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Research Directory

  1. Faculty
  2. Staff
  3. Senior Associates
  4. Fellows
  5. Contributors


Dr David Arkell
  • Dr David Arkell is the Director of Business Development at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University and was the CEO of SmartLIFE Low Carbon Centre.
Sarah Barker
  • Special Counsel at Minter Ellison Lawyers and and non-executive director at Emergency Services & State Super. Sarah’s work on fiduciary duties and climate change has won numerous awards.
Jeremy Baskin
  • Senior Fellow, Melbourne Business School. Jeremy teaches the Business & Sustainability course of the MBA program at MBS. He was formerly director of CISL Australia.
Judith Britnell
  • Judith is a retrofit and sustainability expert with a background in architecture, project management, and research.
Angélica Cortés, Consultant for Sustainability of Visiona RSE y Gestion Social SpA
  • Angélica based in Chile working as a Consultant for Sustainability of Visiona RSE y Gestion Social SpA. She works on developing sustainable and community related strategies for Mining companies in Chile including Minera Los Pelambres and Anglo American.
Louise Davidson
  • CEO, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors. Louise brings more than 20 years senior expertise in the financial services and superannuation industry.
Tracey Davies, Executive Director, Just Share
  • Tracey Davies is executive director of Just Share, a South African non-profit shareholder activist organisation using research, engagement, advocacy and activism to drive urgent action to combat climate change and reduce inequality.
Dr Louise Drake, Fellow
  • Louise Drake has a passion for supporting current and future business leaders to respond to some of the most pressing global leadership challenges and opportunities. She is currently one of the course directors and an academic tutor for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. She lectures and supervises on a range of topics relating to sustainability and leadership (including leadership theory, the history of sustainability, large scale behaviour change, social entrepreneurship, food systems, waste planning and management), and supports the Cambridge High Impact Leadership Online Programme, all with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Louise Ellison
  • Louise Ellison is the Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson plc. She leads a team of 6 people, responsible for establishing and delivering Hammerson’s sustainability programme, Positive Places across their property portfolios in the UK, France and Ireland. Hammerson is an industry leader in sustainability, consistently delivering new initiatives alongside year on year operational efficiencies. In 2017 the company launched a target of becoming Net Positive in carbon emissions, resource use, water demand and socio-economic impacts by 2030.
Dr Ray Galvin
  • Dr Ray Galvin’s field of work is environmental science, with an interdisciplinary background in engineering, social sciences, policy studies, and more recently economics.
Dr Maria Christina Georgiadou
  • Dr Maria Christina Georgiadou is a Senior Lecturer in Construction at the Department of Property and Construction, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster, London.
Dr Jenny Gray
  • CEO of Zoos Victoria. Jenny has a wide range of public and private sector experience having worked in transportation, airlines and banking, before moving into the zoo industry.
John Hicks
  • John is Location Director for WSP’s Cambridge office, promoting cross-disciplinary working and business development and encouraging careers in engineering and STEM subjects through schools engagement activities.
Mark Ingram
  • Founding CEO of Business for Development, a leading practitioner and voice of inclusive business in the Asia-Pacific region.
Professor Deanna Kemp, Senior Associate
  • Deanna is Professor and Director, CSRM and MISHC, People Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. She is a leading international expert focused on the social and political challenges of the global mining industry.
Dr Rachael Luck
  • Dr Rachael Luck is a chartered architect with MSc in Applied Informatics (Capgemini prize), and a MSc and PhD in Construction Management.
Lorna McNeur
  • Lorna McNeur has researched and lectured in Architecture since 1982 in the USA, Canada, and the UK: at The Cooper Union in New York, Carleton University in Ottawa, and the University of Cambridge.
Jo Morrison
  • Jo Morrison is a chartered landscape architect with a BSc in Human Environmental Studies and an MA in Urban Design.
Susan Njoroge, Managing Director of Responsible Business Consulting
  • Susan provides freelance/ independent consulting services to create and deliver tailored sustainability and communications solutions in: strategy, programme design and implementation; capability building; stakeholder dialogue and partnerships, and reporting/evaluation to organisations that bring tangible value and contribute to building a responsible business landscape.
Dr Jim Platts
  • Dr Jim Platts came to academia with 23 years' experience in industry, working on the design, development and manufacture of the large composite moulded blades for wind turbines.
Dr Francesco Pomponi
  • Dr Francesco Pomponi is the Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Construction of Edinburgh Napier University.
Nicola Robins, Founder and Partner, Incite Sustainability
  • Nicola is co-founder and director of Incite, a small, shared value advisory and coaching company operating in SA and across emerging markets world-wide. She works with organisations, teams and individuals, primarily as a shared value strategy advisor and systemic coach. Nicola’s sustainability approach is informed by complex adaptive systems theory and its correlates in pre-industrial African traditions and contemporary wilderness work.
Dr Bhavna Sharma
  • Dr Bhavna Sharma is a lecturer at the University of Bath in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering.
Kaitlin Tait
  • Kaitlin is co-founder of Spark* International and Global General Manager of Impact for YGAP
Dr Eleanor Voss
  • Dr Eleanor Voss’ research focuses on generating and realising benefits of Building Information Modelling.
Penny Walker
  • Penny has been a sustainable development consultant, facilitator and trainer since 1996, working with clients from the corporate, public and voluntary sectors.
Dr Elanor Warwick
  • Dr Elanor Warwick is an architect and urban designer with over 10 years in practice designing houses, schools and health buildings in the public and private sector.


Dr Elia Apostolopoulou, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Dr Apostolopoulou is the Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow in Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities, supported by The Equal Opportunities Foundation.
  • Elia Apostolopoulou conducts research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. She has a PhD in political ecology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has held post-doctoral and lectureship positions in the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and she has been an academic visitor in the Finnish Environment Institute, and the Center for Place, Culture and Politics in City University of New York. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in high quality journals and her work is widely read within and beyond the academia and has informed national and local policy.
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Lucy Auden , Senior Programme Manager
  • Lucy Auden joined the Centre for Sustainable Finance in April 2020 as Senior Programme Manager for the Investment Leadership Group (ILG). Prior to joining CISL, Lucy was Head of ESG for real estate fund manager, Savills Investment Management, where she spent 8 years building the company's responsible investment and CSR approach.
Rachel Austin, Project Manager
  • Rachel joined CISL’s Sustainable Finance Team in October 2017 primarily to support the ClimateWise platform.
Dr Anna Barford, Prince of Wales Fellow in Pathways to a Circular Economy, supported by Unilever
  • Anna is a social and economic Geographer. She is currently researching how work and livelihoods intersect with environmental problems and solutions. Her main focus is on informal work in circular systems in lower- and middle-income countries. She also studies how the crises of climate change and COVID-19 intersect with young people’s livelihoods in Uganda, Nepal and Indonesia.
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Colette Bassford, Project Manger
  • Colette joined the Centre for Sustainable Finance in February 2018 where she works as a Project Manager responsible for the operational side of the Centre.
Jane Batten, Business Operations Manager
  • Jane is responsible for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s finance, contracts and due diligence teams, overall financial planning and management.
Paul Begley, Director, Customised Programmes
  • Paul is the Director of Customised Programmes. Over the past eight years, he has designed courses to help organisations anticipate and respond to the changing context in ways which support resilience, innovation and productivity.
Lucy Bruzzone, Programme Director
  • Lucy leads CISL’s executive education engagement with China and in particular is responsible for the delivery of key cities-focused programmes for Chinese government officials including the Beijing Municipal and Guangdong Provincial Governments. Since 2018 Lucy has been the Chair of the Business & Sustainability Programme in Chile and Australia. She also coordinates CISL’s wider engagement with cities and the built environment and delivers sustainability programmes for the real estate sector.
Elodie Cameron , Programme Manager
  • Elodie Cameron started the role of Programme Manager in the Education Team in April 2020. Elodie joins CISL from the Cambridge Judge Business School, Executive Education where she was Marketing and Business Development Manager. There she developed experience in supporting the development, marketing and delivery of the open enrolment Executive Education Programmes.
Chris Carroll , Programme Manager
  • Chris joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in February 2020 to work as Programme Manager in the EU office focusing on heavy industry.
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.
Jemma Cobbold, Learning Design Manager
  • Jemma Cobbold joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in 2000 having worked previously in the retail and software industries.
James Cole, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications
  • James leads the corporate relations, communications and marketing functions at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Eloise Connolly, Senior Project Co-ordinator
  • Eloise Connolly joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2017 as Project Co-ordinator.
Beverley Cornaby, Senior 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.
Dr Leila Coupe, Senior Project Manager
  • Leila manages a wide portfolio of events and projects for the Executive Programmes team, specifically now working on customised programmes with clients from across the globe, including many of the FTSE 100 companies, and for organisations such as the World Bank.
Dr Gemma Cranston, Director, Business and Nature Team
  • Gemma is the Director of the Business and Nature team, collaborating with companies to identify strategic approaches to address their dependencies and impacts on nature. She is leading a team who are looking to amplify business support for ambitious global action on reversing nature loss, articulate a view on what business leadership looks like in the face of the ecological crisis and identify sustainable and scalable solutions.
Isabelle Cross, Team Administrator
  • Isabelle joined CISL in December 2019. As Team Administrator, her role includes scheduling meetings, providing support for events and webinars, and assisting with publications.
Katie Cross, Project Co-ordinator
  • Katie is a Project Co-ordinator in the Graduate Programmes team assisting in delivering the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s accredited programmes.
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.
Mihaela Danyek, HR Business Partner
  • Mihaela is the HR Business Partner in CISL, taking up overall leadership of the HR team and working to ensure the People Strategy across CISL is successfully designed and implemented.
Louise de Muscote, Programme Manager
  • Louise is the course director for the Certificate in Sustainable Business: Organisational Stream and the deputy course director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. Within Graduate Programmes, Louise has also served as course director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business and held responsibility for the series of Sustainability Leadership Laboratories.
Elspeth Donovan, Deputy Director, South Africa Office
  • Elspeth is the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, South Africa Office. Elspeth’s interest in Sustainability, Well Being & Human Development comes from her science background when she studied Zoology, Biochemistry and Dietetics and much later on in life an MBA.
Jasminka Enderle, Project Manager
  • Jasminka Enderle joined CISL in 2018 as Project Manager in the Centre for Sustainable Finance. She has led on several projects; the ILG report, “In search of impact – Measuring the full value of capital” which aimed to create transparency of investments impact to enable consumer choice in financial decision-making process and the “Bank 2030” project, which helped banks understand how to accelerate the financing of the low carbon economy, published in January 2020.
Agata Fehrmann, Finance and Office Co-ordinator
  • Agata joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in June 2017.
Catherine Foot, Communications and Marketing Executive
  • Before joining CISL in May 2018 Catherine worked at an independent documentary distributor, acquiring and marketing feature-length factual content.
Dr Kayla Friedman, Programme Director
  • Kayla is Course Director for the University of Cambridge’s Master’s and Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) and Senior Programme Manager at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Emma Fromberg, Programme Manager, Graduate Programmes
  • Emma is part of the Graduate Programmes team, primarily working on the Postgraduate Certificates and Diploma in Sustainable Business.
Emma Garnett , Prince of Wales Junior Research Fellow
  • Emma joined CISL in September 2020 as a Research Associate to work on sustainability in supermarket supply chains. For her PhD she tested which interventions were most effective to reduce meat consumption and increase vegetarian sales in university cafeterias. She has previously worked with several different academic institutions, NGOs and businesses including the University of Kiel (Germany), Microsoft Research (UK) and Zoological Society London (UK). More generally, Emma is interested in understanding how to equitably overcome economic, political and social barriers to conserving biodiversity and reaching absolute zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Eithne George, Programme Director
  • Eithne joined CISL in 2019 and is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of the Accelerator for entrepreneurs and SMEs
Lorna Golds, Contracts Advisor
  • Lorna works in supporting the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s contract management discussions in accordance with CISL and the University of Cambridge’s policies and requirements.
Dr Theo Hacking, Director of Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy
  • Dr Theo Hacking is the Director of the Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy at CISL. He is particularly interested in how sustainability can be incorporated into design and decision-making, including the process and tools that can be used to support this.
Georgina Harding , Marketing Manager
  • Prior to joining CISL in March 2019, Georgina worked in the cybersecurity industry to deliver governance, risk and compliance solutions and value focused marketing campaigns to healthcare partners.
Katherine Hirst, Senior Project Manager
  • Katherine joined CISL in 2019 predominantly focused on delivering the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards. In addition Katherine works across the broader Advisory and Executive Education portfolios to deliver programmes to high-profile clients across a range of sectors.
Eleanor Holloway, Executive Assistant to CISL Director and CEO, Clare Shine
  • Eleanor joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in February 2019 as an experienced Executive Assistant, previously having worked within the publishing industry. Eleanor graduated from the University of York with a degree in English Literature with Latin.
Lindsay Hooper, Executive Director
  • Lindsay leads the Institute’s Education team which support major organisations and individual leaders internationally to build the capability to create the future we want, aligning commercial performance with the delivery of positive outcomes for society. This spans strategic engagements with major companies to integrate sustainability into business strategy and operations, customised education programmes to build leadership capability, international executive and practitioner seminars, and growing portfolios of graduate and online programmes to challenge, inform and support individuals to lead change.
  • Lindsay speaks on global trends and the commercial implications for business, the relationship between business and society, and the leadership we need for the future we want. She has authored a number of CISL reports including ‘Rewiring Leadership’ and ‘Business, Justice and the New Global Economy’. Lindsay is a member of the Institute’s Executive Board and, alongside Earth on Board, leads CISL’s work to inform and engage Board Directors.
Dr Gianna Huhn, Senior Project manager, Research
  • Gianna joined CISL in 2018 and works closely with Dr Jake Reynolds to facilitate and coordinate research activities across CISL. She also produces monthly horizon-scanning reports that summarise the latest trends, innovations and developments within the field of sustainability.
Viola Jardon, Programme Manager, Sustainability Hub and Accelerator team
  • Viola joined CISL in 2019 as Programme Manager for CISL’s Accelerator, specialising in small business innovation and international networks. As a core member of the Accelerator team, Viola provides business support to small businesses and entrepreneurs to unleash innovation, and maximise sustainable impact.
Ben Kellard, Director of Business Strategy
  • Ben leads CISL’s business strategy advisory work. He has a passion for shaping organisational purpose and strategies that unlock people’s desire to improve their own and others wellbeing, while sustaining the environmental systems the organisation relies upon. Doing so prepares organisations for the future.
  • He does this by helping organisations such as O2 and Unilever to develop and implement holistic leading strategies. Ben draws on over twenty years of experience as an organisational consultant, to involve a range of stakeholders to develop shared responses to complex and ambiguous sustainability challenges.
  • He also acts as a critical friend by drawing on evidence and examples of leadership to challenge companies such as the Co-Operative Group, Unilever and Ecover to develop bold ambitions. He recently convened a round table of purpose and sustainability experts to explore how the concepts can work together, resulting in a joint statement.
Dr Dina Khalifa , Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Dina is an experienced academic in the areas of luxury branding and marketing with more than 10 years of teaching experience in both the UK and Egypt. She has a PhD in luxury brand marketing with a focus on consumption consumer responses to identity threats and social exclusion She has supervised master and PhD dissertations on various topics such as status, envy and inequalities, the meaning and significance of the Hijab identity in the age of Islamophobia and the impact of influencer marketing on luxury consumption and consumer well-being.
Bethany Knights-Prince, Senior Project Manager
  • Bethany is the Course Administrator for the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership at CISL.
Caroline Lee, Prince of Wales Fellow in Retail Organisations Engagement Activities and Community Wellbeing, supported by ASDA
  • Caroline is a Senior Research Associate with over 20 years’ experience in project and programme evaluation and research across a variety of policy areas, including public health, mental health, employment, education, and childcare. With experience across the range of research methodologies, she favours qualitative approaches, and is interested in participatory methods.
  • She has recently been conducting a review of community-based initiatives in support of mental health of older adults at times of psychosocial stress; and contributing to a participatory review of community involvement in place-based decision-making. Caroline is also co-leading a realist informed case study in this region for a national project on approaches by local authorities to improving public health and reducing inequalities in the context of austerity.
  • Other recent projects include: developing age-friendly rural communities: the contribution of local participatory planning processes; reviewing the potential of time credit systems for improving public health; supporting local commissioners in developing evaluation frameworks for a healthy communities fund; increasing attention to ethnicity and migration within public health; engaging communities in thinking about dementia risk; investigating peer support approaches to social care for older prisoners; and evaluating a creative participatory approach to research with young people attending Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
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Audrey Leyland , Project Manager, Sustainability Hub and Accelerator team
  • Audrey joins us as Project Manager in the Accelerator team, spending the next few months working closely with Polly on delivering Entopia. Over the last five years, she has managed a wide range of IT and business change projects within the University of Cambridge, working with most schools, departments, Colleges and institutions, including Estates Management.
Meng-Lian (Lily) Li, Project Manager
  • Meng-Lian joined the Centre for Sustainable Finance in January 2020 as Project Manager for ClimateWise. She is primary in charge of the Transition Risk Framework.
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.
Zoë Loughlin, Marketing and Communications Project Manager
  • Zoë joined CISL in 2016 as part of the communications team, working across programme marketing, external communications, publications and Network development. She is currently leading on marketing for CISL’s Accelerator programme.
Anna Lowe, Project Co-ordinator
  • Anna joined CISL in March 2019 as a Project Co-ordinator in the Sustainable Finance team.
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”.
Thom Marx, Project Co-ordinator
  • Thom joined CISL's Sustainable Finance Team in November 2019, primarily to support the ClimateWise platform.
Amelia Moulis, Senior Programme Manager
  • In CISL’s Executive Education team, Amelia designs and delivers international sustainability education programmes for a diverse range of audiences. Recently, this has spanned from major international banks to the Chinese government, multinational consumer goods companies and private wealth offices.
Ellen Mumford, Senior Project Manager
  • Ellen has a cross cutting role in the Graduate Programmes Team which includes marketing, Network engagement and working with the University to oversee the approval of new graduate programmes.
Emily Murphy , PA to the Executive Directors
  • Emily joined CISL in September 2018 as PA to the Executive Directors.
Sarah Nolan, Project Co-ordinator
  • As Communications Project Co-ordinator Sarah supports the Corporate Relations and Communications team, ensuring the work to support the rest of the organisation runs smoothly. Sarah's role involves administrative and financial responsibilities, as well as organising events and project management related duties.
Yvette Nowell, Programme Director, South Africa Office
  • With a background in high school teaching, working with non-profit organisations and a significant chapter as a social investment specialist in a corporate and investment bank, Yvette’s interest in sustainability has grown alongside her experience of different sectors and silos – and the people in all of them, who make change happen. Her facilitation style helps to level the playing field and connect people, so we can be more creative and find better solutions, together.
