardo, Programme Manager

  • Romain joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2018 to work as Programme Manager in the EU office. Prior to joining CISL, Romain spent most of his career working as a Policy Analyst in various Brussels based Think Tanks.

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Annabelle  Roblin, Project Co-ordinator

Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator

  • Annabelle joined CISL in May 2016. She provides coordination and project management for the CLG secretariat, with a focus on research and content delivery. She also supports the CLG’s participation in the We Mean Business Coalition. Annabelle is based in Cambridge.

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Janaina Topley Lira, Project Manager

Janaina Topley Lira, Project Manager

  • Janaina joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in January 2019 to work as Project Manager in the EU office.

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Ursula  Woodburn, Senior Programme Manager

Ursula Woodburn, Senior Programme Manager

  • Ursula Woodburn is a Senior Programme Manager and manages the Brussels office. Through her role she drives further corporate engagement on the long-term climate strategy and building a sustainable European economy. She manages the Corporate Leaders Group Europe, the We Mean Business EU Policy Group and the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.

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