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Dr Louise Drake

Dr Louise Drake

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 an academic tutor for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, lectures and supervises on a range of topics relating to sustainability and leadership (including leadership theory, 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).


Previously, she was Course Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, and Deputy Director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, both CISL graduate programmes. She has a background in strategy and financial planning, stakeholder engagement, and leadership development within the public sector. She holds a PhD in Environmental Policy, and an MPhil and BA in Geography, all from the University of Cambridge, as well as postgraduate qualifications in public sector leadership, and teaching in higher education.

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"The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership occupies a unique position within the University and is committed to bringing about real change. Students on our intensive, residential workshops arrive from across the globe to meet leading academics and industry experts, as we wrestle with how business can respond strategically to global challenges and leverage meaningful change."