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A profound change in design ideology: the impact of studying the IDBE Master’s

18 September 2018 – Tony Ip reflects on the lasting impact of studying the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) and the need for a visionary approach and a global perspective to drive change within the built environment.

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Problem solving: The sustainable way of thinking

2 May 2018 – Vincent Triesschijn, Director of Sustainable Investments at ABN AMRO Bank, reflects on the development of the sustainability agenda and his own progress as a sustainability leader since studying CISL’s Master’s in Sustainability Leadership.

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The IDBE Master's: Instilling a confidence for my future

1 May 2018 – Gary Cass, Regional Operations Manager for Aedis Regulatory Services Ltd explains how studying the CISL’s Master of Studies in The Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) has catalysed his career.

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Sustainability: A decade of change

25 April – Wouter van Tol, the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility at Huhtamaki, reflects on a decade of change in the world of sustainability; the big trends, lessons learned and how companies can show leadership to tackle today’s biggest challenges

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A lesson in good design: the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

5 March 2018 – CISL’s Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) delivers high-quality interdisciplinary part-time education for built environment professionals from around the world. For over 20 years, the IDBE has been instrumental in developing the skills that help individual professionals learn how to work better together. As the new IDBE course director, Kayla Friedman shares her passion for the built environment, her vision for achieving sustainable and resilient design and how she aims to contribute to the legacy of the course.

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Improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers throughout the tea supply chain: a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains student’s story

1 February 2018 – Richard Bond, Global Senior Manager for Sustainability at Mars Drinks, describes how studying CISL’s PCSVC improved his communication and leadership skills – and planted an idea that is helping to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Kenya.

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An architectural education from CISL’s Master's in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

25 January 2018 – Now a leader at the forefront of the sustainable built environment agenda, award-winning architect Jason Pomeroy discusses how the course allowed him to be more influential in the boardroom and gave him greater appreciation and understanding of different built-environment agendas.

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A life-changing experience: the impact of studying CISL’s Master’s in Sustainability Leadership

15 January 2018 – Minette Bellingan, Director of Global Sourcing at Amazon, reflects on how the course helped her, as a leader, to deepen her sustainability knowledge and build credibility in the workplace.

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Innovating for sustainability

25 May 2017 – Alasdair Marks, Corporate Adviser at Business in the Community (BITC) discusses how organisations need to innovate in order to be sustainable. Alasdair recently attended a Sustainable Leadership Lab, focusing on sustainable innovation. These two-day immersion sessions are designed to co-create workable, practical solutions to key current and future constraints to ‘business as usual’ that increase business resilience, promote social development and/or access new markets.

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How the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains help me learn to overcome sustainability hurdles

18 May 2017 – Chris Bellamy, former Product Creation Engineer at Jaguar Landrover was selected by the company to take part in CISL’s PCSVC, which led him to champion sustainability and learn how to embed sustainability principles in the luxury car market.

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The boundaries of sustainable design innovation and how I challenged them: A look back at the impact of the IDBE

12 April 2017 – Adrian Campbell, founder and director of sustainable building design company changebuilding, discusses how the interdisciplinary working techniques and sustainability concepts he was taught to consider on the IDBE became integral to his working practice.

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Postgraduate training in sustainability: a unique opportunity for working professionals

Dr Kayla Friedman, Programme Manager at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, describes the benefits of the range of accredited postgraduate courses on offer in sustainable business and sustainable value chains.

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Learning how to integrate the Sustainability Development Goals through the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business

23 January 2017 – Elisa Moscolin, Sustainability and CSR Manager, examines how the PCSB helped her to integrate the SDGs into Safaricom’s business framework, helping to transform the lives of its 23 million customers in Africa.

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How Jaguar Land Rover ditched traditional supply chain thinking to create a closed loop value chain

As part of our Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains, Paul Cassell, Vehicle Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, evaluated the REALCAR project: a closed-loop value chain collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, Innovate UK and other partners, with the aim of introducing more closed-loop aluminium into Jaguar Land Rover cars.

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The power of storytelling for business engagement on sustainability

Former SustainAbility Director Zoë Arden was a Master’s student at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership from 2012–2014. In this blog, she explains how the Master’s programme helped her embrace her communications credentials and appreciate the power of storytelling.

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Leveraging the Master’s experience and the Cambridge network in the academic world

David Disi was a Master’s student at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership from 2012–2014. In this blog, he reflects on his experience in Cambridge and how learning about sustainability influenced his career path. David is currently an executive doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

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Creating value from uncertainty

18 August 2015 – Simon Davis, Agriculture and Sustainability Development Manager, NSF International, attended our inaugural Sustainability Leadership Lab, which focused on how organisations can innovate their business model in order to generate and deliver opportunities for sustainable value creation. The intensive two-day Labs are designed to be truly beneficial to the organisations represented, with participants able to put forward case studies which are then focused on during the Lab.

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