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Student support and experience

The programmes are designed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), which has over 25 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.

A dedicated team of tutors support the participants’ learning throughout PG Dip Part 1. The Postgraduate Certificate section provides details of the support team and expert contributors.

During PG Dip Part 2 participants are supported in their assignments by an dedicated academic supervisor.

Participants have the opportunity to hear from expert contributors during the Sustainability Leadership Laboratories, with experts drawn from industry, academia and civil society. 

Recent expert contributors


CISL team


Dr Theo Hacking, Director, Graduate Programmes

Dr Theo Hacking, Director, Graduate Programmes

  • Theo oversees the development and delivery of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s portfolio of graduate programmes.

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Dr Louise Drake, Senior Programme Manager

Dr Louise Drake, Senior Programme Manager

  • Louise Drake (formerly Driffill) is course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, and deputy director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, both of which lie at the heart of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s mission to inspire and develop the business leaders of the future.

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Louise de Muscote, Programme Manager

Louise de Muscote, Programme Manager

  • Louise is a Programme Manager in the Graduate Programmes team, working on the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and the Sustainability Leadership Laboratories.

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Dr Kayla  Friedman, Programme Manager

Dr Kayla Friedman, Programme Manager

  • Kayla Friedman is deputy course director for the Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE), teaches research methods across all of CISL’s graduate programmes, and is involved in the development of new graduate offerings for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

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Ellen Mumford, Graduate Programmes Manager

Ellen Mumford, Graduate Programmes Manager

  • Ellen is part of the Graduate Programmes team, assisting with the delivery of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains and Master's in Sustainability Leadership.

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3 November 2017, 10:00-11:00 am

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Workshop dates for PCSB and PCSVC (Part 1 of the Diploma)

Workshop 1: 2–5 July 2018
Workshop 2: 12–15 November 2018