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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Aimed at leaders and practitioners in the fields of finance and business, this panel explores the role of the finance industry – and sustainable finance in particular – in building zero carbon, equitable and sustainable economies post Covid-19.



This webinar considers some of the key themes that emerged from a global call for questions run by CISL, which invited leaders and practitioners to identify questions which need to be considered in order to shift towards a sustainable economy. Key themes discussed in the session include:

  • The role of finance in protecting and restoring nature
  • How the finance system can be ‘rewired’ to include sustainability in decision making
  • The performance and potential of ‘sustainable assets’

The Future we Want initiative of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), has promoted a global conversation amongst leaders in business, government, civil society and academia about our long-term collective future post Covid-19.



  • Simon Connell, Head of Sustainability Strategy at Standard Chartered and Chair of the Banking Environment Initiative
  • Paul Fisher, former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Fellow at CISL
  • Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability at Aon and Chair of the ClimateWise Managing Committee
  • Madeleine Ronquest, Head of Environmental, Social and Climate Risk at FirstRand Group

Chaired by Nina Seega, Director of Research Strategy, Centre for Sustainable Finance, CISL

Find out more about how CISL's Centre for Sustainable Finance is helping financial institutions play a transformative role towards a sustainable economy.

Click here to watch other recordings from The Future we Want Discussion Series.