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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Munish is Director of Sustainability for Specsavers Group, operating in 11 countries, with 45,000 partners and colleagues, changing the lives of 41 million customers through better sight and hearing. As a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, he empowers senior business leaders & organisations to tackle critical global challenges. Munish is Senior Independent Advisor to BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management UK and trustee of sustainable development charity and social enterprise, Bioregional. He is a Governor (Non-Executive Director) of the Stephen Perse foundation of schools (Cambridge, UK) & trustee of Rama Foundation, a UK charity building the capacities and skills of disadvantaged communities in rural India.

From October 2018 till May 2022, as director at UK Green Building Council, Munish was responsible for leading the organisations membership strategy and accelerating the delivery of its mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment. He is alumnus of global retailer Marks & Spencer where, for 21y, till 2018, he led cross business teams to design and deliver the multi award winning, globally renowned sustainability strategy (Plan A), for its operations including a 1000+ buildings property portfolio.

Munish Datta
Fellow CISL,
Director of Sustainability, Specsavers Group, Governor, Advisor and Trustee