Dr Gabriel Okello, Prince of Wales Junior Research Fellow
  • Gabriel joined CISL July 2020 as Research Associate. Gabriel is a research active expert with vast experience in renewable energy, air pollution assessment and human exposure science. He is interested in human exposure science with specific interests in the health effects of air pollution and interventions relating to automobile exhaust emissions, biomass fuel smoke, second-hand smoke and emissions from industries. Gabriel is passionate about promoting evidence-based policies and citizen science to reduce human exposure to air pollutants in outdoor, indoor and workplace settings. His research aims to encourage the uptake of air pollution measures and to strengthen knowledge surrounding public health benefits due to cleaner air in all settings; thereby building capacity around the use of air pollution information in healthcare to help manage patients with respiratory disease and multimorbidity.
Pascale Palmer, Senior Media Advisor
  • Pascale is Senior Media Advisor supporting the work of CISL’s Centres and Leadership Groups.
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.
John Pharoah, Senior Project Manager, Business and Nature Team
  • 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.
Aidan Pittman, Finance Analyst
  • Aidan joined CISL in October 2018, as a Data Analyst and Administrative Assistant for the rapidly growing Accelerator Team. Following this, Aidan worked as a Finance Assistant for a few months before starting his role as a Finance Analyst in October 2019.
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.
Dr Martin Porter, Executive Chair, CISL Brussels
  • Martin 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.
Harry Randhawa, Project Coordinator
  • Harry joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in May 2018 as an Administrative Assistant to the Directorate as part of the Executive Support Team. He provided fundamental support to the director, executives and management bodies of CISL. As of September 2019, Harry has joined the Executive Education Team as a Project Coordinator where he is now working across the executive education portfolio.
Dr Jake Reynolds, Executive Director, Sustainable Economy
  • Jake is Executive Director, Sustainable Economy, at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he is responsible for CISL’s research, including the pioneering Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. He acts as a senior advisor to CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance which develops practical thought leadership through long-running collaborations with the investment, banking and insurance industries. As architect of CISL’s 10-year vision and plan, Rewiring the Economy, his team offers robust analysis, tools and evidence for leaders seeking action on sustainability.
Martin Roberts, Director, Digital Learning Programmes
  • Martin is responsible for CISL's online learning courses and other digital services, helping companies and individuals develop the necessary leadership skills and expertise to address sustainability challenges and identify new commercial opportunities by applying innovative business models of the future.
Annabelle Roblin, Project Manager
  • Annabelle joined CISL in May 2016. She provides coordination and project management for the CLG secretariat, with a focus on research and content delivery for CLG thought-leadership reports and briefings. She also supports the CLG’s participation in the We Mean Business Coalition. Annabelle is based in Cambridge.
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.
Dr Pablo Salas, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Dr Salas is the Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow in Radical Innovation and Disruption, supported by Paul and Michelle Gilding.
  • Addressing complex global challenges requires capabilities far beyond the reach of a single field of study. It is with this motivation that Pablo became an interdisciplinary scholar. His academic background combines undergraduate studies on electrical engineering, with extensive training in physics, mathematics, computing sciences and dynamic systems and postgraduate studies in economics and land economy. Throughout his career, Pablo has applied the knowledge acquired in his formal education into innovative and impactful projects. From building robots to support education to designing and implementing the first large scale system for automatic detection of wildfires in Chile, Pablo has always embraced complex challenges and tackles them using collaborative interdisciplinary approaches. After working four years in the telecommunications industry in Chile, he decided to come back to academia, where he has been since 2009, first in Germany and now in the UK.
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Gillian Secrett, Director of Leadership Programmes
  • Gillian Secrett has recently joined CISL to head a new Leadership programmes portfolio which puts sustainability at its core. Her focus is on supporting major organisations to build the leadership capacity they need to respond to strategic sustainability challenges; to innovate and collaborate in creating value that meets society’s needs; and to be influential in shaping the future we want.
Dr Nina Seega
  • Dr 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.
Alice Spencer, Programme Director
  • Alice joined CISL in 2017 and is the global lead for CISL’s flagship HRH Prince of Wales’s Programme, delivered annually in Cambridge, Melbourne, Cape Town, Singapore (2021) and virtually. She is also responsible for developing and delivering customised executive education programmes for senior leaders and has significant ongoing programmes within the banking, manufacturing and retail sectors. Alice has experience of working with boards and oversees CISL’s programme for Non-Executive Directors in Australia, which equips delegates to engage with strategic business decisions to align sustainability and profitability.
Rebecca Stanley, Senior Project Manager
  • Becky is the Graduate Programmes Manager for both the Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment master’s and for the Postgraduate Certificate.
Jack Swindlehurst, Project Co-ordinator
  • Jack joined CISL as an Project Coordinator in January 2019, having worked in the events industry for more than 6 years
Dr Cath Tayleur, Senior Programme Manager, Business and Nature Team
  • Cath is a Senior Programme Manager in the Business and Nature team, with a focus on projects related to biodiversity. She leads the team’s work on the Trade, Development and Environment Hub project, which aims to make international commodity trade sustainable for nature and people. She also works with businesses to create approaches to help them better understand and mitigate their impacts on nature, particularly those arising through their agricultural supply chains.
Andy Taylor, Technology Director, CISL
  • Andy is the lead for technology and digital solutions which support the day-to-day operations of the Institute and its staff. He is also responsible for enabling the digital transformation of CISL which will support the Institute as it expands on its reach and delivery of its primary mission.
Alison Thompson, Programme Director, Business and Nature
  • Alison has joined CISL as a Programme Director leading the Business & Nature team, whilst Gemma Cranston is on Maternity Leave. The team supports companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, set evidence- based goals to address these, and align their strategies and decision-making processes to protect and restore nature, as part of CISL’s Centre for Business Transformation.
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. She provides coordination and planning for the CLG Europe secretariat, with a focus on implementing the membership strategy, working on event management and communications campaigns. She also supports the Step Up Now communications platform and on profiling the CLGs at international events.
Janna Tweed, International Markets Manager
  • Janna has worked at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) for over six years. She has a wealth of experience in project managing both open and customised executive leadership programmes, and developing and managing the Executive Education growing international portfolio.
Nikki van Dijk, Project Manager
  • Nikki joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Education team as a Project Manager in August 2020. Nikki provides project management to a range of CISL’s open and custom programmes, including the Price of Wales Business & Sustainability Programme.
Thomas Vergunst, Programme Director, Finance Sector Education
  • Thomas joined CISL in April 2017 where he started off delivering executive education programmes for senior executives from both the financial sector and real economy. He now focuses exclusively on the financial sector and works closely with CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance to head up the Institute’s educational work in this space. Over recent years, his work has focused on the interconnected links between finance, policy and business strategies that can be used to encourage a shift towards a more sustainable economy.
Nick Villiers , Director of Sustainable Finance
  • Nick leads the Centre for Sustainable Finance, which helps financial institutions play a leading role in building a more sustainable economy. Prior to joining CISL in September 2019, Nick spent 18 years in investment banking working in Debt Capital Markets, primarily advising financial institutions on balance sheet structure, capital raising and post-crisis regulations.
Bianca Voicu, Project Manager
  • Bianca Voicu joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in December 2017 as Project Co-ordinator. Bianca works across the executive education portfolio, predominantly coordinating our customised programmes and working with directors and programme managers to tailor sustainability leadership programmes for companies and public sector organisations.
Aris Vrettos, Director, Centre for Business Transformation
  • Aris leads CISL’s Centre for Business Transformation, which develops and integrates new thinking, tools and strategies that enable business to play a transformative role toward a sustainable economy. The Centre contributes to CISL’s research and thought leadership in sustainable business, purpose, culture, governance and innovation and also houses our Advisory Services, Business & Nature work and the CISL Accelerator and SME Hub.
Ben Walbanke-Taylor, Facilities Manager
  • Ben became the Institute’s first Facilities Manager, upon joining in Nov 2019. He also operates as the Departmental Safety Officer and Fire Manager, responsible for all aspects of Health & Safety within the organisation.
Catherine Weller, Programme Manager, Business and Nature Team
  • Catherine joins CISL as a Programme Manager in the Business and Nature team. She is leading the Natural Capital Impact Group to assist businesses in sustaining and restoring the natural world and its resources through its strategies and operating practices.
Eliot Whittington, Director of Policy; Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
  • Eliot leads CISL’s team that bridges between business and policy makers to bring about a more sustainable economy. He is the current Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, which brings together businesses to work towards a step change in policy and action on climate change, and of the EU Green Growth Platform, which creates a common space for governments, businesses and parliamentarians to collaborate in support of a greener EU economy.
Adele Williams, Senior Communications Manager
  • Adele has worked in PR and corporate communications for over 10 years across public and not-for-profit sectors.
Hannah Williams, Project Co-ordinator
  • Hannah is a Project Co-ordinator in the Graduate Programmes team assisting in delivering the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s accredited programmes. Prior to joining CISL, she worked in Widening Participation with the Cambridge Admissions Office and with IntoUniversity.
Marta Wnuk, Policy Intern
  • Marta is a Policy Intern in the Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation based in the CISL Brussels Office. She supports work with the CLG Europe, Green Growth Partnership and We Mean Business coalition.
Ursula Woodburn, Programme Director
  • Ursula Woodburn is a Programme Director 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.
