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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

An award-winning business leader, Beth is a driving force in social impact and sustainability.  With over fifteen years' experience in purpose-led business transformation, she has held senior positions at Amazon and EY - leading multi-million-dollar initiatives that have positively impacted millions of people around the world. 


Beth is a speaker, advisor and coach on mobilising the private sector around climate change, social justice and upskilling on sustainability. Her current non-executive commitments include being Chair of Save the Children's corporate advisory board and a board member of the British Tourism Authority. 

An articulate ESG spokesperson and thought leader, Beth has also actively shaped global sustainability standards through her work with the Global Reporting Initiative and she was instrumental in launching the UK's first Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Apprenticeship scheme. Website:

Beth Knight
Senior Associate, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership