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Read more at: ClimateWise Principles Review 2022 indicates steady progress and highlights need for insurers, reinsurers and brokers to become long-term partners to the real economy 

ClimateWise Principles Review 2022 indicates steady progress and highlights need for insurers, reinsurers and brokers to become long-term partners to the real economy 

20 January 2023

23 January 2023 - The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2022 shows member insurance industry firms have made progress in disclosing their preparedness and response to climate change.  


Read more at: CISL report reveals how banks and corporations can better support SMEs on the path to net zero 
CISL report reveals how banks and corporations can better support SMEs on the path to net zero 

CISL report reveals how banks and corporations can better support SMEs on the path to net zero 

13 January 2023

17 January 2023 - A new report by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)​, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the We Mean Business Coalition and the SME Climate Hub highlights the role of commercial banks and multi-national corporations in helping small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) reach net zero.


Read more at: COP15 lays cornerstone for global biodiversity protection and prioritisation but fails to agree key targets to secure scale and pace of change

COP15 lays cornerstone for global biodiversity protection and prioritisation but fails to agree key targets to secure scale and pace of change

19 December 2022

19 December 2022 - The UN biodiversity summit in Montreal, under the presidency of China, has agreed a package that includes the world’s largest area-based commitment to biodiversity conservation ever made.


Read more at: EU Commissioner for Economy welcomes game-changing Index for Competitive Sustainability
EU Commissioner for Economy welcomes game-changing Index for Competitive Sustainability

EU Commissioner for Economy welcomes game-changing Index for Competitive Sustainability

8 December 2022

8 December 2022 - The publication of the first edition of the Competitive Sustainability Index (CSI) was welcomed in Brussels today by Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for the Economy, as a ground-breaking new approach to measuring the EU’s competitive sustainability performance, the EU’s strategy for global leadership in the sustainability transition.


Read more at: Paris moment for biodiversity “impossible” if world leaders fail to unite behind nature
COP15 biodiversity summit

Paris moment for biodiversity “impossible” if world leaders fail to unite behind nature

7 December 2022

7 December 2022 - As the COP15 biodiversity summit unfolds in Montreal, Canada, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is urging heads of government, including the UK, to show strong leadership on nature and commit to attending future summits to drive ambition and progress.


Read more at: Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2023 shortlist pitching session
Africa Prize for Engineering

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2023 shortlist pitching session

29 November 2022

29 November 2022 - On 23 November 2022, the Canopy of the University of Cambridge institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) welcomed fifteen talented entrepreneurs to the University of Cambridge institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) for a pitching session as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2023 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation programme.


Read more at: Major breakthrough on loss and damage at COP27 addresses impacts of climate change but talks fail to move forward on limiting causes

Major breakthrough on loss and damage at COP27 addresses impacts of climate change but talks fail to move forward on limiting causes

21 November 2022

21 November 2022 - COP27 has agreed an historic breakthrough on a new fund for loss and damage to support countries most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change. But the Sharm El-Sheikh talks made little headway on the high levels of ambition required to reduce emissions and reach the goals of the Paris and Glasgow agreements.


Read more at: CISL's new sustainable startup hub welcomes electric motor innovator as first business

CISL's new sustainable startup hub welcomes electric motor innovator as first business

28 October 2022

28 October 2022 - Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) announces sustainable startup Monumo as the first official member of its newly launched Canopy business hub.


Read more at: CISL programme director heads up all-women team to Antarctica to oversee wildlife monitoring and running world’s most southerly Post Office

CISL programme director heads up all-women team to Antarctica to oversee wildlife monitoring and running world’s most southerly Post Office

5 October 2022

5 October 2022 - Built environment and China specialist Lucy Bruzzone is travelling 9,000 miles as part of an expedition to Goudier Island in the Antarctic Peninsula to take up some of the most remote jobs in the world.


Read more at: New poll indicates strong business appetite for net zero regulation 
YouGov Net zero Poll

New poll indicates strong business appetite for net zero regulation 

16 September 2022

21 Sept 2022 - An overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed in seven major economies agree government policies are necessary to deliver the net zero transition. 


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