Candice Worsteling, Project Manager, Business and Nature Team
  • Since joining the team in 2018, Candice has been leading on the project management of the Catchment Leadership Network and on the GCRF Trade, Development and Environment hub research grant. She supports the work of the Business and Nature team providing research, administration, publication development and project delivery.
Dr Polina Yaseneva, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow
  • Dr Yaseneva is the Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow in Transforming the Pulp and Paper Industry, supported by Sappi.
  • Polina joined CISL Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme in October 2019 to work on pathways of sustainable industrial transformation within pulp and paper industry. The emphasis of her work will be on life cycle assessment (LCA) and tools development bridging chemistry, environmental analysis and process design. She obtained MSc degree in ecology from Novosibirsk State University (Russia) followed by PhD in Chemistry at Cardiff University. During her post-doctoral positions at Universities of Warwick and Cambridge she was involved in European projects SYNFLOW, MONOCAT and MEASURE as an expert on sustainability assessment and metrics for evaluation of new chemical technologies. She was also involved in The Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T) in Singapore working on valorisation of bio-waste into high-value molecules.
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Khatereh Zavareh, Finance and Office Co-ordinator
  • Khatereh (Kay) joined the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in October 2015.
Jie Zhou , Programme Manager, Sustainability Hub and Accelerator team
  • Jie Zhou joined in 2021 as Programme Manager for CISL’s Accelerator. With more than ten years’ work experience in both UK and China, Jie is passionate about bringing together leading businesses, governments, investors and emerging innovators to accelerate sustainability innovations.
Krisztina Zálnoky, Project Manager
  • Krisztina joined the CISL Brussels office to work as a policy intern in July 2020, and she is currently providing maternity cover for a Project Manager role.

Senior Associates

Terry A'Hearn, Senior Associate
  • Terry A'Hearn is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. He was previously Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland EPA, an executive with the Victorian EPA in Australia and a consultant in London with global consultancy WSP.
Visiting Professor Charles Ainger, Senior Associate
  • Charles Ainger retired in 2008 after 40 plus years in water engineering worldwide. He is active in graduate teaching, and writing, focusing on facilitating leadership for innovation and change, for people moving their organisations towards sustainability. He is now also active in living in and developing affordable, community based and sustainable housing.
Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi , Senior Associate
  • Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim-Holding. In his current role, Ibrahim oversees the group-wide Sustainability strategy of Majid Al Futtaim and is in charge of raising the company’s Sustainability Profile in the Middle East and globally. One of Ibrahim’s top priorities is to develop and drive ‘Net positive’ sustainability strategy across the company’s different business units.
Sean Ansett, Senior Associate
  • Sean Ansett is a sustainability professional with 20 years’ experience. Sean provides strategic advice to corporations, social enterprise start-ups, UN agencies and non-profit organisations on ethical trade, human rights and environmental sustainability globally through his organisation At Stake Advisors.
Dr Mónica Araya, Senior Associate
  • Mónica Araya was born in Costa Rica, and has worked in sustainbility for over 20 years, focusing on consumer and citizen engagement in renewable energy and electric mobility. She founded the organisation Costa Rica Limpia to bring people closer to clean technologies that improve their everyday life and her group pioneered Movilidad Eléctrica – the first electric mobility platform in Latin America devoted to the education of consumers about electric vehicles. She co-founded the Electric Mobility Association in Costa Rica and is the Vice President of the Board.
Ramon Arratia, Senior Associate
  • Ramon Arratia is Ball Beverage Packaging Europe’s sustainability and public affairs director as well as chairman of ‘Every Can Counts’, the industry’s initiative to promote aluminium beverage can recycling out of home. Ramon has around two decades of experience in sustainability positions at companies such as Interface, Vodafone, Ericsson and now at Ball Corporation. He is a strong advocate of product sustainability and the circular economy. His focus is on creating ambitious sustainability strategies that deliver core business advantages through advocacy and public affairs campaigns based on sustainability, reducing carbon footprint, designing out chemicals, accelerating innovations, creating better marketing, redesigning supply chains, and building higher ground cultures.
Bridgitte Backman, Senior Associate
  • Bridgitte Backman holds a B Sc. (Chemistry) from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands with an exchange final semester at the Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley in the USA. She speaks English, German and Afrikaans and has set her next language as Spanish. She has worked across industry sectors and business functions as diverse as Development Finance, Energy (Oil and Gas), FMCG (Food and Beverages), Elections Management, Sustainability, Corporate Affairs and Public Policy, General Management, Innovation, Supply Chain and HR. She serves on the UNGC Network South Africa’s board where she gets to live and breathe sustainability as well as foster cross business collaboration for the greater good at a country level. She previously lectured for Duke Corporate Education via Rhodes University.
Enos Ned Banda, Senior Associate
  • Enos is a South African entrepreneur and investment banker who is founder and CEO of the Freetel Group of Companies. Freetel focuses on fund management, portfolio investments and investment and transaction advice to a select number of sovereign and international clients.
Mike Barry, Senior Associate
  • Mike is Head of Sustainable Business at the retailer Marks & Spencer. He was part of the small team that developed and delivered the company's groundbreaking Plan A, a 100-point, 5-year plan to address a wide range of environmental and social issues.
Nicolette Bartlett, Senior Associate
  • Nicolette Bartlett is Director of Carbon Pricing at CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP is an international not-for-profit organisation providing the only global environmental disclosure system.
Craig Bennett, Senior Associate
  • Craig Bennett is CEO of The Wildlife Trusts and Honorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School.
Jeb Brugmann, Senior Associate
  • Jeb, Founding Partner of The Next Practice, is a strategist and innovation expert in the fields of business and development, serving major corporations, local governments, and non-profit organisations worldwide.
Elizabeth Buchanan, CVO, LLD, ARAgS, Senior Associate
  • Elizabeth is the East Sussex Council Member for the Royal Agricultural Society of England; she sits on the BBC’s Rural Affairs Advisory Committee, the Mutton Renaissance Steering Committee and the Experts Panel of Natural England.
Tom Burke, CBE, Senior Associate
  • Tom Burke is the Chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, and a Visiting Professor at both Imperial and University Colleges, London. He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and Chairman of the China Dialogue Trust and a Trustee of Black-E Community Arts Project, Liverpool.
Ken Caplan, Senior Associate
  • Ken is currently Director of Partnerships in Practice – a UK-based think tank and consultancy that focuses on ensuring that global to local partnership approaches are fit-for-purpose.
Anton Cartwright, Senior Associate
  • Anton is an economist working with African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. His research is focused on the interactions between ecological degradation and human well-being.
Justin DeKoszmovszky, Senior Associate
  • Justin is an impact-driven strategy professional with nearly 20 years’ experience working across start-up social enterprises to multi-national corporations to improve commercial results with a more social approach and social approaches with a more commercial focus.
Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Senior Associate
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve has 30+ years of European and international policy, strategy and business leadership experience with a particular focus on climate change, sustainable development, green growth, conventional and sustainable energy solutions and sustainable finance.
Jon Duncan, Senior Associate
  • Jon Duncan is Head of Responsible Investment at Old Mutual Group and a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Jon Duncan leads the Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual. The Programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across the Group’s c£380 billion of funds under management.
Dr Antoine Eid, Senior Associate
  • Antoine is the CEO of the Leapership Consultants Group. A Leadership and Performance Consultant having worked with organizations across the globe and the Middle East in over 23 countries and 17 different business sectors.
Ian Ellison, Senior Associate
  • Ian supports CISL executive, graduate and online training programmes. Formerly he led Sustainability in Product Development with Jaguar Land Rover. At JLR Ian and his team supported the development of large-scale circular economy projects, the use of science to drive sustainable product development and business strategy culminating in the development of JLRs first electric vehicle.
Dr Mark Esposito, Senior Associate
  • Professor Mark Esposito has been teaching at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education since 2011 and he is also affiliated faculty of the microeconomics of competitiveness (MoC) network at Harvard Business School's (HBS) Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and is currently co-leader of the network's Institutes Council.
David Farrell, Senior Associate
  • David Farrell is a founding partner of Blue North Sustainability (Pty) Ltd, a Stellenbosch-based consulting practice specialising in supporting agricultural supply chains, from farmer to retailer, in the integration of sustainability programmes and practices into their business strategies and operations.
Andrea Gangheri, Senior Associate
  • Andrea is a Senior Associate at CISL with a focus on embedding Sustainability in Business and in Finance. He has over 15 years of experience in strategic consulting and expertise in sustainability & social impact, having managed projects across Europe at leading Banks, Companies and International Organizations. He also provides mentorship to start-ups in the Circular economy and Social business fields.
Malcolm Gray, Senior Associate
  • Malcolm is CFO and a co-founder of Libryo. Prior to co-founding Libryo he spent 16 years working for Investec Asset Management in a number of senior roles, including as Portfolio Manager of various ESG funds and Global Head of ESG. Malcolm is also a husband and father, married to Colleen, with three wonderful boys: Daniel, James and Joshua. They live in Cape Town and share a passion for travel and family time. He and the boys are also snowboard enthusiasts! Malcolm enjoys running, cycling and yoga.
Bruce Haase, Senior Associate
  • Bruce is now a valued online practitioner and a key member of the CISL team delivering four end-to-end presentations of our popular eight-week online course to hundreds of business professionals each year. As Head Tutor, he manages a team of our experienced tutors and assessors based around the world and leads the course’s annual review. His review work incorporates feedback and updates content to ensure that this commercially successful course remains exciting and engaging for users and stays at the cutting edge of sustainability practice for business. Online education is an growing work stream for CISL with considerable potential and with a shortage of experienced online professionals we will draw on Bruce’s expertise to help grow this portfolio.
Jonathon Hanks, Senior Associate
  • Jonathon Hanks is a founding partner of Incite, a global advisory network based in South Africa that helps its clients build competitiveness by delivering societal value. He has more than twenty-five years of advisory and advocacy experience, working with listed companies, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs in Africa, the MENA region, Latin America and Asia.
Professor Deanna Kemp, Senior Associate
  • Deanna is Professor and Director, CSRM and MISHC, People Centres, Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), The University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. She is a leading international expert focused on the social and political challenges of the global mining industry.
Dr Alan Knight, OBE, Senior Associate
  • Alan has over 25 years’ experience of working with global and national companies and governments on sustainability. He joined the world’s largest Steel company ArcelorMittal in April 2014 as their General Manager for Corporate Responsibility. Previous to that he was Sustainability Director for Business and the Community (BITC) where he oversaw all their Corporate Sustainability programmes.
Spyros Kouvelis, Senior Associate
  • Spyros served as Minister of State for Foreign Economic, Environmental, and Cultural Affairs until 2011. His duties included environmental and cultural diplomacy, economic and energy issues, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
David Lawrence, Senior Associate
  • David is an expert in enabling organisations to be more effective in their sustainability ambitions through collaborating with others. As well as being a Senior Associate with CISL, he is currently Executive Director of AIM-Progress, the 41-company FMCG sector taskforce working collaboratively to improve responsible sourcing practices in their common supply chains.
Mark Lewis, Senior Associate
  • Mark Lewis is Chief Sustainability Strategist (previously Global Head of Sustainability Research) at BNP Paribas Asset Management, having joined in January 2019. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of Research at the Carbon Tracker Initiative (April-December 2018), Managing Director and Head of European Utilities Research at Barclays (2015-18), Chief Energy Economist at Kepler Cheuvreux (2014-15), and Managing Director and Global Head of Energy Research at Deutsche Bank (2005-13). He has also been a member of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures since May 2016.
Ylva Lindberg, Senior Associate
  • Ylva is the founder and managing director of SIGLA, a boutique consultancy on the role of business in society. She works with listed and state owned companies in identifying risks and opportunities arising from social and environmental challenges, including on leadership programmes, strategy and innovation.
Anna Lungley, Senior Associate
  • Anna is Chief Sustainability Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network and a senior associate at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Sustainability Leadership. Anna works at the intersection of strategy, communications and sustainability, helping organisations embed purpose at the heart of everything they do.
Dr Sebastian Macmillan, PhD RIBA, Senior Associate
  • Dr Sebastian Macmillan trained and practised as an architect, and went on to found an independent Cambridge-based research consultancy undertaking commissions for a variety of public sector organisations. Joining the University of Cambridge in 1996, he won research funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and went on manage their construction research portfolio. Later he was appointed as Consortium Manager for the EPSRC-funded £3m 4-year project Carbon Reduction in Buildings.
Bongiwe Mbunge
  • Bongiwe Mbunge is a Partner at Mazars where she leads the Business Sustainability Strategy & Human Resources Advisory, a qualified accountant with 10 years of external auditing.
Sarah Millar, Senior Associate
  • Sarah Millar is an adviser on UK, EU and international environmental, climate and energy policy with over 15 years experience.
Mary-Jane Morifi, Senior Associate
  • Mary-Jane Morifi is currently the Global Capital Campaign Lead for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust which is building a specialist referral children’s hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lebo Nke, Chief Culture Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
  • Lebo Nke is the Chief Culture Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. In her role, she ensures that the culture, leadership and strategy of the organisation are in sync.
Tara Norton, Senior Associate
  • Tara Norton is global head of supply chain at Engie Impact, where she works with corporate and civic clients to drive the energy transition of global supply chains.
Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Senior Associate
  • I advise organisations in the fields of corporate sustainability with an emphasis on performance management and reporting, assurance, ESG risk management, climate risk and the governance of sustainability.
Dr Stephen Peake, Senior Associate
  • Stephen is a Senior Associate at CISL and a Fellow of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
Michael Pelken , Senior Associate
  • Michael Pelken is an experienced registered architect and innovator with a consistent 20 year track record of award winning and patented developments in design, architecture, and engineering. He has extensive experience working on projects ranging from industrial design to large scale architectural structures and has practiced in Germany, Italy, the UK, USA and China.
Russell Picot, Senior Associate
  • Russell Picot is Chair of the Trustee board of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Fund and a Director of LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust Board where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
Professor Edgar Pieterse, Senior Associate
  • Edgar is holder of the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy, directs the African Centre for Cities and is Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, all at the University of Cape Town.
Mashudu Ramano, Senior Associate
  • Mashudu Ramano is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Mitochondria Energy Company. Mashudu is an entrepreneur in transition to sustainable entrepreneurship, an aspirant futurist and an adherent, advocate, agent, promoter and student of sustainability, symbiotic existence and transdisciplinary studies and director of companies with extensive experience in listed and unlisted companies in South Africa.
Kate Raworth, Senior Associate
  • Kate Raworth is an economist whose research focuses on the unique social and ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. She teaches at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she is a Senior Visiting Research Associate, and she is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Mat Roberts, Senior Associate
  • Mat is an independent sustainability advisor. Working with clients across a broad range of sector supporting their journey to net zero and the creation of lasting social value. He was previously the CEO of the Shetland Amenity Trust, Interserve PLC’s Group Director of Sustainability Strategy, where he lead the company's award winning SustainAbilities team with a specific focus on the social and natural capital.
Madeleine Ronquest, Senior Associate
  • Madeleine’s FirstRand portfolio includes environmental and social risk management, climate-related risk and opportunity management, climate/green finance and positive impact banking and investment. She has been with the Group for 19 years. Her professional background includes environmental science, risk management, climate risk management and environmental law. One of primary roles is to ensure that FirstRand is positioned as one of the global thought leaders in climate change, natural capital management, positive impact finance, responsible investment and sustainable development finance.
Chris Rose, Senior Associate
  • Chris Rose is a Director of Campaign Strategy Ltd, a communications consultancy working for public sector, NGO and private sector clients. These have included the Home Office, Cabinet Office, DEFRA, National Trust, UNICEF, Amnesty International, RSPB, Shell, BP, Calor, Unilever, Natural England, the Environment Agency, Soil Association, Local Authorities, Imperial College, Oak Foundation, JMG Foundation, Beyond Green and Greenpeace International.
David Sales, Senior Associate
  • David is an experienced leadership development expert, working with leaders and organisations globally. He utilises the latest brain science research to improve our understanding of leadership effectiveness. He applies a diverse suite of brain science based approaches to help leaders improve their influence and results. David is a director of First Ascent Group and Emergenetics UK. He is Head of Training at St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge, which was Europe’s first innovation hub. He sits on the National Council of the Institute of Directors. He is the Lead Assessor for ILM and CMI programmes at First Ascent.
Jon Samuel, Senior Associate
  • Jon Samuel is Group Head of Responsible Business Partnerships for Anglo American, based in London. Jon also leads the company’s engagement with socially responsible investors investors and is Anglo American’s lead representative at the International Council on Mining & Metals.
Khumo Shongwe, Senior Associate
  • Khumo has over 16 years’ experience in various senior human resources-related roles in the mining industry in South Africa. Until the end of January 2013, she was the Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Holdings, responsible for people and sustainability.
Professor Alan Short , Senior Associate
  • Professor Alan Short was educated at Trinity College Cambridge and at Harvard University. He has been the Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge since 2001. His work focuses on the design of sustainable buildings.
Dr Lisa Smith, Senior Associate
  • Lisa is an entrepreneurial venture capitalist with a track record of building high-growth businesses. She has an operations and organisation design background including building and operating factories for Unilever in South Africa and practicing lean operations with McKinsey in North America and Europe.
Jaap Spier, Senior Associate
  • Jaap Spier (1950) graduated from Erasmus University (Rotterdam) in 1973. He was attorney at the Rotterdam Bar until 1977, lecturer of private law, Leyden ersity (1977-1981), company lawyer Unilever NV (1982-1989) and professor of private law, Tilburg University (1989-1999; after appointment in the Supreme Court part time).
Professor Will Steffen, Senior Associate
  • Will Steffen is an Earth System scientist. He is a Councillor on the publicly-funded Climate Council of Australia that delivers independent expert information about climate change, an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University (ANU); Canberra, a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden; and a Fellow at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, working with the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) program, and is a member of the ACT Climate Change Council.
Dr Rory Sullivan, Senior Associate
  • Dr Rory Sullivan is the Co-Founder and Director of Chronos Sustainability, which focuses on delivering transformative, systemic change in the social and environmental performance of key industry sectors. He is also Expert Advisor to the Transition Pathway Initiative, Expert Advisor to the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, Senior Advisor to the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Project (PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation) and Strategic Advisor to Insight Investment.
Swenja Surminski, Senior Associate
  • Swenja is an expert on climate resilience, adaptation, disaster risk management and sustainable finance, with a special focus on the role of the private sector and insurance. She currently works as Head of Adaptation Research at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, is Associate Principal at Vivid Economics, and runs Surminski Consulting.
Paul Turner, Senior Associate
  • Paul recently took early retirement from the Lloyds Banking Group where he was the Group Sustainable Business Director. He was responsible for leading and developing the Banking Group’s approach to responsible and ethical business and sustainable development. Until recently he was also Deputy Chair of the London Sustainable Development. He is currently a Trustee and advisor to a number of charities.
James Vaccaro, Senior Associate
  • James is a strategist and systems thinker with a background in sustainable finance. He acts a Special Advisor to Triodos Bank (having previously been Group Director of Strategy overseeing strategy development for the Triodos Group). As part of his strategy role, he designed and facilitated learning, development and innovation programs to accelerate progress in sustainability sectors across Europe.
Thomas Verhagen, Senior Associate
  • Thomas Verhagen has more than 15 years of experience in commercial banking, multi-sector innovation processes and sustainability issues. He is a freely established researcher, strategy consultant and project booster.
Andrew Voysey, Senior Associate
  • Andrew is responsible for Strategy and Business Development at Soil Capital, the independent agronomy firm committed to enabling 1 million hectares of farmland to transition to more profitable, regenerative agriculture by 2025.
Dr Steve Waygood, Senior Associate
  • Steve leads Aviva Investors' Global Responsible Investment team, which is responsible for integrating environmental social and corporate governance (ESG) issues across all asset classes and regions of c£320bn of assets under management. The team has achieved an A+ ranking in governance and strategy from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment; and a Tier 1 assessment for Stewardship from the UK Financial Reporting Council (the UK's independent regulator responsible for promoting high quality corporate governance and reporting).
Peter Willis, Senior Associate
  • Peter Willis is an independent facilitator of strategic dialogues with a particular interest in structuring processes that bring together the diverse parts of institutional or societal systems to consider the most challenging questions facing them.
Tomas Wyns, Senior Associate
  • Tomas Wyns is a Doctoral Researcher at the IES. He is working on European and international climate policy, in particular the design of the EU Emissions Trading System, post-2020 industrial and innovation policy and enhancing global climate action under a 2015 international climate agreement. Tomas has a Master's degree in Physics and is specialised in international relations and conflict management.
Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Associate
  • Dimitri Zenghelis is Special Advisor to the Wealth Economy project, which he also co-founded, centred at Cambridge University. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He was until recently Head of Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE and Acting Chief Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.


Professor Kern Alexander, Fellow
  • Professor Kern Alexander was appointed to the Chair for Law and Finance at the University of Zurich in 2010. He is also a Senior Research Fellow in Banking and Financial Regulation at the University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and is Academic Programme Director for the Cambridge Judge Business School's Executive Education Programme 'Understanding the Regulatory Environment'.
Zoë Arden, Fellow
  • Zoë is an independent leadership communications specialist. She is passionate about equipping individuals with the skills and sensibility to lead courageously. She helps leaders maximise their positive influence and impact and create stories that drive change. She crafts compelling purpose-centred learning programmes for business.
Dr Nancy Bocken, Fellow
  • Nancy is Professor in Sustainable Business Management and Practice at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. She is also Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology where she was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship (2015). Her research focuses on sustainable business models, and design and innovation for a circular economy.
Richard Burrett, Fellow
  • Richard Burrett is Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital, a sustainability focused investment group. He is an independent non-exec director of Triodos Bank UK (a leader in sustainable banking), a FMO (Dutch Development Bank) nominated non-exec Director of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC and a Senior Adviser to the Earth Security group.
Professor Richard Calland, Fellow
  • Richard Calland has thirty years of experience in law, politics and sustainability. As a member of the London Bar he practiced law for seven years before coming to South Africa in 1994, where he is now based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as an Associate Professor in Public Law.
Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Emeritus Director and Senior Ambassador, CISL
  • Polly was Founder Director of the University of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (1989–2021). She was the Founder Director of The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme, and served as Academic Director of the University’s Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership. She is a Fellow of Churchill College and an Honorary Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
Munish Datta, Fellow
  • Munish Datta is passionate about the crucial role every sector of society - government, business, civic, each individual - must play to create a truly sustainable world. As director at UK Green Building Council, he is responsible for leading the organisations membership strategy and enabling the delivery of its mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. As a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he empowers senior business leaders & organisations to tackle critical global challenges.
Will Day, Fellow
  • For the last 10 years, Will has been Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK. In this role He works regularly with senior staff at Board and Executive team level of global and large national companies, and governments around the world to help them better understand and identify the strategic risks and opportunities that accompany the rapidly evolving global context.
Dr Nicola J Dee, Fellow
  • Dr Nicky Dee is a Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.
Dr Louise Drake, Fellow
  • Louise Drake has a passion for supporting current and future business leaders to respond to some of the most pressing global leadership challenges and opportunities. She is currently one of the course directors and an academic tutor for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. She lectures and supervises on a range of topics relating to sustainability and leadership (including leadership theory, the history of sustainability, large scale behaviour change, social entrepreneurship, food systems, waste planning and management), and supports the Cambridge High Impact Leadership Online Programme, all with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Oliver Dudok van Heel, Fellow
  • Oliver Dudok van Heel is a CISL Fellow and the Head of Client Sustainability and Environment with law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he leads the development and implementation of the firm's approach to sustainability. He led the New York Circular City Initiative, convened by Freshfields, a collaboration of leaders from the city, its businesses and key thought leaders to help New York make the transition to the circular economy.
Dr Bernhard Dusch, Fellow
  • Bernhard is Professor for Design at Stuttgart Media University for Applied Sciences, Germany.
Professor Steve Evans, Fellow
  • Steve is Director of Research, Institute for Manufacturing at The University of Cambridge and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability.
Dr Paul Fisher, Fellow
  • After an initial career in academic research, Paul worked at the Bank of England for 26 years as an economist, including serving as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the interim Financial Policy Committee and the PRA Board. From 2009-2014 he was Executive Director responsible for the Bank's programme of asset purchases for quantitative easing, and introducing the Funding for Lending Scheme – as well as routine management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves and the Bank of England’s balance sheet more broadly.
Sue Garrard, Fellow
  • Sue was, until Autumn 2018, EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever. She now runs her own business, as an advisor on sustainability strategy for companies wishing to step change their strategy and commitment to sustainability. Current and recent clients include Mars; ABF/Primark; Lloyds Bank; Nat West Banking Group; Natura; Danone; and O2. She complements her client work by advising a range of sustainability focussed organisations on a pro-bono basis. Most recently, she sat as part of an expert panel advising the Ministry of Defence on the development of a Net Zero Carbon strategy.
Paul Gilding, Fellow
  • Paul is an independent writer, corporate strategy adviser and advocate for a sustainable economy. He has been on the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Core Faculty since 2002.
Dr Ana Gonzalez Pelaez, Fellow
  • Ana’s work focuses on the role of financial regulation and inclusive insurance in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2017-2019 she led a pioneering CISL study of households impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to assess the role of mutual microinsurance and its regulation in supporting social and economic recovery (CISL, 2019).
Dr Victoria Hurth, Fellow
  • Victoria is a Fellow of University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Visiting Fellow of The University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.
Carlos Joly, Fellow
  • As a CISL Fellow, Carlos explores in theory and practice what it means to engage in responsible investment. He is the architect and prime mover of the Investment Leaders Group, established with the vision and support of Natixis Asset Management and CISL in association with 11 other major institutional asset owners and managers.
Philippe Joubert, Fellow
  • Philippe Joubert is Founder and CEO of Earth on Board, an ecosystem of sustainability actors dedicated to informing and helping Boards to put sustainability at the centre of the company’s strategy, achieving an Earth Competent Board.
Tony Juniper, Fellow
  • Tony Juniper CBE is Chair of the official nature conservation agency Natural England and a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Before Joining Natural England he was the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK and President of the Wildlife Trusts.
Dr Benn Lawson, Fellow
  • Dr Benn Lawson is University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, Director of the Management Studies Tripos (MST), and Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Benn is also Director of Studies in Management at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.
Gareth Llewellyn, Fellow
  • Gareth Llewellyn is the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Chief Executive. Gareth joined DVSA in March 2016 having spent most of his career in the private sector.
Professor Angus Morrison-Saunders, Fellow
  • Angus Morrison-Saunders is Professor in Environmental Management within the School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia and Extraordinary Professor in Environmental Sciences and Management at North West University, South Africa. He also currently Adjunct Professor, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Australia and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
David Pitchforth, Fellow
  • David Pitchforth is the Ex-president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and managing director and chairman of Jaguar Racing Formula-1 team. He retired in March-2019 after a long career of full-time employment spanning 37 years and culminating with over a decade at Boeing. As president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) Global Operations, responsible for Boeing’s global subsidiaries, Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, Boeing Defense India and Boeing Defence United Kingdom.
Dr Jenny Pope, Fellow
  • Dr Jenny Pope is a member of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia and Director of the Western Australian consultancy firm Integral Sustainability, which provides consultancy services to Government and industry on the integration of sustainability concepts into decision-making processes, with a focus on delivering positive sustainability outcomes from major projects. She is also Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at Edith Cowan University in Australia, and Associate Professor in Environmental Management at North-West University in South Africa.
Professor Juliane Reinecke, Fellow
  • Juliane Reinecke joined King’s Business School in 2017 as Professor of International Management & Sustainability. Previously, she was Professor at Warwick Business School.
