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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

CISL and the Corporate Leaders Groups respond to Glasgow Climate Pact

15 November 2021

15 November 2021 – On 13 November, a final COP26 agreement was reached within the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow. The Glasgow Climate Pact will mean that all nations should formulate and publish updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement for 2030 by the time COP27 begins in Egypt. They should strive to align targets and plans with a 1.5C temperature pathway.

New report sets out ten principles required for business to deliver a sustainable purpose

25 November 2020

26 November 2020 – A new report from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) captures insights from leading companies to highlight practices to integrate a sustainable purpose into organisations.

‘Good step forward for climate action’ – Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership responds to Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan 

18 November 2020

18 November 2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson released details of his Ten Point Plan for a UK green recovery yesterday evening. The roadmap towards decarbonisation of the economy and regeneration of nature comes one year before the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit.

CISL Director Dame Polly Courtice appointed as Board Advisor to BSI

12 June 2020

12 June 2020 – BSI, the business improvement company, today announced the appointment of CISL Director Dame Polly Courtice as Board Advisor with effect from 1 June 2020.

New assessment guide aims to help farmers monitor soil health

10 June 2020

10 June 2020 – The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has played a role in developing an assessment tool to enable farmers to monitor and manage the soil health of their farms.

Gillian Secrett joins CISL to head Leadership Programmes portfolio

29 April 2020

April 2020 – Gillian Secrett has joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Education team to head a new Leadership Programmes portfolio, which puts sustainability at its core.

Business for Nature consultation now open

6 November 2019

7 October 2019 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has joined together with other influential organisations working with forward-thinking businesses to form the Business for Nature coalition.

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2019 now open for entries

3 May 2019

7 May 2019 – Entries are now open for the sixth Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the world who have initiatives, products or services that tackle the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership

28 January 2019

Applications are now open for the 2020 intake for the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership, as well as the postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Sustainable Business. Alexandra Brunner, Senior Project Manager at CISL, reflects upon 10 years of delivering the unique Master's course.

New report highlights the value of linking the Planetary Boundaries framework to business

14 January 2019

16 January 2019 – A report produced in collaboration with Kering, explains how the Planetary Boundary framework can be applied in the context of corporate sustainability.