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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

For over three decades, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has set a global benchmark for sustainability leadership education for individuals and organisations. Find out more about our executive education and graduate study courses below. Information on how we are continuing to meet client and participant needs during Covid-19 disruption is available here.


Executive education for executives, board members and senior practitioners


Providing senior leaders with innovative and commercially compelling approaches to addressing sustainability challenges and to developing the leadership needed to drive change across and beyond organisations.

View our leadership development programmes.

University of Cambridge accredited postgraduate programmes

Mst in Sustainability Leadership

Widely regarded as some of the best in the world, our part-time sustainability postgraduate programmes include the Master's in Sustainability Leadership and Postgraduate Certificates in Sustainable Business and Sustainable Value Chains.

View our Master's-level sustainability graduate programmes.

Customised education for forward-looking organisations

Custom programmes

Our tailored education programmes help organisations across multiple sectors frame a response to sustainability trends. Outcome-orientated, the bespoke courses are designed to achieve commercial impact.

View our customised education for organisations.

Flexible online learning with courses on leadership and sustainability

Business Sustainability Management

Available entirely online, anywhere in the world, our part-time online sustainability courses empower individuals and organisations to take the lead in tackling critical global challenges.

View our tutor-assisted or self-paced online sustainability courses.



Contact us

Interested in finding out more about our executive education and graduate study? to arrange a call with a Course Director.

International Operations

We have offices in Cambridge, Brussels and Cape Town, and delivery partners in BeijingMelbourne and the UAE.