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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Paul is one of the world’s most experienced and respected authorities on the implications of sustainability and climate change for business strategy and global market disruption. He advises the boards and executives of numerous global corporations - helping them to deepen their understanding of the relationship between sustainability, business value and strategy.


Paul’s career has seen him be the global head of Greenpeace, a successful entrepreneur and write the seminal book on economics and sustainability “The Great Disruption”, to which Pulitzer Prize winning writer Tom Friedman concluded in the NYT, "Ignore Gilding at your peril". Paul lectures and publishes as a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, where he supports a programme on Radical Innovation & Clean Disruption.  With his 45 years in sustainability, Paul argues business needs to prepare for the now inevitable and disruptive transformation of the market, as it responds to address system wide risks. 

Paul Gilding
Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership