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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Nick Villiers, Director of Sustainable Finance

Nick Villiers 200Nick leads the Centre for Sustainable Finance, which helps financial institutions play a leading role in building a more sustainable economy. Prior to joining CISL in September 2019, Nick spent 18 years in investment banking working in Debt Capital Markets, primarily advising financial institutions on balance sheet structure, capital raising and post-crisis regulations.





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.



Dr Jake Reynolds,  Executive Director, Sustainable Economy

Jake Reynolds

Jake is Executive Director, Sustainable Economy, at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he is responsible for CISL’s research, including the Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. He acts as a senior advisor to CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance which develops practical thought leadership through long-running collaborations with the investment, banking and insurance industries. As architect of CISL’s 10-year vision and plan, Rewiring the Economy, his team offers robust analysis, tools and evidence for leaders seeking action on sustainability.


The team

Natalie Thompson
Project Manager
Emily Hamm
Project Co-ordinator
 Colette  Bassford
Project Manger
 Meng-Lian (Lily)   Li
Project Manager
 Annabel   Ross
Senior Programme Manager
 Lucy   Auden
Senior Programme Manager
 Grant   Rudgley
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Finance
Dr Bronwyn   Claire
Senior Programme Manager
 Rachel   Austin
Senior Project Manager