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Student support and experience

The programme is designed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), which has over 30 years' experience of designing and delivering leadership programmes on sustainability. The CISL team is responsible for all elements of the programme design, management, administration and oversight of the academic process.

Students are supported by a Director of Studies – a member of the programme team – as well as a dedicated Tutor in the first year of the programme, and an academic Dissertation Supervisor drawn from key departments within the University of Cambridge and from the wider CISL academic network, in the second year of the programme. The programme also features a number of expert contributors from both academia and industry, over the two years.

"It is helpful to have sounding boards with different backgrounds and perspectives, while sharing the basic understanding that the world is changing and we need to play a more active role in shaping the nature of these changes and their impact on us all. I believe that I will be inspired with many more ideas on how to play an influential role in this sector financing the transition to sustainability."

Yvette Nowell, Head of RMB Fund, Rand Merchant Bank

 

Master’s programme team


Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director, CISL

Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director, CISL

  • Polly is Director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is also Founder Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme, and Academic Director of the University’s Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership. She is a Director of Judge Business School Executive Education Limited, and a member of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy Committee and the Board of Executive and Professional Education.

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Louise de Muscote, Programme Manager

Louise de Muscote, Programme Manager

  • Louise is the course director for the Certificate in Sustainable Business: Organisational Stream and the deputy course director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. Within Graduate Programmes, Louise has also served as course director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business and held responsibility for the series of Sustainability Leadership Laboratories.

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Dr Louise Drake, Fellow

Dr Louise Drake, Fellow

  • Louise Drake has a passion for supporting current and future business leaders to respond to some of the most pressing global leadership challenges and opportunities. She is currently one of the course directors and an academic tutor for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership. She lectures and supervises on a range of topics relating to sustainability and leadership (including leadership theory, the history of sustainability, large scale behaviour change, social entrepreneurship, food systems, waste planning and management), and supports the Cambridge High Impact Leadership Online Programme, all with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

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Dr Theo Hacking, Director of Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy

Dr Theo Hacking, Director of Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy

  • Dr Theo Hacking is the Director of the Graduate Programmes & Research Strategy at CISL. He is particularly interested in how sustainability can be incorporated into design and decision-making, including the process and tools that can be used to support this.

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Bethany Knights-Prince, Project Manager

Bethany Knights-Prince, Project Manager

  • Bethany is the Graduate Programmes Manager for the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership at CISL.

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CISL is monitoring the Covid-19 situation and responding accordingly to UK Government and WHO advice. At present, we expect to deliver our Graduate programmes in 2021 as advertised. We are well equipped to deliver workshops remotely should the situation demand. Find out more.


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