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BSP UK 2018 4


20-23 November 2022
23–26 April 2023

Duration and format

Three and half day residential seminar


Cambridge, UK.


  • The standard residential Cambridge fee remains at £4500.  For more information visit our dedicated fees page.

Selection criteria

  • Appropriate seniority of position
  • Typically more than 15 years' experience
  • A high level of proficiency in the English language – this is important so as to derive maximum value, participation and enjoyment from the programme
  • Ability to pay the fees, or to identify a sponsoring institution

How to apply

Submit your application or get in touch to  who meets the above criteria and we will share materials with you to forward on. 


The Business & Sustainability Programme, Cambridge

The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Programme is an international leadership programme for senior executives in leadership roles. Since 1994, it has amassed over 3,300 alumni from more than 1,500 organisations.

The programme equips leaders with the knowledge, commitment and inspiration to turn sustainability trends into strategic business decisions.

It gives leaders the knowledge and techniques to redefine and respond to their social, economic and environmental priorities by providing a safe space for sharing, innovation and collaboration.

See a list of previous delegates.


Programme benefits

The programme is designed for organisations and individual leaders who seek to better understand and explore the opportunity of sustainability.

Participants in the programme can:

  • gain a critical understanding of the key social, economic, environmental and market trends and identify implications for the business and priorities for action
  • learn with leaders across different sectors from around the world in a safe space for sharing, innovation and collaboration
  • engage with the latest research and thought leadership from the University of Cambridge and influential experts
  • strengthen leadership skills for a changing context aligned with a sustainable economy
  • leave inspired, with the knowledge and confidence to drive change for sustainable business
  • join a valuable network of international leaders from business, government and civil society.

Programme participants go on to join the CISL Network of nearly 27,000 senior leaders and leading practitioners from around the world. Members enjoy access to alumni events including keynote lectures and gala dinners, they are invited to join our private LinkedIn group, and receive regular updates on international sustainability developments, with the opportunity to contribute to innovative research.




How the programme is delivered

Participants begin their engagement ahead of the seminar through tailored conversations, a sustainable business survey and preparatory readings.

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, case-study presentations, group discussions, individual reflections and networking opportunities. Small-group conversations help participants reflect on their leadership journey, test their assumptions, share challenges , learn from peers and co-create responses.


Key themes

The need for effective business leadership

In the context of global trends such as food, water and energy security, social equity, consumption and the circular economy, supply chain resilience, sustainable finance and investment and climate change

The framework for sustainable outcomes

Including the Sustainable Development Goals, the wider regulatory market, and technological shifts and disruptions and the business risks and opportunities they create

The case for a sustainable business approach

Touching the organisational purpose, its role in working with customers, investors, and policymakers, and the commercial case for sustainability

The way to ‘operationalise’ sustainability

Setting strategies, exploring new business models, and building capacity to create shared value

The role of individual leadership

Framing a vision for a sustainable business, the priorities for change and bringing others on board


World-class faculty and contributors from business, policy and academia

Each programme is facilitated by an expert faculty of business and policy leaders, academics and influential thinkers, which have previously included: 

Enos Ned BandaEnos Ned Banda

Enos is a South African-born entrepreneur and investment banker. He is Managing Director of CTC Global’s international finance business. CTC is a California-based advanced transmission technology company which reduces carbon emissions and increases electricity grid efficiency


Louise EllisonLouise Ellison

Louise Ellison is the Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson plc. She leads a team responsible for establishing and delivering Hammerson’s sustainability programme, Positive Places across their property portfolios in the UK, France and Ireland.

Will Day

Will Day

For the last 10 years, Will has been Sustainability Advisor to PwC UK. In this role he works regularly with senior staff at Board and Executive team level of global and large national companies, and governments around the world. He is a CISL Fellow.


Ylva LindbergYlva Lindberg

Anna is Chief Sustainability Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network and a senior associate CISL . Anna works at the intersection of strategy, communications and sustainability, helping organisations embed purpose at the heart of everything they do.

TonyJuniperTony Juniper

Tony Juniper CBE is Chair of the official nature conservation agency Natural England and a Fellow with CISL. Before Joining Natural England he was the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK and President of the Wildlife Trusts.


Anna EastonAnna Lungley

Anna is Global Head of Social Impact at Dentsu Aegis Network and a senior associate at the CISL. Anna works at the intersect of strategy, communications and sustainability helping organisations embed purpose at the heart of everything they do.

Munish DattaMunish Datta

Munish is Director of Sustainability for Specsavers Group a Fellow of CISL and senior Independent Advisor to BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management UK. Between 2018 – 2022 as director of the 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.


Louise Koch

Louise leads social impact sales enablement and customer engagement programs globally for Dell Technologies. Louise is an appointed member of the Danish Government’s Council for Sustainable Business & the UN Global Goals and member of the World Economic Forum Vision 2030 Program Leaders Group. In February 2016 and again in 2019 Louise was listed as the Global 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders by the organisation World CSR Day


How do we deal with participants from the same industry?

The seminars provide a safe space for delegates to share and co-explore challenges and ideas relating to their personal and professional context. All discussions are treated as confidential and are conducted under the Chatham House Rule. For some of the more sensitive conversations, attendees from competing organisations are allocated to different syndicate groups, however, there is nothing to prevent these individuals engaging in active debate and sharing of ideas – in our experience, delegates appreciate the opportunity to interact with their peers on a shared sustainability agenda.


How to apply

Approximately 35 delegates are selected to attend each seminar. All nominations are subject to a robust vetting procedure to achieve the right balance on each seminar between industry sectors and between business, government and NGOs.

Submit your application or get in touch to  who meets the above criteria and we will share materials with you to forward on.

Please note that you will need to complete the online application form in one sitting, so please ensure that you have all required information with you.


Fees, terms and conditions

The residential programme fee is £4,500 (VAT-exempt), which includes tuition, learning materials, accommodation, activities, meals and membership of our alumni Network. 

Download the terms and conditions.

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Alice Spencer, Programme Director


"The quality of teaching and organisation of the event was exceptional. The content was inspirational, evidence based and practical. As a direct result of the course I have identified a number of action that I will take forward to strengthen my leadership and delivery" 

Jo Green, Chief Officer, Performance and Innovation, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

"The most impactful and useful course I have ever done. The blend of facts, reality and leadership skills have equipped me to have the right conversations and affect change in my organisation. There is a lot to do, but I have come away armed with the knowledge and that if we work together, companies can solve the crisis we find ourselves in."  

Laura Simmonds, Head of Responsible Procurement, Intercontinental Hotels Group

"This programme is fantastic in giving the broadest global overview possible on all areas of sustainability, and to be honest, business."

Chris Foy, CEO, Equity Insurance