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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

James Cole, Chief Innovation Officer

James has spent over 15 years working at the intersection of business, sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of CISL’s senior leadership team he works across business policy and finance initiatives building the capacity of leaders, and leading institutions, to drive systemic change for global sustainability. In 2022 he launched The Canopy - CISL’s incubator, accelerator and workspace in central Cambridge, to activate an international community of impact-led startups, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators. 

Viola Jardon
Accelerator Programmes Director
 Ben Kellard
Programme Director, Advisory
Sam Laakkonen
Portfolio Director – Canopy and Accelerator, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Zoë Loughlin
Canopy Programme Manager
Jie Zhou
Senior Programme Manager