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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Founding director of Incite, an advocacy based consultancy in South Africa with associates across emerging markets. 30 years’ experience advising companies, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in more than 30 countries on sustainability strategy, policy development and disclosure.


Played an active role in driving corporate accountability in South Africa and globally, working with organisations such as CDP, GRI, IIRC, ILO, ISO and UN Global Compact.  Lecture on sustainability in MBA courses at various business schools (since 2000). Co-developed and led CISL’s first sustainability practitioners course in Africa; regular contributor to CISL executive and practitioner programmes. Prior experience in corporate sustainability divisions of electricity company (Eskom) and chemical company (AECI). Former Chairman of Outward Bound South Africa (global adventure-based youth development initiative). LLM from LSE, and MSC from Lund University.  Keen trail runner.

Jonathon Hanks
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Founding Partner of Incite