Dr Farzad Saidi, Fellow
  • Farzad is an Assistant Professor and Dean's Research Scholar at Boston University, a Research Fellow at the Swedish House of Finance, as well as a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Professor Bob Scholes, Fellow
  • Bob was a Professor of Systems Ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a systems ecologist with a particular interest in the savannas of Africa. He trained under Prof Brian Walker at the University of the Witwatersrand and Prof Pedro Sanchez at North Carolina State University and had over three decades of field experience in many parts of Africa and the world. He was among the top 1 per cent of environmental scientists worldwide based on citation frequency, publishing widely in the fields of savanna ecology, global change, and earth observation.
Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Fellow
  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology.
James Stacey, Fellow
  • James is an environment and sustainability professional with 23 years’ experience in commercially focused roles in private equity, banking and consulting. His experience covers a breadth of sectors and geographies.
Dr Wayne Visser, Fellow
  • Prof. Dr Wayne Visser holds the Chair in Sustainable Transformation and is Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School. He is also Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. His work as a strategy analyst, sustainability advisor, CSR expert, futurist and professional speaker has taken him to 74 countries in the past 30 years to work with over 150 clients.
Dr Doroteya Vladimirova, Fellow
  • Dr Doroteya Vladimirova is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge where she leads research on value innovation and new business models for a sustainable future.
Professor Simon Weeks, Fellow
  • Simon was appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2014, assuming responsibility for the ATI’s technology direction. Simon leads the definition of the UK’s national aerospace technology strategy and provides thought leadership for the ATI’s technical output.
Jeremy Wilson, Fellow
  • Jeremy Wilson holds non-executive Chair, Advisor and consultant roles for enterprises in the financial services, technology and environmental sustainability sectors. They include Chair of the Whitechapel Think Tank, a public / private sector of government, regulators, incumbents and new players on distributed ledger technologies; Advisor to Form3 a UK transaction banking business; and the Independent Member of the Board overseeing the application of BCR funds to a joint venture of Form3 and Ebury, a subsidiary of Santander.
Professor Yu Xiong, Fellow
  • Prof. Yu Xiong is a Fellow of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he is also a Chair Professor of Business Analytics at Surrey Business School, and Associate Dean International for Surrey University.
Dr Srinivas Yanamandra, Visiting Fellow
  • Dr Srinivas Yanamandra is Chief, Compliance at the New Development Bank (NDB) Headquartered in Shanghai. NDB is established by BRICS member countries to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries.


Leontino Balbo Junior
  • Leontino Balbo Junior is Agricultural Director of São Francisco and Santo Antonio Sugar Mills, Commercial Director of São Francisco Mill and Executive Vice-President, Native Organic Products.
Dr Claire Barlow
  • Claire is a Senior Lecturer, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. She specialises in materials engineering and industrial sustainability, teaching a wide range of topics to undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the University.
Dr Melissa Barrett, Managing Director, Melissa Barrett Consulting Ltd
  • Dr Melissa Barrett has over 20 years’ professional experience with a focus on strategic sustainability transformation and innovation, helping organisations leverage their assets, capabilities and potential to deliver commercial, social and sustainable impact across their value chains and ecosystems.
Cindy Berman, Fair Work Team Manager at the Open Society
  • Cindy is a Fair Work Team Manager at the Open Society Foundations, focusing on strategies, policies and programmes to support the rights of migrants, gig and other vulnerable workers in Asia, the Gulf States and Europe. She has expertise in modern slavery, trafficking, forced and child labour, business and human rights due diligence, ethical trade in global supply chains, social exclusion, gender discrimination and international development. She has worked on social justice issues internationally for over 35 years - in civil society organisations, UN and other multilateral institutions, in the UK civil service, with the private sector and trade unions.
Michael Beutler
  • Michael Beutler joined Kering as the Director of Sustainability Operations in September 2011.
Dr Alan Bond
  • Alan is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of East Anglia. He has over 20 years' experience in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and is currently Course Director of a full-time MSc programme on Environmental Assessment and Management.
Neil Carson
  • Neil Carson joined Johnson Matthey in 1980 and is now the Chief Executive. He was appointed Division Director, Catalytic Systems in 1997 after having held senior management positions in the Precious Metals Division as well as Catalytic Systems in both the UK and the USA.
Sharon Chang
  • Sharon Chang is a media executive, brand strategist, innovation consultant, social entrepreneur, impact investor, and philanthropist.
Dr Fiona Charnley, Associate Professor of Circular Economy and Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy within the University of Exeter Business School
  • Fiona works and has published extensively within the field of design, innovation and manufacture for a circular economy. She is Co-Director of the recently funded UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub harnessing the UK’s leading research capabilities; creating new knowledge, tools, behaviours and relationships to capture economic, social and environmental value from a Circular Economy.
Michael Chen, Head of Sustainability, Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Michael is responsible for Westpac Institutional Banks’s approach to sustainable finance and ESG risk management.
Anthony Cheung, Managing Director, Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing, Hamon Asset Management Ltd.
  • A visionary investor with experience in Asia and emerging markets, ESG and investments in sustainability, Anthony is deeply passionate about Green finance & NGO governance.
Caroline Cole
  • Caroline is Industry Panel Chair and is Founder and Director of Colander.
Fabio Colletti Barbosa
  • Since October 2011, Fábio has been CEO of Abril S.A., one of the largest and most influential communication groups in Latin America.
Dr Emma Coonan
  • Emma directs and teaches on Cambridge University Library’s Research Skills Programme, which supports and expands the information skills of students, researchers, and academics across the University of Cambridge.
Professor Robert Costanza
  • Robert is regarded as the founding father of the discipline of ecological economics. He is the author or co-author of more than 500 scientific papers and 20 books, and repeatedly appears on lists of the world’s most influential researchers.
Tim Costello
  • Tim Costello is Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, Australia’s largest international development NGO. He is one of the country’s most recognised voices on social justice, global poverty, leadership and ethics.
Dr Heather Cruickshank
  • Heather Cruickshank is currently a University Lecturer in the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge after joining the Department in March 2000.
Daniela de Fiori
  • Daniela is Vice-President Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Wal-Mart Brazil. She has primary responsibility for Government & Institutional Relationships, Communications, Customer Service, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Rajab Dhia Jaffer, Senior Legal Counsel, Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates
  • Rajab is a half Arab half Irish in-house lawyer currently working at the Dubai World Trade Centre which plays a pivotal role in the growth of international trade in the Middle East, and an active member of its ‘Sustainability Committee’ which is tasked with the responsibility of developing and managing specific sustainability projects across the organisation. Prior to this, he was working in the Houses of Parliament in the UK as a Parliamentary Research Aide.
Adrian Dobson
  • Adrian Dobson is the Executive Director Members at the Royal Institute of British Architects
Paul Edwards
  • Group General Manager Sustainability for Mirvac, Paul leads an ambitious sustainability strategy for Mirvac which is integrated into everything they do.
Justine Flynn
  • Justine is co-founder and Director of Brand and People at Thankyou, a social enterprise that exists to fund life-changing water, food and hygiene and sanitation projects.
Dr Jack Frost
  • Jack is Director of Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells are a non-polluting, low or zero carbon power source for phones, laptops, buildings, buses and cars.
Aimee Girdwood, Managing Principle Consultant, Aimee Girdwood Consulting
  • Aimee is an admitted attorney who has worked as an independent consultant in the field of sustainability advisory services since October 2010. She is a graduate of the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership.
Professor Tom Gladwin
  • Tom is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan where he served as the Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, jointly in the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment.
Professor José Goldemberg
  • Professor José Goldemberg is a Brazilian physicist, university educator, scientific leader and research scientist, and leading expert on energy end environment issues.
Mark Gough
  • Mark is the Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition, a role he took on in March 2015.
Professor Peter Guthrie, OBE
  • Peter is the first Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development in the UK, having held this post since 2000. His research is focused on the assessment of large-scale projects for sustainability, and energy efficiency in buildings, and work has included consideration of mixed developments, mining projects, housing, health, and educational buildings.
Dr John Hewson
  • John is Chair of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, and former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. he has had a distinguished business career both before and after his political career.
Gerritt Heyns
  • Gerrit is a co-founder of Osmosis Investment Management. He is an active commentator in the global sustainability community.
Dr Andreas Hoepner
  • Dr Andreas Hoepner is a Lecturer in Banking and Finance at St Andrews. He also serves as the Academic Fellow to the United Nation's Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and as Deputy Director of the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance at the University of St. Andrews.
Angela Honegger , Chair for Sustainability Management, University of St. Gallen
  • Angela leads two NPOs focusing on sustainable business and value creation for multiple stakeholders. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Chair for Sustainability Management at the University of St. Gallen and is a graduate of the CISL Business Sustainability Management programme.
Dr Chris Hope
  • Dr Chris Hope is Reader in Policy Modelling at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Hugh Hunt
  • Dr Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanics in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College.
Karen Hussey
  • Karen Hussey is Professor and Deputy Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland.
John Isherwood, Co-Founder, Obliquity Group
  • John is the Co-Founder of Obliquity, a purpose driven consultancy based in London and Seattle that helps businesses to improve their corporate social responsibility performance.
Mark Joiner
  • Mark Joiner is the former Executive Director Finance at National Australia Bank, and former Chairman of the JBWere Board.
Eduardo Jorge
  • Eduardo Jorge Martins Alves Sobrinho, Former Environment Secretary for the City of São Paulo. Eduardo is a medical doctor specialising in public health, and a civil servant at the State of São Paulo´s Health Secretariat.
Matthew Kilgarriff, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Richemont
  • Matthew Kilgarriff is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Richemont, a leading Swiss public company and among the world’s largest luxury goods groups. His role is to lead sustainability matters as well as enhancing external disclosure and engagement.
