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Leadership Groups

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.


 

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 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.


 

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.

 

 


  

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


The team

Rachel  Austin, Project Manager

Rachel Austin, Project Manager

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

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Dr Bronwyn  Claire, Senior Programme Manager

Dr Bronwyn Claire, Senior Programme Manager

  • Dr Bronwyn Claire is Senior Programme Manager for ClimateWise at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She joins CISL from KPMG, where she spent 7 years working with insurance companies and banks in Australia and Hong Kong to improve risk management and internal controls.

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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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Jasminka  Enderle, Project Manager

Jasminka Enderle, Project Manager

  • Jasminka Enderle is Project Manager in Sustainable Finance in University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She joined CISL in January 2018. In this role she is leading the project for the new report 2018 “In search of impact – Measuring the full value of capital”. This report aims to create transparency of investments impact to enable consumer choice in financial decision making process. She is also leading the project “Bank 2030”, where banks aim to understand how to accelerate the financing of the low carbon economy.

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Emma  Jillings, Project Co-ordinator

Emma Jillings, Project Co-ordinator

  • Emma joined CISL in September 2018 primarily to support the ClimateWise team. Before this she spent 9 months as an intern with Cambridge Global Health Partnerships, a medical volunteering charity working towards achieving the health related sustainable development goals. In this role she gained experience in project management, communications and events, and monitoring and evaluating work.

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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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Anna  Lowe, Project Co-ordinator

Anna Lowe, Project Co-ordinator

  • Anna joined CISL in March 2019 as a Project Co-ordinator in the Sustainable Finance team.

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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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John Pharoah, Project Manager, Business Insight

John Pharoah, Project Manager, Business Insight

  • 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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Dr  Judith  Plummer Braeckman, Senior Research Associate

Dr Judith Plummer Braeckman, Senior Research Associate

  • For the majority of her career, Judith has worked on large infrastructure and engineering projects in developing countries with the aim of bringing sustainable improvements in living standards and reductions in poverty. Judith's principal area of expertise is in the structuring, financing and economic development of infrastructure utilities and projects. She was jointly responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for re-engagement of the World Bank in the construction of large water infrastructure.

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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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Grant  Rudgley , Project Manager, Sustainable Finance

Grant Rudgley , Project Manager, Sustainable Finance

  • Grant Rudgley joined the Sustainable Finance team in September 2018 from accountants Price Bailey, where his team provided Strategy and Corporate Finance advice to innovative SMEs that would culminate in the placement of growth capital. As Lead Analyst, he led the Research and Insight function and, separately, specialised in Global Transfer Pricing advisory.

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Dr Cath Tayleur, Programme Manager, Natural Capital

Dr Cath Tayleur, Programme Manager, Natural Capital

  • Cath is a Programme Manager in the Natural Capital team, with a focus on projects related to biodiversity and pollinators.

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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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Candice  Worsteling, Project Co-ordinator, Business Insight

Candice Worsteling, Project Co-ordinator, Business Insight

  • Candice joined CISL as a Project Coordinator within the Natural Capital team in October 2018.

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