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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)


Catalysing entrepreneurial leadership to accelerate solutions to global challenges 

We foster sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship through our community of founders, startups, corporate intrapreneurs, investors and systems change experts. We support and incubate purpose-led entrepreneurs to accelerate the impact of their ventures, and help major organisations harness innovation as an integral part of transformation for sustainability.

Canopy and Accelerator provides the space, support and networks for innovations in sustainability to thrive and grow. This collaborative community is open to entrepreneurs creating innovative sustainability solutions, as well as SMEs wanting to integrate sustainability into the core of their business operations.


The Canopy

A new Cambridge community for entrepreneurs, startups,
innovators and small businesses pioneering sustainability

Accelerator programmes and events

The CISL Accelerator runs a series of online and face to face programmes, events, webinars and hackathons, designed to provide startups and small businesses with the knowledge and skills to advance sustainability.





Part-funded by the EU's European Regional Development Fund.