Beth Knight, Europe Leader, Amazon in the Community
  • Beth joined Amazon in 2020 to lead the development of community programs, products and services across Europe. In this capacity, Beth oversees a multi-million dollar community investment portfolio focused on ensuring young people who face systemic barriers to social mobility have the resources they need to thrive.
Professor Melissa Lane
  • Melissa Lane is Professor of Politics at Princeton University, following fifteen years of teaching political thought in the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge.
Marc le Menestrel, Senior Associate
  • Marc teaches and coaches senior executives and board directors on high level performance and leadership as well as the exercise of wise power in governance, sustainability, anti-corruption and risk management. Leading companies and academic institutions are using his expertise and innovative pedagogical approaches to inspire leaders, organizations and directors in search of both performance and meaning.
Professor Nigel Leader-Williams
  • Nigel recently joined the Department of Geography as Director of Conservation Leadership.
Dr Jeremy Leggett
  • Social entrepreneur Jeremy is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, currently the UK's fastest growing private energy company, and SolarAid, one of Africa's fastest-growing poverty-alleviation charities, set up with Solarcentury profits.
Clarissa Lins
  • Based in Rio de Janeiro, Clarissa is founding partner of Catavento, a private consultancy on sustainability strategy and business models that aims to influence corporate decision makers.
Dr Don Lloyd
  • Don is the Global Managing Partner – Oil & Gas at Environmental Resources Management. In addition, he is the Chair of Brunel Business School External Advisory Board and a Visiting Professor in Risk Management.
Dr Simon Longstaff, AO
  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO is Chief Executive of the St James Ethics Centre.
Charles Macek
  • After a 30-year executive career in financial services Charles has been a professional director for 15 years.
Andrew Mason, ESG Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Andrew has over ten years of experience in sustainable finance and leads engagement with investee companies on environmental and social issues at Aberdeen Standard Investments.
Fergus McCormick
  • Fergus McCormick is a design structural engineer.
Sam Mostyn, Senior Associate
  • Sam Mostyn is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser. Her current board roles include Mirvac, Citibank, CoverMore, Transurban and Virgin Australia
Pedro Moura Costa
  • Pedro Moura Costa is President at BVRio Environmental Exchange.
Rajat Nag
  • Rajat Nag is the former Managing Director of the Asian Development Bank. Rajat is a Distinguished Fellow at India’s National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi and a Senior Fellow at the Emerging Markets Forum, a think tank based in Washington DC.
Brian Nash, Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability, Ingredion Incorporated
  • Brian is the Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability for Ingredion Incorporated, a global ingredient solutions provider that supplies materials for the food, paper, and biopolymer industries.
Ladislau Martin Neto
  • Ladislau has been a Senior Scientist and Researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) since 1986.
Derry Newman
  • Derry is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Solarcentury. Solarcentury is one of the UK’s leading solar energy companies. As CEO, Derry led the expansion into new markets across Europe and led the introduction of award winning new products.
Shyrose Osman, Head of Corporate Communications, Dubai Financial Market
  • Shyrose has over 22 years’ experience in corporate brand development and integrated marketing communications in London and the Middle East, shaping the reputations of corporate brands within media and financial services. Advising market participants, companies and their communication agencies on increasing corporate profiles among investors. Shyrose developed the first Guide on IPO Communications and the first eBoard platform from a global exchange.
Katherine Pankratz, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Facilities and Real Estate, Tangerine Bank
  • Katherine is a multidisciplinary Sustainability Professional with over 20 years’ experience in the Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Real Estate and Construction Industries.
Giles Parkinson
  • Giles Parkinson is the founding editor of, an Australian-based website that provides news and analysis on cleantech, carbon, and climate issues.
Professor Ken Peattie
  • Ken is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Cardiff Business School and Director of the ESRC funded BRASS Research Centre based at Cardiff, which specialises in research into business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Professor Jason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio
  • Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter, regarded as one of the World’s thought leaders in sustainable design. His career has spanned Europe, The Middle East and Asia and includes a number of notable projects, including the first carbon negative house and zero carbon community in Asia, and Indonesia’s ‘Silicon Valley’. He is the Founder of sustainable urbanism, architecture, design and research firm, Pomeroy Studio, and sustainable education provider, Pomeroy Academy.
Jonathon Porritt
  • Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Forum for the Future. He is a writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development.
Vanessa Pérez-Cirera, Deputy Lead, Climate & Energy, WWF International
  • Vanessa is an environmental economist dedicated to environmental policy, with a focus on climate & energy. In her early career, Vanessa served as Deputy Policy Director for the Mexican Ministry of Environment on economic instruments for biodiversity conservation as well as equitable low carbon pathways.
Namrata Rana, Director, Futurescape
  • Namrata Rana is the author of BALANCE – Responsible business for the digital age. She is Director-Strategy and Brand, at Futurescape.
Professor Jorgen Randers
  • Jorgen Randers is a Norwegian environmental scientist, dynamic systems expert and Professor of Climate Strategy at the Norwegian School of Management, where he teaches scenario analysis and corporate responsibility.
Manita Ray
  • Manita Ray is Australian National Manager of Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise which provides Indian slumdwellers with access to affordable clean energy technology.
Katherine Richardson
  • Katherine is a professor in biological oceanography at the University of Copenhagen and leader of the Sustainability Science Centre.
Mats Rinaldo, Planetary Steward and Researcher, DNV GLK
  • Mats is an engineer and sustainability professional with experience from the development and deployment of adaptation and mitigation climate technologies as well as carbon market validation and verification.
Paul Ronalds
  • Paul joined Save the Children Australia as Chief Executive Officer in July 2013 and is responsible for leading the organisation to increase its impact for vulnerable children and their families.
Stuart Rose
  • Stuart Rose was CEO of global retailer Marks & Spencer from 2004-11, where he launched ‘Plan A’, one of the world’s most ambitious and public sustainability strategies.
Joanne Sainsbury
  • Joanne is an Associate Director at Arup, where she has worked since graduating in 2001 from University of Glasgow, with a degree in Civil Engineering with Architecture.
Nora Scheinkestel
  • Nora Scheinkestel is a non-executive director with current positions including chairman of Macquarie Atlas Roads Ltd and director of Telstra, Stockland and Macquarie Atlas Roads International.
Dana Schou, Director of Communications, Global Fashion Agenda
  • Dana is the Director of Communications at Global Fashion Agenda. Dana has dedicated her career to fashion and sustainability.
Alexie Seller
  • Alexie is Director of Pollinate Energy, a not-for-profit social enterprise which, through microfinance and distribution networks, provides access to affordable and clean energy technology that improves the livelihood of poor people living in India's urban slums.
Caroline Seow, Head of Sustainability, Family Business Network International, B Lab Market Builder
  • Her recognition of the importance of cross sector collaboration led Caroline to venture into the family business and sustainability space after nearly two decades in MNCs. At Family Business Network International (FBN Int), she is a passionate advocate of conscious capitalism; building trust between sectors, encouraging cross-pollination of ideas and catalyzing for-profit and non-profit partnerships.
Professor Khaled Soufani
  • Professor Khaled Soufani is Deputy Director Executive MBA and a Senior Teaching Faculty in Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, He holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics and a PhD in Financial Economics.
Susanne Stormer
  • Susanne is Vice President of Corporate Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer at Novo Nordisk. She leads Novo Nordisk’s efforts to be a sustainable business and is charged with management of corporate sustainability-driven programmes, the integrated Annual Report, stakeholder engagements and communication on the value of the company’s Triple Bottom Line (TBL) business principle.
Christopher Sveen, Chief Sustainability Officer, UBQ Materials Ltd
  • Christopher Sveen is the CSO at UBQ Materials, a company which has developed an innovative robust technology that can process unsorted municipal solid waste (domestic waste) into a thermoplastic-like composite material.
Angus Thirlwell, CEO, Hotel Chocolat
  • Angus is CEO of Hotel Chocolat.
Dr Eime Tobari , Founder/Director of COCREATIF
  • Dr Eime Tobari is Social Value Strategist and Founder/Director of COCREATIF. She helps organisations in the built environment industry develop and implement social value strategies. Her mission is to improve socio-economic sustainability of places, influencing decision-marking in investment, development and management of buildings and places.
Aleksi Tukiainen
  • Aleksi is the Programme Director at Cambridge University Eco Racing (The Royal Academy of Engineering) which builds and races solar powered cars.
Hemma Varma, Senior Manager, Social Impact & Global Responsibility Europe, Marriott Hotels International
  • In her more than 20-year career with Marriott, Hemma has worked on property in Austria and the UK, as well as Marriott's global reservations and customer care centre in operations, reservations and training positions before joining the Social Impact Team in 2004.
Fokko Wientjes
  • Fokko is Vice President of Corporate Sustainability and Public Private Partnerships at Royal DSM.
Elizabeth Wild
  • Elizabeth is Social Responsibility Director, BP International, and has worked at BP since 2000. Her first role was in the Angola business, and then for a pipeline project in the Caucasus. She now leads the social responsibility team in a large central function that covers engineering, HSSE, social responsibility/human rights and risk.
Tony Wood
  • Tony is Energy Program Director at the Grattan Institute. Tony and his team have delivered major reports on energy and climate change since mid-2011.
Dr Ian Woods
  • Ian is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investment Research, AMP Capital. Ian has been instrumental in the establishment and continual development of AMP Capital’s approach to the integration of ESG issues into the investment processes of AMP Capital’s Australian and international equity and fixed interest funds.