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Thomas Vergunst Programme Director, Finance Sector Education

Thomas  Vergunst, Programme Director, Finance Sector Education

Thomas joined CISL in April 2017 where he started off delivering executive education programmes for senior executives from both the financial sector and real economy. He now focuses exclusively on the financial sector and works closely with CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance to head up the Institute’s educational work in this space. Over recent years, his work has focused on the interconnected links between finance, policy and business strategies that can be used to encourage a shift towards a more sustainable economy.


Since completing his MSc in Soil Science in 2006, Thomas has been involved in various aspects of the environmental sector. He has spent time working for a multinational environmental consultancy in the area of land contamination and has also worked as a researcher for the London based charity Waste Watch (now part of Keep Britain Tidy). Prior to joining CISL Thomas worked for Eunomia Research & Consulting where he focused on, among other things, UK and European waste and resource policy and promoting the sustainable use of resources within a circular economy. In this role, he managed numerous projects for private and public sector clients, including Eunomia’s strategic work, which underpinned the impact assessment that accompanied the European Commission’s circular economy package.