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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Anna brings 25 years’ experience leading sustainability, ESG and corporate affairs for multi-national listed companies, including BT Group and Japanese media giant, Dentsu. She has a proven track record of creating long-term business transformation programmes that embed sustainability at the heart of business, culture and operations. She is a member of faculty for the HRH Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Programme and sits on the global advisory board.


Since 2018 Anna has held the role of Chief Sustainability Officer and ExCo member at Dentsu, working at the heart of media and advertising to inspire a consumer and societal shift to a more sustainable lifestyle. In 2023 she was awarded the ‘Global Best Practice’ award at the industry’s AdNetZero awards and named Edie’s Sustainable Business Leader of the Year. 

Anna is a passionate advocate for gender equality, education and health developing multi-stakeholder partnerships and campaigns that change lives for women and children all over the world. She has been recognised for her contribution to sustainable development winning the ‘Changing Lives’ award at the Broadband World Forum and WEF’s ‘New Vision for Development’ award for BT’s Connecting Africa programme, as well as multiple awards for the ground-breaking “Draw The Line against Malaria” advocacy campaign. She is a committee member for Refuge, a member of the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality and a former advisor to the UK Government on digital inclusion. 

Anna holds an LLB in Law with Languages, a PGDip in Journalism and is a graduate of London Business School.

Anna Lungley
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership