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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)


James Cole, Chief Innovation Officer

James ColeJames 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.  






The team 

Viola Jardon
Senior Programme Manager, Sustainability Hub and Accelerator team
 Zoë  Loughlin
Canopy Programme Manager
Jie Zhou
Senior Programme Manager